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Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Guyana moves more troops to Venezuelan border

Venezuela: Government has started to move additional troops to the western border with Venezuela to deal with criminal activity involving heavily armed Venezuelan gangs crossing the border, harassing locals for food and money and engaging generally in lawless activities officials said at the weekend. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Pressure to review Guyana-Exxon oil deal mounts

Guyana: Guyana’s government has said the cabinet is reviewing a profit sharing contract with US oil giant ExxonMobil amid mounting criticisms about its alleged lopsidedness from various sections of society as the Caribbean nation prepares to become an oil and gas producer in less than two years. Comment

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

GUYANA BRAZIL PACT

Guyana: Saying it wants peace on its borders and a stable continent, Brazil’s government is planning to renew a bilateral pact defense agreement with the Caribbean Community nation of Guyana in the wake of its simmering and ongoing border troubles with Venezuela, government officials said this week. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Brooklyn group warns crime will destabilize Guyana

Guyana: The Brooklyn-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has warned that crime will destabilize Guyana if the David Granger-led administration fails to immediately enact modern laws and crime-fighting measures. Comment

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean A United States diplomat has urged Caribbean countries to seriously tackle the issue of money laundering. Perry Holloway, US Ambassador to Guyana said regional governments must act now to ensure financial institutions are protected from criminal elements. Comment

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