Daily Archives: December 27, 2012

Ineffective interior security and the gold-mining industry

Ineffective interior security and the gold-mining industry

Stabroek News – Editorial – December 25, 2012  – comments

One of the more glaring – and costly – security failings of the government has been its woeful neglect of the need for a more robust law and order presence in our interior mining communities.

Evidence of this shortcoming is overwhelming. Interior mining operations dare not drop their guard for fear of attacks by groups of armed brigands; brutal killings that invariably arise out of one type of dispute or another are now a virtual everyday occurrence; instances of ‘rough justice’ arising out of allegations of theft by employees of mining operations are frequent; and cases of alleged police-related shakedowns against gold miners have been recounted by miners. These occurrences, as much as the government’s lack of any meaningful response, speak for themselves.                  Continue reading

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