Guyana’s Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) has launched an investigation into the alleged submission of false information by Vista Trading and Logistics (Guyana) Inc. This news agency first highlighted yesterday that Vista, in its project document for the establishment of a well cement and storage facility, claimed to be a subsidiary of Toolsie Persaud Limited.
In fact, Page Two of the document, which is available for perusal on the website of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, “Vista Trading and Logistics (Guyana) Inc. is subsidiary company of Toolsie Persaud Limited (TPL).” The document even goes further to note, “The name Toolsie Persaud Limited (TPL) has been prevalent in Guyanese history for over eighty (80) years. This family-owned company has been predominately integrated in the building and construction industry of Guyana.
TPL stands as the parent company to numerous others ranging in logging, sawmilling, marine transport, quarrying, manufacturing, and general hardware. It is also known for providing quality products and services to its many customers.”
This news agency spoke with representatives of Toolsie Persaud Limited who categorically stated that they have no affiliation with Vista which is a Trinidadian firm.
Guyana Standard has since learned of an objection before the EPA’s Assessment Board on the grounds that the foregoing information in the project document is false.
Preliminary investigations have so far unearthed that Vista is the sister company of V.K.D Transport Ltd (Trinidad and Tobago), a company that has over 40 years experience in the manufacturing and downstream oil and gas sector. It is also the agent for Dyckerhoff Cement in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
According to project documents, Vista is seeking the approval of the EPA to construct a warehouse to bag and distribute oil-well cement and other gas-related equipment at a proposed site at Le Ressouvenir on the East Coast Demerara.