Even as it continues to face a tsunami of criticism for stymieing the credible tabulation of the votes cast in the General and Regional Elections, it appears that the coalition administration is working quietly in Chambers to alter the perception of the citizenry. According to a registration form filed with the Department of Justice, the coalition administration entered into a contract on March 31, 2020, with an American lobbying firm called JJ & B, LLC.

Based in Washington D.C, JJ & B specializes in assisting small and medium-sized enterprises and serves as a one-stop-shop for finance, law, lobbying, and public relations. Joseph Harmon, the Director-General for the Ministry of the Presidency, is listed as the official who would be engaged with the company on behalf of the government. (See link for document filed with US Department of Justice: https://efile.fara.gov/docs/6809-Exhibit-AB-20200331-1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR11X2OusJLzh9_lmcpeyrdmshULi8djx3mX2wZJ0MLaeRiafeFWJQXE2BA)

In a dossier that was distributed by the lobbyist firm, it is alleged that it was the Granger led coalition that won the 2020 elections but it is the People’s Progressive Party that has consistently refused to concede to the results. It also stated that the PPP has been trying for some time to gain US support to stage a coup against the Granger administration.

The Guyana Standard understands that the firm is being paid approximately $8M a month for this job.


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