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Caribbean 2020: Voters Tough Choices in Elections in Six Countries

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VOTERS TOUGH CHOICES

Six key Caribbean Community nations will hold general elections this year and in at least three of them, the economy and racial tensions will be key campaign issues. Also in the same three — Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad — the incumbents face tough reelection battles from upstart opposition parties or groups. Voting along ethnic lines has traditionally been a key factor in these three and could determine outcomes.

Guyana which just weeks ago became one of the world’s newest crude oil exporters, will most likely go to the polls first among the seven with the March 2 date set by incumbent President David Granger since last year. Parliament has already been dissolved.          Continue reading

Suriname resurrects New River triangle border controversy

Suriname resurrects New River triangle border controversy

October 3, 2015 | By | By Kiana Wilburg
President Granger says the claim is “spurious”, “does not change the price of rice.”

It appears that Suriname, Guyana’s continental neighbour to the east, will follow in Venezuela’s footsteps as it is now resurrecting its claim on the New River Triangle. This area is said to be one of Guyana’s prime locations with pristine fauna and rich mineral resources. This area is referred to as  Tigri-Guyana  by the Suriname.

According to de Ware Tijd, a local news outlet of the Dutch speaking nation, the Suriname President Desi Bouterse during his annual address to the Parliament, told his National Assembly that the New River Triangle (Tigri) issue will be “back on the agenda.”   Continue reading

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