Category Archives: Mining

Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 January 2016

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 January 2016

Sattaur dismissed as GRA Head

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:09 PM PST

Bank of Baroda East Coast location robbed

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:08 PM PST

Find root causes to eradicate violence in society advises President Granger

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:07 PM PST

DEA office opening delayed to February 15

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:06 PM PST

Sugar workers protest

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:05 PM PST

Find solutions now urges bauxite union officials

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:04 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 22 Jan 2016 02:00 PM PST

New Book: CHILDREN of WATOOKA – A Story of British Guiana – By Steve Connolly

CHILDREN of  WATOOKA – A Story of British Guiana

Children of WatookaBy Steve Connolly

Step into an extraordinary and fascinating world … little known, but immensely remarkable and hollering for attention … formerly British Guiana, now Guyana. Learn about the country’s captivating history from before slavery/indenture through to modern times. Learn about some of its outstanding people both within/without the country.

Entwining history with people, the book is a ‘story of stories’. Over eighty-five people of five races have contributed to make fascinating reading. Five notable people have endorsed the content.

Follow the stories of Guyanese people, as well as of expatriates from Britain, Canada, Holland and the U.S., and, particularly those of the Canadian Connolly family, as the centre of the more general story focuses throughout the middle of the twentieth century in the village of Watooka nestled in the former rainforest area of Mackenzie, now known as Linden.   Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – January 18, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – January 18, 2016

Canadian $$ for Elections Commission

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:09 PM PST

Wales Estate – Bitter taste for some sugar workers

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:08 PM PST

Hope for higher education for teachers

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:07 PM PST

Miners have confidence in new Minister Simona Broomes

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:06 PM PST

A second chance is all some offenders may need says President

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:00 PM PST

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 January 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 January 2016

City cleanup receiving high marks and support

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:07 PM PST

Bauxite production continues to drop

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:06 PM PST

Mining sector reforms coming

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:05 PM PST

Paid parking for city reserves near GPHC

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:04 PM PST

Health Ministry says it is prepared for any swine flu outbreak

Posted: 07 Jan 2016 01:03 PM PST

Sports

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 06 January 2016

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 06 January 2016

Staggering figures for gold smuggled out of Guyana

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:09 PM PST

President says we did not direct any Police agency

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:08 PM PST

Vendors vent frustration over moves by city hall

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:07 PM PST

Housing iniatives coming soon says new Minister

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:06 PM PST

Miners express concerns at open day

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:00 PM PST

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

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

Raphael Trotman

Raphael 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.
According to Trotman, on an annual basis some 50%-60% of Guyana’s real gold productions is smuggled out of the country, which would take production levels to just under one million ounces.  Continue reading

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 Gold Board records 451,490 ounces -exceed 2015 target

Gold Board records 451,490 ounces -declarations exceed 2015 target

Despite  a significant drop in gold prices on the world market, and challenges in the mining sector over the past year, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has recorded 451,490 ounces of declared gold, surpassing this year’s target of 380,000 ounces, government announced Thursday.

With the declarations, the GCB has recorded export earnings of approximately US$500 million, making the mineral, once again, the largest earner of foreign currency for Guyana.   Continue reading

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