Georgetown, Guyana – (October 10, 2019) The Ministry of the Presidency is calling for an immediate retraction of the deliberately misleading Guyana Times article headlined, “President’s advisor attempts to woo Region 10 RDC for biomass project”, which seeks, falsely, to link the Presidency and the Government to a private project.

The article, which is published in the October 10, 2019 edition of the paper, intentionally links the Presidency and Government to a project the paper says is being operated by former Presidential Advisor, Rear Admiral Gary Best.

Rear Admiral Best has not held the post of Presidential Advisor (on the Environment) for approximately two years.

President David Granger had revealed this at a press conference in 2017 and it was reported in the local media.

The Ministry therefore, condemns the article as wicked as it was clearly crafted to deceive the public and create mischief.

While the Government of Guyana stands resolutely for the protection of freedom of the press in Guyana, it strongly condemns the publication of half-truths and falsifications and is calling on the Guyana Times to retract the false article.

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