Ramsammy has strongly denied accusations of ties to Khan or having been instrumental in the importation of spying equipment that Khan used to go after criminals.

Williams in a cable dated July 31, 2009 also derided the Guyana Government’s defence that it “could not have authorized the purchase because the (spying) equipment fell under strict U.S. export controls”. It also addressed the suspicious fire that gutted the Ministry of Health building on Brickdam and said that in the wake of the allegations surrounding the fire and Khan’s ties to Ramsammy, the US Embassy would review its relationship with the Ministry of Health. In her comment at the end of the cable, Williams also advised that donor countries should take note of the Guyana Government’s “high tolerance for official corruption”.    Continue reading