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Guyana to issue new passports, crack down on fraud

January 3, 2015

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The South American country of Guyana is issuing new passports with improved safety features after seizing fraudulent ones in recent months.

Security Minister Clement Rohee said Saturday that the government has signed a deal with Canadian Bank Note Company, Ltd., which already produces currencies, passports, lottery tickets and other documents for several Caribbean nations.

Rohee did not say how much the deal was worth.

He said current passports will be phased out and that new ones will be issued in upcoming months.