Guyana joined six fellow Amazonian countries on Friday in Letecia, Colombia to sign a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest. The pact, signed at a time when the Amazon is under threat from fires, aims to coordinate disaster response and satellite monitoring. Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman, who represented President David Granger, signed on behalf of Guyana. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno and Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra were the heads of state who signed. Suriname’s Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo signed the pact on behalf of their respective countries. Minister Trotman, in delivering a message on behalf of President Granger reiterated to the South American leaders that, “our President is the visionary who conceptualized the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) for Guyana – it is our lighted path towards attaining a green and [...]
Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman remarks – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Click the image below to view the remarks of the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board. Follow the link below to view the MoU https://nre.gov.gy/2019/08/30/memorandum-of-understanding-for-the-management-of-the-importation-of-mercury-into-the-cooperative-republic-of-guyana/
Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Please click the image below to view the Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board.
The Ministry of Natural Resources’ third Annual apprenticeship programme 'Youth in Natural Resources III' saw 28 of its Apprentices graduating on August 30th, 2019. The ceremony held at Baridi Benab State House saw in attendance HE President Brigadier David Arthur Granger, Minister of State Hon. Dawn Hastings-Williams, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, and representative of government agencies and extractive industries corporations. Giving the feature address to the graduates was President David Granger who stressed on environmental, protection and preservation. While noting this and acknowledging the significant contributions of the natural resources sector to Guyana’s economy, the President went on to call for the continuous need for the sustainable exploitation of the nation’s patrimony to the benefit of all Guyanese, highlighting that conservation as a viable tool in sustainable development. He went on to note efforts made towards ensuring sustainability and developing a green nation to the benefit of the youth. [...]
Remarks by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the GGMC Awards Ceremony to celebrate Mining Week 2019 – Monday August 26, 2019
Remarks by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the GGMC Awards Ceremony to celebrate Mining Week 2019 Savannah Suite, Pegasus Hotel Monday August 26, 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Mr. Stanley Ming, Commissioner of the GGMC, Mr. Newell Dennison, Directors of the GGMC Board, Representatives of Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, Guyana Women Miners Organization and the National Mining Syndicate and other stakeholders in the sector, staff of the GGMC and the Ministry of Natural Resources, members of the Media, a warm welcome to you. I feel a deep sense of pride and consider it a privilege to be addressing you at this Award Ceremony, which also marks the opening of the Mining Conference that will be held here over the next two days. I believe the theme for Mining week 2019: “Fostering Respectability and Responsibility in Mining Conduct’’ is [...]
Minister Trotman meets with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Elkhan Polukhov
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Elkhan Polukhov on Thursday August 22nd 2019, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman. During the meeting, the Ambassador referenced his meeting with Hon. Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams and the areas of collaboration discussed which included sports development. He also noted his Government’s willingness to share expertise in Oil and Gas with Guyana especially in relation to the protection of Guyana’s oil fields and development of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). Ambassador Polukhov noted that Azerbaijan has the youngest SWF in the world having started in 2015 and can help Guyana understand how to actualize a SWF since his country’s experience is more closely related to Guyana’s at the moment. It was also indicated that cooperation in youth and sport development is also an area of interest and his Government is especially willing to share its [...]
Press Release-Ministry of Natural Resources facilitates historic meeting of the boards, aims at cooperation and collaboration
Press Release Ministry of Natural Resources facilitates historic meeting of the boards, aims at cooperation and collaboration The Ministry of Natural Resources on August 22nd facilitated a joint meeting of the Boards of the Guyana Forestry Commission, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Guyana Gold Board. Present were the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, Chairwoman of the GFC board Ms. Jocelyn Dow, Chairman of the GGMC board Mr. Stanley Ming, Chairman of the GGB Mr. GHK Lall, and Senior representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the respective boards. In opening remarks, Minister Trotman classed the Thursday meeting as historic and made known that it stands as an opportunity for greater collaboration and cooperation between the agencies and sectors. The Minister, who was the facilitator earmarked five areas for discussion; The Forest Restoration Programme (FRP), rehabilitation and maintenance of hinterland roads, use of available technology for [...]
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.
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 [...]
The Ministry of Natural Resources cordially invites all mining and forestry sector stakeholders and the general public to presentations on Information Technology and Water at the Umana Yana on August 23rd!
Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources launches Annual Youth in Natural Resources Apprenticeship Programme
Press Release Ministry of Natural Resources launches Annual Youth in Natural Resources Apprenticeship Programme The Ministry of Natural Resources today, Monday August 5, 2019 launched its third Annual Youth Apprenticeship programme at the Herdmanston Lodge. The event was attended by Hon. Sydney Allicock, First Vice-President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Hon. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, Hon. Valerie Garrido-Lowe, Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Chairpersons and Commissioners of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), as well as senior staff the Ministry of Natural Resources, previous apprentices, stakeholders and partner companies that support the programme. The new cohort of 30 youth participants, received a warm welcome and an overview of the programme including snippets of previous activities, testimonials from previous apprentices and a charge by Hon. Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources. During [...]