CARICOM Leaders have wrapped up their Heads of Government Meeting in Grenada.
At the meeting Guyana joined Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts Nevis and St Lucia in formally signing onto The Caribbean Arrest Treaty .
The objective of this Treaty is to establish within the Caribbean Community a system of arrest and surrender of requested persons for the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution for an applicable offence; or executing a custodial sentence where the requested persons have fled from justice after being sentenced for an applicable offence.
The Treaty was presented in draft form when Guyana hosted the 28th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM earlier this year.
It was also presented for ratification at the meeting.
The Guyana Government has said that the adoption of the Treaty will simplify the procedures by which fugitives from justice are returned to participating member states, to face criminal prosecution or serve judicial sentences.
Ten other member states are yet to sign on to the agreement.