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Region 10 Chairman believes report by Guyana’s Ambassador to US, contained many inaccuracies

Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon believes the report by Guyana’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS, could undermine a lot of what has already been agreed to by the Government, and the Region 10 administration. Ambassador Karran presented a statement to the Organisation of American States on the Linden situation describing the situation in the town as precarious.

Solomon has now written to the Prime Minister and the Ambassador himself on the OAS statements since he believes there were several inaccuracies and falsehoods contained in the statement by the Ambassador. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Solomon said It should be noted that the Karran presentation was made after the signing of the agreement between the government and the region 10 administration and the inaccuracies and misrepresentations contained in the Ambassador’s statements could go a far in undermining the common desire of both the government and region 10 to implement the agreement of 24th August 2012.

Solomon said in the circumstance, he is requesting that the Prime Minister takes the required action to have Ambassador Karran correct the inaccuracies and misrepresentations since it is better for the government to do it rather than the Region.

He ended his letter to the Prime Minister by saying that the government should be assured of the region’s continued commitment to the implementation of the agreement between the Government of Guyana and Region 10.

In his letter to Ambassador Karran, the region 10 Chairman said he wanted to signal to the Ambassador that the presentation contained a number of inaccuracies and misrepresentations.

He added that he has no interest in trying to stimulate any ‘Finding and Proving’ exchange with with the Ambassador on the matters concerning Linden about which he reported to the OAS.

Solomon said he preferred to concentrate all his energies on the implementation of the Agreement that Prime Minister Sam Hinds had signed with him on the day before the Ambassador’s presentation to the OAS. The Region 10 Chairman also forwarded a copy of the agreement to the Ambassador.

The Opposition parties have also criticized the statement to the OAS by the Ambassador. The OAS has offered to assist in the probe of the Linden protests and work to address the concerns.

Meanwhile the Region 10 Chairman has also indicated that contrary to a statement by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon that Linden had not submitted all the names for the economic review committee as part of the technical committee agreement, the region did do so. Dr Luncheon he said has since offered an apology for his mistake claiming that he was unaware of the submissions.

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