Guyana accuses Canada of complicity in seeking to overthrow government

Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge speaking to reporters.

The Guyana government has accused Canada of complicity in “an attempt to overthrow” a democratically elected government as the fallout continues from the December 21, 2018 motion of no confidence that toppled the David Granger-led coalition government.

In a strongly worded letter to the Canadian High Commission, Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, made reference to the involvement of the High Commission’s Consular Officer in escorting former government back bencher Charrandass Persaud, who is also a Canadian citizen, to the airport and to an aircraft hours after he had voted in support of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) motion resulting in the collapse of the government.

“The evidence…

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