World December 25, 2023 | 10:00 am

British Warship to visit Guyana amid regional engagements and tensions with Venezuela

Guyana.- The British Ministry of Defense has revealed that HSM Trent will visit Guyana as part of its Atlantic patrol deployment. This decision represents a change in the ship’s original Caribbean drug trafficking mission. The visit is seen as a show of military and diplomatic support for Guyana, a former British colony and current Commonwealth member.

The BBC reports that the Trent’s visit to Guyana will include participation in military exercises with the nation’s allies, though specific details remain undisclosed. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, a Guyanese professor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in New York, emphasizes the UK’s capability to support Guyana against Venezuela, potentially with weapons, naval equipment, and military intelligence.

Venezuela’s Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino López, has denounced the British ship’s deployment as a provocation, claiming it threatens the peace and stability of the Caribbean. This incident adds tension to an already strained relationship due to a longstanding territorial dispute, which has escalated since ExxonMobil discovered significant oil reserves in the contested region. Venezuela has also taken steps to assert its claims, including a referendum and plans to establish a new province in the disputed area.

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Paul Tierney
December 25, 2023 10:15 am

It is called gunboat diplomacy. It works.

Expect the US will at times be sending its own visitors as an expression of solidarity with Guayana.

Alberto Gomez
December 25, 2023 10:41 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Bring more fire to the fire , these English men should stay home and stop causing trouble around the world. These people the English men and French men were the worst colonizers. Again STAY HOME .

December 25, 2023 8:38 pm
Reply to  Alberto Gomez

i support your comment ,degenerates, blood thirsty brits…

Mr. Sensible
December 26, 2023 6:44 am
Reply to  Fundador

How about the Spanish? They were angels?

Alberto Gomez
December 26, 2023 10:54 am
Reply to  Mr. Sensible

Let me see , Spanish colony’s got their independence in the 1800s the English colony in the 1960 ? The majority of the Spanish are really mixed race people on the land , not many
African descendants , but the English (and French ) colony, the majority are African descendants, why ??

Alberto Gomez
December 26, 2023 11:13 am
Reply to  Mr. Sensible

Plus the English men enslaved Indians(India ) too brought them over to this continent, why ?? They left a mess on the South American continent, with Guyana BS , French with Haiti BS, that why they are worse than the Spanish OK!!

December 26, 2023 11:34 am
Reply to  Mr. Sensible

brits are known savages …