Miners win key case against GGMC

-court rules that refusal to renew medium-scale
permits on proposed titled lands unlawful

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission’s refusal to renew medium-scale prospecting permits, for properties for which Amerindian communities are seeking land titles, has been found to be unlawful.

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang last Friday made absolute an order quashing the decision by the GGMC to refuse to accept the appropriate prescribed fees and rental payments for the permits, after finding that its refusal, on the basis of instructions from Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and applications by Amerindian communities for land titles,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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