PRESS RELEASE People’s National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia Georgetown, Guyana. Monday, April 21, 2008



The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) held a successful picketing exercise in front of the Caribbean Community Secretariat Building, Liliendaal on the East Coast of Demerara, today, Monday, April 21, 2008.

The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin, had indicated that such an exercise would take place when he spoke at the March and Rally organised by the PNCR on Friday, April 18th last at Parliament Building Square to protest the suspension of the licence of CNS TV Channel 6, the breaches of the Constitution by the Government, the abuse of power by the President, the high cost of living and the deteriorating security situation, among other issues.

The picketing exercise in front of the Caricom Secretariat Building was a prelude to the presentation of a letter to the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat for transmission to the Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Hon. Hubert Ingraham of The Bahamas and other Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. That letter, which was signed by the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin, outlined in some detail the issues which the Party believes could seriously affect the peaceful and orderly development of Guyana and the hosting of Carifesta X.

Presenting the letters were Mr. Winston Murray, CCH, MP, Chairman of the PNCR, Mr. Oscar Clarke, General Secretary of the PNCR and Mr. C.N. Sharma, owner of CNS TV Channel 6. The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin indicated that it would be unethical to reveal the contents of the letter in question until the parties concerned have had the opportunity to digest its contents. He assured the media that once this has been done the contents will be made available them. He, however, indicated that a copy of the said letter was forwarded by him to President Bharrat Jagdeo this afternoon.

In the meantime, the PNCR is actively putting measures in place to continue demonstrating its concern about such critical issues as the cost of living, the breaches of the Constitution, the torturing of our citizens, among other matters, by holding more picketing exercises and rallies and meetings in different parts of the country. The next picket exercise will be in front of the Office of the President on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana.
Monday, April 21, 2008