Today, Toshao Mario Hastings of Kako Village, Upper Mazaruni faces yet another day in court.

Today, Toshao Mario Hastings of Kako Village, Upper Mazaruni faces yet another day in court. This is the continuation of the injunction brought against his community by miner, Belina Charlie. In yet another case to be heard at a later date, the Toshao, his Deputy and the Village Council have also been brought before the court with yet another miner seeking free passage to his mining concession located on the community’s traditional lands.

As the APA had anticipated, the first case of this nature has opened the doors for other miners to follow and yet we continue to hear that all is well with the Amerindian Act. How many more Kako’s and Isseneru’s do we have to see in court before the government recognises that our peoples lives are being put in danger?