The Ministry of Natural Resources will engage the expertise of a legal consultant on the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) used to certify diamonds.
Today, at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, announced that approval was granted to the request which made was by the Minister of Natural Resources.
The KPCS was launched in 2003 in a bid to clean up the international diamond trade after it was recognised that diamonds were being used to finance war and terrorism.
Minister Harmon said the KPCS is important for preventing “conflict diamonds” from infiltrating Guyana’s local production which could affect the country’s production credibility on the international market.
DPI/GINA Guyana, Sunday, June 25, 2017 The oil and gas sector can develop high standard technical and vocational skills which can be transferred to other sectors according to energy expert, Anthony Paul, a Trinidad National, who serves on Guyana’s Local Content Committee. In a recent interview...