Daily Archives: May 28, 2013

Questions abound over mega investments by Bai Shan Lin

Questions abound over mega investments by Bai Shan Lin

May 28, 2013 |  |  …Govt promoting company without full disclosure

The Government is keeping closed, the arrangements it has with Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin, which has announced massive investment plans here.

The company has been granted a forestry concession that amounts to close to one million hectares of rainforest, from which it plans to extract logs and ship them out of Guyana. The company estimates that it will make US$1,800 from each hectare of land, giving it profits totaling US$1.7 billion.

The proposed Bai Shan Lin Mall

In addition, it has been granted permission to dig up a 20-kilometre stretch of river to look for gold.
Other plans include setting up what it is calling a Guyana-China Timber Industry Economic and Trading Corporation Park plus a 400-acre real estate development.

The plans were announced last November by Chu Wenze, the chairman of Bai Shan Lin, at the Second World Congress on Timber and Wood Products Trade in Taicang, China.     Continue reading

US Embassy promotes “Guyana Shines” project for litter-free environment – 2 videos

‘Guyana Shines’ continues its mission to raise awareness about environmental cleanliness

-Published March 1, 2013 – www.capitolnewsonline.com | http://www.capitolnewsgy.com

Guyana Shines Project raises awareness for a litter-free environment

Published on Oct 2, 2012  – http://www.capitolnewsonline.com | http://www.capitolnewsgy.com

“The Real Guyana” – Guyana in 2013 -YouTube videos

Guyana has just celebrated 47 years of Independence. These are some of the videos that highlight the present dire situation in Georgetown and many other parts of Guyana. This Blog focuses on the positive and is neutral in Guyana’s politics, however the reality of Guyana’s social decay has to be aired.

Real Guyana – #1 – The Dirtiest Parliament Buildings – 2013

 Published on Apr 11, 2013  by Real Guyana·

In Guyana, Parliamentary sessions are conducted inside air conditioned chambers whilst right outside, an ocean of filth radiates outwards.

Starting at the gate. Junkies, vagrants, mentally ill people, the disabled, destitute old people sleeping on cardboard, piles of garbage human excrement, rats, putrid drains and the stench of everything you just read with the faint whiff of curry coming from the cook-shop on the corner. Behind parliament, a garbage heap burns.  Continue reading

The root of Guyana’s parliamentary woes

The root of Guyana’s parliamentary woes

MAY 23, 2013 | BY KNEWS | EDITORIAL

Parliament Building

Parliament Building

Guyana has been told that it stands to be punished to the point that it may not be able to even transfer money from the local commercial banks to buyers overseas. Indeed the world, particularly the United States, has not taken kindly to the fact that tons of money move across borders to fund operations that threaten global peace.

For some time now, the United States has been trying to curb this flow of money which increased in volume as the drug trade grew and expanded and as the United States drove the demand more money began to circulate outside the established forums. It is the same in many other countries particularly as the drug dealers reap the rewards of the sale of drugs.    Continue reading

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