Gold ‘tampering’ uncovered at Bartica; Gold Board employees being investigated

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Gold[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Board of Directors of the Guyana Gold Board has invited the Guyana Police Force to investigate an issue of gold being tampered during the purchasing process. 

According to a statement from the Ministry of Natural Resources, in order to facilitate this investigation, the Ministry has accept the decision of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Gold Board to temporarily close all operations at the Bartica Sub-Office.  

It was noted that the Police Force is currently questioning several persons including the employees of both the Bartica Sub-Office and the Main Office in Georgetown.

Given this development, the Ministry and the Board of Directors have convened a meeting with various stakeholders; including the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association and the licensed gold dealers to ensure that the matter does not disrupt the overall trading of gold; particularly in the region seven location.

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