Daily Archives: 09/08/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – September 8, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 08 September 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

In light of breached agreements…Gov’t moves to seize all BaiShanLin’s forest concessions

Sep 07, 2016  KNews  News – In its first major strike to stamp out lawlessness and regain control of the forestry sector, the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) yesterday announced that it is moving to repossess over 600,000… Read more

BaiShanLin: A track record of wrongdoing

Sep 08, 2016  KNews  News – One day after Government announced that it was seizing the forest concessions of BaiShanLin International Forest Development Inc. for failing to honor commitments, there is news that the Chinese…Read More

Guyanese horror story at Barbados airport

Sep 08, 2016  KNews  News – In the wake of recent allegations by a Jamaican of mistreatment at the hands of immigration officers while detained at Barbados’ Grantley Adams Airport, a pregnant Guyanese has said she suffered… .. Read More      Continue reading

How Ignorance Is Destroying The Brooklyn West Indian Day Carnival

How Ignorance Is Destroying The Brooklyn West Indian Day Carnival

Published on Sep 05 2016, at 10:15 pm



West Indian Day Parade

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 6, 2016: Labor Day Monday September 5, 2016 marked the conclusion of the 49th year of existence of the West Indian American Day Carnival, now renamed the New York Caribbean Carnival. But despite the fact that there were no reported shootings, killings or injuries at the five-day event, you won’t know that from reading the news from New York that was picked up around the world.

ABC News and the New York Times last night ran with a headline that stated: “Despite More Police, West Indian Day Events Marred by Deaths.” NBC NY went with:  “2 Dead, 5 Injured in Shootings, Stabbings During J’Ouvert Festivities Along West Indian Day Parade Route.”    Continue reading

Cricket: An Evening with Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: An Evening with Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira  – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine


Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira

He calls for Social Cohesion

It is 1975 at Lords in London, the mecca of cricket. The air is thick with excitement. West Indies is facing Australia in the Final. It is cricket’s first World Cup and the games have captured the public’s imagination. The fans saw West Indies as they scraped by with a tantalizing win over Pakistan when there was slim hope for a victory.

The semi-final against Pakistan was nail-biting drama.  Deryck Murray and Andy Roberts clawed their way from what was almost certain defeat to an improbable victory. As the pair neared the required target not a man moved in the Caribbean.   Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – September 7, 2016

Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life News Update – September 7, 2016

Unlocking the potential of minority-­owned business


African-A­merican-o­wned businesse­s are the backbone of their communiti­es, major contribut­ors to our growing economy, and sources of innovatio­n and thought leadershi­p — not just in their industrie­s but throughou­t our society. They also provide economic opportuni­ty and stability to strugglin­g minority communiti­es. The problem is there are simply not enough of them.

Diversity highlight­s 2016 Labor Day celebrati­ons


Undoubted­ly the 2016 West Indian American Day Carnival Associati­on’s presentations reflected unprecedented diversity and perhaps a commitmen­t to integrate a wider pool of participants unseen in 49 years.       Continue reading

Bai Shan Lin: the Chinese logger with multiple interests in Guyana

Bai Shan Lin: the Chinese logger with multiple interests in Guyana

05 Sep  by Janette Bulkan   http://dialogochino.net/bai-shan-lin-the-chinese-logger-with-multiple-interests-in-guyana/

The victory of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) coalition in Guyana’s May 2015 elections signalled the end to the uninterrupted rule of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) that had begun in 1992.

Many also expected an end to the preferential treatment given to partially state-owned Chinese logging company Bai Shan Lin (BSL), which in 2007 began operating in this small but resource-rich South American country nestled between Venezuela and Suriname on the Caribbean coast to the north of Brazil.

The APNU coalition had promised during its election campaign that the “rule of law” would prevail under its watch, and that companies benefitting from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) agreements would have to comply with both the terms of their contracts and Guyanese law. Yet Chinese companies, such as BSL, continue to dominate.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – September 6, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – September 6, 2016

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