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Guyana:‘Too much at stake for elections stalemate’

…says CARICOM Chair, Mia Mottley

CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados has stated that the judgement of Chief Justice Roxane George was “absolutely clear” and any attempt to stall the process runs against the ruling and will not bode well for the country on the cusp of greater economic development.

Flanked by a delegation of CARICOM leaders visiting Guyana amidst concerns of tension over the 2020 General and Regional Elections, Mottley spoke on Thursday at a press briefing at the Marriott Hotel based on the agreed position of the delegation. Present were Prime Ministers Dr. Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago; Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

She stated that the leaders had met with President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, together, very late on Wednesday night into the morning hours of Thursday to “chart a process forward”.

She said that, based on thee interactions, the Regional leaders were satisfied that the President and Opposition Leader were aware of CARICOM’s position and had agreed to act in the best interest of the country and encourage all citizens to do the same. The Barbados Prime Minister said that while the delegation had rendered its support, it was conscious of the fact that efforts will only be successful if the stakeholders involved wanted the matters to be successful.

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