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FIRST INTERACTIVE CIVIL ASSEMBLY VOTES RESOUNDING MAJORITY

A broad cross-section of Guyanese participated in the three days, Zoom-based virtual ‘Citizens Assembly’ organized by Policy Forum Guyana on the theme “Making Up Your Mind About Natural Resources & The Extractive Sector”. The event was prompted by the need for opportunities for ordinary Guyanese not only to learn more about the extractive sector but, …

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GGDMA DOING A DISSERVICE TO MINERS BY BOYCOTTING GYEITI

Reports of the Guyana Gold & Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) withdrawing from the Multi-stakeholder Group that manages the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) are revealing. Contrary to the impression given, the GGDMA is not represented on the MSG. It was invited by the Minister of Natural Resources when the GYEITI was informed in 2016 …

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PRESS RELEASE: Selection Completed Of Civic Component Of ‘GYEITI MSG’ Eight

Selection Completed of Civic Component of ‘GYEITI MSG’ Eight Eight persons have been selected to re-constitute the civic component of the Multi-stakeholder Committee of the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI). An independent five persons Selection Panel comprising senior staff from UG, the Public Service and local and international civil society conducted the selection process. …

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Guyana Civil Society MSG Representative for GYEITI

Guyana Civil Society MSG Representative for GYEITI Application Form Instructions: Please complete and send the following to gyeiti.civilsociety@gmail.com Contact Information Name:   ☐Male ☐ Female                              Complete mailing address:   Phone #: (592)     Cell phone #:  (592)     Email address:   AGE: Nationality:   Educational background Name of Academic Institution Programme Year of Graduation       …

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NATIONAL CONSULTATION NEEDED ON RE-STRUCTURING NRF ACT

In a recent zoom conference with the Guyanese “diaspora”, President Ali and Vice President Jagdeo indicated the Government’s intention to re-structure the Natural Resources Fund Act (NRFA). Two features of the re-structuring were articulated by VP Jagdeo, one of which the PFG fully endorses and one with which we have fundamental differences. Policy Forum Guyana …

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DESTRUCTION OF MANGROVES RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

PFG Press Release- Everything about the destruction of mangroves on the West Bank prompts alarm: the destruction itself; the defence of it by the Government Minister responsible; the silence of the EPA; by-passing the objections of the local Councils; and startling submissiveness in the face of business dismissal of climate change. False narratives of ‘sustainable’ …

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PRESS RELEASE: GUYANESE YOUTHS MOBILIZE TO STOP RACISM

International Day to Stop Racial Discrimination 2021 finds Guyanese youth launching the campaign “Make Guyana A Racism Free Zone”. The campaign consists of a call for all places where people gather to mount a written pledge to make that place  – whether shops, clinics, police stations, offices, sports clubs, offices or places of religion – …

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