Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister

Distorted Reports

The Hon. Moses V. Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of Guyana, noted with deep concern reports today in sections of the media that he has made inappropriate remarks about the “action” of a judge.

The Prime Minister did not criticise any judge but condemned the legal action to cite a Minister of Government, in his personal capacity, for contempt of court.

“We believe that the action itself was frivolous, vexatious; it has no merit,” the Prime Minister said and added that it smacks of vendetta, and opened the Minister to odium and ridicule from the political opposition.

The Prime Minister regrets any disrespect towards a judge that the distorted reports would have conveyed.

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