Daily Archives: 03/13/2022

GUYANA: Tourism: Rewa Eco-Lodge secures second place at international awards

By: Natasha Smith-Thomas – March 12, 2022 – DPI

Welcome sign at the Rewa Eco-Lodge

The Rewa-eco lodge located in the North Rupununi, Region Nine has won second place out of 100 countries in the ‘Communities & Culture’ category of the 2022 Green Destinations Story awards.

The award ceremony was held virtually on March 11.

A release from the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) states that the ‘Communities & Culture’ category of the award, not only acknowledges local life, culture and traditions, but also addresses the negative impact of tourism on the local communities.      Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL: Despite Exxon’s warning of dangers in Canje Block, EPA says go ahead

Mar 08, 2022 – Kaieteur News –

Hundreds of tons of waste will be generated on a monthly basis as oil giant, Exxon through its subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), embarks on its 12-well drilling campaign in the Canje Block, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exempted the operator from conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the three-year drilling programme, despite being warned that it could yield adverse effects.

The EPA, in a recently published notice to the public on its website explained that the application by Exxon has been screened by the agency to assess the potential environmental impacts. To this end, the EPA has concluded that the project will not “significantly affect the environment or human health.” However, the operator will be required to prepare and submit an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project.

In its project summary for the 12-well campaign, Exxon pointed out that while similar impacts from its other campaigns could be expected from this project, these could be adverse.          Continue reading

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