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Government reiterates its commitment to the Minamata Convention; Guyana to be represented at the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention to be held in Geneva, Switzerland

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – On Wednesday August 16, 2017, the Minamata Convention on Mercury came into force. In keeping with its commitment obligations, the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana will be represented at the first Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention to be held from September 24 – 29, 2017 in Geneva, [...]

Investigation launched into mining fatality which occurred at Takatu, left bank Puruni River on July 31, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - An investigation has been launched into the death of a miner following a mining accident on Monday July 31, 2017 at Takatu, on the left bank of the Puruni River in Mining District 3, Region No. 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) in which a tree fell and fatally injured the miner. The deceased has been [...]

Ministry of Natural Resources orders fact-finding team to Puruni and Mazaruni following reports of river degradation from gold mining

PRESS RELEASE GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The Ministry of Natural Resources has noted the recent media coverage emanating from a report compiled by the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) regarding environmental degradation due to gold mining activities. We can confirm that the Minister of Natural Resources has ordered a team comprising officers of the Guyana Geology [...]