Sukhai defends PS over threats to Amerindian leaders

-says statements misconstrued

A week after a recording of Permanent Secretary (PS) Nigel Dharamlall surfaced in which he threatened to bar access to his office and withhold stipends from Amerindian leaders, Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai stood by his claim that his comments had been “misconstrued.”

During a press conference at the ministry yesterday, Sukhai maintained that Dharamlall’s statements had been “taken out of context. What the Permanent Secretary sought to do at the briefing was to correct the conception or the misconception that the ADF [Amerindian Development Fund] and the CDP [Community Development Project] is a UNDP project.”

She continued, “There are a few leaders and even CSOs (Community Support Officers) who continue to refer to the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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