September 15, 2009

Mormons issue could have been handled better – Jagdeo

President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said the issue involving 50 Mormons here without permits could have been “better handled” as there was no need for the missionaries to be rounded up and taken into custody even though the police had a right to do so.

“I didn’t think, frankly speaking, that we needed to round people up. It is not the image of Guyana that we want to portray, particularly where it concerns religious people,” the President told reporters yesterday at the opening of the new East La Penitence Health Centre.

“But the police have to enforce the immigration laws of our country. We are an open society, we are very welcoming but we also have laws,” he added.

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