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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New unit to be set up with wardens to police Guyana’s extractive sector

Some 30 persons are to initially make up the corps of wardens to police the extractive sector.  Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said the...

Mercury free project to advance sustainable mining practices

Conservation International Guyana, is leading a civil society gold mining initiative to shift towards mercury free practices by 2025. The project was launched on...

US company buys 320 acres local land for gold exploration

United States mining company Ensurge has completed the purchase of a 320 acre island property near the mouth of the Cuyuni River, in Region...

Miners urged to take precaution during rainy season

Acting Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Newell Dennison is urging miners to be extremely cautious during the rainy season. Dennison told...

700,000 ounces of gold targeted for 2017

690,000 ounces of gold declared this year Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said, yesterday, that his ministry will be aiming for 700,000 ounces...

Broomes to miners: Gov’t is worthy of your contribution

...says $2B earmarked to map entire country for 40 known minerals Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes has described Budget 2017, during...

Stop the pressure, “betrayal” of miners – Jagdeo urges Govt

Following Government’s decision to first remove a range of concessions afforded to the mining industry and increase taxation and regulations, and its more recent...

Gold miners reject ‘idiotic proposal’ by Govt to accept below-market prices

In addition to removing a range of concessions afforded to the mining industry and increased taxation and regulation that will certainly kill the already...

DUBBED ‘THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL’: GGDMA, Govt clash over planned removal of mining concessions

Government and the representative mining association of Guyana are at loggerheads over purported plans to rescind widespread concessions granted to the industry. The concerns were...

Cabinet approves proposed reforms for Gold Board

Cabinet gave its approval for proposals to reform the Guyana Gold Board, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon announced yesterday. The proposals were presented by...

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Food & Drug warns against misleading Vinegar labels

The Government analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is informing consumers of the difference between purchasing Diluted Acetic Acid instead of the natural product...

T&T to close schools, offices ahead of storm

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago is closing public schools and government offices as heavy thunderstorms approach the region. The...

‘We’re being sidelined’, says WPA on removal of Dr Roopnaraine from Education Ministry

By Ramona Luthi Top leaders of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) –one of the smaller parties which make up the Coalition Administration- is of the...

Several CAL flights cancelled over storm warning

(Trinidad Express) Caribbean Airlines (CAL) have cancelled a number of flights on Monday due to several Caribbean countries being placed under a tropical storm...

Labourer killed in suspected hit-and-run at Marudi Public Road

The lifeless body of a 27-year-old man was discovered lying in the middle of the Marudi Public Road on the Soesdyke/Linden highway earlier today...

EU says committed to ensuring ‘full and swift implementation’ of Paris Agreement

The EU and all its Member States will not only implement the Paris Agreement, but are building strong global alliances to make sure ...

Greenidge calls on Caribbean region to treat Cotonou Agreement with “urgency”

Guyana’s  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, has said that the Caribbean region needs to recognise the financial security the Cotonou Agreement affords the...

Baby born on plane gets free flights for life

(CNN) An Indian airline just gave a newborn child a birthday gift his parents will find it hard to top. Jet Airways said it will...

IPL and PSL owners snap up South Africa franchises

Two South African businessmen, two IPL franchises, two PSL franchises, and representatives from Hong Kong and Dubai were unveiled as the owners of the...

The Holy Month of Ramadan fosters appreciation of differences -President Granger tells gathering at...

President David Granger said that the Holy Month of Ramadan helps Guyanese to recognise that harmonious relations have been built across religions and cultures,...