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Guyana: Underground exploration underway at Aurora Gold Mine

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman (right) makes his way out of the underground tunnel at AGM where exploration is currently taking place. (DPI photo)

Guyana Goldfields Incorporated, owner of Aurora Gold Mine has commenced what is being described as successful underground exploration at its north-west Mazaruni location.      Continue reading

Guyana Goldfields workers call off strike at Aurora mine

Guyana Goldfields Inc. announced Friday that the work stoppage at its Aurora mine that began on July 2 has ended, paving the way for union and the Ministry of Labour representatives to meet with aggrieved workers.

“Employees are starting to return to work in a phased approach to ensure orderliness and full production is anticipated to resume shortly,” the company said in a brief statement.

Guyana Goldfields said as a result of the three operational days lost, the company estimates that approximately 22,500 tonnes were not processed. However, full year production guidance remains unaffected at 145,000 to 160,000 ounces of gold.              Continue reading

Guyana Goldfields Inc suspends operations at Aurora mine after strike

Guyana Goldfields Inc’s Aurora gold mine Region Seven. (GGI photo)

Canadian miner Guyana Goldfields Inc today announced a suspension of operations at its Aurora, Region Seven mine site after a `wild cat’ strike.

In a statement, Guyana Goldfields said that a section of the workforce employed by the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, AGM Inc. has blocked delivery of ore to the mill.          Continue reading

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Canadian business chamber to open doors in Guyana amid oil, gold rush

Canada’s High Commissioner Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee, President David Granger and Minister of State, Dawn Hastings at Canada Day 2019 reception.

Canada on Monday announced plans to established a business chamber in Guyana, as several Canadian companies step up preparations to search for oil offshore the South American nation.

Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee made the announcement at a reception at the Marriott Hotel to mark her country’s 152nd anniversary since three provinces came together to form that North American country.        Continue reading

Border mining areas affected by fuel shortage in Venezuela

The Eteringbang area, near Venezuela

The situation appears to be occurring in the Cuyuni, Region Seven, nearer to the Venezuela border, and in areas of Region One.

The situation would be blamed mainly on the problems of supply in Venezuela, from where dealers have been buying.    Continue reading

Guyana Bauxite: RUSAL-BCGI management finally recognises union

Russian company to begin talks with Union on 15 March 2019

RUSAL-BCGI workers at Aroaima.

The management of United Company Russian Aluminium (UC RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) on Monday decided to recognise the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU), paving the way for the two sides to open negotiations on outstanding grievances.

“The issue of recognition is not on the table. The company has made it clear that this is the recognised union and we have to work in the interest of the workers, in the interest of the company, in the interest of the nation,” GB&GWU General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis told reporters after another round of talks presided over by the Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour.  Continue reading

Guyana Gold Board wants to buy “all gold” directly from miners

The state-owned Guyana Gold Board (GGB) is further decentralising its operations by deploying roving representatives in mining communities, General Manager Eondrene Thompson announced Monday.

The GGB’s main office is located in Georgetown and a satellite office in Bartica, in addition to agents who are licensed dealers. But Thompson said her entity wants to buy all of the precious yellow metal being produced here.      Continue reading

Guyana: Bauxite Company RUSAL fires 61 workers with immediate effect

Stabroek News – 18 February 2019

-fails to attend Labour Dep’t conciliation meeting

The Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), which is controlled by Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), today fired 61 striking workers and its management refused to attend a scheduled conciliation meeting at the Department of Labour.

It was after the meeting that Sheldon Thomas, a representative of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) revealed that the workers were dismissed.

Thomas explained that a notice was issued to the workers identifying the 61 workers who were dismissed with immediate effect. He also said over 100 workers are on strike.         Continue reading

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