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Illegal miners at Marudi Hill, Tassawini ordered to remove

34 gold miners occupying Mazao Hill and engaging in “dangerous and illegal” mining at Marudi Mountain in Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), southern Guyana, were being removed because they breached a 2016 agreement, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Sunday. Authorities said the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) decided to bring a halt to illegal mining in that area ...

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More than 100 residents draw mining land lottery

Mining lands were distributed to over 100 applicants at the first in a series of lotteries held on Friday in Georgetown. But the recipients must by April 22 submit proof of identity through a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) certificate, address and other relevant documents or forfeit their opportunity, officials declared. The Ministry of Natural Resources said the lottery is “part ...

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GGMC Commissioner fired

Rickford Vieria has been fired from the post of Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, following months of concerns about his performance at that regulatory agency. The Ministry of Natural Resources announced his dismissal in a statement: After careful consideration and advice, the Ministry of Natural Resources has decided to act on the recommendation of the Board of ...

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GGMC to open new yielding lands to small miners

Small miners are to be given greater access to more lands with potentially good yields in another three months, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman announced Friday. He made the announcement at the opening of a meeting for Small Scale Gold Miners held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal. “I, therefore, want to ensure that these lands are given ...

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Trotman, Broomes to meet with miners over duty free concerns

There will be no more US$3,000 signatures for Duty Free Concessions, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who said that government would now be looking to engage miners bi-monthly to address some of their concerns. The Minister at a press conference today stated that he was made aware that some persons would pay as much as US$3000, for him to sign ...

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FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

Some 15,000 ounces of raw gold are being transported out of Guyana weekly, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States (US) Homeland Security are looking into the issue. Trotman made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday detailing that while some of the gold comes directly from Guyana, some ...

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