Miners happy with court ruling on prospecting permits
The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners’ Association (GGDMA) is pleased with the recent court ruling that compels the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to receive the fees and payments for medium-scale prospecting permits.
The issue was among those discussed at a regular meeting of the GGDMA, the GGMC and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environ-ment last Friday and it was communicated to the association that the GGMC will abide with the ruling, administrative coordinator of the GGDMA, Colin Sparman told Stabroek News. “We’re pleased with the ruling,” he said, while adding that he suspects that it would not be appealed by the GGMC. “I think that the instruction is that the clerk should accept the payments,” he further said, clarifying that the GGMC said that they would abide by the ruling.
Earlier this month, acting Chief Justice Ian Chang made absolute an order quashing the decision by the GGMC to refuse to accept the prescribed fees and rental payments for the permits, after finding that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.