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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Public Works Ministry intervenes in KwakwaniItuni protest

Road users continued their protest today in relation to the state of the roads in the Ituni and Linden mines area. The protesters blocked access...

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...

Mining industry has to do more to regulate itself – Minister Trotman

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) will review its management and organisational structure to deal with the many challenges it faces,  Minister of...

Mining activity plummets in wake of falling gold prices; over 100 excavators repossessed

By Kurt Campbell  – President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) Patrick Harding says despite breaking the record on gold production in...

Japan pledges support to Guyana for phasing out use of mercury

- Guyana has once again demonstrated its commitment internationally to control mercury emissions by signing on to the Minamata Convention on Mercury at...

$4B allocated for Hinterland Development – Agri. Station to be constructed on 4,000...

The Government has announced that it will be investing over $4 billion this year in support of the Plan of Action for Hinterland Development. According...

Punter crushed to death as pit caves in at Arakaka

A woman was killed on Tuesday after a mining pit caved in on her while punting for gold at Arakaka Backdam, North West District....

Phasing out of Mercury will not have severe impact on small miners – Persaud

– Natural Resources and Environment Minister Robert Persaud is reassuring small miners that the phasing out and eventual elimination of mercury in the...

Surinamese investor seeks to cash in on Guyana’s mining boom

A Surinamese is the latest foreign investor to pursue opportunities in Guyana's expanding mining sector. Already a number of Canadian, US, Brazilian, Indian and...

GGMC to undertake 12 mineral mapping projects in 2017

The Geological Service Division of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) will be undertaking 12 projects across the country aimed at mapping Guyana’s...

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Opposition finds Alves, La Bennet as “unfavourable” candidates for GECOM Chair

The Opposition did not find favour with Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennet as nominees for the post of chairperson of the...

Stansted ‘disruptive passenger’: Woman faces £85,000 bill

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Antigua Government not willing to pay price Barbados wants for its LIAT shares

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has disclosed that the US$44 million price Barbados was asking for its LIAT shares was too steep, insisting that while...

Mechanic remanded for possession of high-powered weapon

A 32-year-old motorcycle mechanic was today remanded to prison for the illegal possession of a high-powered weapon. Devon Atkinson, known as “Wild Buck”, of Kitty,...

21-Y-O charged for robbing, shooting Kristian Jeffery

A 21-year-old resident of Alberttown, Georgetown was today charged for the shooting and robbing of motor racer, Kristian Jeffery who was attacked by a...

Top Cop signals intention to replace SOCU Head

Police Commissioner Leslie James has signaled the administration’s intention to replace Sydney James as the Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). “Later on,...

Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison

(BBC) A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty...

Tennessee Police Warn Of ‘Meth Gators’ Because Of Drugs Flushed Down The Toilet

(CNN) A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth...

Coach says fitness a priority as Guyana U-19 training camp commences

By Brandon Corlette With the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-19 tournament looming, the Guyana U-19 team began their training camp on Monday last with...

95 persons die from snakebite in five years

An estimated 95 persons have died over a five year period as a result of being bitten by venomous snakes, the Ministry of Public...