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Screen shot 2015-04-22 at 10.58.20 AMHealth Minister Dr Bheri Ramsarran has been sacked by President Ramotar, after public outrage over the Minister’s threat to slap and strip a rights activist.

 The activist, Sherlina Nageer, had confronted the Minister two Monday’s ago over his performance in the health sector.

 The Health Minister had called Nageer a “piece of shit” and an “idiot.”

 Nageer had confronted him on the protest line in the county of Berbice where the Minister led a band of supporters outside a Magistrate’s Court hearing a case against former President Bharrat Jagdeo for racially charged statements he, Jagdeo, made while campaigning to re-elect the PPP/C government at the May 11 General and Regional elections.

Below is the President’s full statement of today.

“His Excellency President Donald Ramotar has named Dr Jennifer Westford to act as the Minister of Health.

Minister Bheri Ramsaran has since been relieved of his Ministerial duties following a meeting with the President.

The President reiterates his outrage at the verbal outbursts and insults uttered by the Minister recently.

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