MNRE to meet with Baramita residents

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Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.
Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.

A team from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and related agencies will engage in discussion with the Amerindian community of Baramita in Region One today, June 27 to clarify concerns of mining and development.

The team will be headed by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud and will include representatives from the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, Ministry of Local Government, along with technical officers of the natural resources and environmental sectors to meet with stakeholders to discuss land, environmental, forest and mining concerns.

The meeting resulted from a request from the community in relation to the development of a mining operation and the involvement of a UK-based Russian company.

The meeting is part of the Ministry’s efforts to ensure the development of the mining sector is done in sync with the rights and expectations of indigenous communities.(Ministry of Natural Resources )