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1611, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: Minister of Natural Resources answers questions from Parliamentary Opposition

Minister of Natural Hon. Raphael Trotman has responded to questions posed by opposition Members of Parliament Gail Teixeira and Irfaan Ali. Opposition Chief Whip Mrs. Teixeira has questioned the beneficial ownership or interest, whether direct or indirect, by Ministers of the Government, in any mining or forestry license. In response, Minister Trotman has provided the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs with a copy of a letter from the Guyana Forestry Commission; the agency responsible for issuing forestry licenses, which states that the GFC, “has not issued any forestry license to any Minister.” Meanwhile, a letter from the Guyana [...]

1511, 2018

Press Release – Historic EU-FLEGT Voluntary partnership agreement to be initialed in Brussels, Belgium

Historic EU-FLEGT Voluntary partnership agreement to be initialed in Brussels, Belgium After about six years of extensive engagements with local and international stakeholders on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), Guyana and the European Union are set to initial the agreement in Brussels, Belgium. A multi-stakeholder team which will be led by Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C. Trotman will head to Brussels for the occasion scheduled for November 23rd, 2018, to engage EU officials and initial the VPA. Guyana’s formal commencement in this EU-FLEGT VPA process began in December 2012. Since then, [...]

1511, 2018

Press Release – Guyana delegation to travel to UK to negotiate the lifting of Greenheart import ban

Guyana delegation to travel to UK to push for lifting of Greenheart import ban A Ministry of Natural Resources high-level delegation led by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman and including Guyana Forestry Commission’s Chairman of the Board, Joslyn Dow, EU-FLEGT Secretariat Head, Kenny David and GFC Deputy Commissioner, Gavin Agard among others, will be travelling from Guyana to the United Kingdom (UK) from 19th-21st  November 2018 to facilitate discussions on the complete lifting of a procurement ban on greenheart from Guyana to the UK. The ban which was introduced by the Environmental Agency (EA) in the UK in 2015, claimed that [...]

1610, 2018

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources clarifies EOI ad position

-MNR held the oil and gas portfolio at the time of World Bank loan -Until budget 2019, MNR remains DoE’s accounting agency only for procurement aspects and disbursement of funds. The Ministry of Natural Resources wishes to reiterate that all petroleum matters are now under the Department of Energy (DoE), Ministry of the Presidency. With this in mind, two recent advertisements were placed by the Ministry of Natural Resources requesting expressions of interest for Consulting Firm Services for ‘Consultancy Services for Oil and Gas Project Evaluation (Phase 1)' and 'Consultancy for A Cost Recovery Audit in Guyana'. This placement has [...]

1510, 2018

Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources advances green agenda in Berbice

MNR, Monday October 15, 2018 The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) today continued its seedling and infant tree donation and planting exercise in observance of Agriculture Month 2018. Led by MNR Environment Project Officer, Dr. Latchmin Punallal and her team, the exercise benefitted the towns of New Amsterdam, Rose Hall, and Corriverton. The exercise began at Berbice High School and the New Amsterdam Secondary where Dr. Punalall addressed the students and teachers. She explained that the project comes as part of the green initiative of the Ministry and country, and entails planting life-sustaining trees in the communities and the green [...]

1210, 2018

Press Release – Minister Trotman meets GGMC Mahdia officers as enforcement operation begins

In continued efforts to address the issue of fatal mining incidents, Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman on Saturday visited Mahdia and received updates on the town's ongoing enforcement operation. The operation, ordered by the subject Minister on Tuesday, serves to address mines safety, improve mining practices and curb the practice of illegal mining overall. It comes as illegal and unsafe mining practices continue to result in fatal accidents in the mining areas of Guyana. According to Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Acting Mines Manager Krishna Ramdass, the operation began on Friday and has seen the deployment of [...]

1210, 2018

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources advances green state vision in Mahdia and Lethem

-Pledges 2.5m to Cashew Grove Lethem In observance of Agriculture Month 2018 and National Tree Day, Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman and Ministry of Natural Resources Environment Project Officer, Dr. Latchmin Punallal, visited Mahdia and Lethem and assisted in the advancement of the green agenda in the towns. During the visit, the team donated a number of seedlings to residents to encourage kitchen gardening and planted infant trees in two compounds in the Mahdia township; Mahdia District Hospital and Mahdia Secondary School, along with Lethem's Cashew Grove park. Minister Trotman noted that the exercise comes as his Ministry [...]

1210, 2018

Terms of Reference – Guyana oil and gas capacity building project (P166730)  

Consultancy Services For Oil and Gas Project Evaluation (Phase I) Background As Guyana moves into a new chapter of history as an emerging petroleum producing nation, sustainable development lies at the core of the Government of Guyana’s goals for the sector. Being keenly aware that petroleum is a non-renewable resource, considerations related to its extraction and conversion into financial capital highlight the requirement and responsibility to ensure that the resource is prudently managed, from the time petroleum ‘appears’ at the wellhead, for the long lasting benefit of Guyana.  In developing the policies, legal framework, institutions and systems to oversee and [...]

1210, 2018

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CONSULTING FIRM SERVICES CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR OIL AND GAS PROJECT EVALUATION (PHASE I)

  The Government of Guyana/Ministry of Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank, toward the cost of the Guyana Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a consulting service to Consultancy for Oil and Gas Project Evaluation (Phase I).   The Project Execution Unit now invites all eligible firms to indicate their interest.   The objective of the consultancy:   The objective of the assignment is for the Consultant to provide advisory services and technical support to the Government of Guyana, through the Department of Energy under the Ministry of the [...]

1110, 2018

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CONSULTING FIRM SERVICES CONSULTANCY FOR A COST RECOVERY AUDIT IN GUYANA

   The Government of Guyana/Ministry of Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Guyana Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a consulting service to provide a Consultancy for a Cost Recovery Audit in Guyana.   The Project Execution Unit now invites all eligible firms to indicate their interest.   The objective of the consultancy:   The objective of the assignment is to conduct an audit of the Recoverable Contract Costs as called for in the signed Production Sharing Contract(s), taking into consideration best practices in [...]