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909, 2019

Press Release – Guyana signs historic Amazonian pact to protect tropical forest

Guyana joined six fellow Amazonian countries on Friday in Letecia, Colombia to sign a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest. The pact, signed at a time when the Amazon is under threat from fires, aims to coordinate disaster response and satellite monitoring. Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman, who represented President David Granger, signed on behalf of Guyana. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno and Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra were the heads of state who signed. Suriname’s Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo signed the pact [...]

3008, 2019

Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman remarks – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Click the image below to view the remarks of the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Management of the Importation of Mercury into the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board.       Follow the link below to view the MoU https://nre.gov.gy/2019/08/30/memorandum-of-understanding-for-the-management-of-the-importation-of-mercury-into-the-cooperative-republic-of-guyana/  

3008, 2019

Press Release – 28 Youth graduate from Ministry of Natural Resources Youth Apprenticeship Programme

The Ministry of Natural Resources’ third Annual apprenticeship programme 'Youth in Natural Resources III' saw 28 of its Apprentices graduating on August 30th, 2019.  The ceremony held at Baridi Benab State House saw in attendance HE President Brigadier David Arthur Granger, Minister of State Hon. Dawn Hastings-Williams, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, and representative of government agencies and extractive industries corporations.  Giving the feature address to the graduates was President David Granger who stressed on environmental, protection and preservation. While noting this and acknowledging the significant contributions of the natural resources sector to Guyana’s economy, the President went on to [...]

2608, 2019

Remarks by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the GGMC Awards Ceremony to celebrate Mining Week 2019 –  Monday August 26, 2019

Remarks by Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman at the GGMC Awards Ceremony to celebrate Mining Week 2019 Savannah Suite, Pegasus Hotel  Monday August 26, 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Mr. Stanley Ming, Commissioner of the GGMC, Mr. Newell Dennison, Directors of the GGMC Board, Representatives of Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, Guyana Women Miners Organization and the National Mining Syndicate and other stakeholders in the sector, staff of the GGMC and the Ministry of Natural Resources, members of the Media, a warm welcome to you.  I feel a deep sense [...]

2208, 2019

Minister Trotman meets with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Elkhan Polukhov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Elkhan Polukhov on Thursday August 22nd 2019, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman. During the meeting, the Ambassador referenced his meeting with Hon. Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams and the areas of collaboration discussed which included sports development. He also noted his Government’s willingness to share expertise in Oil and Gas with Guyana especially in relation to the protection of Guyana’s oil fields and development of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). Ambassador Polukhov noted that Azerbaijan has the youngest SWF in the world having started in [...]

2208, 2019

Press Release-Ministry of Natural Resources facilitates historic meeting of the boards, aims at cooperation and collaboration

Press Release Ministry of Natural Resources facilitates historic meeting of the boards, aims at cooperation and collaboration The Ministry of Natural Resources on August 22nd facilitated a joint meeting of the Boards of the Guyana Forestry Commission, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Guyana Gold Board. Present were the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, Chairwoman of the GFC board Ms. Jocelyn Dow, Chairman of the GGMC board Mr. Stanley Ming, Chairman of the GGB Mr. GHK Lall, and Senior representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the respective boards. In opening remarks, Minister Trotman classed the [...]

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, [...]