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Guyana 411 – December 23, 2016 – Focus on Natural Resources – video

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Guyana – Trotman says 2016 is year to ‘straighten out’ mining sector

Trotman plans to bury corruption — says 2016 is year to ‘straighten out’ mining sector

Governance Minister Raphael Trotman

Natural Resources  Minister Raphael Trotman

 RECAPPING his initial six months in office, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, described it as challenging and a “trying, difficult process of bringing things in order”.He described what was inherited as “disorder, not only in (the) mining sector and forestry, but in other places”.

He praised his staff as willing, adding that they were all working to pull things together.

In regard to the mining sector, Minister Trotman said he, like many others, viewed the industry with a “sense that things were not right”, despite the glamour and glitz that is often associated with it. He noted that there were all kinds of anecdotes, such as “bribes being paid; small miners being run off land; and processing of papers taking weeks, instead of being done in days”.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 15 September 2015

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GUYANA – Latest News – 15 September 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • Gold mining: Environmental degradation, corruption to be tackled- Granger says at launch of Aurora Gold Mines http://bit.ly/1W1i74y

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 January 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 January 2015

  • Gov’t deems British envoy “pariah”
  • AFC supports GAWU call for GuySuCo inquiry
  • Women miners support call for better pay for GGMC workers
  • GGMC Management says has no manadate from Board to Negotiate salaries
  • Another whale washes ashore

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Gov’t deems British envoy “pariah”

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Amerindians accuse mining company of exploitation

Amerindians accuse mining company of exploitation

DECEMBER 2, 2013 | BY  |

Recent exposures of tyrannical tactics employed by foreign investors to control locals have become a cause for worry, especially in the Amerindian communities, such as Lethem.
News reaching this publication has established that on a mining site in Kurubrong, Region Eight, there are at present, several hundred Amerindians being held against their free will to work under poor conditions for menial pay.

According to information received, the company recruits its employees to work at the mining site deceitfully informing that they pay attractive wages with good benefits.
One of the ill-fated employees who happened to be caught in the trap but managed to get out, related to Kaieteur News that a “bus driver” would normally make rounds, particularly into the Region Nine communities, advertising that “his boss man” pays workers $5000 per ounce of gold retrieved. Continue reading

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil – GHRA

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  LETTERS

DEAR EDITOR,

Guyana’s last frontier is being breached by Brazilian mining interests who are constructing a road intended to drive deep into the heart of South Rupununi, eventually reaching the New River Triangle. This development will generate a cascade of economic, social, security, political and environmental problems in an area of Guyana which currently has token governmental infrastructure.

If the governing administration is aware of this reckless initiative, the nation deserves an explanation. However, whether legal or illegal, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for this venture to be stopped immediately, and those responsible condignly punished to deter like-minded attempts.    Continue reading

Questions abound over mega investments by Bai Shan Lin

Questions abound over mega investments by Bai Shan Lin

May 28, 2013 |  |  …Govt promoting company without full disclosure

The Government is keeping closed, the arrangements it has with Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin, which has announced massive investment plans here.

The company has been granted a forestry concession that amounts to close to one million hectares of rainforest, from which it plans to extract logs and ship them out of Guyana. The company estimates that it will make US$1,800 from each hectare of land, giving it profits totaling US$1.7 billion.

The proposed Bai Shan Lin Mall

In addition, it has been granted permission to dig up a 20-kilometre stretch of river to look for gold.
Other plans include setting up what it is calling a Guyana-China Timber Industry Economic and Trading Corporation Park plus a 400-acre real estate development.

The plans were announced last November by Chu Wenze, the chairman of Bai Shan Lin, at the Second World Congress on Timber and Wood Products Trade in Taicang, China.     Continue reading

The protection for Amerindian rights in the Laws of Guyana

The protection for Amerindian rights in the Laws of Guyana

Stabroek News – February 4, 2013 Features,In The Diaspora | 

— the case of Isseneru Amerindian Village

By Janette Bulkan

Janette Bulkan was Coordinator of the Amerindian Research Unit, University of Guyana from 1985 to 1999 and Senior Social Scientist at the Iwokrama International Centre from 2000 to 2003

The High Court has recently found in favour of a rentier gold miner against obstruction of work by the Akawaio Amerindian community of Isseneru, situated in the middle Mazaruni River. (A rentier is a person who has a licence, does not himself or herself operate that licence but rents it out to a third party or parties). The immediate argument is whether there is an overlap between the boundaries of the mining licence issued to Ivor Chang in 1989 and of the communal title of Isseneru Village Council (IVC), the latter issued in 2007.    Continue reading