Sunday, March 13, 2005
The American Ambassador in Guyana insists his government stands by a recent report which criticised the countrys fight against the illegal drug trade as weak, ineffective and riddled with corruption.
Ambassador Roland Bullen's comments comes in response to Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeos comment that the report was "strange".
President Jagdeo has claimed there are several cases where US authorities bluntly refused to give crucial assistance to Guyana in the fight against illegal drugs.
But Ambassador Bullen said on Thursday that it is easier to get resources from the US when there is the likelihood that they would be effectively and successfully used.