[Blackstudies-l] Guyana Government Going after Human Traffickers

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ivetteromero posted: " Caribbean 360 reports that Guyana is implementing a
multi-pronged multi-million dollar program—the 2017-2018 National Plan of
Action for the Prevention and Response to Trafficking in Persons—to fight
human trafficking in the country, which saw a 145 per"
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*Caribbean 360 reports that Guyana is implementing a multi-pronged
multi-million dollar program—the 2017-2018 National Plan of Action for the
Prevention and Response to Trafficking in Persons—to fight human
trafficking in the country, which saw a 145 percent increase in trafficking
in 2016:*

People involved in human trafficking in Guyana have been put on notice:
“Authorities are coming after you and will not stop until you are brought
to justice.”

The government has rolled out a new multi-million dollar strategy which it
expects will lead to a dramatic decline in cases over the next two years.

Against the backdrop of an increase in reported incidents, coordinator of
the Counter-Trafficking Unit Tanisha Williams-Corbin told the launch of the
2017-2018 National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Response to
Trafficking in Persons: “We will increase the number of arrests, charges
and convictions of alleged TIP (Trafficking in Persons) perpetrators by 300
per cent.”

*Demerara Waves* online reported that Guyana recorded 40 TIP cases in 2014;
a 47 per cent increase in 2015 and a 145 per cent increase in 2016. Of the
197 persons trafficked during the 2014-2016 period, 89 per cent were
females and 89 percent were 32 years and younger.

The majority of the victims were Guyanese, with non-nationals accounting
for 41 per cent. Williams-Corbin told the gathering that 44.2 per cent of
TIP occurred during the period under review in Region Four and 22.3 percent
in Region 7. “The analytical data is clear. There is an increase in the
number of reported cases reaching authorities. It reflects that the number
of identified victims is on the increase,” the TIP official said.

Under the GUY$22 million (US$105,683) plan, law enforcers will boost their
surveillance – monitoring the operations of suspected hotspots including
bars, night clubs, massage rooms, modelling/art agencies, mining camps and
other businesses. [. . .]

For full article, see http://www.caribbean360.com/
news/guyana-government-going-human-traffickers-vengeance
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