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  • The Mercury Threat Posed by Mining in Guyana

    Monday, July 23rd, 2007

    Not long ago I discussed the various environmental and health challenges posed by gold mining in Guyana in the context of a Harvard study on the issue. Now comes word of a new study presented last week at workshop in Guyana co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) and WWF on “Mercury […]


    President Nixes Consumer Protection for Guyana

    Friday, February 23rd, 2007

    Does Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (People’s Progressive Party) truly want strong consumer protection for Guyana? Guyanese citizens can be forgiven for wondering if he does. A bill submitted by his own cabinet and passed by the National Assembly in April 2006 without objection from the opposition was never given assent by the President. The bill […]