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2309, 2016

New UNDP Resident Representative Ms Mikiko Tanaka visits Minister of Natural Resources Hon Raphael G. C. Trotman

September 21, 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka today September 21, 2016 paid a courtesy call on Minister of Natural Resources Honourable Raphael G.C. Trotman, M.P., where the two held brief discussions on a number of issues relating to the work of the Ministry. The courtesy call took place in the upper boardroom of the Ministry of Natural Resources. In the brief meeting, the Minister said that the UNDP has been extremely helpful in the area of sustainable mining practices in the transition from mercury use and in capacity [...]

1908, 2016

Minister Raphael G.C. Trotman visits Troy Resources Karouni operations

August 17, 2016 CUYUNI-MAZARUNI, Guyana – Minister of Natural Resources Honourable Raphael G. C. Trotman, M.P., and a team from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Wednesday August 17, 2016 made a visit to Troy Resources’ gold mining operation at Karouni in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The visit was a spot check on the company to hear of their concerns and to get a sense of factors affecting production and outcome targets for the rest of the year. During the visit, Minister Trotman held a brief meeting with Troy Resources’ Executive Director – Project [...]

1908, 2016

Government of Guyana team set to participate in the first EGCI Global Workshop on Oil Spill Response Planning

Press Release: August 17, 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A five member team will head to New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States to represent Guyana at the first Global Workshop on Oil Spill Response Planning to be held from August 18-19, 2016. The team comprises persons from the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Maritime Administration Department (MARAD). The workshop builds on conversations from the October 2015 International Regulators Forum in Washington, D.C., is being hosted by the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI). The EGCI [...]

1908, 2016

Mining operation fined $7 million for illegally operating in Kaieteur National Park

Press Release August 19, 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A mining operation which was in April 2016 caught operating in the Kaieteur National Park area will pay a fine of $7 million to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) as the agency, together the Ministry of Natural Resources, continues to demonstrate its seriousness about meting out the measure of the law to those bent on breaking it. Ceso Alves De Alcantara, a national of Brazil, was fined after a raid by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the GGMC in the Kaieteur National Park Buffer area found equipment in the [...]

1108, 2016

Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2016 passes in the National Assembly

  Georgetown, Guyana- (August 10, 2016) -The National Assembly of Guyana passed the Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2016 in the early hours of August 9, 2016, not only paving the way for the better management of the country’s flora and fauna but also bringing the country into compliance with its international o bligations. The Bill, which was tabled in the National Assembly on May 12, 2016, by Hon. Raphael G.C. Trotman, M.P., Minister of Natural Resources, was passed with a number of amendments including, one proposed by Opposition MP, Dharamkumar Seeraj, after being taken through all its stages. Speaking [...]

1407, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Government, UNDP commit to fulfillment of Guyana’s Rio Conventions’ obligations- Project document signed to formalize committment

Georgetown, Guyana  ( July 14, 2016) - In an effort to better manage and implement the guidelines of the three Rio Conventions: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Presidency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are embarking on a project. This US$1.1 million, four year project (2016-2020), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), will provide support to the Ministries to increase the capacity of its agencies to meet the obligations of the [...]

2206, 2016

Guyana Delegation heads to Norway for Oslo REDD Exchange 2016 –     Other in-country meetings to advance Guyana’s Green Economy vision also planned.

Georgetown, Guyana ( June 10, 2016) - A delegation led by Minister of Natural Resources, Honourable Raphael Trotman heads to the Kingdom of Norway to attend the Oslo REDD Exchange 2016. The forum which is being held  from June 14-15, 2016 will bring together high level representatives from around the world to exchange ideas, experiences and perspectives on how best to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) to protect tropical forests. During the visit the team will also meet with Minister of  Climate  and Environment, Honourable Vidar Helgesen to discuss the Guyana/ Norway partnership, examine renewable project [...]

2206, 2016

Ministry of Natural Resources convenes Mid-year Sector Review-Notes successes, challenges and remains keen on creating synergies and supporting growth.

Georgetown, Guyana (June 7, 2016)-On Saturday June 4, 2016 the Ministry of Natural Resources held its mid-year sector review of the Ministry's work programme, and the Agencies which fall under its purview, namely: Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Guyana Gold Board (GGB), Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Parks Commission and Protected Areas Commission (NPC/PAC) and the Wildlife Management Division (WMD). Present at the meeting were Minister of Natural Resources Honourable Raphael Trotman, Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources Honourable Simona Broomes, Permanent Secretary Mr. Joslyn McKenzie, Chairpersons of Boards and Commissions, Heads of Agencies, [...]