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THE AMAZON GOLD RUSH: GOLD MINING IN SURINAME

Amazon Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Suriname   Suriname’s vast and ancient rainforests remain one of the world’s best-kept natural secrets, but the global demand for an age-old mineral threatens to destroy them.   Record high gold prices over the past decade have triggered a massive gold rush across the country and the Amazon at large, …

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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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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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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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