Request for Proposal for the Contracting of Independent Auditor to Conduct Sampling and Data Validation

The GGDMA and Conservation International Foundation Guyana Inc. (CI-Guyana) with support from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is collaborating to execute a project titled “GGDMA Responsible Mining Project”. The project aim is to reduce the use of mercury in mining by encourage the adoption of improved mining practices.

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“The number of persons entering the mining industry is on the rise, we have seen more
new entrants both foreign and local. The industry is continuing to grow as is our
membership.” This observation was made by President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond
Miners Association (GGDMA), Mr. Andron Alphonso, as he opened the 38th annual general
meeting of the GGDMA.
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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) will be holding its 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM), on Wednesday November 9th, 2022 at 3:00pm at the GGDMA Secretariat, 29 North Road, Bourda, Georgetown.

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Government And GGDMA Join Forces To Test Improved Recovery System For Increasing Efficiency And Productivity In The Mining Sector

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) continues to explore technologies to increase mineral recovery while reducing mercury use for local small and medium scale miners. To this effect the GGDMA and the Ministry of Natural Resources have signed an agreement for the acquisition of mineral processing technology that can increase recovery and ultimately reduce the use of mercury. The “Riven Mineral Recovery System “will be pilot tested for the next 12 months in Guyana’s mining sector. This project is part of the GGDMA’s commitment to exploring and finding effective and feasible technology solutions to improve recovery and effectiveness which will ultimately lead to a reduction of the use of mercury in Small and Medium Scale (SMS) mining operations.

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GGDMA Calls Upon Truck Operators And Trucking Services To Stop Overloading Their Trucks

GGDMA calls upon truck operators and trucking services to stop overloading their trucks. Gold and Diamond mining continues to be one of the main economic driver of development in Guyana and safe, reliable and efficient passenger and cargo services are critical to the success of mining operations.

The GGDMA, therefore wishes to call upon the service providers to make a concerted effort to further improve their overall service. We call upon truck operators and trucking services to stop overloading their trucks. This is critical especially in the rainy season.

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GGDMA Calls On All Miners To Adopt Good Occupation Health And Safety Practices

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) extends its deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of the two miners who recently died when a section of the open pit where they were working collapsed.

The manner and frequency of such deaths warrant a closer examination of the practices of our small and medium-scale miners in general. The GGDMA is reiterating its appeal to the general mining community to adhere to and implement good safety practices.

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Safety Practices and Addressing Region 8 Tragedy

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association [GGDMA] is deeply saddened over the death of miner and dredge owner Donald Gouveia aka Danny on Monday June 13, 2022 as he was working in a pit at Micobie Backdam, Region 8. The Association expresses its profound condolences to the family of the late Mr. Gouveia.

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Miners Pleased With Major Tax Incentives For Mining Sector

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) hails Tuesday’s consultations with Vice-President Bharrat Jagdeo as a major success and compliments the government for keeping its campaign promises.
The GGDMA welcomes, in particular, the government’s move to reduce the Final Taxon income from gold produced, declared, and sold. Currently, the tax is 3.5 percent; however, it will be reduced to 2.5 percent.
The abolishment of this tax will benefit the personnel working within the various mining operations throughout the country as larger disposable incomes will allow them to better support their families during this time of rising prices. Managers and owners of mining operations welcome this move as it will create a more level playing field for recruitment and retention of quality personnel.

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GGDMA Meeting 31st May, 2022

Notice – Membership Meeting

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) is hereby inviting all members to a general membership meeting on Tuesday, 31st of May, 2022, at 15:00 hrs [3 pm] at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.

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