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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 May 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 May 2017

Ranks at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit are looking for a video forensic specialist to retrieve video that is vital to their investigation, into the recent cocaine in Lumber bust      Posted: 25 May 2017 08:16 AM PDT
The public is being encouraged to voice their concerns regarding the parking meter contract, as the new committee engages stakeholders      Posted: 25 May 2017 08:14 AM PDT
A shake up at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission which saw some changes to key personnel     Posted: 25 May 2017 08:12 AM PDT
Changes to the way information regarding government is disseminated to the public is expected with the installation of new board at NCN      Posted: 25 May 2017 08:10 AM PDT
Diamond Mineral Waters Sports Round up, May 24, 2017     Posted: 25 May 2017 08:06 AM PDT

Water Pollution: ‘Land of Many Waters’ in danger of becoming historical footnote – GHRA

‘Land of Many Waters’ in danger of becoming historical footnote – GHRA

Gold-mining dredge

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) has commended the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for its prompt action in issuing five cease and desist orders against gold-mining dredges on the Puruni River.
GHRA said this would come with promises of similar actions against others in the coming weeks.

“The accompanying announcement that a ‘multi-dimensional solution to a complex problem’ will be developed in the coming weeks opens up opportunities for  development of a more sustained response to protecting the life of Guyana’s major river systems.   Continue reading

MACKENZIE The Fortunes of Bauxite – 18 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock


The Fortunes of Bauxite

18 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

An image of Upper Demerara seems so near
It looks like yesterday but it’s about 50 years
Like the breath of a whisper or a deep sigh
I can feel the river and the Polaris going by

Read more: Go to Dmitri Allicock’s Blog

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green – by Molly Bergen

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana.

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana. This is a medium-scale operation; many Guyanese work in the artisanal, small-scale gold mining sector, which is built around removing minerals from topsoils. As the gold runs out, the supply accessible from the surface will be the first to disappear, leaving many people in search of new livelihoods. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)      Continue reading

Economy buoyed by record-breaking US$850M gold earnings

Economy buoyed by record-breaking US$850M gold earnings

 Foreign currency earnings from gold exports, despite the low prices, are expected to reach a massive US$850M, making the industry one of the most resilient for the country in recent years.

Gold exports earnings estimated at a record US$850M for the year

According to initial estimates provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources, yesterday, this would mean that taxes and royalties from gold sales would rake in at least US$60M.

Yesterday, gold declarations broke several records, including surpassing the 700,000 ounces mark.
Some 705,000 ounces was recorded as declared yesterday by the Guyana Gold Board, confirmed Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman.    Continue reading

Agriculture, gold…and oil, elevating Guyana’s international image

Agriculture, gold…and oil, elevating Guyana’s international image

By Kiana Wilburg – Kaieteur News – December 25, 2016

The impressive performance of Guyana’s gold and agriculture sectors coupled with the highly anticipated wealth to accrue from the oil industry, have all served to boost the nation’s image on the international stage.

Under new political guidance, these sectors are poised to not only transform Guyana’s growth structure but also guarantee the improvement in the nation’s management capabilities as well as its financial stability.
Here is an in-depth look at these sectors as well as their performance in recent times.      Continue reading

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

GINA logoGuyana 411 – December 23, 2016 – Focus on Natural Resources

Suriname: New Mine Brings Big Changes To Town In Rainforest

Suriname: New Mine Brings Big Changes To Town In Rainforest

Nov 29, 2016 –

LANGA TABIKI, Suriname, Nov 29 2016 — Muddy footpaths wind past empty homes, most Suriname mapcollapsing into ruins. Dozens of stores and bars have closed. The most prominent citizen, the chief of a tribe descended from escaped African slaves, has decamped to the capital.

A gold mine operated by a U.S.-based company opened recently in the rainforest of southern Suriname, bringing hundreds of jobs and badly needed revenue to a government struggling with some of the highest inflation in the world.

But it has also emptied out the nearest community, Langa Tabiki, a small frontier town with an outsized role in the history and culture of this South American nation, one that has depended heavily on wildcat mining.     Continue reading

Guyana: Bauxite Centennial activities in Linden October 23-29, 2016

Subject: Bauxite Centennial activities in Linden October 23-29, 2016

From: Paula Walcott-Quintin, Linden Fund USA Chair, Bauxite Century Secretary

Dear Bauxite Century colleagues:

Please see the information below on behalf of Horace James, Bauxite Century Chairman.

The week of October 23 to 29, 2016 has been designated Bauxite Century Week. The following activities have been planned in Linden. All are invited.

Also, please see some press coverage in chronological order, so far. The links are listed below.       Continue reading

Guyana – The truth means nothing to the politician – By Adam Harris

The truth means nothing to the politician

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Opinion - commentary -analysisI am convinced that politics is about deception. It is about making one group of people look good and at the same time, criticizing the other. But in doing so the politicians give credence to the adage that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

When the coalition government came into office it did so on the back of a lot of promises. It has been able to keep some of these promises, but others have proven difficult. The result of the failure has led to rampant criticisms.
One of the promises was transparency. The government had promised to make available the numerous contracts signed by the previous government. However, the nation has suddenly found that it cannot be made privy to the Marriott contract. That is something that I cannot understand.           Continue reading

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