Trinidad & Tobago
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Amid criticism from citizens and officials in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Vice-President Bharrat Jagdeo has defended his controversial statement that “T&T is falling apart.”
According to reports, Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne has contacted Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-Operation on the matter.
Several business groups have also criticised the controversial statement.
However, Jagdeo has maintained his position.
Responding to questions from reporters at a media conference on Friday, Jagdeo claimed he received a lot of calls from Trinidadians who agreed with his comments.
He said: “Is it a fact that people are losing jobs? If you look at the newspapers in Trinidad and Tobago, every day you will see they have currency problems, currency shortages, and is it a fact that they have had a long period of low growth? Yes, COVID has exacerbated it but before COVID it is a fact. So what I am saying here is not anything new.”
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