The Emergency Budget – A shot of Adrenaline for Guyana’s Economy!

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) welcomes the relief measures announced by the government on Monday in its emergency budget.

Specifically, among the measures which will lend to the development and sustaining of the mining sector are: tax concessions for recapitalization, reversal of Value Added Tax (VAT) on
heavy duty equipment/machines, the abrogation of certain unnecessarily burdensome requirements related to the licensing of equipment and the transportation of fuel as well as
hinterland infrastructural development.
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GGDMA COVID-19 Advisory for small and medium scale miners.

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) is releasing the attached document which is a COVID 19 Advisory for small and medium scale miners nationwide. This document is by no means compulsory, but serves as guidelines for small and medium scale miners to follow during this COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Illegal border crossings and poor border control main cause for the spike in Covid-19 cases in specific mining areas.

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) is alarmed by the recent upsurge in the number of cases of Coronavirus in certain mining areas. The GGDMA has recognised that most of the cases can be traced and are connected to illegal cross border activity at mining landings and areas where miners dwell. These cases have been linked and traced to itinerant workers who are not directly involved or associated with mining or specific operations. Read more

GGDMA Donates over G$10M to date to the vulnerable groups.

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA), within the last two months, has provided over $10 Million dollars’ worth of donations and other relief efforts to various communities and organizations. The GGDMA relief effort began on March 31, 2020 with the establishment of a GGDMA COVID 19 Relief Account at Demerara Bank Ltd. Read more

Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association supports the call for better control measures in Region 9

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) supports the position that mining, an essential industry, must continue to function. At this time, when Guyana needs all the economic help it can get, mining provides valuable jobs and as such has been recognised as an essential service. Read more

Additional Covid -19 Measures

Dear Members and Friends of the GGDMA,

Please see attachment for New Notice that lists Mining and Support Services as essential. Read more

GGDMA COVID 19 Relief – Request for Donation

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association [GGDMA] has set up a COVID 19 Relief Fund to assist the poor and vulnerable in our society as the COVID 19 pandemic hits our beloved country and its people. Read more

Local Business Community Calls for Credible Electoral Process

March 28, 2020 – The following statement is released on behalf of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Guyana Gold & Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA): Read more