TASSERENE – CONFLICT OF INTEREST ARISING FROM MINISTER BROOMES’ MINING ON AMERINDIAN PROPOSED TITLE LAND

In an attempt to engage the Honourable Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman, to resolve the issue arising from the possession of mining blocks by another Minister on proposed Amerindian land, the following letter was issued by GEPAN.   Hon. Minister Raphael Trotman Ministry of Natural Resources Upper Brickdam Georgetown   Dear Minister Trotman, […]

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Suriname coast guards arrest Orealla fishermen

  GEPAN got word from Orealla that a group of fishermen from the village was arrested by the Suriname coast guard patrolling the Corentyne River. The report we received indicates that the men were conducting regular traditional fishing when the coast guard arrested them and took them across to Suriname. There they were detained and […]

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21 Amerindian Title Applications Pending

GEPAN has observed that the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) (LCDS GRIF funded project) was interrupted in June, 2015 leaving at least 21 completed land titling investigations hanging. Seven months after the halting of the project, Amerindians are still awaiting for a decision to be made on their land title applications. Some communities face tremendous challenges […]

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Minister Broomes’ Mining in Tasserene

Letter to the UN Resident Representative Requesting her Intervention in having Junior Minister Broomes’ Mining Properties Relocated out of the Tasserene Proposed Title Area   January 13th, 2016 Ms. Khadija Musa Resident Representative United Nations Development Programme Brickdam, Stabroek Georgetown   Dear Ms. Musa,   TASSERENE LAND TITLING PROCESS – CONFLICT OF INTEREST   The […]

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