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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 – Re-habilitating Guyanese Politics by Citizens Assembly on Article 13

What passes for politics in Guyana is so removed from civilized compromise that the recent announcement of Government’s intention to launch a process of constitutional reform next month induces only eye-rolling resignation. While a national conversation on our political battlefield is urgently needed and would be welcomed by Policy Forum Guyana (PFG), a formal constitutional …

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PFG Joins International Activities on Earth Day

On April 22nd, 192 countries commemorated the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day under the theme, “Invest in our Planet”. To raise awareness of the environmental challenges we’re faced with and what we can do to mitigate them. For example, the commitment by COP26 attendees in Glasgow, Scotland to ensure the inclusion of Education on Climate …

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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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Appointment of NRF Board of Directors Welcome but Guyanese Deserve an Explanation

Policy Forum Guyana (PFG) welcomes the long-delayed appointment of the Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Fund (NRF). The continued absence of this Board has hampered the formulation of the fundamental principles and practices which should guide the work of the Fund.  Having the Board in place will hopefully usher in coherent, transparent, and …

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Call for Preservation of Civic Space in Guyana

The current Government of Guyana won the most bitterly contested elections in the modern era. Despite the slimmest of majorities, the election left the political opposition adrift, providing the Government a lengthy opportunity to get into its stride. Although both domestic and international political fortunes seem aligned in their favour, the Government is more focused …

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Civic Call For Autonomous and Independent Oversight of Extractive Sector

The bewildering pace and range of official decision-making is rendering the Government accountable to no one, generating a widely felt dilemma of who to trust and what to believe. There is no longer any official institution or agency to which anyone – including those sympathetic to the administration – can turn for an objective assessment …

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IMPORTANCE OF RIVERS WORKSHOP 2018

OIL AND GAS BOOKLET PFG in collaboration with the National Center for Education Resource Development (NCERD) organised a two-day workshop with twelve representatives from six communities, in Kamarang village on the 24th and 25th January 2018. The workshop educated the participants on the importance of freshwater, the impacts of gold mining on rivers, and equipped …

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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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IDB committed to improving consultation with North Rupununi communities

IDB committed to improve consultation with North Rupununi communities Policy Forum Guyana met with the North Rupununi District Development Board on March 2018. A key output of this meeting was a joint press-release which was issued on March 29, 2018, and subsequently featured in the April 3, 2018 edition of the Stabroek Newspaper which has …

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