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1208, 2020

Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat interacts with MNR Compliance and GYEITI staff

The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat today visited the Ministry of Natural Resources' (MNR) Annex at 55 Main Street. The visit served to interact with staff and have a sense of the operations of the departments. The Annex houses the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI), and the MNR's Compliance Department (Corps of Wardens). Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie explains the functions of the Compliance Department to Minister Vickram Bharrat. Minister Bharrat receives a token by the Coordinator of the GYEITI Search Results Dr. Rudy R. Jadoopat and Deputy Coordinator Ms. Diane Barker PS McKenzie explains the operations of the department as Minister Bharat and Compliance Director Mr. Derrick Lawrence looks on. Staff interactions Minister Bharrat along with Compliance Director Mr. Derrick Lawrence PS McKenzie explaining the inventory  

1108, 2020

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources conducts visit to MNR Agencies – Touts interagency collaboration between GGMC, GFC, GGB

Minister of Natural Resources conducts visit to MNR Agencies Touts interagency collaboration between GGMC, GFC, GGB Solidifying his intention of having a hands-on approach with the Ministry of Natural Resources and its agencies, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat, on Tuesday 11th August, 2020 toured most of the Ministry’s regulatory agencies. This activity served as a direct effort to interact with management and staff, analyze and understand agency operations and initiate addressing issues of importance. Commencing at the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), Minister Bharrat was able to tour the facility and listen to matters which have been affecting the staff and the GFC for quite some time. Among these were the issues of salary payments, vehicular and system maintenance, and sustainable utilization of concessions. Responding to the concerns, the Minister noted that in receiving this information, he is better able to craft a way forward to allow for [...]

1008, 2020

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources meets U.S. Ambassador to discuss areas of cooperation

Minister of Natural Resources meets U.S. Ambassador to discuss areas of cooperation The United States Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, H.E. Sarah-Ann Lynch on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 paid a courtesy call on Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat at his Duke Street Office. During the meeting, the Minister and Ambassador discussed a range of issues including areas of cooperation and collaboration in the natural resources sector. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Mark W. Cullinane and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources Mr. Joslyn McKenzie. From left: H.E Sarah Ann Lynch, Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat

608, 2020

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat meets with Heads of Agencies in the Natural Resources Sector

Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat meets with Heads of Agencies in the Natural Resources Sector - Receives update on operations and standing of each The recently appointed Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat on Thursday 6th August 2020, met with the Heads of the various agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). In attendance were Permanent Secretary of the MNR, Mr. Joslyn McKenzie, Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Mr. Newell Dennison, Commissioner (Ag) of the Guyana Forestry Commission, Mr. Gavin Agard, and General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Ms. Eondrene Thompson. The meeting, held at the Ministry’s Duke Street Kingston office served to inform the Minister on the operations and current standing of the agencies as the MNR moves forward under his stewardship. The agencies provided a grim report which points to gross mismanagement of the sector under the [...]

608, 2020

The MNR Welcomes Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat!

The Ministry of Natural Resources and its agencies welcomes the recently appointed Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Vickram Bharrat, as he joins the Ministry. The MNR extends best wishes to the Minister on his new role and congratulations on becoming an integral part of our team.

407, 2020

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility – REDD+ Project Reports

Follow the links below to access the Project Reports to make your comments https://nre.gov.gy/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Draft-Readiness-Assessment_R-Package_2-July-2020.pdf https://nre.gov.gy/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Implementation-of-the-R-PP-in-Guyana_Final-Evaluation_3-July-2020.pdf

1305, 2020

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources Wardens Corp leads Monitoring and Enforcement exercise to combat Illegal Mining in Iwokrama Protected Area – operation “FOREST SHIELD” a success

In response to reports of illegal mining operations taking place in the Iwokrama Protected Area, the Ministry’s Corp of Wardens (CoW) Division, led a patrol and enforcement exercise from May 8-10, 2020. The joint compliance monitoring and enforcement patrol included members of the Iwokrama Rangers and the Guyana Police Force. During the patrol, the team encountered evidence of hastily abandoned mining operations in the reserve, as well as operations of an illegal/unauthorized shop close to the Iwokrama buffer zone. The shop operator was warned and instructed to dismantle and remove from the area. Patrols were also conducted in the Burro Burro River in response to reports of illegal hunting and fishing but none was observed. Operation “FOREST SHIELD”, ordered by President David Granger, was deemed a success and the team will continue to support efforts against illegal mining activities. The Corps will also be continuing its monitoring and enforcement activities [...]

105, 2020

The Government of Guyana welcomes news of SilverCorp Metals’ Acquisition of Guyana Goldfields Inc.

The Government of Guyana welcomes news of foreign investment by SilverCorp Metals Inc. through its acquisition of Guyana Goldfields Inc. SilverCorp Metals is a Canadian Mining company with investments in Canada and China. The agreement for the acquisition was signed on Sunday April 26, 2020 and will include a loan of up to US$15 million to Guyana Goldfields Inc. to support continuation of the Aurora Underground Mining Project in Guyana. As one of two large Gold Mining operations, Guyana Goldfields Inc. has contributed significantly, despite its internal and other difficulties, to annual gold declarations, and the Guyanese economy, by extension. Therefore, the Government welcomes this investment that is expected to put the company in a more stable financial position to continue its operations and fulfill its obligations to its shareholders and the Government and people of Guyana. Prior to approval being granted, the Government will be carrying out the necessary [...]