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Questions after deadly mine collapse

Source: BBC Caribbean The deaths of at least seven people in a mining accident in Suriname have served to highlight the impact on the industry of record gold prices. The … Continue reading

November 22, 2010

Seven killed in Suriname gold mine collapse

Source: The Daily Telegraph/AP SEVEN men were killed and two others seriously injured when the sand walls of a gold mine collapsed in Suriname last Saturday, police in the former … Continue reading

November 22, 2010

Granman Aboikoni calls for peace in Kraboedoin

Information source: De Ware Tijd Online Paramount Chief to the Saramacca nation in Suriname, Belfon Aboikoni, has called for peace on the gold mine fields of Kraboedoin . In recent … Continue reading

July 31, 2010

Artisanal gold miners in violent clash over territorial rights

On Wednesday February 17th, a violent clash erupted between artisanal gold miners (‘porknockers’) from the Aucan village of Nieuw Koffiekamp and their colleagues from the Saramaccan village of Brownsweg. The … Continue reading

February 20, 2010