Edward Shields, mining stalwart, dies

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The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association is mourning the loss of Edward Shields, its former executive secretary and founder member who passed away in the USA after a period of illness on August 1, 2018.

Shields, a former Vietnam veteran, joined the mining association in 1984 and served it faithfully until his passing. He was 72 years old.

“The GGDMA mourns the loss of this mining stalwart.

“His guidance and tenacity will be missed. He was a friend of the miners and a champion for miners’ rights in Guyana,” the GGDMA stated.

Shields will be cremated in the USA and a memorial service and wake will be held in Guyana at a date to be announced later

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