Georgetown, Guyana – (December 9, 2018): The Ministry of the Presidency rejects the malicious and wicked publishing of false articles relating to the health of His Excellency, David Granger by Guyana Guardian an online media outfit headlined, ‘President cannot speak- Cancer is in the throat’.

Despite the Ministry of the Presidency’s issuing of several press releases and videos of the Head of State on the issue of his health, the Guyana Guardian continues to spread fake news via its website and Facebook page with the intent of causing public mischief and panic.

President Granger has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and not throat cancer as is being suggested by the online media outfit. He is currently being treated in the Republic of Cuba by specialists.

In fact, President Granger and his wife, First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger departed Guyana for Cuba on December 4, 2018 to undergo a second round of treatment at the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ).

Prior to his departure on December 4, the President explained that CIMEQ has drafted a schedule of treatment which will run until May 2019. After his second round of treatment, the President is expected to return to Cuba later this month to begin the third cycle of chemotherapy.

While the Government of Guyana respects the fundamental right of its citizens to freedom of speech, as well as press freedom, it condemns in the strongest possible way, the publishing of misinformation, untruths.

The Ministry of the Presidency, once again, calls on the members of the public not to be duped by the misinformation, falsehoods and distortions consistently published by the Guyana Guardian.

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