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Tameshwar Jagmohan (left) receiving the quarry licence from GGMC Commissioner Newell Dennison

Tameshwar Jagmohan (left) receiving the quarry licence from GGMC Commissioner Newell Dennison

December 21 ,2020

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-hoping for production mid next year

In anticipation of an infrastructural development boom from the oil sector coupled with government’s own expansion plans, Essequibo businessman Tamesh Jagmohan hopes by mid-2021 to begin operations at the 7,000-plus acres Mazaruni, Region 7 quarry he was recently issued a licence for.

With employment opportunities to be created for some 200 persons initially, Jagmohan says the Black Jaguar Investment Group Quarry (BJIG-Q) will ensure that the importing of stone is significantly reduced and  the money from planned infrastructural projects goes back into the local economy.

“This project comes at the perfect timing given the anticipated infrastructural and construction takeoff we will see as a result of the oil and gas sector and government’s planned holistic development blueprint,” he told Stabroek News yesterday in an interview.

A view of the quarry

“We will be partnering with an international operator who can effectively bring or satisfy local demand in the shortest possible time so that we don’t have to import while simultaneously addressing local content and providing employment opportunities,” he added.

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission yesterday announced that a licence was issued to Jagmohan’s company which has the potential to be the largest quarry both here and in the Caribbean.

The licence was issued on December 1st 2020.

“After almost a decade since the last quarry licence was issued, Black Jaguar Investment Group, owned by Essequibo businessman Tamesh Jagmohan has been granted a licence to operate a block in the Mazaruni River,” the GGMC said in a statement.

It added that the quarry will “effectively become the largest quarry operation in Guyana” and the Caribbean and informed that the company plans to produce some 20,000 metric tonnes every week, in “its quest to bring down the  cost of stone and boost the construction industry and ensure there are timely supplies to complete government projects”.

The businessman who also trades in gold and recently launched a multi-billion dollar  luxury housing project for the Essequibo last Wednesday echoed most of what the GGMC said while adding that the project will tackle unemployment, especially among young people.

“We are serious about creating jobs for locals, primarily. We are very conscious about a strong local content policy. Guyana needs a lot more employment opportunity and we are hoping to do our part. So about 95% of workers will be locals. In the short time term, about  200 persons will be hired and we will build from that. We will have multiple sites to bring out the finished project so we can only grow in those numbers,” he posited. The other five percent, he explained, will be from the foreign operator of the quarry.

Already, according to Jagmohan, he is in talks with experts from companies in the United States, Brazil, Colombia and Panama.

“We are hoping to engage the operators that are closest to Guyana, so as to minimize mobilization time and with that being said,  it goes hand in hand with the blaster [of dynamite]. It is a process that involves a number of operators so we are looking for a company with safety experience so work can be coordinated in a safe manner. We are already advanced in discussions so by mid-year 2021 we hope the project will take off,” he said.

He praised the 7,000-plus acres location which he said has the biggest potential he has seen for such a project. “It is a perfect project. The deposit on the property itself will last for generations. To give you an idea, we are talking about 300 to 350 million tonnes of rocks to be extracted and this is above the river bank. There is another 450m under the river bank. We know that once you go below, the cost increases”.

According to the company’s work plan, which Jagmohan shared, the project will be executed in phases.

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"The leadership at both companies appear to be connected to political elites in Guyana; both allegedly donated funds to both the ruling and former government party, and Mohamed reportedly donated an armored car to the new president, Irfaan Ali.

Tamesh Jagmohan, El Dorado Trading’s director, suggested that the allegations against the company “emanate from persons with ulterior motives. It is not uncommon in Guyana for certain private/public groupings to combine efforts to attack others for competitive,financial or political purposes.”

Regardless of the gold smuggling allegations against El Dorado Trading, Jagmohan himself has been investigated by the FBI for gold smuggling to the U.S. and he and his company are suspected of having laundered money for the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Jagmohan was stopped at the Miami airport in 2012 with 27 bars of gold he failed to declare. According to someone with knowledge of the investigation, he was fined $40,000 USD and had his visa revoked."

The interests of the political and commercial crooks are intertwined. Jagmohan and Mohamed are connected to Irfaan Ali.  According to the excerpted piece above Mohamed even donated an armored car to Ali.  When would IndoGuyanese wake up to the corruption they encourage with their political support for the PPP? 

@Mitwah posted:

Thanks.

You may be thanking me too soon, Mit! I'm taking heed of what the Tota l Ramgoat just posted! Pooling your funds through a stock venture I approve of, but smuggling and money laundering for terrorist groups leads to more crime! Where will it stop? When those involved murder each other and innocent people? Like the Colombia drug lords, who will murder your family if they can't get you! Gifts to the head of government could lead to corruption in government!

@Totaram posted:

"The leadership at both companies appear to be connected to political elites in Guyana; both allegedly donated funds to both the ruling and former government party, and Mohamed reportedly donated an armored car to the new president, Irfaan Ali.

Tamesh Jagmohan, El Dorado Trading’s director, suggested that the allegations against the company “emanate from persons with ulterior motives. It is not uncommon in Guyana for certain private/public groupings to combine efforts to attack others for competitive,financial or political purposes.”

Regardless of the gold smuggling allegations against El Dorado Trading, Jagmohan himself has been investigated by the FBI for gold smuggling to the U.S. and he and his company are suspected of having laundered money for the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Jagmohan was stopped at the Miami airport in 2012 with 27 bars of gold he failed to declare. According to someone with knowledge of the investigation, he was fined $40,000 USD and had his visa revoked."

The interests of the political and commercial crooks are intertwined. Jagmohan and Mohamed are connected to Irfaan Ali.  According to the excerpted piece above Mohamed even donated an armored car to Ali.  When would IndoGuyanese wake up to the corruption they encourage with their political support for the PPP?

Was the coalition government corruption free? That, I doubt! I only supported them because of my loathing for any government with Jagdeo in it! Harmon I liked but was sorely disappointed when the Henry boys and later, the Indo teen, whose name, unfortunately, escapes me now, were murdered! To me, for racial strife! Fortunately, the people were largely calm!

@shallyv posted:

Was the coalition government corruption free? That, I doubt! I only supported them because of my loathing for any government with Jagdeo in it! Harmon I liked but was sorely disappointed when the Henry boys and later, the Indo teen, whose name, unfortunately, escapes me now, were murdered! To me, for racial strife! Fortunately, the people were largely calm!

Knucklehead,

the Indo teen, whose name, unfortunately, escapes me now, were murdered

Harmon I like

This says a lot about who you really are...a real knucklehead

@VishMahabir posted:

Knucklehead,

the Indo teen, whose name, unfortunately, escapes me now, were murdered

Harmon I like

This says a lot about who you really are...a real knucklehead

I forgot to put a d at the end of like! But, tell me, as obviously you are Jagdeo's fkhead, does he pay you enough for your job, blowjob, that is?

@shallyv posted:

Why do you ask? Would you like to top that? You're not intelligent enough!

If what you post here is any indication of your intelligence, I am light years ahead of you. Admin seems to pity you and allows you to continue your incessant rambling. They have suspended people for language far less than that.

I agreelloyd Former
! your light years can only be in the spaces of your brain! I can't reply
to you on the forum! because there are government criminals preventing me
who have control of my PC

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 3:39 AM Guyana News and Information Community
Forums <alerts@crowdstack.com> wrote:
@shallyv posted:

Guyana needs more far-seeing entrepreneurs like this man! AfroGuyanese should take note and believe they can do the same!

Hope the PNC taking notes and learn how the PPP ensure their supporters get lucrative opportunities.

@shallyv posted:
I agreelloyd Former
! your light years can only be in the spaces of your brain! I can't reply
to you on the forum! because there are government criminals preventing me
who have control of my PC

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 3:39 AM Guyana News and Information Community
Forums <alerts@crowdstack.com> wrote:

More delirious rambling from a halfwit.

@shallyv posted:

Prash, beware of ersatz Jews! OY! All they ever think about is money! Watch your identity!

Prashad keeping on good terms with those Satmar jews in New York.  They hate Israel bad just like Janet J.  But if you are friends with them they will do anything for you.