Solomon asks PM to have `inaccuracies’ in statement to OAS corrected
Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon has written Prime Minister Sam Hinds asking him to take the required action to have “inaccuracies” in Ambassador Bayney Karran’s presentation on the Linden unrest to the Organisation of American States corrected.
With his correspondence, Solomon attached a letter he had dispatched earlier to Karran raising concerns about inaccuracies and misrepresentations in his recounting of the events at Linden in July/August which saw three protesters being shot dead by police, around three dozen being injured and the torching of buildings. Karran made his presentation to the OAS Permanent Council in Washington on August 22 and it has evoked criticism for what has been described as its one-sided version of events. Karran told the OAS that the situation was precarious and called for the OAS to keep a watch on Guyana.