Shame on you, Barama. Pay your taxes instead of paying starvation wages and pitiful bursary awards.
Do you know what is the 'acreage fee' which Barama pays in return for exclusive right to log on 1.6 million acres of Guyana?
Answer:US $2,000 a year.
By the way Barama is in arrears for those payments. Additionally Barama has not declared a profit in any year since it began operations in Guyana in 1992.
Barama should be ashamed to issue a press release praising itself for pledging to make a one time award of US $2,700 total (US $1 - G $200) to 9 Guyanese children of its employees.
Barama should also disclose the monthly salaries of its Guyanese AND Malaysian employees.
Children of Barama employees get bursary awards
Stabroek News. September 20, 2008
Nine children of employees of Barama Company Limited who passed the National Grade Six Assessment will benefit from bursary awards that will be presented to them by the company.
The awardees will be receiving $20,000 each for the next three terms of the academic year.
A Barama press release yesterday stated that the company had agreed in July to reinforce the awards to benefit the children of their employees from both the Land of Canaan and Buckhall locations.
The company said also it was proud of the nine children who will be presented with the awards since they had met the criteria of 450 marks and above. Barama added that it encourages all parents to be supportive of their children’s education.
The top three students were Kimeka Craig (494), Shemar Martins (487) and Tyhesia Higgins (485).
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