Dem boy had a fly on a wall. Is so ‘dem’ hear about a ‘soo-soo’ between some of the big boys in government. The topic was about the ‘bossman’ from the Waterfalls newspaper.
The government boys saying how the ‘bossman’ like he tun PPP. Well dem boys gat news for dem government big boys who talking the bossman name. In their book, it is either you are for or you are against me. Their stunted intellectual development would not allow them to see things in any other colour other than black of white.
This is what has this country in such a mess. It is either you are their friend or their enemy. You cannot be their friend if you are prepared to see their faults and their flaws. Once you see what they are doing is wrong and you speak out against it, you are their enemies. Well, the bossman prefer to be an enemy of the devil than be his friend.
The bossman was never no PPP. His newspaper was never no PPP. Kaieteur News never stood on anybody’s side. Neither has it opted to sit on the fence. It has been brave and bold enough to stand on the side of righteousness. And the big man above knows this better than anyone else.
Kaieteur News has always stood on the side of the truth. It has never and will never compromise that standard. It owes it to the people to inform them truthfully and to the best of its abilities. To do otherwise would be a public disservice.
It is not bothered by those who want to attach labels to it because of the principled stance it has taken. It does not mind if dem big boys are annoyed. Its job is to ensure that the public is informed of the truth and that is what it is doing.
Kaieteur News is an independent newspaper. This is what we have stood for and what we will continue to stand for. Those who want to make this newspaper their mouthpiece or are too stupid to understand that, can waffle in their ignorance.
Kaieteur News must not be misunderstood. It has never taken a PPP, AFC or APNU line. This newspaper has exposed wrongdoing and skullduggery under the PPPC and it has continued to so under APNU and the AFC. And is not dem boys only who saying so.
The same people who talking the bossman name behind closed doors should listen to what their Prime Minister has to say. Kaieteur News recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. It has been standing on the side of the truth, exposing wrongdoing for 25 years. During all of this period, it has never been a party newspaper.
The Prime Minister was decent enough to send a message of congratulations on the Silver Jubilee of the newspaper. In a letter congratulating this newspaper, the Prime Minister stated that Kaieteur News has “contributed immensely to media freedom in Guyana and has promoted our democratic image by its own bold and fearless journalism”. He said that it has “exposed the pervasive corruption and authoritarianism that led to a change of government in 2015”. He highlighted that the newspaper “survived acts of terror, one of which claimed the lives of five pressmen, economic sabotage in denial of state advertisement, and victimization” because Glenn Lall stood up against the “powerful and the mighty.”
He noted that in the past 25 years, Guyana has seen a huge advance in the bolstering of an “open, free and plural media landscape.” To this end, he said, Lall’s efforts to attain this objective cannot be undervalued or overlooked.
It is not dem boys who seh that. It is the Prime Minister who belongs to the same government of those who are talking the bossman name behind closed doors.
The bossman has made it clear that Kaieteur News condemned the excesses of the PPPC and it will condemn the excesses of the APNU+AFC coalition and any other future government. Kaieteur News will retain an independent line.
In fact, in order to maintain this line, the bossman has made a personal decision that he will never vote again. Not only because he is disappointed that instead of change what Guyana got was an exchange, but because he prefers not to even take a side when it comes to his democratic right to do so. As such, he cannot be accused of being pro-any party. He will be pro-truth, pro-justice, pro-decency, proactive, professional, pro-righteousness.
Kaieteur News will continue to play its watchdog role. And to those who do not like it, they can continue to talk the bossman name behind closed doors. Whatever they say will come right back to him.
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