The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

Our Sugar Action Plan will primarily focus on developing a sugar ethanol industry in Guyana.

The AFC believes that Guyana must use our land, our talent in the industry, our access to the US Ethanol market and the private sector partners to better position us to reap the benefit from our competitive advantage at producing ethanol cane.

The AFC’s sugar action plan will create many new jobs in the industry in the following areas:
1. Engaging investors (local and international) into developing the Canje Basin for ethanol cane with nearby distilleries for producing ethanol for the international market;

2. Use our abundant sugar/molasses to produce ethanol for local use - begin legislation for Guyana to adopt the E-10 Policy;

3. Incentivise Guyoil and other oil companies to invest in mixing-tanks for blending the E-10 (10% Ethanol gasoline);

The AFC Government will:
1. De-politicise and professionalise the decision making process at GuySuCo;

2. Invite an international Technical Mission from Brazil, India or other countries with core competence in sugar technology to analyse GuySuCo with a view to revising the Sugar Action Plan;

3. Re-engage local expertise to change the agronomical practices in the field to boost yield;

4. Mechanise the cane harvesting process which will complement workers as well as introduce many more skilled jobs;

5. Involve the private sector in the financing and managing of the new cane lands in the Upper Corentyne area;

6. Provide funding for research, extension services and a scholarship programme at NARI, IAST and UG to produce a core competence for the industry, along with revising the curriculum at the Port Morant Training
Centre to make it more relevant to the challenges of the industry;

7.. Accelerate the development of the Berbice Deepwater Harbour with a temporary sugar storage facility in Berbice to reduce the cost of transporting sugar and ethanol to the international market;

8. Accelerate the development of a sugar refinery

9. Enhance the quality of life of sugar workers within their communities through better facilities, sports and social amenities.

10. The AFC will not privatise Guysuco but will raise vitally

Well the Answer at Albion - just VOTE AFC.
Original Post
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

Our Sugar Action Plan will primarily focus on developing a sugar ethanol industry in Guyana.

The AFC believes that Guyana must use our land, our talent in the industry, our access to the US Ethanol market and the private sector partners to better position us to reap the benefit from our competitive advantage at producing ethanol cane.

The AFC’s sugar action plan will create many new jobs in the industry in the following areas:
1. Engaging investors (local and international) into developing the Canje Basin for ethanol cane with nearby distilleries for producing ethanol for the international market;

2. Use our abundant sugar/molasses to produce ethanol for local use - begin legislation for Guyana to adopt the E-10 Policy;

3. Incentivise Guyoil and other oil companies to invest in mixing-tanks for blending the E-10 (10% Ethanol gasoline);

The AFC Government will:
1. De-politicise and professionalise the decision making process at GuySuCo;

2. Invite an international Technical Mission from Brazil, India or other countries with core competence in sugar technology to analyse GuySuCo with a view to revising the Sugar Action Plan;

3. Re-engage local expertise to change the agronomical practices in the field to boost yield;

4. Mechanise the cane harvesting process which will complement workers as well as introduce many more skilled jobs;

5. Involve the private sector in the financing and managing of the new cane lands in the Upper Corentyne area;

6. Provide funding for research, extension services and a scholarship programme at NARI, IAST and UG to produce a core competence for the industry, along with revising the curriculum at the Port Morant Training
Centre to make it more relevant to the challenges of the industry;

7.. Accelerate the development of the Berbice Deepwater Harbour with a temporary sugar storage facility in Berbice to reduce the cost of transporting sugar and ethanol to the international market;

8. Accelerate the development of a sugar refinery

9. Enhance the quality of life of sugar workers within their communities through better facilities, sports and social amenities.


Well the Answer at Albion - just VOTE AFC.



Just for emphasis:

10. The AFC will not privatise Guysuco but will raise vitally
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

Our Sugar Action Plan will primarily focus on developing a sugar ethanol industry in Guyana.

The AFC believes that Guyana must use our land, our talent in the industry, our access to the US Ethanol market and the private sector partners to better position us to reap the benefit from our competitive advantage at producing ethanol cane.

The AFC’s sugar action plan will create many new jobs in the industry in the following areas:
1. Engaging investors (local and international) into developing the Canje Basin for ethanol cane with nearby distilleries for producing ethanol for the international market;

2. Use our abundant sugar/molasses to produce ethanol for local use - begin legislation for Guyana to adopt the E-10 Policy;

3. Incentivise Guyoil and other oil companies to invest in mixing-tanks for blending the E-10 (10% Ethanol gasoline);

The AFC Government will:
1. De-politicise and professionalise the decision making process at GuySuCo;

2. Invite an international Technical Mission from Brazil, India or other countries with core competence in sugar technology to analyse GuySuCo with a view to revising the Sugar Action Plan;

3. Re-engage local expertise to change the agronomical practices in the field to boost yield;

4. Mechanise the cane harvesting process which will complement workers as well as introduce many more skilled jobs;

5. Involve the private sector in the financing and managing of the new cane lands in the Upper Corentyne area;

6. Provide funding for research, extension services and a scholarship programme at NARI, IAST and UG to produce a core competence for the industry, along with revising the curriculum at the Port Morant Training
Centre to make it more relevant to the challenges of the industry;

7.. Accelerate the development of the Berbice Deepwater Harbour with a temporary sugar storage facility in Berbice to reduce the cost of transporting sugar and ethanol to the international market;

8. Accelerate the development of a sugar refinery

9. Enhance the quality of life of sugar workers within their communities through better facilities, sports and social amenities.


Well the Answer at Albion - just VOTE AFC.



Just for emphasis:

10. The AFC will not privatise Guysuco but will raise vitally


Just for emphasis:

10. The AFC will not privatise Guysuco
quote:
Originally posted by Gerhard Ramsaroop:


The Problem with GuySuCo is the PPP Government!

Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud, has finally acknowledged that the Skeldon Sugar Factory investment is a failure. This investment amounted to about US$200 million in an economy with an annual GDP of about US$ 1.2 billion. As a percent of GDP this investment amounts to about 17% of GDP. This makes it the largest single investment failure since Guyana’s independence in 1966. Even the PNC did not accomplish a failure this gigantic.

The PPP Government is hustling to exonerate itself from blame, fixing same on a hapless GuySuCo Board and Management. Guyanese must not be fooled by this false claim. The collapse of the Skeldon Sugar Factory is squarely at the hands of President Jagdeo, Minister Persaud, and Donald Ramotar along with the cronies they appointed on the Board. The entire lot should bow out in shame if they have any sense of honour and decency!

The first cause of failure was the mis-advised grant of the contract for construction to the Chinese firm, CNIC, which had no experience in sugar factory building. The other failings included the acceptance of the factory as complete before the Chinese firm had proven to GuySuCo that it was fully complete and operational; the non-training of locals to operate the factory after the Chinese would have left; the stifling political interference which resulted in experienced, qualified and senior staff including agro-engineers and agronomists being forced out and being replaced by friends and supporters of the Government; the ill-preparedness in not expanding cane cultivation to feed the factory; and, the disrespect for sugar workers which has resulted in massive migration away from work in the Estate.

To solve this problem the PPP Government, fully backed by its Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar, a Director on the Board for some 19 years, plans to enter another management contract with either an Indian or Chinese company. Minister Persaud is quoted as saying that the Government was currently evaluating two proposals to manage the said factory.

The AFC sees this development as a grand opportunity for massive corruption. There is no record that any management contract was ever put to a public tender. Moreover, the AFC is aware that taxpayers’ dollars of nearly US$2.5 m would have to be paid to the contract manager per annum!

More significantly, the AFC has come by reliable information that the Chinese company identified is the selfsame CNIC, the same company that built the third rate, very high cost Skeldon factory, where the exploded boiler has not yet been properly fixed, the new cane dumper cannot function, and numerous other problems caused by poor quality components are being experienced every day! The maker of this defect-riddled 8400 tons cane per day grinding capacity factory, which has not yet achieved even half that amount for one day, is being evaluated as a potential contract manager!

Also, the Indian company being evaluated is none other than Surendra Engineering which has the contract for the US$10.0 m Enmore Demerara Gold sugar packaging plant, which plant recently exploded and killed a worker. That specific equipment has not yet been fixed and, in addition, the massive internal work on the factory upgrade to supply the bagging plant has not yet been completed. GuySuCo's technical managers have refused to accept this work despite political pressure to do so.

This same Surendra Engineering, obviously specially favoured, was awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture a contract for the recently tendered 8 big drainage pumps despite the fact that it does not make pumps at all! Surendra Engineering through another Dubai based front Company, Salim al Midah, was given the consultancy contract valued approx US$500,000 to provide the plan to upgrade Enmore and Blairmont factories. There is every indication of an unholy alliance between Surendra Engineering and key GuySuCo managers, directors, and politicos to huff all of GuySuCo's engineering projects including the one now to manage Skeldon, a task Surendra Engineering, like CNIC, is incapable of doing, both not having the history, experience and managerial capacity in running sugar factories!

The AFC is aware of very experienced and well known Indian and Brazilian consortiums which ought to be invited to give proposals to manage the Skeldon Factory and possibly to procure finances from their respective Governments to assist in doing so.

The AFC has crafted an alternative vision for GuySuCo that will assure simultaneous accounting and social profits for the people. We propose, for starters, a professional Board with no political interference; the incremental mechanization of the industry to avoid the almost slave-labour conditions workers have to experience; and, creating a captive market through our E10 framework in order to save the Demerara and West Berbice Estates, by the production of ethanol. Then we intend to seek foreign investments into developing alternative lands for ethanol production for export.

The AFC wants to make it clear that an AFC Government will not be fettered by the contractual terms of any management agreement entered into by the PPP/C Government and either CNIC or Surendra Engineering. A management contract ought not be entered into now but ought to await until after the elections.

Source
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by Gerhard Ramsaroop:


The Problem with GuySuCo is the PPP Government!

Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud, has finally acknowledged that the Skeldon Sugar Factory investment is a failure. This investment amounted to about US$200 million in an economy with an annual GDP of about US$ 1.2 billion. As a percent of GDP this investment amounts to about 17% of GDP. This makes it the largest single investment failure since Guyana’s independence in 1966. Even the PNC did not accomplish a failure this gigantic.

The PPP Government is hustling to exonerate itself from blame, fixing same on a hapless GuySuCo Board and Management. Guyanese must not be fooled by this false claim. The collapse of the Skeldon Sugar Factory is squarely at the hands of President Jagdeo, Minister Persaud, and Donald Ramotar along with the cronies they appointed on the Board. The entire lot should bow out in shame if they have any sense of honour and decency!

The first cause of failure was the mis-advised grant of the contract for construction to the Chinese firm, CNIC, which had no experience in sugar factory building. The other failings included the acceptance of the factory as complete before the Chinese firm had proven to GuySuCo that it was fully complete and operational; the non-training of locals to operate the factory after the Chinese would have left; the stifling political interference which resulted in experienced, qualified and senior staff including agro-engineers and agronomists being forced out and being replaced by friends and supporters of the Government; the ill-preparedness in not expanding cane cultivation to feed the factory; and, the disrespect for sugar workers which has resulted in massive migration away from work in the Estate.

To solve this problem the PPP Government, fully backed by its Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar, a Director on the Board for some 19 years, plans to enter another management contract with either an Indian or Chinese company. Minister Persaud is quoted as saying that the Government was currently evaluating two proposals to manage the said factory.

The AFC sees this development as a grand opportunity for massive corruption. There is no record that any management contract was ever put to a public tender. Moreover, the AFC is aware that taxpayers’ dollars of nearly US$2.5 m would have to be paid to the contract manager per annum!

More significantly, the AFC has come by reliable information that the Chinese company identified is the selfsame CNIC, the same company that built the third rate, very high cost Skeldon factory, where the exploded boiler has not yet been properly fixed, the new cane dumper cannot function, and numerous other problems caused by poor quality components are being experienced every day! The maker of this defect-riddled 8400 tons cane per day grinding capacity factory, which has not yet achieved even half that amount for one day, is being evaluated as a potential contract manager!

Also, the Indian company being evaluated is none other than Surendra Engineering which has the contract for the US$10.0 m Enmore Demerara Gold sugar packaging plant, which plant recently exploded and killed a worker. That specific equipment has not yet been fixed and, in addition, the massive internal work on the factory upgrade to supply the bagging plant has not yet been completed. GuySuCo's technical managers have refused to accept this work despite political pressure to do so.

This same Surendra Engineering, obviously specially favoured, was awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture a contract for the recently tendered 8 big drainage pumps despite the fact that it does not make pumps at all! Surendra Engineering through another Dubai based front Company, Salim al Midah, was given the consultancy contract valued approx US$500,000 to provide the plan to upgrade Enmore and Blairmont factories. There is every indication of an unholy alliance between Surendra Engineering and key GuySuCo managers, directors, and politicos to huff all of GuySuCo's engineering projects including the one now to manage Skeldon, a task Surendra Engineering, like CNIC, is incapable of doing, both not having the history, experience and managerial capacity in running sugar factories!

The AFC is aware of very experienced and well known Indian and Brazilian consortiums which ought to be invited to give proposals to manage the Skeldon Factory and possibly to procure finances from their respective Governments to assist in doing so.

The AFC has crafted an alternative vision for GuySuCo that will assure simultaneous accounting and social profits for the people. We propose, for starters, a professional Board with no political interference; the incremental mechanization of the industry to avoid the almost slave-labour conditions workers have to experience; and, creating a captive market through our E10 framework in order to save the Demerara and West Berbice Estates, by the production of ethanol. Then we intend to seek foreign investments into developing alternative lands for ethanol production for export.

The AFC wants to make it clear that an AFC Government will not be fettered by the contractual terms of any management agreement entered into by the PPP/C Government and either CNIC or Surendra Engineering. A management contract ought not be entered into now but ought to await until after the elections.

Source
quote:
Originally posted by Tola:
quote:
Originally posted by SuperMike:
Ok thanks for this policy now tell us something about your Flour policy wid you and Yuppies..i am waiting cheers


The flour policy was discontinued.
The policy is now being used by US Muslims who plan to take over the US.


so what yu gat fu sey bout the thousands waa show up to hear waa de next President had fu sey...ley we juss sey it waz 2000 fu arguement sake...cause like yuu naa believe it was 20000..2000 looks like a number you can live with...so tell me naa ...waa yu tink buddy Tola
quote:
Originally posted by Tola:
There you go side tracking again.
Slow down wid the drinks.


so what yu gat fu sey bout the thousands waa show up to hear waa de next President had fu sey...ley we juss sey it waz 2000 fu arguement sake...cause like yuu naa believe it was 20000..2000 looks like a number you can live with...so tell me naa ...waa yu tink buddy Tola
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


Rama...Sase is absolutely correct. AFC will clean up the mess Ramotar = Jagdeo brought upon the sugar industry.
quote:
Originally posted by TK_REDUX:
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


Rama...Sase is absolutely correct. AFC will clean up the mess Ramotar = Jagdeo brought upon the sugar industry.


Sase is incapable of tell the truth. Invite foreigns to come and speculate is not cleaning up the mess if there is any. The mess is there because the AFC wants it to.
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
quote:
Originally posted by TK_REDUX:
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


Rama...Sase is absolutely correct. AFC will clean up the mess Ramotar = Jagdeo brought upon the sugar industry.


Sase is incapable of tell the truth. Invite foreigns to come and speculate is not cleaning up the mess if there is any. The mess is there because the AFC wants it to.



Rama...like the white rum gat yuh bassidy again? Jagdeo and Ramo want to bring in foreigners...shady ones too. Our Presidential candidate is clear we must not enter any shady agreement.
SNAKEOIL anyone?? DEm gun do just like Manning.!!
quote:
Originally posted by TK_REDUX:
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


Rama...Sase is absolutely correct. AFC will clean up the mess Ramotar = Jagdeo brought upon the sugar industry.
quote:
Originally posted by Nehru:
SNAKEOIL anyone?? DEm gun do just like Manning.!!
quote:
Originally posted by TK_REDUX:
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


Rama...Sase is absolutely correct. AFC will clean up the mess Ramotar = Jagdeo brought upon the sugar industry.
dont forget rob--ert
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


AFC got you' all bazzadee. AFC reducing VAT from 16% to 12%.

Run home now and hide under your bed.
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

Our Sugar Action Plan will primarily focus on developing a sugar ethanol industry in Guyana.

The AFC believes that Guyana must use our land, our talent in the industry, our access to the US Ethanol market and the private sector partners to better position us to reap the benefit from our competitive advantage at producing ethanol cane.

The AFC’s sugar action plan will create many new jobs in the industry in the following areas:
1. Engaging investors (local and international) into developing the Canje Basin for ethanol cane with nearby distilleries for producing ethanol for the international market;

RESPONSE:
How do you engage investors? What makes you think that they will part with their money with people like you?


2. Use our abundant sugar/molasses to produce ethanol for local use - begin legislation for Guyana to adopt the E-10 Policy;

IResponse:
Is that all you have to do Legislate a law..


3. Incentivise Guyoil and other oil companies to invest in mixing-tanks for blending the E-10 (10% Ethanol gasoline);
RESPONSE:
What incentives?


The AFC Government will:
1. De-politicise and professionalise the decision making process at GuySuCo;
RESPONSE:
What do you think they will do?


2. Invite an international Technical Mission from Brazil, India or other countries with core competence in sugar technology to analyse GuySuCo with a view to revising the Sugar Action Plan;

RESPONSE:
HOW MUCH WILL YOU SPEND TO DO THIS? WHAT IS THIS ? CHANGE..
What will be done? nothing. THis will fill the pockets of the AFC people..



3. Re-engage local expertise to change the agronomical practices in the field to boost yield;
RESPONSE:
Oh really! How will this yeeld happen?


4. Mechanise the cane harvesting process which will complement workers as well as introduce many more skilled jobs;
RESPONSE:
tHIS IS NOT FEASIBLE. CANECUTTERS WILL SUDDENLY BECOME EXPERTS.
CANECUTTERS WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.

5. Involve the private sector in the financing and managing of the new cane lands in the Upper Corentyne area;

RESPONSE:
dO YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO CULTIVATE NEW LANDS FOR SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION?

6. Provide funding for research, extension services and a scholarship programme at NARI, IAST and UG to produce a core competence for the industry, along with revising the curriculum at the Port Morant Training
Centre to make it more relevant to the challenges of the industry;
RESPONSE:
yOU ARE REALLY TRYING TO THROW WHITE WASH ON A DIRTY CARPET.



7.. Accelerate the development of the Berbice Deepwater Harbour with a temporary sugar storage facility in Berbice to reduce the cost of transporting sugar and ethanol to the international market;

8. Accelerate the development of a sugar refinery

9. Enhance the quality of life of sugar workers within their communities through better facilities, sports and social amenities.

10. The AFC will not privatise Guysuco but will raise vitally

Well the Answer at Albion - just VOTE AFC.


ACCELLERATE AND ENHANCE THE QYUALITY

THIS IS ALL SMOKE SCREENS AND MIRRORS TO BROWBEAT THE MASSES. THE MASSES ARE NOT ASSES.
I think they stated that it would be immediately. I also believe in talking to some of their leadership and reviewing their numbers they intend to extend enforcement of VAT collection better by putting more GRA inspectors in the field and introducing certified cash registers (electronic) so they are collecting payments up front or within 3 days this is very ingenius.

They are also going to review GRA customs policies and clear containers and goods faster because GRA is one of the single highest revenue generator for the govt. What they have demonstrated is if they can streamline processes there they will be able to improve their import and export numbers thus bringing in more revenue into the GRA rather than it leaking out through bureaucracy which drives more fry rice tax.

This is a solid approach and it also aligns well with what Uncle Moses and others within the PPP old guard were preaching.
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
quote:
Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sase Singh:

The AFC will build a sugar industry that is based on innovation and sustainability, where the infrastructure and technology needs of the industry are in place to facilitate
GuySuCo and the private sector to thrive.

: Big Grin Big Grin

Bullshyte!!


AFC got you' all bazzadee. AFC reducing VAT from 16% to 12%.

Run home now and hide under your bed.


yu realy tink yall gun win and dem gun send you back to run the flour mill EH?? so you can fleece more poor people of their mony fu get lil flour...you crook cheers