Daily Archives: July 30, 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 28 July 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 28 July 2015

  • Another maternal death at the GPHC
  • Guyana’s maritime boundaries re-affirmed
  • Headaches for rice farmers
  • More work to be done to combat human trafficking
  • Release 15 year old; relatives, organisation plead
  • Charges for former Minister and her Personnel Officer
  • Sports

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Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Governance Minister Raphael Trotman

Raphael Trotman

[29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves – Written by  ]

Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc. and Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc. will have their contracts, which allows them to harvest timber from Guyana’s forests, terminated if they fail to commence value-added operations by year-end, says Governance Minister Raphael Trotman.

Bai Shan Lin established itself in Guyana in 2005 and has several concessions in Guyana, including around 960,000 hectares of forest, a 20-kilometer river gold mining concession, and 400 acres of land for real estate development. Vaitarna’s also holds a concession for several hundred thousand hectares of forest.
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GUYANA – Latest News – 29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • Former Minister Jennifer Westford, subordinate will not face High Court trial on larceny, forgery charges – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1ILI05y
  • Former Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran will be charged in “slap and strip” episode -Crime Chief – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1JSovD1
  • Possible multi-million dollar scam at Public Service Ministry; no fingers pointing at Jennifer Westford – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1MtYtLi
  • Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1I1S330

Video: Pres. David Granger – Speech at UN International Conference on Financing for Development, 2015

President David Granger – Speech at International Conference on Financing for Development, 2015

VIDEO: http://webtv.un.org/search/david-arthur-granger-guyana-1st-plenary-meeting/4351832917001?term=guyana

FfD_Logo-140David Arthur Granger (Guyana), 1st Plenary Meeting –  [UN Video]
13 Jul 2015 – His Excellency David Arthur Granger, President of the Republic of Guyana, at the 1st Plenary Meeting of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2015

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week

Three Worlds One Vision

Video: Exploring Climate Change
Interview with Dr. Pieter Tans – NOAA – May 28, 2015

How Scientists Feel About Climate Change

“I feel exasperated that it is taking so many decades before society gets serious about the challenge posed by climate change – speeches and declarations, yes, but nothing has been done that measures up to the challenge… Every year there are more warning lights that start blinking red…”
~ Dr Pieter Tans, Lead Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
[Excerpt from Is This How You Feel? Blog]

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Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at African Union HQ

[28 July 2015 – BBC News] US President Barack Obama has ended his visit to Africa by warning the continent will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end.  “Nobody should be president for life,” Mr Obama said.

He was speaking at the African Union‘s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the first time a sitting US president has addressed the body.

Earlier in the trip, Mr Obama visited Kenya, the homeland of his late father.    Continue reading

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