The new US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, has been meeting with Government, Opposition and other stakeholders about the political situation in the country.
Appearing on the Jumpstart Morning show today, the Ambassador said she is encouraged by the plan of the stakeholders to respect the ruling that will be made by the Caribbean Court of Justice in the no-confidence appeal case.
“I have been extremely encouraged during my first four weeks here. I have met with many Ministers, I have met with Opposition Leadership, lots of people in Georgetown and even outside of Georgetown. I am very encouraged by the fact that everybody says that they will respect and listen to what the ruling is from the Caribbean Court of Justice. I can in no way predict what that ruling will be, but we will also respect what that ruling say”, Ambassador Lynch said.
The Ambassador also noted that the US stands steadfast behind democratic principles, which includes democratic institutions and processes.
The Caribbean Court of Justice will hear oral arguments in the case on May 10. It is unclear how soon after that a decision will be made.
The Opposition has taken the case to the CCJ after the local Court of Appeal invalidated the no-confidence motion that was moved against the Guyana government in December.
By a majority 2-1 margin, the Court of Appeal ruled that 34 votes and not 33 were needed to pass the no-confidence motion against the government by an absolute majority.