Guyana achieves highest ranking in US human trafficking report

Guyana achieves highest ranking in US human trafficking report

Guyana has moved up to a Tier 1 ranking in the latest United States State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report as the country now fully meets the minimum standards in combating the crime.

According to the US State Department, Tier 1 is the highest ranking a country can receive but it does not mean that it has no human trafficking problem or that it is doing enough to address the problem. Rather, the ranking indicates that a government has acknowledged the existence of human trafficking, has made efforts to address the problem, and meets the minimum standards.

Last year, Guyana was removed from the Tier 2 Watch List and was placed on Tier 2, signaling that the country was doing more to fight the scourge.

“The achievements included approving the 2017-2018 national plan for combating trafficking in persons; increasing the number of investigations, prosecutions, and convictions; and identifying and assisting more victims for the second year in a row,” the report, released yesterday, said.

Notwithstanding the progress, the report recommended that Guyana fund specialised victim services, including those offered by non-government organisations (NGOs) for child victims and adult male victims; vigorously investigate and prosecute sex and labour trafficking cases; and hold convicted traffickers, including complicit public officials. It was also recommended that law enforcement officers, judiciary officials and frontline responders, especially those working outside the capital, be trained on victim identification and referral procedures.

The report said victims must also be provided with additional protection to enable them to testify against traffickers in a way that minimises re-traumatisation. Also recommended was for the number of cases reported to the trafficking hotline to be recorded to promote a rapid investigative and victim assistance response and for training to be provided for diplomatic personnel on trafficking in persons.

According to the new report, the government increased its law enforcement efforts and in 2016 it reported 19 trafficking investigations, 19 prosecutions and two convictions, compared to 15 trafficking investigations, seven prosecutions, and one conviction in 2015, and seven investigations, four prosecutions and one conviction in 2014.

While the court sentenced one convicted trafficker to three years in jail, and required a restitution payment to the victim, the report noted that the court only required the convict in the second case to pay restitution, which is inconsistent with the law. The anti-trafficking task force has appealed and the appeal is still pending.

Meanwhile, the report said that the anti-trafficking unit in collaboration with the police developed identification procedures that officers used informally during the reporting period, pending their formal review and approval from the task force.

The government reported that it identified 98 trafficking victims in 2016 (80 for sex trafficking and 18 for labour trafficking), compared with 56 in 2015. The government also referred 40 victims to an NGO’s shelter in 2016 compared to 17 in 2015. It was noted that while it signed an agreement to provide funding to the said NGO, it did not do so over the last year but instead provided $13M to another NGO that provided housing and counselling services for victims of gender-based violence, including an unknown number of trafficking victims.

The report also said that there were no adequate public-private shelters for male or child trafficking victims, despite the government’s commitment made in early 2016 to open and partially fund a shelter for male victims. Child trafficking victims were placed in non-specialised shelters, and child victims identified in rural areas were placed in holding cells overnight without food before being transferred to the capital for shelter.  Male victims were offered voluntary placement in homeless shelters.

It was also found that the government maintained efforts to prevent trafficking as the anti-trafficking inter-ministerial task force remained active and met monthly. The administration also conducted a variety of awareness-raising activities, including targeting school children to educate them on trafficking and how to report suspicious activities. The government, however, did not make efforts to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts. During the reporting period, authorities conducted approximately 1,000 impromptu labour inspections in the capital and the interior.

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This never happened under the PPP.

The government reported that it identified 98 trafficking victims in 2016 (80 for sex trafficking and 18 for labour trafficking), compared with 56 in 2015. The government also referred 40 victims to an NGO’s shelter in 2016 compared to 17 in 2015. It was noted that while it signed an agreement to provide funding to the said NGO, it did not do so over the last year but instead provided $13M to another NGO that provided housing and counselling services for victims of gender-based violence, including an unknown number of trafficking victims.

Drugb posted:

A process started under the PPP to combat this crime has finally paid dividends despite the incompetency of the Granger's administration.

How so?  Guyana was ranked low under the PPP and the woman who was instrumental in dealing with trafficking is now an APNU minister.

The same woman received death threats for her activities to stem trafficking under the PPP regime.  She received an INTERNATIONAL award for her courage!

Drugb posted:

in fact it was the pnc/afc supporters who were runnng the human trafficking network. .

Really so now that they are in power it should be pay day with even more rampant trafficking. Yet this doesn't seem to be the case, to your chagrin.

I expect you will soon scream that the US gov't and international agencies are all pnc/afc slop carriers.

caribny posted:
Drugb posted:

in fact it was the pnc/afc supporters who were runnng the human trafficking network. .

Really so now that they are in power it should be pay day with even more rampant trafficking. Yet this doesn't seem to be the case, to your chagrin.

I expect you will soon scream that the US gov't and international agencies are all pnc/afc slop carriers.

LOL

 

Drugb posted:

in fact it was the pnc/afc supporters who were runnng the human trafficking network. Since that they achieved power in 2015 they worked to reduce their footprint in the wicked trade of young amerindians following pressure from the UN.

All I can say is that you are full of shittt.

caribny posted:
Drugb posted:

in fact it was the pnc/afc supporters who were runnng the human trafficking network. .

Really so now that they are in power it should be pay day with even more rampant trafficking. Yet this doesn't seem to be the case, to your chagrin.

I expect you will soon scream that the US gov't and international agencies are all pnc/afc slop carriers.

Now that they are in power they have to comply with the laws or else risk losing ranking. During ppp time a bad ranking reflected on the ppp, now a bad ranking reflects on the jackasses.

Drugb posted:
caribny posted:
Drugb posted:

in fact it was the pnc/afc supporters who were runnng the human trafficking network. .

Really so now that they are in power it should be pay day with even more rampant trafficking. Yet this doesn't seem to be the case, to your chagrin.

I expect you will soon scream that the US gov't and international agencies are all pnc/afc slop carriers.

Now that they are in power they have to comply with the laws or else risk losing ranking. During ppp time a bad ranking reflected on the ppp, now a bad ranking reflects on the jackasses.

Dankey, is why you involving yuh family? 

Drugb posted:
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Now that they are in power they have to comply with the laws or else risk losing ranking. During ppp time a bad ranking reflected on the ppp, now a bad ranking reflects on the jackasses.

poor boy. So brain damaged from sniffing the fumes from Jagdeo's slop that you have lost all reasoning.

If the PNC engaged in human trafficking a mere ranking wouldn't have stopped them as there is money in that activity.

So no it was the PPP cronies who sold East Indian girls to work in Bajan and Trinidadian brothels.  You know full well that no Indian man is going to let some black man take his daughter away from him.

caribny posted:

poor boy. So brain damaged from sniffing the fumes from Jagdeo's slop that you have lost all reasoning.

If the PNC engaged in human trafficking a mere ranking wouldn't have stopped them as there is money in that activity.

So no it was the PPP cronies who sold East Indian girls to work in Bajan and Trinidadian brothels.  You know full well that no Indian man is going to let some black man take his daughter away from him.

Human trafficking in Guyana has nothing to do with the sex trade in Trinidad or Barbados. The trade in Guyana is mostly due people  selling their daughtersite for a few shillingseconds to pnc bar owners in the interior 

Drugb posted:
caribny posted:

poor boy. So brain damaged from sniffing the fumes from Jagdeo's slop that you have lost all reasoning.

If the PNC engaged in human trafficking a mere ranking wouldn't have stopped them as there is money in that activity.

So no it was the PPP cronies who sold East Indian girls to work in Bajan and Trinidadian brothels.  You know full well that no Indian man is going to let some black man take his daughter away from him.

Human trafficking in Guyana has nothing to do with the sex trade in Trinidad or Barbados. The trade in Guyana is mostly due people  selling their daughtersite for a few shillingseconds to pnc bar owners in the interior 

You were screaming that blacks don't own anything and lack the ability to own anything. So who are these blacks who own all of these bars?

Either you are wrong about the lack of entrepreneurialism among blacks or you lie about PNC bar owners.

Guyana's trafficking problems is not only internal.  Its also about the export of people. PPP supporters enslaved in T&T and shot when they demand pay. Usual by Indo Trinidadian employers. PPP supporters working the cheap brothels in the back streets of Bridgetown.

 

caribny posted 

You were screaming that blacks don't own anything and lack the ability to own anything. So who are these blacks who own all of these bars?

Either you are wrong about the lack of entrepreneurialism among blacks or you lie about PNC bar owners.

Guyana's trafficking problems is not only internal.  Its also about the export of people. PPP supporters enslaved in T&T and shot when they demand pay. Usual by Indo Trinidadian employers. PPP supporters working the cheap brothels in the back streets of Bridgetown.

 

Your ignorance of Guyana shines through every day. Pnc supporters own the shanty shacks in the interior where they run whore house and peddle in human trafficking.

Drugb posted:
 

Your ignorance of Guyana shines through every day. Pnc supporters own the shanty shacks in the interior where they run whore house and peddle in human trafficking.

The fact that your PPP permitted them to do so means that the PPP cronies also got their own share for selling PPP supporters in the bush and also to Barbados and Trinidad.  Your PPP supporters were all there slaving in those little Baxter's Road places, and no doubt offering "services" to the owners too.  I saw them last month when I was there.

 

http://www.inewsguyana.com/ove...trinidad-and-tobago/

Even under the UNC (Kamla's party) they got tired of all of these PPP supporters crowded into Trinidad.  A high % of the 25k Guyanese allegedly living illegally in Trinidad.

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