Mines commission did not advise against Muri survey –Natural Resources Ministry

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment says that there was never any advice from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) against issuing the controversial New River Triangle surveying permit to Muri Brasil Ventures Inc.

“There was no such advice from the Board and Management of GGMC. The negotiation was prepared by the GGMC. The PGGS was published in the Official Gazette inviting objections. None was received from any individual and/or organizations,” the Ministry said in an ad published in today’s edition of Stabroek News. The ad sought to defend Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud following a report in this newspaper that he had been strongly advised against issuing the controversial New River Triangle surveying permit to Muri Brasil Ventures Inc. over security concerns.

An observer close to the ministry had told Stabroek News that Persaud ignored the advice that was given by a statutory agency and went ahead with the granting of the Permission for Geological and Geographical Survey (PGGS), which includes a clause that virtually guarantees the company …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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