Tag Archives: Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017  

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Guyana studies draft petro­leum legisl­ation

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

A Guyanese bipar­tisan select parliam­entary commi­ttee is set to pore over draft petro­leum legisl­ation that would include jail time and heavy fines for locals and industry players who take bribes from oil opera­tors and will also have clauses aimed at ensuring that the country is not cheated of its resou­rces as Guyana prepares for actual oil produ­ction in late 2019-2020.

UNREST IN THE REGION

BY BERT WILKINSON | SURINAME

Street protests and labor union unrest have in recent weeks serio­usly hit two South American count­ries with very close relat­ions to the Carib­bean Commu­nity with both having much to do with decli­ning living condi­tions, crime and feelings that govern­ments are not liste­ning.

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