US not budging on democracy project -source

The United States is standing by its position that a democracy project here should go ahead despite the government’s opposition, the most serious diplomatic stand-off between the two countries since the PPP/C took office in 1992 on a wave of western support for free and fair elections.

The US position on the $300m Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project was conveyed to the Government of Guyana in response to a Note Verbale from Georgetown requesting clarification on an interview granted to Stabroek News by US Ambassador Brent Hardt in which he said the project would proceed.

“We did get a response last Friday…basically repeating what they had said  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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