Brazilian miners complain about permits: Scores of Brazilian miners yesterday congregated at a business establishment at the corner of Robb and Cummings streets concerned over the difficulties they are encountering with regard to acquiring work permits. Many of the Brazilians said that they have been working in Guyana for some time now and they are having a hard time over their papers. Alcino Gama Ribeiro speaking to Stabroek News said that he has been working in Guyana for the past eight years. He said that he submitted his documentation one year ago and his application for a work permit was never approved, and now he has to make a new application. He said that after they pay for their work permit and travel to the interior, the Police are not accepting anything short of a work permit despite the explanations given. Ribeiro, who has a child in Guyana, said that he is worried about maintaining his family given the present difficulties being encountered with the acquisition of work permits.