It was the latest trading of charges between the the government and the opposition as the three-month  clock for the holding of general elections expires on Thursday March 21, 2019.

The government needs the support of the opposition for an extension of the timeframe. The opposition has been insisting on elections by April 30th and the two sides remain deadlocked.

A statement by the Ministry of the Presidency follows:

The Government of Guyana rejects the baseless allegations by Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo that President David Granger has treated with the issue of the no-confidence motion in bad faith.

President David Granger (right) and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

That is farthest from the truth. In fact, President Granger has demonstrated impeccable leadership, despite consistent attacks from the Opposition, beyond a reasonable doubt given the current circumstances.      Continue reading