Three Former Guyana Ministers Get Top Positions in Government After Resigning Over Dual Citizenship

(left to right) Dominic Gaskin, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine and Carl Greenidge all have new senior positions.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday May 15, 2019 – All four of the former ministers who last month resigned as Members of Parliament and Cabinet members over their dual citizenship are now back in senior government positions.

Following on the heels of former Minister of State Joseph Harmon being appointed to the newly created position of Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, former Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and former Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnarine have been given new jobs as well.

A statement from the Government yesterday disclosed that Greenidge has been appointed Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for the Department of Frontiers and Territorial Integrity and the Department of Trade and Economic Cooperation.

Gaskin has been appointed Director of Manufacturing and Marketing within the Ministry of Business with responsibility for the enforcement of standards, providing assistance to small producers and access to markets, particularly Eastern Caribbean markets

Dr Roopnaraine has been appointed Director of Public Service Training within the Ministry of the Presidency with responsibility for training standards at the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, Guyana Defence Force Staff College and Guyana Police Force Staff College.

Harmon, Greenidge, Gaskin and Dr Roopnaraine were all forced to step down from their positions after the High Court and Court of Appeal ruled that no one with dual citizenship could sit in the National Assembly of Guyana.

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