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Environment

Guyanese team was on standby to assist Tobago with oil spill response

A Guyanese multi-sectoral team was on standby to assist Tobago with an oil-spill clean response following an incident there involving a barge and a tug, Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud said Saturday. He said Guyana had planned to join an effort by sister Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations to mitigate the impact of the oil spill that has severely affected marine biodiversity ...

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Wear masks due to Sahara dust pollution in Guyana- EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending that people in Guyana wear dust masks due to a high concentration of Sahara dust in parts of Guyana. Air quality monitoring stations list air quality in parts of Georgetown, East Bank Demerara and East Berbice as “unhealthy”. “The public is advised to limit their time spent outdoors and wear appropriate dust masks ...

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Litta Reporta app to provide data to assist with waste management

A new digital platform, Litta Reporta, was launched at the weekend to assist authorities at the local and national levels, but the major problem is still expected to be collection of waste although authorities would be aware of the locations. The app was developed by Software Developer, 20-year old Maryam Bacchus, who has been described as having a “passion for ...

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Govt asks Inter-American Human Rights Commission to withdraw Chinese Landing petition

The Guyana government has asked the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR) to withdraw its provisional measures for the Indigenous Indian community of Chinese Landing where residents there had alleged severe physical violence and environmental degradation by a number of gold miners, Minister of  Governance Gail Teixeira said Wednesday. Minister Teixeira said government last December wrote to the IACHR asking for ...

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Guyana to champion action on sustainable green cover and biodiversity for Commonwealth

Guyana will champion the Commonwealth Living Lands Action Group on sustainable green cover and biodiversity, committing itself to lead coordinated efforts across the 56 Commonwealth member countries, the Commonwealth Headquarters said in a statement. The announcement comes after a Commonwealth event in Dubai on 3 December 2023 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). During the event, the Commonwealth Secretariat launched ...

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CDB funds food traceability system in Guyana to boost exports

November 20, 2023 – BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: To further its mission to promote sustainable agriculture and enhance food production, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD280,906 to implement a food traceability system in Guyana designed to boost the export of leafy greens and pineapples. The pilot will lay the foundation for a traceability system throughout the agro-food ...

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CARICOM supports Saudi Arabia to host Expo 2030, fight climate change, increase food production

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has formally agreed to back Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh and the establishment of an international water organisation,  in exchange for support in a range of areas including combatting climate change and boosting trade, investment and food security, according to a joint statement. The leaders declared to support Saudi Arabia’s bid ...

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Small miners allocated claims in former Troy Resources concession to boost gold declaration shortfall

Amid a slump in gold declaration during this year, the Guyana government has decided to divide the former Troy Resources Mining concession at Karouni, Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) and allocate lots to small-scale miners, Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat said Tuesday. “We have identified an area within the former Troy Resources property and we are allocating claims to Guyanese small ...

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Former UK Prime Minister appeals for financing, “practical solutions” at COP 28

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday urged Developed Nations at the next United Nations Climate Change Conference to inject large amounts of financing to shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energy by poorer nations. “I hope that this COP (Conference of the Parties) comes up with a significant and improved framework whereby the Developed world realises its ...

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Chinese Landing appeals to National Toshaos Council for support on long-running mining issue

The Chinese Landing community in Region One (Barima-Waini) appealed to the National Toshaos (NTC) Conference to support its demand for a permanent ban on gold mining by Wayne Vieira and all outside miners, removal of all guns by outside miners, and a resumption of mining by villagers, Chinese Landing Toshao, Orin Fernandes said Monday. “We call on the NTC to ...

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