Vitally important to Guyana diplomatic posture

Dear Editor,
I take serious offence with the headlines in the Stabroek News and Kaieteur News of Friday, 15 April 2016, deeming Minister Harmon’s recent issue with GRA as interference.
It seems that both of these dailies have lost their balance and are both bent on character assassination of Minister Joseph Harmon.
One also gets the impression that neither of these newspapers is conscious of what is vitally important to Guyana’s strategic/diplomatic posture.
Harmon, in responding to the request from the Chinese Embassy, clearly had in his mind Guyana’s strategic interest, and acted in that regard for the benefit of the country.
But like the typical Ostrich, these newspapers buried their heads in the sand and continue to deem Harmon’s action as interference.
I am certain the Minister of Finance and the GRA, having been made aware of the circumstances, are now more conscious that strategic considerations will always over shadow local tactical measures.
Using the words, “strategic intervention”, instead of “interference”, in the headlines, would have been more appropriate.
Now that you have been given the facts, it is expected that you would cease to operate in the realm of speculation. It’s never too late to learn.

George Gomes
Lieutenant Colonel