Opinion: Guyana and Suriname Can Underpin CARICOM Sovereignty and Prosperity

“If the governments of Guyana and Suriname – together with the private sectors of both countries – were to work diligently toward economic integration, the two countries could easily become a joint economic powerhouse, exporting their products globally”, writes Sir Ronald Sanders.

by Sir Ronald Sanders

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The presidents of Guyana and Suriname have announced two major joint venture projects whose implementation will deepen the beneficial relations between the two countries, and could have a positive effect for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) of which they are members.

The projects are a bridge across the Corentyne river to link the two countries, and the construction of a US$1 billion offshore base to support oil discoveries in the Guyana-Suriname basin of more than 10 billion barrels of oil.

Relations between the two countries have not always . . .

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