Guyana Hosts Caribbean Regional Training

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GUYANA HOSTS CARIBBEAN REGIONAL TRAINING DURING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH [April 18-21 2016]

Georgetown, Guyana played host to the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, Caribbean Regional Training Workshop on Environment, Community, Health and Safety, which took place from 18 – 21 April. The workshop was a key event in Occupational Health and Safety Month in Guyana after a number of recent workplace fatalities in the mining sector. Forty-three participants attended from the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Several high-level speakers made remarks at the opening ceremony including: His Excellency Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources, Guyana (pictured above); Ambassador Videtič, EU Head of Delegation; Dr Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary General, Human & Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat; and Ms. Khadija Musa, UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP Resident Representative, Guyana. The field trip to BK Quarries along the Mazaruni River, enhanced critical reflection and knowledge sharing on the issues affecting the quarry sector.

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H.E Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources Guyana states importance of the training workshop during Occupational Health and Safety Month in Georgetown, Guyana.