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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.
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.