Prime Minister Gaston Browne has issued a statement on the YIDA development project and the environmental impact it poses on Guiana Island.
The Department of the environment recently issued a statement indicating that based on their investigations and site visits, the mangrove removal has been minimal and does not have a significant impact on the environment.
Speaking on State Media, The Prime Minister once again highlighted the findings of the department which noted that negligible amount of white mangroves were removed the species which is closest to the land can be mistaken for regular vegetation.
The report also indicated that the red and black mangroves which are closest to the shoreline remain undisturbed
PM Browne further stated that individuals who report contrary to those findings are misleading the public.
The Nations Leader maintained however, that his administration will ensure that the YIDA developers adhere to the law and protect the environment and noted that as a precaution, signs will be posted to identify the mangrove systems and its buffer zones to ensure that all persons in the area will be familiar with these important ecosystems.