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Figures show fall in Guyanese refused entry

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Figures show fall in Guyanese refused entry

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Fewer Guyanese are being refused entry to Barbados but the two countries have agreed to set up a formal system for handling immigration concerns.
The two Caribbean neighbours will also soon begin negotiations to jointly grant licences for fishing in areas where their waters overlap.
Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean and Guyanese counterpart Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett made the announcements Friday at the end of 2nd Guyana-Barbados Joint Commission meeting, according to media reports out of Georgetown.
“We have agreed, as ministers, that an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) would be concluded to cover the various modalities which cover the relationship between our two countries as it relates to immigration,” McClean told reporters at the Guyana International Conference Centre at Liliendaal.
Rodrigues-Birkett said the MOU would set out procedures for dealing with reports of travellers experiencing difficulty at the countries’ ports of entry even if they do not fall under the CARICOM Skilled Nationals’ regime. (DP)