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BaiShanLin’s iron grip on Guyana… Company in almost all sectors

BaiShanLin’s iron grip on Guyana…Company has tentacles in almost all sectors

MAY 8, 2016 | BY -has 19 companies registered

-businesses include mining, housing, logging, transportation, hardware, etc

Bai-shan-lin log yard -Kwakwani

Bai-shan-lin log yard -Kwakwani

Over two years ago, its activities in Guyana came under the spotlight raising concerns about the extent of its presence here.
In Region Ten, along the Upper Berbice River, a huge log storage area was discovered, signaling heavy activities in the area.

It was later revealed that BaiShanLin, a Chinese company, had managed to take control of over 700,000 hectares of forest lands.
The investor, much to the shock of other industry stakeholders, was also given a blank cheque, to the tune of billions of dollars, on tax breaks and duty free concessions.   [Read more]

Here are some more details…
Bai Shan Lin’s logging operations in Guyana: “Exploitation, disruption and destruction”
By Chris Lang 19 August 2014

Over the past two weeks, a series of articles has appeared in the Kaieteur News about Chinese logging company Bai Shan Lin’s operations in Guyana. The articles accuse Bai Shan Lin of operating illegally. The Guyana Forestry Commission responds that “there is no circumventing of Guyana’s logging laws by Bai Shan Lin”.

The first in the series of articles published by the Kaieteur News, dated 7 August 2014, has the headline, “Bai Shan Lin circumvents Guyana’s logging laws…Ships Billions $$$$ of high priced logs monthly” and it ran on the front cover of the newspaper:
Read more..http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/08/19/bai-shan-lins-logging-operations-in-guyana-exploitation-disruption-and-destruction/

 

Oil exploration activities in Guyana waters intensify

Oil exploration activities in Guyana waters intensify

CARIBBEAN360  – FEBRUARY 25, 2016

The Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

The Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday February 25, 2016 – Oil exploration efforts have intensified following the discovery of commercial quantities of oil in Guyana’s Maritime Zone.

Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. (EEPGL) has commenced a meteorological and oceanographic survey in the Stabroek Block, scheduled to be completed during May 2018.

And March 9 will see the commencement of seismic surveys within the Canje block for a period of six months.    Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 08 February 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 08 February 2016

The majority of Guyanese realise that the good life beckons says business minister Dominic Gaskin

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:09 PM PST

Government to take stand against Bullies in the mining sector

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:08 PM PST

The Government will have zero tolerance with delinquent millers says Prime Minister

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:07 PM PST

Minister Broomes take on an opposition PM over the treatment of women in 2016 budget

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:06 PM PST

Guyana will Blossom once the budget is passed says an APNU AFC Member of Parliament

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 January 2016

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 January 2016

Sattaur dismissed as GRA Head

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:09 PM PST

Bank of Baroda East Coast location robbed

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:08 PM PST

Find root causes to eradicate violence in society advises President Granger

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:07 PM PST

DEA office opening delayed to February 15

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:06 PM PST

Sugar workers protest

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:05 PM PST

Find solutions now urges bauxite union officials

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:04 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:00 PM PST

New Book: CHILDREN of WATOOKA – A Story of British Guiana – By Steve Connolly

CHILDREN of  WATOOKA – A Story of British Guiana

Children of WatookaBy Steve Connolly

Step into an extraordinary and fascinating world … little known, but immensely remarkable and hollering for attention … formerly British Guiana, now Guyana. Learn about the country’s captivating history from before slavery/indenture through to modern times. Learn about some of its outstanding people both within/without the country.

Entwining history with people, the book is a ‘story of stories’. Over eighty-five people of five races have contributed to make fascinating reading. Five notable people have endorsed the content.

Follow the stories of Guyanese people, as well as of expatriates from Britain, Canada, Holland and the U.S., and, particularly those of the Canadian Connolly family, as the centre of the more general story focuses throughout the middle of the twentieth century in the village of Watooka nestled in the former rainforest area of Mackenzie, now known as Linden.   Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – January 18, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – January 18, 2016

Canadian $$ for Elections Commission

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:09 PM PST

Wales Estate – Bitter taste for some sugar workers

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:08 PM PST

Hope for higher education for teachers

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:07 PM PST

Miners have confidence in new Minister Simona Broomes

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:06 PM PST

A second chance is all some offenders may need says President

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:00 PM PST

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 January 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 January 2016

City cleanup receiving high marks and support

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:07 PM PST

Bauxite production continues to drop

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:06 PM PST

Mining sector reforms coming

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:05 PM PST

Paid parking for city reserves near GPHC

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:04 PM PST

Health Ministry says it is prepared for any swine flu outbreak

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:03 PM PST

Sports

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 06 January 2016

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 06 January 2016

Staggering figures for gold smuggled out of Guyana

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:09 PM PST

President says we did not direct any Police agency

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:08 PM PST

Vendors vent frustration over moves by city hall

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:07 PM PST

Housing iniatives coming soon says new Minister

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:06 PM PST

Miners express concerns at open day

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:00 PM PST

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