Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Forest giveaway

From kites at Easter time to his sweet and charming wife, Guyana's President, Bharrat Jagdeo just loves to give things away. So it is not surprising that he has signed a deal with the British to giveaway a large tract of Guyana's forest.

What is surprising though, is the inaction of the media (still miffed by Gordon Moesely's ban) and the opposition parties that allow the President to do as he pleases.

The bloggers here and elsewhere, will not sit idly by and allow the President to make such a mockery of our state resources. the deal with the brits must be made public immediately. Who gets what portion of money from the deal? How will it affect our Amerindian brothers and sisters? And most importantly, what happens to state institutions, who were set up to monitor the forest?

We will continue to blog about this forest deal until answers are given and that is a promise.

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