Rohee, Persaud brief US-based Guyanese on crime situation
Guyana Chronicle
July 28, 2002

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Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation, Mr. Clement Rohee and Information Liaison to the President, Mr. Robert Persaud are in the United States to brief the Guyanese community there on Guyana’s current crime and security situation.

According to reports, the Guyanese there have responded positively to the initiative by President Bharrat Jagdeo and his Cabinet to send Rohee and Persaud to brief them on the situation back home.

However, yesterday’s meeting at the Starlite Pavilion in Richmond Hills, Queens, New York, encountered some difficulties, when, according to reports, four individuals associated with opposition Parliamentary parties, ROAR and PNC/R verbally abused members of the audience in an attempt to disrupt the meeting.

The owner of the Starlite Pavilion suggested another venue, and the encounter was successfully held.

The gathering of about 100 persons was appreciative of the presentations by Rohee and Persaud and asked questions and gave suggestions on easing the current crime wave here.

The first meeting was held Friday at the Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, more than 150 Guyanese attended the encounter.

Another public meeting is scheduled for today at the St. Agnes and St. Paul’s Church, East Orange, New Jersey.