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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 [...]

Parish Peak area to remain off-limits to mining for now; Environmental and forest certification considerations must be assessed before a decision is taken

PRESS RELEASE GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Ministry of Natural Resources has observed that the Berbice Mining Syndicate has been speaking in the media about lack of access to the Parish Peak area. At a meeting between the Ministry and various mining syndicates held on Wednesday March 29, 2017 this matter was raised with the Minister [...]

Puruni miners respond positively to Ministry of Natural Resources coordinated training on biodiversity friendly mining practices

PRESS RELEASE MAZARUNI, Guyana: As part of its Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Gold Mining Sector project, the Ministry of Natural Resources coordinated with the University of Guyana and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to deliver a training workshop on mining with the environment in mind. The training workshop entitled ‘Support to Uptake of [...]