‘A stain on Guyana’ -UK envoy says about withholding of local gov’t polls

A stain on Guyana’s international standing was how UK High Commissioner Andrew Ayre described the withholding of long-awaited local government elections by the Guyana Government.

In the presence of Prime Minister Sam Hinds, Ayre delivered his stinging rebuke at a reception at his residence in honour of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ayre was the latest of Western envoys to flay the government over local government elections. Envoys from the US, Canada and the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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