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1104, 2019

Press Release – Objectives of Ministry’s “IN-STEP” initiative materialized

The Ministry of Natural Resources’ collaborative Industrial Skills Training Enhancement Programme (INSTEP) with the GUYSUCO Training Centre- Port Mourant (GTCPM) has continued to see it’s aims being materialized. The programme which exposed participants to 10-hour weekly training programmes in the courses of Basic Motor Vehicle Services and Minor Repairs, Basic Welding and Fabrication, Basic Refrigeration and Basic Electrical Installation ran from June 22- September 8, 2018. With the completion of the succession report by the GTCPM, it is with pleasure that the Ministry notes that the programme’s expected outcomes have been achieved as many of the eighty-six graduates who benefitted [...]

404, 2019

Press Release – Manari Bypass Road to officially open April 6th

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure are set to officially open the Manari Bypass in Rupununi Region 9 on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. This comes as the road alignment project has been successfully completed and is deemed ready for official use. Prior to the road project, several accidents and fatalities continued to occur at the Manari Bridge. Consequently, the Government of Guyana gave a commitment to eliminate the dangerous curve approaching this specific area by re-aligning the road, therefore, removing the dangers and preserving human life. The project, costing over $83M was awarded to JR [...]

2503, 2019

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources responds to resurfaced defamatory social media video

The Ministry of Natural Resources notes the resurgence of a social media video which attempts to implicate the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman in a mining land bribe scandal. The Ministry wishes to advise the public that since the video’s initial surfacing in 2017, representatives of the Toroparu Syndicate making these spurious and unfounded claims have visited the Ministry and apologized for the slander and trouble caused after it was pointed out from documents made available that the lands in issue were allocated many months before the Syndicate even came into existence and applied for them. The video [...]

2503, 2019

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources responds to defamatory mining lands allegations

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ministry of Natural Resources responds to defamatory mining lands allegations The Ministry of Natural Resources takes note of reports in circulation to the effect that there is the dispossessing and withholding of mining lands for small miners in favour of Syndicates. The Ministry strives to ensure equal access to mining lands, and in fact, has instituted a deliberate policy of righting the imbalance where small miners did not have sufficient access to lands. A recent demonstration of this was the distribution of mining lands via lottery held just Friday last. This exercise will continue across the individual mining [...]

2203, 2019

Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman meets U.S. Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Ms. Sarah-Ann Lynch

  The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C. Trotman today met with the U.S. Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, H.E. Sarah-Ann Lynch. The Minister and Ambassador discussed a wide range of issues including, Guyana's development as an oil producing and mining nation, and the constitutional and legal challenges facing the nation. Minister Trotman and Ambassador Lynch also took time to celebrate their alma mater, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, from which they both graduated. As a welcoming gift, Hon. Raphael G.C.Trotman presented the new US Ambassador with a copy of his book 'Parliament in the [...]

2203, 2019

World Water Day 2019 Message

Message from Hon. Raphael G.C. Trotman, MP on the observance of World Water Day, 2019 Water is life. 2019's awareness-raising observances of this tremendously important resource are being held under the theme "Leave no one behind". We are reminded to be continually cognizant that while 71% of the earth's surface is water only a little more than 1% of this resource is accessible fresh water. Therefore, its management, use and scarcity are matters for daily concern.  The United Nations estimates that some 2.1 billion people lack access to safe water in their homes. This year's theme brings into sharp focus [...]

2103, 2019

International Day of Forests 2019 Message

International Day of Forests 2019 – Message by Hon. Raphael G. C. Trotman, MP, Minister of Natural Resources On this day, which is annually observed to bring attention to, and raise awareness of the tremendous service our forests gift humanity, I join the millions worldwide in recommitting to the effective management of this our precious and life-giving forest resource. Forests in Guyana cover more than three quarters of our land mass, and through effective management in recent years, we have seen our low deforestation rates drop to new, commendable lows (0.048% in 2017). This is happening even as the production [...]

2003, 2019

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources Tony Shields Memorial Essay Competition 2019 Report

Ministry of Natural Resources Tony Shields Memorial Essay Competition 2019 The Ministry of Natural Resources’ Tony Shields Memorial Essay Competition was launched on January 30th, 2019. This initiative was an effort by the Ministry and the mining community, specifically the Guyana Gold and Diamonds Association (GGDMA) to keep ever-green the stellar contribution of the late Tony Shields to the mining sector and the overall development of Guyana, and to more importantly ensure the discourse on our country’s natural resource sector, its importance and paramountcy to our national patrimony is distinct and cascades across all educational levels. Much enthusiasm was evident [...]

203, 2019

Ministry of Natural Resources successfully hosts South African Delegation

-Declaration of Intent signed, to further discussions with respective governments -South African delegation impressed with Guyana’s mining operations and nature preservation efforts  -Guyana delegation to visit in coming months On the invitation of the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman M.P., which followed engagements by Guyana's High Commissioner to South Africa, Dr. Kenrick Hunte, to undertake a working visit, South African Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Hon. Godfrey Oliphant accompanied by his delegation visited Guyana from February 24th – March 2nd 2019. Deputy Minister Oliphant’s delegation included his Personal Assistant Ms. Kefilwe Chibogo, Head of the Deputy Minister’s [...]

2102, 2019

Minister of Natural Resources assures region 10 youth that government is more about action, as mining course is launched

Minister of Natural Resources assures region 10 youth that government is more about action, as mining course is launched The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman today assured Region 10 youth that the Government of Guyana is more about action and finding ways of serving and building them, and ensuring they are marketable and ready to serve. Minister Trotman made these remarks at the launching of the Guyana Mining School and Training Centre Incorporated's Mineral Prospecting and Map Reading Level 1 course at the Linden Technical Institute. The course is being conducted in collaboration with Technical and Vocational Education [...]