From a layman’s perspective the writings of Kaieteur News’ Columnist Freddie Kissoon offers meaningful insight of our local political spectrum. And by extension the “pro and cons; highs and lows; foresight or the lack of it, along with hindsight; in addition to the negatives outweighing the positives”.
In a vascular bundle Kissoon’s political theories though flawed at times, still makes interesting readership. Which by extension, in most instances fails to offer practical solutions for the betterment of our “shithole” country.
Additionally and most importantly, Kissoon needs to be reminded that an enhanced sale of Kaieteur News is imperative, in our local competitive market. Likewise his writings/columns are for public edification and definitely not a classroom situation, when he was a senior Lecturer at U.G.
Whereby his authority can’t be disputed or questioned. As a consequence Freddie’s column captioned “Drury Lane is evidence of the PPP’s” published in K.N. 31/01/18 within this context, is deeply flawed. Since the columnist fails to take into serious consideration that The PPP/C government after almost 23 years of governance nationally, has been replaced by the APNU+AFC Coalition, for over 2 ½ years. Freddie, at this juncture forget for a brief moment scholastic principles, resort to basic common sense. That for a period of 25 years the Mayor and City Councilors of the Georgetown municipality, was dominated by the Good and Green Georgetown (GGG) and now the APNU+AFC by extension the PNC, which in both instances were/are Afro dominated.
Within this context it was the very PNCR, under the leadership of the late Desmond Hoyte, who rejected the notion of inclusiveness when he shunned the Mayorship of former PPP C-Councilor, Philomena “Fireball” Shury. The late Dr. Jagan, former President had mooted the idea of rotational Mayorship.
In so doing the element of distrust and mistrust, continues to occupy our local politics, much to the discomfort of the youths.
In the final analysis, Freddie, Drury Lane’s eastern half from Sheriff Street, falls under the jurisdiction of the late Junior Garnett, a former PNC Councilor, M&CC. Can the PPP be faulted for the unkempt state of that specific location, more so when in 2015 Local Government, it had expended hundreds of millions to clean up the capital city?
Was the PPP responsible for the utility poles being placed on the southern parapet of Drury Lane? Why didn’t common sense prevail from the M&CC, with an erected sign: “Dumping is strictly prohibited by Law and anyone caught will be prosecuted”?
So, in actuality who have failed to maintain cleanliness of the area presently? Isn’t it the M&CC and its constituent representative?
I fail to comprehend the “praxis” of Bro. Kissoon’s Column on the environmental damage of Drury Lane. And will add, in a pre-dominant Afro- Guyanese Community, no intruder, stranger or Indo-Guyanese could have dumped garbage there. By the way does it still continue, if so then “let the chips fall where they ought to”.
Does Freddie know the late Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud’s annual interaction with members of the Campbellville-based Football Club, for usage of the Community Centre ground, for the annual burning of Holika, ushering in the Phagwah Festival? Zinc sheets were placed on a specific part of the ground, where the burning would take place. A financial contribution was normally made for cleaning, compounded by the donation of a truckload of sand. Freddie you’ve missed it, so too has Adam Harris, who in his Sunday Column 07/02/18 couldn’t have faulted the Coalition government in launching an illegitimate COI, pertaining to: “The LINDO Creek Massacre”.
No surprise though since the K.N Editor, is a “Dye in the Wool” PNC apologist. Yours Truly,
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