Gov’t to promote lesser used wood species in housing drive

Stakeholders at the awareness workshop on Lesser Used Species of wood facilitated by the Guyana Forestry Commission

GINA, GUYANA, Monday, May 15, 2017 The first phase of the government’s housing initiative is expected to provide lumber producers with a chance to maximise the promotion of lesser used species (LUS) of timber on the local market. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman today, noted that the initial housing…

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Regional Seminar held to share lessons on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnerships Agreements (FLEGT VPA) in support of the legal trade in timber


A regional seminar on “Sharing Regional Lessons on FLEGT VPA processes: Transitioning from Negotiations to Implementation” was held from 28-29 September 2016 at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. This seminar was convened to share experiences and lessons learned around the processes of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) with the European…

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Government committed to continuing climate agreement with Norway

From left- Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman, Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, Honorary Consul of Norway in Guyana, Mr. Desmond Sears, Senior Adviser in the Department of Climate, Energy and Environment in Norway, Ms. Hege Ragnhildstveit, Forest and Climate Counsellor, Ms. Anahita Yousefi, Ambassador, H.E. Aud Maritt Wiig and Deputy Director of Development Policy in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, Mr. Simon Rye.

Georgetown, Guyana – (January 28, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon and Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman, today, met with a delegation from the Kingdom of Norway to discuss the way forward with regard to the Guyana-Norway agreement for avoided deforestation. The Norwegian delegation was led by…

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