Guyana Says Vessel Ready but Situation in Suriname Delays Restart of Ferry Service

The two countries had previously agreed to restart on December 12th, 2020, but that failed to materialise after hundreds of Cuban asylum seekers camped out in Suriname, hoping to use Guyana as a transshipment point to the USA.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guyana on Wednesday, January 13th, said it is willing and ready to deploy the M.B Sandaka in a bid to restart the Guyana/Suriname ferry service, but a situation that persists in Suriname has not allowed for an agreement to be reached on a restart date.

“The Canawaima Ferry Service, the Ministry of Public Works and the Transport and Harbours Department is ready and willing to deploy the M.B Sandaka to restart operations between Guyana and Suriname,” Works Minister, Juan Edghill told reporters on Wednesday.

The two countries had previously agreed at the diplomatic . . .

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