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Press Release – HIGH-SPEED PAINTING COMPETITION PREVAILED OVER TORRENTIAL RAINFALL

PRESS RELEASE: HIGH-SPEED PAINTING COMPETITION PREVAILED OVER TORRENTIAL RAINFALL Despite the torrential downpour Policy Forum Guyana’s (PFG) High-Speed Painting Competition was successfully carried out on Saturday, December 3rd at St. Stanislaus auditorium. Having taken the prior precaution of shifting the venue from the fence outside of Parliament to St. Stanislaus College auditorium the competition saw seventeen teams compete …

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Press Release – High-Speed Painting First Step of A Future Generations Manifesto

Press Release – High-Speed Painting First Step of a Future Generations Manifesto Inter-Generational Justice The average age of world leaders, – judging by the UN General Assembly in September – is 59.2years, 167 leaders were male and 22 females. They are the people responsible for taking decisionsat COP27 which they won’t have to live with. …

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High-Speed Painting Competition for Climate-Friendly Lifestyles

High-Speed Painting Competition for Climate-Friendly Lifestyles Policy Forum Guyana-Youth Arm is a group of young people promoting Climate-Friendly lifestyles as a lasting way of addressing the Climate Crisis for both current and future generations. Policy Forum Guyana has  accomplished many activities like the Freshwater Board  game, Climate Strikes, Environmental murals, Climate Justice pledges, etc. Download …

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Withdraw the Invitation to President Bolsonaro

In December 2021, over one million people from around the world signed a petition calling on the International Criminal Court “to take all necessary steps to start an investigation into Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro for possible crimes against humanity over his government’s policies against the Amazon and its people. We urge member states to take …

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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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