Congratulations to management and staff for consistently surpassing 100,000 readers of your online edition. This reflects not only the credibility of the news you produce, but the confidence in which Guyanese the world over turn to Kaieteur News as their number one source for news out of Guyana. Your advertisers should be very happy indeed.
Mr. Editor, I am amazed that anyone, apart from those that appear on the Jerry Springer Show, would have the courage to publicly embarrass and humiliate themselves the way Winston Robertson did in his letter, “The new mantra replacing ‘28 years’ will not work” (Kaieteur News, January 25).
Let me ‘clear the air’ on a few ‘lies’ that Robinson seems eager to perpetrate:
I am not an agent provocateur of the PPP/C and neither the PNCR; I am objective, fair and balance.
I have been very outspoken against bad policies of the Jagdeo Administration, more than I’ve been of Robert Corbin’s inept leadership of both the Opposition and the PNCR, but he chose to ignore this. In all my previous letters, I have never been critical of the PNCR Party, although I have been of its leader.
I never condemned the Rastafarian leader that called on the Government to create jobs for African youths, I merely asked why not create jobs for youths of all races…unless Robinson would want the Government to institute Affirmative Action; but then again, Blacks have enjoyed this privilege once before. Remember when Guyanese could only get Government jobs with a PNC Party Card during the Burnham Administration? Did Robinson condemn this practice of marginalising the Indian labour force? And did he ask for jobs to be created for Indian youths, or were they only good at planting rice and sugar-cane?
The truth hurts…doesn’t it Mr. Robinson? But like most party loyalist, you can’t take the truth.
In his letter, Winston Robinston wrote, “Maybe Gill can tell this nation when Jagdeo will start with the African ancestral Lands and the several other issues identified by David Hinds, Lincoln Lewis and ACDA.”
If Robinson was true to himself, he would have know that this request is just as disingenuous as the following statement made by Robert Corbin and taken from the PNCR website which reads, “The PPP/C Administration, once again, used its majority, on Friday 27 July 2007, to degut the Motion, proposed by the PNCR, which, apart from recognising the unparalleled contribution of our Africans ancestors – both enslaved and later emancipated – who laid the foundation for the development infrastructure of Guyana, called on the Government to establish a National Commission to investigate and make recommendations for the rectification of historical wrongs perpetrated against the emancipated Africans, in the villages which they purchased.”
May I remind all Guyanese of African descent that prior to 1992, the PNC had been in power for 28 years and at one time, thanks to PNCR Presidential Candidate David Granger who, in his capacity as the Political Liaison Officer to President Forbes Burnham, the GDF secured a two-thirds majority in Parliament for the then ruling PNC. Why then did Corbin and other PNC stalwarts not persuade Burnham to appoint a National Commission to finally settle the issue of African Ancestral Lands, or did they believe that “the Party” would have been in power forever? The PNC’s failure to adequately serve the Black communities in Guyana is the main reason they are losing base-support; the truth hurts… doesn’t it Mr. Robinson?
In his rants Robinson wrote, “The generations of pathological liars were seen at work covering up and spinning a web of deceit when Roger Khan breached the security of the Commissioner of Police and when he Khan was jailed in the USA The lies were seen in the case of Axel Williams and several like him who were granted gun licences and with the many scams from dolphins to law books. This nation will not forget the lies told in the case of Kerzokie, George Bacchus nor the “milk drinker” all of whom were caught in the web of deceit and lies that compromised the Office of the Minister of Home Affairs and linked the Jagdeo PPP regime to death squads.”
There is no doubt that everyone should condemn the deaths and destruction inflicted on the Guyanese people by the now imprisoned Roger Khan, and I therefore urge Attorney Robert Corbin to produce all evidence in his possession that links the Jagdeo Administration to the Phantom Death Squad and Roger Khan’s bloody murders to the International Court of Justice, located in the Hague, Netherlands.
Guyanese are fed up with violence, but there is enough blame to go around: The explosion on the Son Chapman that killed 43 Black Guyanese on July 6, 1964; the massacre of East Indians at Wismar on May 25 and 26th. 1964; and the assassination of Dr. Walter Rodney on June 13, 1980 are just a few; so the PNC are not exactly altar boys here; they’re not without sin.
This time around, it will not be business as usual; David Granger is a good man, but too loyal a soldier. He will not get my support and the support of many others, as long as he remains a ‘store front‘ for Robert Corbin; who will always be on the inside wheeling and dealing…making all the decisions for him.
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