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MAJOR BORDER ROWS

Suriname: In the Caribbean Community family of 15 nations, there are two major simmering border rows dating back centuries to the days of British and Spanish colonialism. One involves Venezuela’s claim to almost two thirds of Guyana and large tracts of its sea space where American supermajor ExxonMobil has found more than six billion barrels of light, sweet, crude oil. The other has to do with Guatemala laying claim to half of the territory of Belize so it could easily gain road access to the Caribbean coast through Belize for its imports and exports. Comment

Deadly pirogue trip to Trinidad…

Trinidad and Tobago: Hope is fading for 22 Venezuelan migrants, who are feared drowned when the fishing boat, which was heading to Trinidad from the Venezuelan coast of Guiria, overturned and sank near Patos Island, near the Dragon’s Mouth last Tuesday night. Comment

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