Brazilian fined $7m for mining in Kaieteur National Park

A mining operation which was in April 2016 caught operating in the Kaieteur National Park area will pay a fine of $7 million to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), a release from the Ministry of Natural Resources said today.

Ceso Alves De Alcantara, a national of Brazil, was fined after a raid by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the GGMC in the Kaieteur National Park Buffer area discovered equipment in the form of a dredge No. 9827 and a Doosan excavator engine No.

DHKCEFALTB, which belonged to him, operating there.

The equipment was held and charges were prepared against Alcantara. In discussions on August 4 and 5, 2016 Alcantara said that he regretted the situation, that he was almost ruined and has become ill with worry since the situation unfolded.

Alcantara’s equipment is to be removed from the buffer area to Grass Falls with the understanding that there should be no future issue arising from his operation working near prohibited areas or without permission.

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