With reference to Freddie Kissoon’s article 04/09/2011 namely “The Guyanese people must demand President Jagdeo’s resignation now” in which the Jamaican PM stated that Guyana goes begging all the time, meaning President Bharat Jagdeo; I feel that if the Jamaican PM’s people are well provided for, then why do those persons who return home have to pay expensive air fares and go back overseas for medical treatment?
I know of Jamaican friends who have to send money, medication, barrels and even phone card credit to their folks, the same things many Guyanese receive from their overseas relatives, so why should the Jamaican PM or any other West Indian leaders criticize Jagdeo?
If the floodgates were to open to the West Indies, the influx will definitely be full of people from his country. So even though the begging bowl may not see the Jamaican PM, it does see his people asking for and receiving handouts from overseas relatives and is this not the same form of begging whether it comes from Prime Ministers, Presidents or the people?
In this case, the Leaders should be ashamed for not providing enough for their people who now have to depend on overseas handouts to survive.
The Jamaican PM should use his eyes to see how many of his people depend on overseas handouts to survive, before criticizing Guyana and its leader.
Mahadai – UK Guyanese
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