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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, [...]

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, [...]

2505, 2019

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources completes second mining lottery

Today, Friday, May 24, 2019, Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman oversaw the holding of a mining lottery conducted by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) at Port Kaituma, Region 1, and Mining District 5. This is the second lottery for 2019 and follows a similar exercise held in Georgetown in March. The Minister, who was accompanied by Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples' Affairs, Hon. Valerie Garrido-Lowe, and Regional Member of Parliament, Mr. Richard Allen, explained to the scores who had gathered, that this was the fulfillment of a promise made to make more mining lands [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]