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602, 2019

Ministry of Natural Resources signs Memoranda of Understanding with National Toshaos Council and World Wildlife Fund

PRESS RELEASE Ministry of Natural Resources signs Memoranda of Understanding with National Toshaos Council and World Wildlife Fund The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is pleased to have conducted the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) today between the Ministry and the National Toshaos Council (NTC), and the Ministry and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The Ministry believes that these documents further strengthens the relationship between itself and the parties and will continue to strengthen the management and development of Guyana’s natural resources sector. Present at the signing event were, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, National [...]

1601, 2019

Press Release – The Ministry of Natural Resources extends condolences on the passing of Allison Butters-Grant

The Ministry of Natural Resources extends deepest condolences to the family of the late Allison Butters-Grant, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Global Seafoods Distributors, who passed after her long and heroic battle with cancer. Ms. Butters-Grant has been rightly recognized as a trailblazer and true patriot. Among her numerous contributions to the country, she has played a great role in the natural resources sector as a miner in her own right, and functioned as an alternate for Industry on the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG). In that role, Ms. Butters-Grant brought a refreshing and [...]

2411, 2018

Guyana Delegation makes strong case for greenheart import restrictions lift in the UK

-UK Environment Agency impressed with presentation by delegation The Guyana delegation in the United Kingdom (UK) has made Guyana’s case for the lifting of the greenheart import ban which was placed by UK Environment Agency (EA) in 2015. The delegation which included Guyana Forestry Commission’s Chairman of the Board, Joslyn Dow, EU-FLEGT Secretariat Head, Kenny David, GFC Deputy Commissioner, Andrew Mendez, of McVantahe Inc. among others, made a combined presentation to Andy Powell of the UK EA and Clare Marsden of Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The presentation focused on the many accomplishments of Guyana when it [...]

2411, 2018

Historic EU-FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement Initialled

The European Union Forest Law, Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU-FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was initialled at a special ceremony at Berlaymont Hall in Brussels, Belgium on November 23rd, 2018, and followed by a reception for participants and special invitees. The initialling was done by Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman on behalf of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, and Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Deputy Director-General Marjeta Jager on behalf of the European Union before a packed hall of special invitees. This agreement is held as historic and now sets an example for the [...]

2411, 2018

Guyana elected as vice-president of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Conference on Mercury 3 (COPs3)

In recognition of the strides that Guyana has made in implementing the Minimata Convention, Guyana has been nominated to serve on the Bureau of the Conference of Parties to the Minamata Conference on Mercury 3 (COP 3), with Ministry of Natural Resources Project Officer Marisica Charles, being elected as one of the two vice-presidents from the Group of Latin America and Caribbean countries (GRULAC). This occurred at the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Conference on Mercury 2 (COP2). Charles now joins vice-president Maris Del Mar Solano from Costa Rica as the GRULAC’s representatives and two members each of [...]