Press Release – Ministry of Natural Resources responds to resurfaced defamatory social media video

The Ministry of Natural Resources notes the resurgence of a social media video which attempts to implicate the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman in a mining land bribe scandal.

The Ministry wishes to advise the public that since the video’s initial surfacing in 2017, representatives of the Toroparu Syndicate making these spurious and unfounded claims have visited the Ministry and apologized for the slander and trouble caused after it was pointed out from documents made available that the lands in issue were allocated many months before the Syndicate even came into existence and applied for them. The video is now present on the PPP affiliated Facebook page “Live in Guyana” which clearly has an agenda against the Government of Guyana and its agencies and seeks to sway citizens from the virtuous work being done.

The Ministry again urges all to not believe the falsehoods being made by this page and elsewhere, and any other of its kind, which seeks to spread dubious rumours and play a role in disseminating misinformation and fake news.

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