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, GUYANA, Sunday, August 20, 2017 CARIFESTA XIII officially opened today with a parade from Queen’s Park to Kensington Oval ground in President Kennedy Drive, Bridgetown Barbados. The Guyanese delegation headed by Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, Permanent Secretary, Melissa Tucker,...