US not satisfied, wants Caribbean to do more to stamp out drug trade

WASHINGTON, USA — Even as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations adopt a series of measures aimed at addressing the spiraling drug trade, the United States says more still needs to be done in stamping out or curbing the menace.

In its annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), the US Department of State described regional efforts in attacking all aspects of narco-trafficking, while simultaneously assailing some countries for not doing enough.

It was, perhaps, most critical of Guyana, urging the Bharrat Jagdeo administration to “effectively implement recent laws and regulations supporting counternarcotics efforts.”

“We look forward to collaborating with Guyanese law enforcement to test the amended extradition law and emphasize the need for vigorous enforcement of laws against money laundering and financial crimes,” the State Department said.

It added that recently acquired equipment, such as the maritime patrol craft and container scanner by the Guyana Revenue Authority, should be “optimized for long term use through development of training, evaluation and maintenance requirements.”

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  1. sniooozer
    March 7, 2011


  2. No trouble intended
    March 7, 2011

    You know, we are always screaming when someone else points out our faults. Human nature I guess. Let’s just say that America says nothing; just keep quiet about the drug trade in the Caribbean to include Dominica. Will there be less Parroos on the streets of Roseau? Will there be less drug related violence? Will there be less money launderers related to the drug trade?

    Can we forget about what America, England, Venezuela, China, Libya and all the others say and handle our business? What are we (Dominicans) doing to address the drug problem? What are we doing to address violence related to drugs? My answer: NOT A DARM THING!!! So if America gives a little money and say do this or do that, we have choices…we can say keep you darm pennies and leave us alone, or we can say thank you very much sir, we will try our best to make things better. But to simply start saying America this and America that is pure none sense as far as I am concerned.

    We need to be thinking about how we can collaborate with America and any other country who wants to help and take care of the problem.

    • Aaaaa
      March 7, 2011

      You forgot one thing. America doesn’t collaborate, it dictates! “Its my way or the highway”!

      Why don’t USA stop selling arms undercover to impoverished nations who are usually the ones thick into the drug trade. No one is saying that they america can’t help. what is said that clean your yard before trying to tell folks what to do. They’re acting like the governments here aren’t trying. Just like the US government the caribbean have their own setbacks and ours are worse because we have less man power & technology. I will tell you if you compare the caribbeans efforts on the drug trade to that of the US own efforts in their country then you would see that even with the little resources the caribbean nations are doing a much effective job than the states.

      • crooked ones
        March 7, 2011

        where did u get your information from Aaaaa? Don’t u know how drug dealers are dealt with when caught in the U.S? Here we give them a slap on the wrist and send them to sell more drugs as if to say the more we have drug dealers is the better for the court system,excepy for Behanzin who’s trying as had to get rid of the drug dealers by imposing the stiffest sentences and look this illegal government who condones crime is getting rid of his services.

      • No trouble intended
        March 7, 2011

        Stop selling arms? No one stops selling their products, why should the US? The sale of arms is legal and legitimate. Russia, China and many other countries make and sell arms to smaller countries.
        With regards to the issue at hand, there was a time when the use of hard drugs was a USA problem. It still is, but it is now a major Caribbean problem also. The US still consumes a lot, but it has crept into our small island nations and causing major problems. Does anyone offer to help the US? No!! In fact, many Caribbean, south and Central American countries compound the problem by producing and making elicit drugs readily available for sale in the US market. Will DA and other Caribbean countries stop doing that?

        With regards to the US bullying as opposed to collaborating, there may be some validity to that statement but I think that is always over exaggerated. The US is not forcing DA to do anything. If DA is taking AID from them, then we must at least try to hear what they are asking us to do with their money. More importantly, WE HAVE TO DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR OWN PROBLEMS. What are we going to do with our drug addicts and our drug related criminals to include murderers, robbers and money launderers? Are we going to sit around and continue to blame the US? I hope not.

  3. carl
    March 7, 2011

    its true we need to do more even here is DA the govenrmnent not doing shit about the Drug Problem. i understand there are only TWELVE Guys in the entire Drug Squad to take care of Dominica. thats ludacrist. someone pls correct me if i am wrong but from what i heard the TWELVE guys have to do Bush Eradication, house search, beach patrol, lol. dont seem they have enough to even go bush. tell me if thts not laughable and tell me if the Government and Commissioner are concerend about fighting drughs.

  4. Anonymous
    March 7, 2011

    so wat they (America)doing to stamp out drugs?

    • sniooozer
      March 7, 2011

      They having a hard tiome keeping out drugs from Mexico but they tired wit the Caribbean? lmao laughable ..

  5. Stealth Critique
    March 7, 2011

    Please ignore the USA attempt to further place its will upon other countries.

  6. Aaaaa
    March 7, 2011

    War on drugs = the blanket which covers corporate America greedy gains! They should make all drugs legal. Then this whole issue would be useless. You shouldn’t tell people what to do with their minds or body. People have a choice. If they want to do drugs then so be it. But of course good old USA can’t stand anyone profiting more than them. You have to wonder why they are so all up in arms about drugs. Several of their interstates are major drug trafficing hubs. Supplying more drugs in one major city than all caribbean islands combined. They need to focus on themselves. But off course they can’t do that because they like to have their cake and eat it to. Then Americans saying why other countries always want USA help. But they don’t even understand that their country always telling people what to do. Then again how could they understand when they rely on their biased media for news.

  7. Piper
    March 7, 2011

    America always wants to tell everybody how to run their country. You cannot imagine how they scream like stuffed pigs when anyone tells them anything.

    But they do have a point regarding our drug trade issue. Our countries are being corrupted by the drug trade. Our high homicide rate is a direct result of the increase in drug trafficking in the region. So we cannot really dismiss their advice when we are also feeling the pain.

    • Tuner
      March 7, 2011

      You’re blowing hot and cold….your words cannot be trusted. 8)

  8. Concerned
    March 7, 2011

    Well, it appears the fact that demand creates supply — and the US has its fair share of demand — is no reason for US officials to be self-critical. Americans should, perhaps, look to their own way of life to see what there is about it that creates this demand.

    In addition, the US “leadership” continues to use the “War on Drugs” as a hypocritical means to their own selfish ends: increasing influence over other countries’ policies and financial gains for their buddies in the military-industrial complex specifically and the “corporatocracy” generally.

    • only
      March 8, 2011

      Remember one thing…… isn’t the people of the govt.’s that are issuing these statements. It is the manipulated govt.’s worldwide that are run by the elite.

  9. Muslim_Always
    March 7, 2011

    America, you need to clean up your filthy backyard. It is the very politicans in your meetings who are using cocaine. You America is the one who demands the most cocaine. Why don’t you tackle the root of the problem, wage a campaign through the media and other ways to effectively root out cocaine from the society? You spent billions of dollars to get people to hate Islam so you can solve your cocaine problem. America is falling due to the revolution in the Middle East thus it wants new territories to control and bully. America, your pagan idol of liberty will be crushed.

    • wow
      March 7, 2011

      your wishes are comming true. don’t fret. islam is taking over. mosques in america are given so much tax breaks that churches don’t even get. the phalestinians will get what they want. then Jesus Christ will return. be ready folks

    • only
      March 7, 2011

      This is a media charade and sham. The U.S. traffics a lot of the drugs coming out of central and South America among other places. Not counting their poppy fields in Afganistan and other crops worldwide.
      It is the mafia elite that control the drug trade and reap the profits. They just work through the U.S. govt. mainly but also other govt.s. They like to eliminate their competition though.
      Then again, if there was no demand, they would be out of business.
      So it is in their interest to keep people addicted and to make others addicted.
      So put them out of business people. Don’t buy the junk.

  10. he who hesitates is lost
    March 7, 2011

    What do we expect?

    “Non of your damn business where the DLP gets its $”

    Magistrate battling organised crime is fired …

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