The democratic process is at work in Guyana – CARICOM SG on Dec. 21 vote
─ “The matter is before the courts and I think we should allow the discussion and litigation to go through and see what the outcome is”
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
“The democratic process is at work,” says CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. He was at the time responding to questions, surrounding the December 21, 2018 vote, on the sidelines of the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention.
Ambassador was asked about CARICOM’s position on the government taking the matter to the Caribbean Court of Justice. He responded that “we have to allow the democratic process to work. We have been observing, we have been looking on and watching on, but the democratic process is at work.”
Further, the Ambassador said that the matter is before the courts and that the process should be allowed to run its course. However, suggested that it be done swiftly.
“The matter is before the courts and I think we should allow the discussion and litigation to go through and see what the outcome is. I am sure the court in its wisdom and all of the other peers that may be possible will rule appropriately, my concern is that it be done swiftly, that the matter is before the court and let the court act swiftly,” he stated.
On December 21, 2018, the 111th sitting of the 11th Parliament voted on its confidence in the government. The matter is now before the High Court.
In the meantime, government remains legitimately in office as the 2019 National Budget has been passed in the House and the government’s work continues.
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