Daily Archives: 08/22/2014

Who granted those multi-million$$$ duty free concessions to Bai Shan Lin?

 Who granted those multi-million$$$ duty free concessions to Bai Shan Lin?

GFC says ask GRA; GRA refers questions to GO-Invest; GO-Invest has no applications  

AUGUST 21, 2014 | BY | Questions are continuing over hundreds of vehicles and scores of heavy duty equipment shipped in by an under-fire

GFC Commissioner James Singh

GFC Commissioner James Singh

Chinese logging firm, but little answers have been forthcoming about who gave the okay

The vehicles, which included luxury rides like the high-end Lexus and an Infiniti Q series Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), reportedly came into the country over the last few years. This is before the business plans of the Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin, had even been approved for two forest concessions.
The applications are still pending.

Commissioner James Singh of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) during a press conference on Monday referred all questions regarding duty free concessions for vehicles and pertaining to that company to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Continue reading

Will Caribbean Americans Finally be able to self-Identify on US Census Forms?

Will Caribbean Americans Finally be able to self-Identify on US Census Forms?

Celebs. with Caribbean-roots.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 22, 2014: After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society.

If the recommendation made by the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC)  to the U.S. Census Bureau is accepted , Caribbean men women and children will no longer look at the Census form to find themselves invisible, and forced to choose from a list of racial and ethnic choices that are do not accurately identify them. Continue reading

Ti-Jean and His Brothers – directed by Henry Muttoo -Trailer

Ti-Jean and His Brothers -Trailer

Based on a West Indian fable…  

Nobel Prize-winning author Derek Walcott explores the power of good versus evil, poor versus wealthy and the search for what defines humanness. This folk tale—told by the animals of the rainforest through dialogue, dance and song—tells the tale of a poor widowed mother, her three sons, and their bargain with the devil.

Directed by Macy’s Guest Artist Henry Muttoo, Artistic Director of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. Continue reading

West Indian American Carnival turns 47

 West Indian American Carnival turns 47


Crowds at West Indian Carnival

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating in WIADCA’s annual New York Caribbean Carnival Parade , dubbed, “Brooklyn’s Greatest Show!”   Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association- August 2014 Magazine

GCA August 2014 magazine

Download- Guyana Cultural Association August 2014 Magazine

PAGE 3: GCA Calendar of Events
PAGE 4-8: GCA 2014 Honorees
PAGE 9: Godfrey Chin
Prize Winners Continue reading

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