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06 June 2011

Guyana, Congo ink five-year agreement to enhance sustainable management of forest

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18 May 2011

Low Carbon Development Strategy investments take shape

AS Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy moves beyond its start-up phase, the government is leading efforts to advance work on the six priority investments for this year. The six investments will accelerate Guyana’s transition to a low carbon economy by deploying the US$70M earned by Guyana for the provision of Forestry Climate Services under the Guyana/Norway Agreement.

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Amerindians to get Low Carbon-generated cash in July

Village grants to Amerindian communities from Norway’s payment to Guyana for forest carbon services will be handed out to Amerindian chiefs in July, according to President Bharrat Jagdeo.

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April 19, 2011

54 hinterland communities granted permission to log

Government yesterday insisted that the forest deal with Norway for US$250M is a good one. It added that the criticisms of the role of McKinsey and Company are totally unfounded.

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18th April 2011

Report on the Verification of Progress Related to Enabling Activities for the Guyana‐Norway REDD+ Agreement

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April 7, 2011

If Govt refuses, Norway will provide details on projects

The Alliance for Change on April 1, met with Norway’s Environment Minister, Erik Solheim, and his team during his visit to Guyana to express their concerns. The meeting was described as very fruitful.
Alliance For Change Presidential Candidate, Khemraj Ramjattan, yesterday told media operatives that the Norwegian Minister has committed to providing the opposition parties with information related to the projects associated with the US$250M that country will provide to Guyana over the next five years.

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07 April 2011

Government mulling changes to Barama’s investment agreement

BARAMA Company Limited yesterday gave assurance that it will recommence plywood operations for local consumption in June and for overseas by December, as it seeks to re-employ some of the displaced workers sent home after the closure of the plywood plant.

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Well-known Indian coffee-maker taps Guyana's furniture wood

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Norway stresses anti-corruption ahead of meeting with civil society, opposition

Norway Thursday night stressed the need for anti-corruption mechanisms before compensating Guyana and other countries to preserve their forests.

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March 11, 2011

The Global Witness Report is somewhat misleading on the deforestation rate

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