Month after report made, child still working in mining pit

Almost one month after it was reported that a boy who appeared to be no older than eight was working in a Puruni Backdam mining pit, the child remains in the area, does not attend school and runs “every time he hears a vehicle”, according to President of the Guyana Women’s Miners Organi-sation (GWMO) Simona Broomes.

On November 4, this newspaper reported that Broomes had seen the child working in a mining pit among adults and using profanities.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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