Jagdeo brushes off US Envoy’s concerns about Guyana’s Narco-image

Jagdeo brushes off US envoy’s concerns about Guyana’s narco-image   ||
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol
Monday, 29 August 2011 11:11
jagdeoclicoPresident Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday (August 29), brushed aside concerns about the image of Guyana as a country heading for narco-statehood and his administration appearing unwilling to fight the drug trade.Confidential United States diplomatic cables recently released by the whistleblowing site, Wikeleaks, saw the then American Ambassador Roland Bullen weighing in on the reasons why an office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was not yet opened in Guyana.Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News ( www.demwaves.com ), Jagdeo relied on what he said was the United States’ refusal to confirm that the communication are American diplomatic cables.

He said his presidency and the country’s profile would be unaffected by Wikileaks’ revelations.

“If I allow an American ambassador’s view to put a damper on my feeling or my image, then I wouldn’t be fit to run this country. This is their opinion about what is taking place in Guyana,” he said.

Against the background of Bullen telling Washington that Guyana was heading for narco-statehood and government was lukewarm to the narco-fight, Jagdeo dismissed such assertions and questioned the credibility.

“I just want it to come out because it’s interesting to see ambassadors’ perspectives… I find a lot of amusing; it is like ambassadors speaking, their opinion, nothing is substantiated so I’m looking forward to more fun with Wikileaks, “ he said.

You can click this link to read the earlier report titled: Guyana heading for narco-statehood; govt lukewarm about drug trade– Wikileaks

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