2208, 2019

Terms of References (NIP Expert & National Research Assistants)

Click the images below to view the Terms of References for the National Implementation Plan for Guyana under the Stockholm Convention on the Persistent Organic Pollutants' National Research Assistant  and Expert on the Development of National Implementation Plans.    

2108, 2019

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources conducts inspection of East Bank Berbice areas affected by weather

Press Release Minister of Natural Resources conducts inspection of East Bank Berbice areas affected by weather The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman on August 21st, as promised at the community meeting held at Highbury on Friday, August 16, returned to East Bank Berbice to conduct a visit to identified areas affected by rain and flooding. The Wednesday visit, comes after a successful East Bank Berbice outreach where residents raised the issues of drainage affecting farming areas. Though the entire area was unable to be covered due to the inclement weather, the Minister was shown, and witnessed first hand, the state of drainage and other concerns in the area. Minister Trotman undertook to prepare a report to be presented to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority to assist in alleviating the drainage issues. Though issues mostly relate to drainage, the Ministry of Natural Resources [...]

806, 2019

Press Release – Kwakwani Secondary receives 15 new computers

In what was termed a memorable moment by Headteacher Pamela Adrian, the Kwakwani Secondary School on June 7th opened its computer lab outfitted with fifteen new computer systems and air conditioning to the students of the school. The aforementioned are donations from Mr. Rahaman Razac of R. Razac Business and Enterprise, and stand part of his Corporate Social Responsibility to the community. Mr. Razac is currently involved in the logging industry in Kwakwani and as mandated by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), large loggers must contribute in meaningful ways to the areas in which they operate. According to the Headteacher, the donation evidences Mr. Razac’s understanding of making technology an embraceable tool to use in classrooms, and they now allow the students to experience the era of digital explosion and develop their minds. While noting her gratefulness, she also thanked the GFC and the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael [...]

2105, 2019

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources reiterates Cabinet’s direction on Task Force

Task Force established for the reorganizing and restructuring of the Guyana Forestry Commission The Ministry of Natural Resources has taken note of the letters and commentaries regarding the functioning of the task force and wishes to reiterate the Cabinet's direction on this matter. In view of the national objective of moving towards a 'green' economy and the consequent realignment of critical agencies of State, Cabinet has approved a proposal for the restructuring of the Guyana Forestry Commission. Consequently, a Task Force has been established jointly between the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Board of Directors of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to address the reorganising and restructuring of the Forestry Commission. The Task Force will include the technical and administrative talent and personnel of the MNR, the Board, and the Commission who will examine the structure and functioning of the GFC to make recommendations to the Minister of [...]

2005, 2019

Press Release – Mining Lotteries to be held in Port Kaituma and Bartica

The Ministry of Natural Resources is continuing to ensure the fair distribution of mining lands by hosting two additional mining lotteries of Medium Scale blocks. These are set to be held at Port Kaituma on May 24, 2019, and at Bartica on June 14, 2019, and will be the second and third lotteries held thus far in fulfilment of Minister, Hon. Raphael Trotman's promise to small miners. The first lottery exercise was held in Georgetown and had seen over 200 persons benefitting. The advancement of these lotteries has been facilitated by the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman to allow small miners within the districts who have applied for mining lands to now have a chance to access available mining properties. The Minister has specifically indicated for the lotteries to be district specific and is pleased to have been able to keep his commitment to the persons of the [...]

2005, 2019

Press Release – Minister Trotman discusses Guyana Gold Board (Amendment) Bill 2019 with GGB, gold dealers and natural resources sector stakeholders

The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman today met with the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) along with gold dealers and mining organizations to discuss the amendments to the Guyana Gold Board Act. During the meeting, the Minister made a presentation of the Guyana Gold Board (Amendment) Bill 2019 which seeks to amend the Guyana Gold Board Act, Cap. 66:01 and certain provisions of the Tax Act, Cap 80:01 in an effort to strengthen the regulating regime of the gold trade. This would, as a result, allow the successful execution of the provisions of the Act and therefore improve transparency, accountability and the efficiency of the GGB in carrying out its business in relation to the purchase and sale of gold. After making his presentation, the Minister opened the floor to the gold dealers, stakeholders, and the GGB to have discussions on the bill for them to raise concerns and [...]