Daily Archives: May 8, 2016

Omesh Singh – A tribute to Guyana’s 50th independence – music video

Omesh Singh – A tribute to Guyana’s 50th independence – music video

Published on Apr 15, 2016

Omesh Singh – Home Sweet Home [2k16 ] A tribute to Guyana’s 50th independence

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 08, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 08 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

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/

 

President Obama: Commencement Address at Howard University – May 6, 2016

President Obama Delivers the Commencement Address at Howard University

Published on May 7, 2016 – Howard University .Washington, DC
Here are some quotes from his address:-
  • Make no mistake Class of 2016 – we got plenty of work to do, but as complicated
    and sometimes intractable as these challenges may seem, the truth is your
    generation is better positioned than any before you to meet those challenges – to flip the script ….       Continue reading

Labour’s Sadiq Khan elected Mayor of London

Labour’s Sadiq Khan elected Mayor of London

Tooting MP becomes first Muslim mayor of an EU capital after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith by 57% to 43%

Sadiq Khan - Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London

 – Saturday 7 May 2016 – The Guardian

Khan took 1,310,143 votes (57%) after second preferences were taken into account, beating Conservative Zac Goldsmith into second place on 994,614 (43%). His tally gave him the largest personal mandate of any politician in UK history.   Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 06 May 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 06 May 2016

3 men charged and remanded for Princess Casino robbery

Posted: 06 May 2016 07:01 PM PDT

Mark Benschop refuses to testify at Camp st. Prison CoI

Posted: 06 May 2016 06:56 PM PDT

Trade Unions continue to press Gov’t for salary increases and better working conditions

Posted: 06 May 2016 06:52 PM PDT

Stabroek market vendors to be relocated tomorrow

Posted: 06 May 2016 06:47 PM PDT

NGO organizes Anti-Crime Walk in attempt to raise security consciousness

Posted: 06 May 2016 06:43 PM PDT

Sports Roundup

Posted: 06 May 2016 06:37 PM PDT

Guyana 411 – May 6, 2016 – 50th Anniversary preparations – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana 411 – May 6, 2016 – focus on 50th Anniversary preparations