MCYS denounces false article

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport

Press Release

Friday, August 14, 2020 

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, has noted an entirely false and ridiculous article published by the online outlet Network News Update on August 13, 2020, via their Facebook page, captioned “Dictator Ramson Orders All Staff to Leave Phones at Gate”. 

The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr. is a young minister who appreciates the value of mobile phones for both productivity and connectivity, especially for young people mapping the modern world. This is a stark distinction in comparison to the previous Government, led by David Granger, and his appointed ministers of the past with an average age of 65.  

While the political publication was intended to malign the reputation and goodwill of Minister Ramson, it failed abysmally to do so.

The Minister is, however, grateful for the opportunity to remind the public of how the previous administration neglected young people for the past five years and even betrayed the young leaders within their political outfit who campaigned energetically in 2015 but were left out in the cold from all ministerial and parliamentary appointments.

Finally, the use of the word “dictator” in the article is also a useful reminder of the previous administration’s transparent and internationally recognised attempt to rig the 2020 General and Regional Elections from which Guyanese are now only slowly recovering from the 5-month emotional torture. Guyanese, all over, are relieved that our sacred democratic values were restored on August 2, 2020.



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