Tag: Minamata Convention

Action Plan being developed for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining sector via regional partnerships

Felecia Valenzuela Felecia Valenzuela- November 9, 2019

─ Guyana, first country BCRC working with on NAP DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 9, 2019 Members of the Basel Convention ... Read More

Field assessments begin for National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining sector

Field assessments begin for National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining sector

Felecia Valenzuela Felecia Valenzuela- November 8, 2019

DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 8, 2019 Miners and persons connected to the local gold mining industry have been assured that ... Read More

No plan to replace mining in Guyana – Min. Trotman

No plan to replace mining in Guyana – Min. Trotman

Felecia Valenzuela Felecia Valenzuela- November 6, 2019

−Guyana developing National Action Plan for ASGM sector. DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The Government will not replace, nor ... Read More

Govt signs MOU to manage mercury importation

Govt signs MOU to manage mercury importation

Felecia Valenzuela Felecia Valenzuela- August 30, 2019

─ in keeping with Minamata Convention  DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 30, 2019 Adhering to its August 2019 deadline, the government, ... Read More

Removing mercury from mining

Removing mercury from mining

Nikosi Bruce Nikosi Bruce- August 27, 2019

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 As Mining Week continues, day two of the mining and quarry conference saw new ... Read More

New criteria to import mercury by August 1

New criteria to import mercury by August 1

Staff Writer Staff Writer- May 20, 2019

─ collaborative approach to ensure safety of people and environment ─ new measure in place by August By Felecia Valenzuela  ... Read More

Govt to get UN assistance in eradicating mercury use

Govt to get UN assistance in eradicating mercury use

Staff Writer Staff Writer- June 6, 2018

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 The government will be speeding up its efforts to eradicate the use of mercury ... Read More

Guyana Gold Board seeking to return its operations to normality; appeals for continued patience

Guyana Gold Board seeking to return its operations to normality; appeals for continued patience

Staff Writer Staff Writer- May 22, 2018

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - It has been approximately one month since the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) ceased burning raw gold in ... Read More

Gold Board Laboratory to be closed- alternative arrangements put in place

Gold Board Laboratory to be closed- alternative arrangements put in place

Staff Writer Staff Writer- April 24, 2018

(Georgetown, Guyana, April 24, 2018)- Following consultations with the Chairman and General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, and being ... Read More

‘Guyana will uphold the principle of people before profits’  -President Granger at High-Level Side Event on Combating Pollution in the Extractive Industries

‘Guyana will uphold the principle of people before profits’ -President Granger at High-Level Side Event on Combating Pollution in the Extractive Industries

Staff Writer Staff Writer- December 5, 2017

Georgetown, Guyana – (December 5, 2017) President David Granger, yesterday, addressed the High level Event on Combating Pollution in the Extractive ... Read More

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