GGDMA calls for technical assistance for miners

first_imgThe Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) is urging Government to implement measures to ensure that small and medium-scale miners can grow and expand the sector. This call was relayed on Thursday when the body announced that medium and large-scale gold miners will be able to achieve gold production of over 1,000,000 ounces annually from 2020 if Government provides the requested assistance.“We believe that small and medium-scale miners will continue to improve especially as the large companies set the pace in exploration, excavation, processing and environmental management. As we affirm this partnership we call on the Government to provide increased technical assistance, education and training, and financial inputs to move the small and medium-scale gold miners forward at a faster pace,” the association disclosed.GGDMA noted that it continues to encourage both local and foreign investment in the gold and diamond mining sector of Guyana. It congratulated all those “who mobilised investment dollars into mining in Guyana as they are convinced that the investment climate though not perfect is acceptable”.“We call on small, medium and large-scale mining operators to be faithful to the terms of their agreements. GGDMA thanks Troy Resources and Guyana Goldfields/Aurora Gold Mines for their sterling efforts and we declare our continued support as they proceed with expansion plans,” it said.The GGDMA said too that it will continue to advocate for the fair and equitable treatment of all investors in the mining industry, whether foreign or local; small medium or large. It encouraged companies to continue adhering to occupational health and safety regulations, noting that Troy and Guyana Gold Fields Inc/Aurora Gold Mines on their level of gold production which was recorded at a recovery rate above 90 per cent.“Even though the small and medium-scale miners produced more gold in aggregate than these two large mining companies, it was at a mere 30-40 per cent recovery rate,” GGDMA added.On Thursday, gold was trading at US$1256.90 per ounce of raw gold. Finance Minister Winston Jordan in January said that Guyana recorded some 653,754 ounces of gold in 2017, which indicated that gold declarations fell short of the projected of 720,000 ounces.The Guyana Gold Board blamed poor roads and inclement weather for the fall in gold declaration.last_img read more

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KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER IS THE BEST THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC!

first_imgNot content with recent accolades such as ‘’best value in Letterkenny’’, Mairtin and the team at Kelly’s Mountaintop Complex reminded us of the extraordinary efforts they go to, in order to keep their menus current, interesting and above all best value. The all new American Roadside Diner has been reinvigorated to incorporate an American theme throughout, from the spacious layout of its seating area through to the all-important menu, which now features selections such as the New Yorker Burger (go on, try finish it) and Louisana Chicken.Our ultra-important regular clientele need not be disappointed however, all of our old favourite classic dishes remain, as does the ‘’couldn’t cook it for it’’ price promise! Pressed on the newest additions, Diner Manager Leah McNulty said, ‘’We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our offering, and we know too well that to stay ahead of the pack we need to be as diverse as possible, so our customers stay both engaged and satisfied, not forgetting the need to remain competitive’’.Opening the colourful menu will appeal to almost any palette, considering the now famous Saturday steak deals, Sunday lunches and unbeatable breakfasts remain ever present, but more impressive is the vast selection of choices to choose from, and yet every meal is cooked to order, fresh from the kitchen.‘’Don’t forget we still allow 30% on sterling and sitting only 20 mins from the borders of Derry and Tyrone, we can guarantee better value than our Northern counterparts’’, McNulty added.The complex still houses an in-store bakery, butchery dept., off-licence and in keeping with today’s health conscious society, the fresh and healthy foods dept. has also been expanded. There’s a DVD kiosk for the film buff, a laundrette for the busy professional and home heating oil available on a cash & carry basis, it really is Letterkennys original ‘’1-stop-shop’’.They’ve even purchased a new catering trailer which will soon be popping up around the county when festival season gets underway, plus it’s available for hire at private events & functions.But don’t take our word for it, get yourselves down to the first American Roadside Diner in the North West and see for yourself.I recommend the New Yorker! 🙂 KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER IS THE BEST THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC! was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:American Roadside DinerBusinessFeaturesKellysnewslast_img read more

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Chris Woakes not in favour of Jofra Archer selection in England World Cup squad

first_imgChris Woakes believes it would be unfair for England selectors to ask any player to make way for the uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in the World Cup squad.Barbados-born Archer, who shone for Sussex last season and in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 league for Hobart Hurricanes, is eligible for national selection under new England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) residency rules.Archer’s ability to bowl at over 90 miles per hour and his lower-order power-hitting skills have earned him a number of high-profile admirers including England regulars Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.Some are concerned about who would be left out if he were to join the England squad, however.”If he was to come in and someone was to miss out, it would be extremely unfortunate,” all-rounder Woakes told BBC Sport.”I wouldn’t want to see any of my mates and team-mates miss out. We’ve been a tight-knit group for the last two to three years, played some really strong cricket, won a lot of series.”Apart from a personal level, I wouldn’t want to see any of my mates and team-mates miss out. But it’s the nature of international cricket that there is always someone knocking on the door.”England will name a provisional 15-man squad for the World Cup on Wednesday, alongside an expanded group of 17 for limited-overs series against Ireland and Pakistan next month.Even if Archer is not included in the initial squad, England can make changes to it until May 23, seven days before their tournament opener against South Africa at The Oval.advertisementAsked if there would be added pressure on Archer if called up, Woakes said: “He might thrive off it or it might have the opposite effect.”But from what everyone is hearing he might be part of the Ireland and Pakistan matches so there will be pressure on everyone to perform.”Everyone will be looking over their shoulder and that’s a good place to be as a team because it constantly makes you want to improve and make sure you are a part of that 15.”Also Watch:last_img read more

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