After two years of unprecedented excitement over new oil discoveries in Guyana and Suriname, these Caribbean countries recently held elections and are now setting a course for the next five years against a backdrop of extreme uncertainty. The nascent governments will come to power facing the reality of a depressed oil price, the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, environmental challenges, as well as some controversy over the elections themselves.

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In June, Sarah Keeling, a former senior British government official and StoneTurn Senior Adviser, led a panel of experts to outline emerging risks and opportunities for those with interests in Guyana and Suriname.

Read the full recap of the discussion including a complete transcript of the Q&A session.

Meet the Panel:

•  Chris Bennett, Managing Director, The Caribbean Council
•  Ted Greeno, Co-Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urqhart & Sullivan UK LLP
•  Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to Guyana and Non-Resident Ambassador to Suriname, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

About the Authors

Sarah Keeling

Sarah Keeling

A former senior British government official with more than 20 years of experience in national security and intelligence matters in the U.K. and overseas, Sarah assists companies, family offices and […]

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