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Oil production and environmental safeguards

Notice has been served to the public by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEGPL) has applied for an environmental authorisation for petroleum operations in the offshore Stabroek Block where the lead explorer ExxonMobil made a huge oil discovery in 2015. This is another formal step in the manifestation …

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Calls for investigation –more than 50 per cent of cancer patients come from hinterland regions in Guyana

Women and children bathing in the Barama River  ADRIAN Andres of the beautiful indigenous village of Kato, Region Eight, is a happy child who enjoys playing football, cricket and Nintendo games; but all is not well with him.Just over a year ago, his mother Antonia Andrews noticed that, strangely, he began to eat less and …

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GUYANA POLICY FORUM- PRESS RELEASE

EXTRACTIVE SECTOR NEEDS TO RE-FOCUS ON LOCAL INVOLVEMENT A well-attended meeting of the Policy Forum Guyana (PFG) on Saturday October 22nd reviewed progress made with respect to Guyana concluding the application process for entry to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).  What should have been a relatively straight-forward process has become a somewhat protracted exercise. …

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Operator fined for illegally mining in Kaieteur National Park

Source of article: Ministry of Natural Resources, August 19, 2016 – 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 …

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Guyana aims to submit EITI membership application in Nov.

  Jun 29, 2016 Kaieteur News   The Ministry of Natural Resources aims to submit its application for membership to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in November. Ana Maria Rodriguez, a consultant from the World Bank, is in Guyana assisting the ministry to establish a multi-stakeholder group (MSG). Rodriguez will be providing technical support …

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New division set up to address mercury use, other natural resource issues.

  The Ministry of Natural Resources has decided to establish a Compliance Division to police the scaling back of the use of mercury and overall verify that miners and loggers are complying with Guyana’s laws and regulations. “The compliance unit really is going to be attached to the ministry so they are going to be …

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World Bank to support Guyana as it moves closer to EITI compliance and membership.

On Wednesday May 4, 2016, representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mimes Commission met with officials from the World Bank; Senior Mining Specialist, Mr. Remi Pelon, and Extractive Industries Specialist Ms. Susan Moreira, to discuss support to Guyana in its quest for candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative …

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