Chief of Staff says joint services monitoring political atmosphere

Brigadier Mark PhillipsGeorgetown: Chairman of the Joint Service Coordinating Council, Brigadier Mark Phillips said that the joint services is monitoring the development very closely regarding the recent political statements and atmosphere.

Opposition Leader, David Granger following questions by members of the media on his view about the possible prorogating of Parliament by President Donald Ramotar.

Granger said that any such a move by the President can shut down the voice of the people and the Opposition will have no discussion with the Government under such circumstances. He further said that the people are angry with the Government and “heaven knows” how they would react.

The Chief of Staff who chairs the Joint Services Coordinating Council said that the people have a right to protest but they are being urged to ensure that their demonstrations and picketing exercises are conducted with the relevant permission and in a peaceful manner.

He stated that the Joint Services will be prepared to deal with any security breach and any other security concerns and again called on the citizens to follow the rule of law when carrying out their exercises.