GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 5, 2019 (CMC) – Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, said that the Cabinet will continue to meet until the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) offers clarity.
At his post-Cabinet press briefing, yesterday, Harmon explained that there was nothing in the CCJ’s ruling that stated the Cabinet should not meet.
However, the government, in a written submission on Monday, asked the Trinidad and Tobago-based court to provide clarity of whether Cabinet should be meeting.
“So, we will await the clarification from the CCJ on that matter,” Harmon noted.
He also pointed to the Constitution of Guyana, which speaks to the president and government remaining in office.
“It is our duty, as a government, to govern, and therefore, every day that we are in government, we have to execute the mandate of governing and ensuring that the people’s business is taken care of,” he added.
Harmon reiterated that the government will continue to perform its functions until full clarity is provided.
The CCJ will hand down specific consequential orders on July 12, as a result of its ruling on June 18.