PR – Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell has reiterated Government’s commitment to transparency in the electoral process, with the presence of regional and international observer missions.
Over the past few days, the Prime Minister held meetings with representatives of the election observer missions from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of American States (OAS).
In separate meetings with the observers, the Prime Minister welcomed the teams and underscored the importance of transparency.
He said, “I am truly grateful that both CARICOM and the OAS accepted the invitation to observe the general elections. Government has consistently invited regional and international observers to monitor the electoral process. We are committed to the principles of good governance, particularly transparency and accountability and as such, we believe it is important for the regional and international community to witness the electoral process first hand. The system is not perfect. but we are proud of what we have been able to achieve, and we will continue to make the necessary adjustments to further improve the process.”
In addition to monitoring the electoral process on Monday and Thursday, the representatives of both observer teams will engage in several other meetings as part of their respective missions.
The CARICOM Chief of Mission is John Jarvis, while the Chief of Mission for the OAS is Rosina Wiltshire.