New River surveying permit covers 2.2 million acres, exposes border

- Ram warns

With the grant to Muri Brasil Ventures Inc of the right to apply for as many as 18 prospecting licences for rare earth elements and other minerals in a pristine area that covers 2.2 million acres, chartered accountant Christopher Ram is warning that the country’s territorial integrity and national security could be compromised and he is urging President Donald Ramotar to scrap the agreement.

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud, who granted the Permission of Geological and Geophysical Survey (PGGS) to the company, should also be relieved of any ministerial duties, Ram argued yesterday in a post on the controversial award published on his blog, where he pointed to “several and dangerous implications” …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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