Miner alleges Mahdia Magistrate’s Court being built on his mining claim

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Royston Stuart of Anns Grove Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara is calling on the authorities to cease all construction works forthwith of the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court in Region 8, which he claimed is being built on his land.

Mr Stuart also wants all structures constructed to be demolished and removed within seven days; if this is not done, the miner said he will approach the High Court seeking legal redress including damages for trespass.

In a letter sent by his lawyer Anil Nandlall to the Registrar of the High Court and copied to Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George-Wilshire, Ministers of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and Simona Broomes, the miner attached his license for the tract of land in Mining District No. 2 dated September 2, 2016.

Mr Stuart claimed that he lodged a complaint with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) since 2017 and the Mines Officer instructed that construction of the court cease but this has been ignored.

“We are further instructed that our Client also lodged a complaint in writing on the 17th January 2019, with Ministers Raphael Trotman and Simona Broomes. However, it appears that these complaints were made in vain because the unlawful construction continues unabated,” the lawyer’s letter said.

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