Soooooooo…what do we think bout this picture???? It certainly does make a bold statement. I’m gonna guess the Minister wanted to convey that illegal cutting/transportation/selling of rosewood will not be tolerated. On the other hand, this idea that the wood had to be burned because nobody could be trusted to store it properly kinda STANDS OUT MORE. There must be some policy already in place to deal with confiscated goods, yes???? And if there is to be an investigation, why burn the evidence? And why not turn around and use this wood for some other purpose?? Furniture in a museum….material for some artist????
AYAYAI!!!!! I had a sneaking suspicion ALLLLLLLL along that someone is using the Maya to create discontent and bad press. I kept asking who wrote the infamous letter circulating all over the internet, displaying the letterhead of the MLA but bearing no signature. Then here is the transcript from interviews conducted with Mayas from Toledo. I want you to please notice how shallow their grasp is on their own situation. Here we are on the outside trying to protect the damn Rosewood from being exploited and right there in the their very words, you shall see that they don’t have that intent for themselves! They put conservation and creating a sustainable economy second to the immediate selling, no matter the repercussions, of the Rosewood for pocket change if you ask me. MIRA! LEA!
I guess they didn’t learn from their own fackin’ history nuh?