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2904, 2019

Media Statement – Guyana’s first EITI Report to be presented to Cabinet

Minister of Natural Resources Hon Raphael Trotman today received Guyana’s Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) First Report. The Ministry of Natural Resources is the lead agency with responsibility for the implementation of Guyana’s EITI. Preparation of the report was initiated by the Ministry through the GYEITI as it seeks to bring transparency to the country’s extractive industries. The Report will be presented to Cabinet this week. Guyana’s obligations under EITI mandated that the country’s first report be presented by April 25, 2019. “For a country like Guyana where the bedrock of our economy is the extractive industries, this is very [...]

2604, 2019

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources addresses issues of Calcutta residents

As the Government of Guyana continues its outreach efforts, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman yesterday visited the village of Calcutta, Region 5, to address the pressing issues of its residents. During the visit, upon the request of the residents, Minister Trotman conducted a walk-through inspection of the Calcutta Dam road and identified the area for a proposed bridge to be constructed across the Belamy Canal. With the northern side lands currently being inaccessible, the bridge is expected to facilitate crossing by residents and better their daily business operations. The Minister has since indicated to the residents his [...]

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 [...]