Manickchand under fire over attack on US envoy

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Priya Manickchand yesterday faced a wave of criticism over her attack on outgoing US ambassador Brent Hardt and diplomats say her actions disregarded protocol.

“When the Minister of Foreign Affairs speaks at a function to mark the departing of an ambassador, it is not a cuss down affair… it is to reflect on his/her works over the period and the areas strengthened between the two nations,” a former diplomat told Stabroek News.

Manickchand was jeered and booed during her remarks at a reception hosted at the ambassador’s residence on …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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