Forestry Commission to be fully operational again -Minister Bharrat

Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat has said the capacity of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has been strengthened and the entity would soon be fully operational again. Under the APNU+AFC Administration, the regulatory body was plunged into economic distress, leaving a trail of uncertainty in its wake. However,…

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MSMEs in forestry sector get support to operate sustainably

MICRO, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) make up approximately 80-90 per cent of the forestry sector in Guyana. Many MSMEs in Guyana involved in timber production operate through the Community Forest Organisation/Associations. However, they have challenges meeting the social, environmental and fiscal requirements of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance…

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GFC staff to receive 2018 bonus

-after mismanagement by the previous administration, on track to be financially sufficient   The Ministry of Natural Resources’ Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) will commence payment of the 2018 Bonus due to staff by the previous administration. This is a direct result of a commitment by Natural Resources Minister, Hon. Vickram…

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VPA provides opportunities beyond access to EU market

Guyana’s implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) goes far beyond giving the country access to export timber to a lucrative market. The VPA is a critical component of the Forest Law and Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. It would ensure that timber…

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