No name change for Botanical Gardens – natural resources dep’t

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) today cited a recent article in the media which it said incorrectly stated that there has been a change in the name of the Georgetown Botanical Gardens.

The Department said it wishes to clarify that the name of the Gardens has not changed. “The Georgetown Botanical Gardens is part of Guyana’s National Protected Areas System, and currently falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Ministry of the Presidency. The area has been identified for phased rehabilitation, with the first phase having already commenced”, the statement said.

The report stating that there was a name change was carried in the Guyana Times. Stabroek News reported today that a proposal had been made to rename the Gardens after the late Executive President Forbes Burnham.

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