No plans now to amend Amerindian Act over Isseneru ruling – Nandlall

Government is not considering an amendment to the Amerindian Act at this stage despite calls by some indigenous groups for action to be taken in light of a recent court ruling that upheld a miner’s right to continue with operations on lands within the Isseneru village.

The decision sparked protests by Isseneru villagers as well as indigenous groups and some Amerindian leaders. At this stage, government is not considering amending the Act, Attorney General Anil Nandlall told Stabroek News when approached on Friday. “I believe the parties involved have indicated an intention to appeal and therefore prudence would dictate that  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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