Policy Forum Guyana

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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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: THE VERDICT OF THE CARICOM OBSERVER TEAM SHOULD DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THE MARCH ELECTIONS

Our organizations listed below call on all Guyanese to remain faithful to the original intention of the recount, namely, that the verdict of the Caricom Observer Team would be the determining factor in accepting the results of the March 2nd elections.  Now that their verdict has been rendered, to the effect that the recount process …

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PRESS RELEASE: MINING IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE

The organizations listed below are appreciative of the success to date of the measures adopted by the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 strategy in avoiding steep increases in infections in Guyana. We trust that the positive public response generated by the strategy can be sustained.  In support of this goal we wish to raise the following …

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Press Release: Campaign To Keep Rivers alive Taken to Communities

Press Release Campaign To Keep Rivers alive Taken to Communities Policy Forum Guyana (PFG), last week commenced the systematic phase of its campaign to protect Guyana’s rivers from the devastation of mining pollution with a training workshop in Kamarang, Upper Mazaruni. Launched last July with a rally, ‘Keep the Rivers Alive’ the campaign aims to …

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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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Alarming increase in trade misinvoicing in Ghana since 2007 – report

  According to data on illicit financial flows in and out of Ghana gathered by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington-based non-profit organization, illicit financial outflows from Ghana have risen sharply since 2008 to record levels. According to a report on the nature and extent of trade misinvoicing in Ghana authored by GFI, illicit financial …

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