PPP concerned over Govt’s engagement of Caricomleaders on Brexit

By on January 12, 2020

first_img… disappointed national discussion was not held firstThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentary Opposition is upset that the Guyana Government discussed with Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders the impacts of Brexit on Guyana, without having a national discussion on the matter in advance.PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee believes the Government blundered majorly by heading into those discussions with regional leaders without having first met with national leaders.“It is totally wrong and unacceptable for the Government to engage with members of State of Caricom on aCLEMENT ROHEEmatter of national economic importance on which there has been no organised national discussion nor consensus,” Rohee stated during his news conference on Monday at Freedom House on Robb Street.Caricom Heads of State were in Guyana for the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government.During the Conference, Caricom leaders received a detailed brief on the political, diplomatic, trade, economic and financial implications of Brexit for the Region as well as recommendations for addressing them.Rohee is asking that these recommendations be made public for a national debate and for it to be brought to parliament for more in-depth discussions.Moreover, Rohee wants the government to activate the parliamentary oversight committee on the security sector and place before it several matters for discussion.He wants the draft Caricom Arrest Warrant Treaty to be placed before the committee for bipartisan consideration.He also wants there to be a review of the Caricom Crime and Security Strategy 2013 and for it to be subsequently formulated into Guyana’s own National Security Plan.In addition, Rohee wants the government’s revised national drug strategy master plan to be brought to the parliamentary committee for bipartisan consideration.last_img read more

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