Press Releases

/Press Releases
Press Releases2016-11-15T15:16:46+00:00
2102, 2019

Ministry of Natural Resources strengthens relationship with National Toshaos Council

Ministry of Natural Resources strengthens relationship with National Toshaos Council The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman on Wednesday held a meeting with councilors of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) at Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown. The meeting was held as part of a series of ongoing engagements between the Ministry and the NTC, which are meant to deepen the understanding between the two entities and to facilitate better collaboration in the execution of various efforts and initiatives that are meant to benefit the indigenous peoples. On the agenda for discussion were the signing of the approved Memorandum of Understanding and [...]

2102, 2019

Press Release – Minister of Natural Resources advances Mining lands distribution

Minister of Natural Resources advances Mining lands distribution -Mining Lotteries to commence March 22nd, 2019 As part of its efforts to ensure the fair distribution of mining lands to waiting applicants, the Minister of Natural Resources has tasked the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and Closed Area Committee (CAC) to move forward with the distribution of mining lands by means of a series of mining lotteries set to commence on Friday, March 22, 2019. The criteria, methodology, and timelines for the mining lottery were finalized by Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, GGMC Commissioner Mr. Newell Dennisson and [...]

602, 2019

Ministry of Natural Resources signs Memoranda of Understanding with National Toshaos Council and World Wildlife Fund

PRESS RELEASE Ministry of Natural Resources signs Memoranda of Understanding with National Toshaos Council and World Wildlife Fund The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is pleased to have conducted the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) today between the Ministry and the National Toshaos Council (NTC), and the Ministry and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The Ministry believes that these documents further strengthens the relationship between itself and the parties and will continue to strengthen the management and development of Guyana’s natural resources sector. Present at the signing event were, the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman, National [...]

1601, 2019

Press Release – The Ministry of Natural Resources extends condolences on the passing of Allison Butters-Grant

The Ministry of Natural Resources extends deepest condolences to the family of the late Allison Butters-Grant, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Global Seafoods Distributors, who passed after her long and heroic battle with cancer. Ms. Butters-Grant has been rightly recognized as a trailblazer and true patriot. Among her numerous contributions to the country, she has played a great role in the natural resources sector as a miner in her own right, and functioned as an alternate for Industry on the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG). In that role, Ms. Butters-Grant brought a refreshing and [...]

2411, 2018

Guyana Delegation makes strong case for greenheart import restrictions lift in the UK

-UK Environment Agency impressed with presentation by delegation The Guyana delegation in the United Kingdom (UK) has made Guyana’s case for the lifting of the greenheart import ban which was placed by UK Environment Agency (EA) in 2015. The delegation which included Guyana Forestry Commission’s Chairman of the Board, Joslyn Dow, EU-FLEGT Secretariat Head, Kenny David, GFC Deputy Commissioner, Andrew Mendez, of McVantahe Inc. among others, made a combined presentation to Andy Powell of the UK EA and Clare Marsden of Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The presentation focused on the many accomplishments of Guyana when it [...]