Breaking: Govt MPs with dual citizenship resign

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With effect from April 1, Members of Parliament (MP) on the government side who have dual citizenship have resigned and as such, will not be returning to parliament when it reconvenes on April 11.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon

According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, President David Granger accepted resignations from several members including Minister of State Joseph Harmon who is a US citizen; Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge; Business Minister, Dominic Gaskin and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge
Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin

Greenidge, Gaskin and Roopnaraine are all British Citizens.

Minister of Public Service, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine

These resignations came in light of mounting pressure from Opposistion Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Civil Society who have been calling the governing Ministers to resign in light of the Appeal Court’s Ruling with respect to Dual Citizenship.

 

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