Unpaid Guyanese worried after Mining Company hit with top ranking resignations

By Kurt Campbell

Gregory Bobb says he hasn’t been paid his full salary since August 2013. [iNews’ Photo]

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Sacre Coeur Minerals Ltd, a Canadian Mining Company which holds 100% interest in approximately 978 square kilometers of mineral concessions in Guyana, has reportedly been hit with several international and local resignations.

This has caused more worry to erupt between a group of over 100 unpaid Guyanese who were employed by the company.

Last week iNews had reported that the company has fallen short on payment to its Guyanese workforce of approximately 150 persons. Reports are that employees were paid little or in some instances no money over the last year (August 2013 – August 2014) amid much promises, all of which the Company has failed to honour.

The Company in a press release on Wednesday, September 03, said it received resignations from its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and several Directors.

The release also stated that “furthermore, Gregory B. Sparks and Jennifer Todhunter have resigned as Directors of the Company’s Guyanese subsidiary, Sacre-Coeur Guyana Inc.”

The unpaid Guyanese are now left to wonder how they will be paid the accumulated sum of several million dollars.

Speaking to iNews last week, 33 – year – old Gregory Bobb, a former Drill Helper and Mines Foreman, claimed he is owed in excess of $2 million by the company.

The man, who has already solicited legal presentation and is still awaiting a response from the Company, recalled and presented his contract and pay slips to show that since June 2013, the Company began dropping back in payments.

Bobb, through his Attorney, asked the company to make full payments to him within two week, if not he warned that prompt and drastic legal action will be taken against them.

The distressed Bobb recalled too what he said were empty promises by the General Manager, Bjorn Jeune. He claimed that the company was indebted to hundreds more Guyanese employees and service providers which amounts to millions; adding that his $2 million plus was the highest they owed any single person.

He claimed he has been ignored in recent weeks when he tried to make arrangements to be paid after his service was terminated on August 14, 2014.

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