Current Nasty State of Georgetown (in front of Guyana National Library Main & Church Street)

Current Nasty State of Georgetown (in front of Guyana National Library Main & Church Street)

Current Nasty State of Georgetown (in front of Guyana National Library Main & Church Street)

What can this destitute Man be thinking about the current nasty state of affairs in front of the Guyana National Library, Georgetown

Can you imagine this filth, which is in the area of Main & Church Street Georgetown, just opposite the Bank of Guyana and next to cocaine Salim hotel, Hotel Tower.

We Guess it can be a view to remember for visitors, do not worry about us- the people living here we are accustomed to this filth.

On an ending note and as the message on the bin reads PLEASE KEEP THE CITY CLEAN  this is a reflection of the state of affairs in Guyana.

two cocaine criminals left and centre, joker from moruca far right with headset on

two cocaine criminals & a joker occupy Guyana seat at UN 66th general assembly

two cocaine criminals left and centre, joker from moruca far right with headset on

“Moreover, the anaemic delivery on financial pledge$ made at Copenhagen, and formali$ed in the Cancun Agreement$, i$ leading to a di$astrou$ break down in trust between the developed and developing world. And the prospect$ for reaching an international legally binding agreement on climate change at COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, would appear rather bleak.” – bhar.rat big bucktuh jagdeo, cocaine criminal outlaw

wikileaks Guyana cables – bharrat jagdeo, con$ervation if the price i$ right

Bharrat Jagdeo, president of Guyana.

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06GEORGETOWN1182 2006-11-08 20:21 2011-08-26 00:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Georgetown

DE RUEHGE #1182 3122021
R 082021Z NOV 06





E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: Georgetown 294

¶1. Speaking at his return from an investment promotion conference in
London on November 4, President Bharrat Jagdeo said that he intends
to work with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and others to explore
the potential use of Guyana’s rainforest to offset climate change.
Jagdeo further stated that such an arrangement would have to prove
economically beneficial, saying “I cannot just preserve our
rainforest in a pristine state so it could be the lungs of the world
without Guyana benefiting from it”. A few days earlier, Jagdeo
hailed the recent publication of the Stern Review on the Economics
of Climate Change and signaled Guyana’s willingness to engage in
sustainable forestry and trading of carbon credits while promoting
Guyana’s rainforest as “an asset to the globe”.

¶2. COMMENT: The high-profile Stern Review, prepared for the UK
government, advocates emissions trading to mitigate climate change.
Jagdeo’s interest in the economics of climate change as well as the
attention placed on the Stern Report may raise the issue’s profile
in Guyana. Initial estimates suggest that Guyana may have some
market potential as a carbon vendor. A 2005 study published in the
journal Ecological Economics found that the use of Guyana’s
rainforests for climate change mitigation can generate revenue equal
to that of conventional large-scale logging. Jagdeo’s emphasis on
securing benefits for Guyana may also be a nod to critics of the
current state of the forestry industry in Guyana, who have argued
vocally that Guyana benefits little from commercial logging
(Reftel). On the other hand, Jagdeo’s motivation is not preservation
for preservation’s sake, and Guyana may ultimately offer its forests
to the highest bidder. Currently, logistics, rather than policy,
have insulated most of Guyana’s rainforest from development. If a
global trend towards emissions trading gains momentum, Jagdeo’s
statements suggest that Guyana is poised to seek economic value in
its forests beyond commercial logging.


shyam nokta dialing for climate change dollars in Guyana

the bu$ine$$ of climate change economic$ – $hyam nokta dialing for dollar$ in Guyana

Capacity building on climate change economic$ in Caribbean commence$ Office of Climate Change, UN ECLAC, CCCCC host two-day work$hop

Georgetown, GINA, June 14, 2011
The impact of climate change on agriculture, health and coastal and human settlements will be presented in a report which Guyana ppp crime family inc. will include in a regional study on the economic$ of climate change in the Caribbean. [the same ppp crime family inc. that building more and more human settlements on the mudflats]
The report will be compiled at the end of a two day workshop ho$ted by the Office of Climate Change ($ham nokta, his wife, jagdeo and 3 other joker$) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (whitey) and the Caribbean Climate Change Centre (silly negroes).
The workshop began today at Cara Lodge joining the list of other$ in the Caribbean to build capacity in the Region and a core team of in-country technician$ who can in the future work on the economic$ of climate change.
Among the facilitator$ of the workshop are Economics Affairs Officer of ECLAC Dillon Alleyne, Environmental Economist Mark Bynoe, UN ECLAC Consultant Elizabeth Alleyne and University of the West Indies Consultant Claremont Kirton.
Over the two days the consultant$ will be facilitating training with focus on the climate scenario as determined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), demonstrating the application of $elected methodology in e$timating the co$t of climate change and discu$$ing the result$ of the analyse$ and the interpretation of the result$ within the context of the recommendation$ made and their impact on policy. ZERO!
Head of the Office of Climate Change $hyam Nokta explained that the workshop as timely given its importance in finding appropriate answer$ to tackling climate change and brain$torming $ome of the methodologie$ associated with climate modelling in the region.
He also believe$ that it fit$ into Guyana’s ppp crime family inc. ongoing effort$ at adaptation planning and re$ponse within the context of the country’s pp pcrime family inc. Low Carbon Development $trategy (LCD$), arguing the ca$e that climate change require$ $everal important factor$ to be con$idered.
“More importantly it require$ u$ to have a full under$tanding of not only the type of intervention$ we are required to make but how do we try to put a co$t to climate change and its event$,” Nokta said.
Projection$ by the IPCC about the global $cenario show $ea level and temperature ri$e$, water $carcity, defore$tation and extreme weather event$ and Nokta alluded to the recent flood$ in Region Nine and Ten as the latest example$ of manife$tation$.
He, however, opined that current climate change model$ while successful in building confidence in the production of global changeS for extended period$, have had low confidence level$ for $mall region$ $uch a$ the Caribbean due to low ca$h flow$ from the north.
“Both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Professor Stern, through the Stern Review have recognized the need for further re$earch and modelling at a regional level so we can better under$tand what are the impact$ and the co$t of climate change,” Nokta said.
Recent projection$ on climate change in the Caribbean show that a US$22B co$t will be incurred by 2050 and by the year 2100, US$46B.
The Caribbean has been recoginsed as among the most vulnerable to climate change and President Bharrat Jagdeo, an avid climate change is bu$ine$$ activi$t, has on several occasions argued the case for vulnerable states to be given the adaptation and mitigation financial $upport pledged to them in the Copenhagen accord.


the LCDS & 1.5 pages of Amalia Falls – Janette Bulkan

janette bulkan

janette bulkan - more intellectual firepower asleep that the entire Guyana govt

Dear Editor,
In his letter (“Ram and Bulkan need to start getting their facts right), SN 15 April 2011), Dr Roger Luncheon, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, says – “Mr Ram and Dr Bulkan (as well as Mr. Ramjattan and others) claimed in a letter to Norwegian Minister Erik
Solheim that the only justification for the Amaila Hydro Power project was a one-and-a-half page entry in the LCDS. This is ludicrous – the 2011 Amaila Falls Environmental and Social Impact Assessment update alone is 2,500 pages. It sets out comprehensive information about the proposed project, explains the consultative process – and is transparently available at Did Dr Bulkan, Mr. Ram and Mr. Ramjattan really expect to be treated seriously when they omitted such basic information?”
Dr Luncheon may have mis-read that open letter. The signatories to that letter were simply pointing out that the President’s project shopping list, the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), has provided little justification for an expensive construction project (estimates vary between US$600 and 700 million). In the first version of the LCDS, May 2009, Amaila Falls is treated in one phrase on page 5 and one paragraph on page 20.
In the second version of the LCDS, December 2009, Amaila Falls has one paragraph on page 25. In the third version of the LCDS, May 2010, Amaila Falls has that one paragraph again on page 26 and a one-page justification for equity investment on page 53.
Consequently, when the letter to Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim was being drafted, those one-and-a-half pages remained the only public domain justification by Government for the dam. This is the section six in the letter to Minister Solheim – Quote, 6. Risks of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project. The President of Guyana proposes to invest US$40-60 million of the Norwegian US$250 million ‘REDD’ money in purchasing equity in the Amaila Falls dam, even though the entire justification for the dam remains just 1½ pages in the LCDS version of May 2010.
The Guyana Energy Agency national policy, not updated since 1994, does not even mention Amaila Falls. We note that just yesterday, Erik Helland-Hansen, head of the Advisory Expert Panel appointed by the IDB to assess the project’s environmental and social assessment, has reportedly called into question the ‘whole strategic concept’ of the project.
[1] There is no practical possibility of the unqualified, inexperienced and under-capitalised contractor, who was awarded the contract under questionable circumstances, completing the access road to the dam in the specified time period or to the specified road bearing strength, in spite of being loaned US$1.5 million from a government ‘off-the-book fund’ to buy second-hand construction equipment. This delay is even admitted by the Government’s own technical adviser. [2] The access road construction is now less than 25% complete, whereas some 65% should have been completed, according to the original schedule.
It is currently unlikely that the two Chinese investment entities, which are reported by the President to have committed to funding the dam, would provide the US$500 million for the bulk of the dam’s construction while the road is incomplete. Thus there is a large question mark over when, or indeed if, the dam will be fully funded and constructed, and if any Norway-provided equity in the dam would be effectively applied.
As we understand it, the Amaila Falls project cannot be presented to the GRIF until such time as the project proposal has been approved by the Board of the IDB, and this cannot happen until such time as the Advisory Expert Panel has completed its work, which we understand will not be for 6 months or so. The project’s developer, Sithe Global Power LLC, has today admitted that there may be delays in securing funding for the project [3].
There appears to be no ‘Plan B’ for using Norwegian 2009-10 money already in the GRIF, but remaining unspent, let alone any plan for alternative use of any additional funds for 2010-11. We therefore submit that the risk of misuse of these funds is unacceptably high.
Under these circumstances, there appears to be little justification for transferring any funding for 2010-11, when the government’s primary intention for use of those funds (the purchase of government equity in the Amaila Falls dam) seems highly unlikely to become a reality in the near future. Unquote
This letter was addressed to Minister Solheim on 24 March 2011.
The 2,500 pages of EIA for the revised specification of the Amaila Falls dam were posted to the website of the Environmental Protection Agency just two days previously, 22 March, and news was released on 23 March.
I suggest that Dr Luncheon should look carefully at what the letter to Minister Solheim actually said, and at the relative dates. And I do regret that the Presidential Secretariat. Ministry of Agriculture and Guyana Forestry Commission have all failed so far to answer any single one of the questions raised in this letter. Generalised assertions are not answers to specific points which have cited extracts from national policy, laws and administrative procedures.
Surely in the 19th year of this administration these agencies can do better to demonstrate their claim to transparency in operation?
Janette Bulkan

erik solheim

Erik Solheim Guyana itinerary – lcds reality check time

erik solheim

erik solheim

update: to my friends, supporters & enemies. yes enemies 2 – i nelly avila moreno will be there in the civil society gathering. ketch me if u can

6pm today at the timehri International Airport
8pm State House for dinner with Jagdeo, kwame, sham & co.
830pm announcement [MoU dead/?] & press briefing.

meetings at Solheim’s hotel[pegasus?]
1st up Ministry of Finance. ashni will do a puja ceremony.
2nd up Opposition farties
3rd up Civil Society and NGOs [this is where you’ll find me. come join me]
4th lunch with World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme and more