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GUYANA: Cabinet approves G$60,000 minimum wage for private sector employees – Pres. Ali

June 16, 2022 – https://newsroom.gy/

After two years of discussing an increase in the minimum wage of private sector employees from G$44,200 to G$60,000, President Dr Irfaan Ali on Thursday evening announced that it has been approved by the cabinet. This increase to G$60,00 is approximately US$300 per month at the exchange rate of 200-1.

“Cabinet has agreed with the recommendation of the tripartite committee and that is, we are in support of the minimum wage, that is, the $60,000…” President Ali said while addressing the 74th commemoration of the Enmore Martyrs.

The minimum wage was increased to G$44,200 in 2017 from G$35,000.              Continue reading

LETTER: “Giveaway of Guyana’s gold deposits” – Gold Mining in Guyana – By Eusi Kwayana

LETTER TO THE EDITOR –   By Eusi Kwayana

Unlike Financial Representatives (MP’s) , A.R.F. Webber and Joseph Eleazer, and other members of the Popular Party  of British Guiana in 1920’s, the present government is very ready to hand over to extractors Guyana’s most precious assets. The oil giveaway and scandal is still being exposed as the most unpatriotic agreement signed by any government anywhere on the planet in the history of mining.

Not only citizens, such as Mr. Glenn Lall, have exposed the lopsided giveaway of Guyana’s wealth to the oil company ExxonMobil and its partners, but financial experts long acquainted with oil industry have taken the same position.        Continue reading

BOOK: GUYANA: Bush Flying: A Pilot’s Nightmare – By Dave Rohee

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THIS IS A TRUE AVIATION CHRONICLE AND ALMOST AN AIRCRAFT TRAGEDY, BARELY AVOIDED THROUGH A SERIES OF CHALLENGES TRIGGERED BY BAD WEATHER.
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The story is written by the pilot who survived this ordeal and lived to tell the tale. The location is the heavily forested Western region of Guyana, (originally British Guiana), and based on the gold mining that was such an essential part of life in the early 1950s and ’60s.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Gold and Other Mining: ‘Large-scale thievery coming’ – Opinion by Glenn Lall

Glenn Lall

– mega gold firms spell more doom for Guyana
– country has little to show for Omai, Troy Resources, RUSAL investments

Government’s announcement that three large scale gold firms are poised to set up shops here is cold comfort to Guyanese who continue to be short-changed by foreign investors, businessman and Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall has said.

Meanwhile, even as Dr. Singh spoke about the benefits from these possible new gold mining operations he did not disclose the names of the firms and Mr. Lall believes something is sinister in this move. “Three more larger than Omai companies coming soon. He did not name them nor did he tell us where they are coming from or what the deal is. All he said, Guyana will benefit [with slice bread money]. When a leader could tell you consider the food and other supplies, transport services and 1,000 people who gon get jobs, in which a company will fetch out billions in US dollars from we backyard, speaks of the tragedy that they are creating for us.”            Continue reading

GUYANA: Gold Mining: Omai boasts of US$3B gold find

   … as contract remains a secret

OMAI Mines. Guyana

Jan 06, 2022- Kaieteur News – Recent appraisal results by Omai Gold Mines suggest that together with Fennell’s historical mineral resource and other known deposits in the locale, there is great potential to re-build Omai into a multi-million ounce project.

This, according to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Omai Gold Mines Guyana Limited, Elaine Ellingham, who on Tuesday last, announced “a very significant milestone for Omai Gold—a Mineral Resource of over 1.6 million ounces of gold.”

The deposit, she said, was found at its Wenot Deposit and, “gives us a very solid base from which to expand the property’s total potential gold resources.” According to Ellingham, not only is the Wenot Deposit open, along strike and at depth, it is also located approximately 400 metres south of the past producing Fennell open pit that hosts a significant historical gold mineral resource that also remains open at depth.”

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Guyana: ‘PPP has no respect for Amerindians’ – Lenox Shuman

… slams Govt. for sham consultation on Marudi mining issue

Dec 06, 2021- Kaieteur News –Deputy Speaker, Lenox Shuman, said that the PPP/C Administration has no respect for Indigenous peoples and he called on government to return to the negotiation table to thrash out the issue regarding the agreement signed for mining activities at Marudi Mountains.

“In the supposedly “re-invented” PPP post 2020 elections, it was my sincere belief that the PPP was a transformed organisation and that they were open to dialogue on issues surrounding Indigenous peoples. I can say with absolute conviction, nothing is further from the truth,” Shuman who is also leader of the Liberty and Justice Party said in a letter to this newspaper on Sunday. He said the PPP Government did not facilitate meaningful dialogue with Indigenous Peoples on the Marudi Mountain gold mining agreements. “The agreements should be rescinded and returned to the table for discussions to ensure they are in compliance with Indigenous Peoples Rights at their core,” Shuman wrote.      Continue reading

Guyana, Barbados agree to cooperate in a range of businesses

Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali and Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley (backing camera) holding discussions in Barbados

Guyana and Barbados have agreed to intensify meaningful cooperation in the areas of gold jewellery, tourism marketing, hospitality training and agriculture, President Irfaan Ali announced on Friday October 29, 2021.

He said the two sister Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-member nations have agreed to establish a “gold market hub” for the sale of jewellery mainly to tourists. “Barbados is a major cruise destination and we are working on the possibility of adding value to Guyana’s gold and creating a gold marketing hub concept in Barbados,” he said.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Int’l study exposes worrying levels of mercury poisoning in South Rupununi Region

Gold Mining – Guyana

By Kiana Wilburg

Sep 12, 2021  Kaieteur News – In recognition of the oftentimes irreversible effects of methylmercury, the Government of Guyana, almost eight years ago, signed onto and ratified the Minamata Convention. That international treaty is designed to protect human life as well as the environment from the release of methylmercury and its compounds during gold mining activities.

In fact, the PPP/C and APNU+AFC had made pledges and implemented several initiatives since 2013 to phase out the use of methylmercury, one of the most toxic forms of mercury that is used in the gold sector particularly by artisanal and small miners. In spite of their best efforts to mitigate the effects or impacts of this chemical on human life and the environment, studies over the years have uncovered alarming levels of mercury poisoning/contamination in Indigenous people and their environs which are in proximity to mining camps that make use of the harmful chemical.            Continue reading

VIDEO: Haiti’s Century of US Coups, Invasions and Puppets – By Abby Martin – Empire Files

Haiti’s Century of US Coups, Invasions and Puppets – By Empire Files

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated. This came amidst mass protests against their US-backed dictator, Abby Martin covers how the US Empire has determined the destiny of the Haitian people for generations. This video was released on February 20, 2021.

This history is NOT in the history books or well known. Haiti is an extreme example of over-exploitation of resources (gold) and people.  The video does not mention the billions in $$$ reparations that Haiti has paid to France, for over 200 years, for the loss of their colony.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Most Regions Remain Flooded; G$10B (app $US 45M) in funding planned to address flooding

Guyana Map showing Regions

 

Despite a respite in some areas, floodwater remained at significant levels in most of the country’s regions yesterday as authorities continued to mobilise help for victims.

Residential and farm lands along the riverine villages in regions 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are the worst affected and the respective Regional Chairs have concluded that these communities will face economic hardships in the coming months as the floods have decimated the livelihoods of many.
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