QUESTIONS FOR PEEPING TOM
I am not normally inclined to comment on articles written by persons who shelter behind pseudonyms, especially those incapable of disguising their bias. I cannot, however, refrain from commenting briefly on Peeping Tom’s article in your Saturday 18 August edition “The Protests in Linden did more harm than good”, just by asking this phantom four simple questions:
1. What is the basis of his/her estimate of $300,000,000 for rebuilding the One Mile Wismar School.?
2. What were the new investments planned for Linden that would now dry up as a result of the protests? Who are the investors that would now not be rushing to invest in Linden, and where were these investors over the past 25 years?
3. Who were the investors that were planning to build the smelter but given the political risks involved, are likely to be very circumspect?
4. What are the viable economic alternative routes to the Guyana interior that he/she, the great clairvoyant, could contemplate for those devastated miners who are not going to be keen on Linden as a transit point because of the protests and would be looking for alternatives?