Troy Resources considering exploring other projects

first_imgNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said Government will give its support to Australian mining company, Troy Resources, if it chooses to pursue other areas of production. The company has been exploring gold in Guyana through its “Karouni Project” since 2014.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanChief Executive Officer (CEO) of Troy Resources, Ken Nilsson, said on Monday that the gold mining company could go into other areas of production by the end of the year. He made the disclosure during a visit by Minister Trotman and his team, to his Karouni, Region Seven mines, the Department of Public Information stated.“We are continually looking to see if there are any other projects in Guyana that we could actually get involved in,” he told the Minister and his team. However, he stressed that this can only happen at the end of the year when the company is in a better position to “free up more money.”At the moment, Nilsson said the company has been investing heavily on the training on locals, which he stressed will be good for them if the company has to move on.Troy Resources CEO Ken Nilsson“They are not working for Troy Resources, they are working for themselves. Because job satisfaction and security all depends on your input,” Nilsson said about the local employees of the company. The Guyanese workforce at the company amounts to about 90 per cent.Minister Trotman said the company has been doing an exemplary job over the period it has been in Guyana. He said there was no reason why the Government would not support the efforts.“… there is an intention to remain in Guyana to provide jobs, we know that 90 per cent of the workforce here is Guyanese, so we are happy about that. It is about giving back, about adding value, about ensuring Guyanese have work,” the Minister told DPI continuing that the Government is “prepared to sit and work with them to look for new areas for mining.”Minister Trotman said Government is “quite pleased with the company’s work ethic, noting that there are frequent engagements between the two.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Gardens grow activities WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will host a Christmas in October Boutique, as well as a Spook-Tacular Bingo Bonanza and Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 8101 S. Painter Ave. in Whittier. For information and reservations call (562) 698-0596 or visit www.emeritus.com ICGC celebrates AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Gardens grow activities WHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will host a Christmas in October Boutique, as well as a Spook-Tacular Bingo Bonanza and Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 8101 S. Painter Ave. in Whittier. For information and reservations call (562) 698-0596 or visit www.emeritus.com ICGC celebrates 50 years of service The Intercommunity Child Guidance Center (ICGC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 3. Local leaders will be presented with the Children’s Champion Award, which recognizes dedicated service to improving the quality of life for children and families. The honorees include Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Director of Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College Judith Wagner. Members of chambers of commerce may purchase tickets to the event. A table for 10 at the gala and an ad in the souvenir program book cost $1,500. All proceeds raised at the gala benefit the founding of the “Early Attachments … That Last a Lifetime” Infant-Toddler Center. The center is a program of early intervention to protect the health of infants while working with families to strengthen parenting skills. For information contact Veronica Medina at (562) 692-0383, Ext. 269. `Living History’ on region’s past WHITTIER – The California Department of Parks and Recreation invites the community to Pio Pico State Historic Park for its annual “Living History” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at 6003 Pioneer Blvd. in Whittier, and features life as it was in the 1880s at El Ranchito, the home of Don Pio de Jesus Pico IV. Costumed docents and park staff will lead activities including brick making, guided tours of the historic adobe, horno bread baking and children’s games. No food will be available to purchase at the event, but visitors may bring a picnic lunch. Admission and parking is free. For information call (562) 695-1217, Ext. 102. Free concert offered at WHS WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo Symphony will stage a free concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St. in Whittier. The concert, titled “Everyone’s Favorites,” will feature the work of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Respighi and Bach-Stokowski For information call (562) 698-8626. Norwalk seniors to tour Reagan Library The Norwalk Senior Center will offer a tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday. Tickets cost $32 per person, which includes transportation from the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex and a guided tour of the library. The tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return at about 4 p.m. Adults 50 and older are invited to participate. The Norwalk Senior Center plans many tours and trips each year. For a complete list of upcoming tours or for information on the tour of the Reagan Library, call (562) 929-5580. Muses will grace La Mirada Library LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Library will host “The Muses,” a Celtic music group, from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 13800 La Mirada Blvd. The Muses will perform an Irish set of music including traditional songs from Ireland’s ancient history to the dance hall era. For information contact Gina Bell at (562) 943-0277. – From staff reports ——— AROUND WHITTIER160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a Halloween dance immediately following from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include costume contests. Tickets cost $5 per person for dinner and dancing, or $3 for dancing only. The dinner and dance will be held at 10130 S. Gunn Ave. in Whittier. For information or to purchase tickets call (562) 698-7645. WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a Halloween dance immediately following from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include costume contests. Tickets cost $5 per person for dinner and dancing, or $3 for dancing only. The dinner and dance will be held at 10130 S. Gunn Ave. in Whittier. For information or to purchase tickets call (562) 698-7645. 50 years of service The Intercommunity Child Guidance Center (ICGC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 3. Local leaders will be presented with the Children’s Champion Award, which recognizes dedicated service to improving the quality of life for children and families. The honorees include Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Director of Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College Judith Wagner. Members of chambers of commerce may purchase tickets to the event. A table for 10 at the gala and an ad in the souvenir program book cost $1,500. All proceeds raised at the gala benefit the founding of the “Early Attachments … That Last a Lifetime” Infant-Toddler Center. The center is a program of early intervention to protect the health of infants while working with families to strengthen parenting skills. For information contact Veronica Medina at (562) 692-0383, Ext. 269. `Living History’ on region’s past WHITTIER – The California Department of Parks and Recreation invites the community to Pio Pico State Historic Park for its annual “Living History” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at 6003 Pioneer Blvd. in Whittier, and features life as it was in the 1880s at El Ranchito, the home of Don Pio de Jesus Pico IV. Costumed docents and park staff will lead activities including brick making, guided tours of the historic adobe, horno bread baking and children’s games. No food will be available to purchase at the event, but visitors may bring a picnic lunch. Admission and parking is free. For information call (562) 695-1217, Ext. 102. Free concert offered at WHS WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo Symphony will stage a free concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St. in Whittier. The concert, titled “Everyone’s Favorites,” will feature the work of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Respighi and Bach-Stokowski For information call (562) 698-8626. Norwalk seniors to tour Reagan Library The Norwalk Senior Center will offer a tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday. Tickets cost $32 per person, which includes transportation from the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex and a guided tour of the library. The tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return at about 4 p.m. Adults 50 and older are invited to participate. The Norwalk Senior Center plans many tours and trips each year. For a complete list of upcoming tours or for information on the tour of the Reagan Library, call (562) 929-5580. Muses will grace La Mirada Library LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Library will host “The Muses,” a Celtic music group, from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 13800 La Mirada Blvd. The Muses will perform an Irish set of music including traditional songs from Ireland’s ancient history to the dance hall era. For information contact Gina Bell at (562) 943-0277. – From staff reports ——— AROUND WHITTIER160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img