The agreement would move from a maritime agreement on “hot persecution,” in which U.S. authorities authorized to prosecute drug traffickers in Barbados territorial waters and airspace would be allowed to move to an agreement that includes more aspects of the fight against drugs. President Ali said that the agreement would not expose the country to the risk of Venezuelan aggression, which could be true, as noted above, and that it would not have a negative impact on the border dispute currently under way before the ICJ. With regard to his explanatory statement, this is an agreement on the prohibition of drugs, which revived the original – either modified or unchanged – of 2001 and which was conceived with the confrontation with drug trafficking and not with Venezuela in mind. There can be few arguments to say that Guyana is now an important transshipment point for drugs. The U.S. secretary of state has rejected suggestions that President Trump`s administration sees the deal as a means of impeaching the Maduro administration. It certainly could not do it alone, which is not the same as saying that Washington has no greater hope that a number of approaches would not undermine the government of Caracas, one of which implies that it is a narco-terrorist organization. There is no doubt that, from Guyana`s point of view, the agreement offers infinitely greater protection with regard to our maritime space. In addition to the previously mentioned ExxonMobil, there was a notorious incident in Guyana waters that banned Perdana technology, an exploration vessel hired by the American company Anadarko and escorted by the Venezuelan navy to a port in Margarita.
BRIDGETOWN, March 28, 1997 (IPS) – If all goes according to plan, when regional governments meet with U.S. President Bill Clinton in May, the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados could finally have signed an agreement granting the United States the right to prosecute suspected drug traffickers in their territorial waters. The turning point came during a two-day meeting with Richard Clark, the special envoy of U.S. President Bill Clinton, who met with regional government officials in Barbados before the meeting between Clinton and the heads of government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) on May 9. The answer is that the joint patrols under Shiprider`s agreement with that country date back to 2001, when George W. Bush was in the White House.