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Daily Archives: August 2, 2016

Amerindian Act may be amended to widen villages’ power to approve large scale mining

Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Vice President Sydney Allicock on Wednesday came under intense pressure to justify likely changes to the law to widen the role of  Amerindian communities in determining whether large scale mining should go ahead in their communities. Member of the bi-partisan Natural Resources Committee, Pauline Sukhai and Committee Chairman, Odinga Lumumba questioned why the apparent need ...

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Several policemen charged with robbing miners of raw gold

Five policemen were Tuesday arraigned for allegedly robbing three gold miners of a total of GYD$166,000 of raw gold. The cops were granted bail totalling GYD$3 million. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman granted the members of the Guyana Police Force their pre-trial liberty  after Police Prosecutor Shellon Jupiter did not oppose bail, only saying that it should be substantial and that there should ...

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