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Venezuelan armed gang opens fire on Guyanese police, soldiers

Members of a Venezuelan sindicato gang opened fire on a joint patrol of Guyanese police and soldiers on the Cuyuni River, the Guyana Defence Force said. The army said no one was injured during the incident that occurred on the bordering river on Wednesday, September 23. “None of the ranks received injuries and they returned fire,” the GDF said. The ...

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Bandit pleads guilty to robbing Brazilian gold miner of raw gold, cash, other items

One of two men on Monday pleaded guilty to invading a mining camp and robbing a Brazilian gold miner of GYD$1.1 million in raw gold, cash, phones and other items. The Guyana Police Force said Titus Valenzuela pleaded guilty to robbery under arms and he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. His co-accused, Terrence Bacchus, pleaded not guilty and was ...

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Two nabbed at Bartica stelling with gold, cash, other items allegedly stolen from mining camp

Guyanese police on Saturday said two men admitted to stealing more than GYD$1.1 million in cash, raw gold and other items from a Brazilian gold miner at his mining camp near the Cuyuni River. The Guyana Police Force said the bandits were intercepted one day later at the Bartica Ferry Stelling with the items and cash valued GYD$400,000. The law ...

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Guyana Goldfields workers call off strike

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 ...

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Striking Aurora Gold Mines workers being flown out, company suspends production

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The Cuyuni-based Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) is Wednesday expected to begin flying out striking workers and non-essential personnel to Georgetown following a sit-in for fear they would not be paid severance, Company Vice President Perry Holloway said. “About 100 employees are blocking operations and this is unsafe for (us) so we are stopping work on most parts of the mine ...

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Industrial unrest at Aurora Gold Mines

Gold mining operations at Aurora Gold Mines in the Cuyuni River have been affected as several Guyanese workers who are upset that they stand to lose their jobs to foreign contracting companies aimed at reducing the cost of operations staged a protest, sources said Tuesday night. Early indications are that at least 70 workers initially downed tools in protest over ...

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