17 Jan
2020

Naked political opportunist

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a letter by one Gerhard Ramsaroop, published in a section of the media under the caption, “AFC has squandered its opportunity”, it should not have the PM position. While I can agree with him that the AFC has squandered its chance, I want to remind Mr Ramsaroop to take off his blinkers and also recognise that the PNC, all by itself, has squandered the opportunity given to it by the citizens to rule Guyana after the last elections.Mr Ramsaroop also has the audacity to state “The PNC retains goodwill, thanks largely to the Grangers”. What has this man been smoking lately? Is he so desperate to be the PM Candidate of the PNC that he spews such rubbish?If one were to look at the credentials of the PNC over the last 4 years, it is one populated with prejudice against another group outside of Mr Granger’s group. This PNC-led administration is one buried in corruption, so much so that the Auditor-General, in his latest report, implored this Granger administration to produce the evidence on the $600 million missing from the Durban Park Project?BOYO must be turning in his grave to be watching down on the nonsense his son has emitted here, and Gerhard must not be given a free pass, since he has now entered the political arena with this toxic piece.So the question to ask is: What do we do with someone who rolls from the PPP to the AFC to the PNC? We should treat him exactly like how we treat his arch-nemesis, Mr Khemraj Ramjattan and Mr Moses Nagamootoo — with scorn.After Mr Granger offered him a big job, Mr Ramsaroop picked up his “paridhan” (belongings) and ran away from Mr Granger, and now he wants to walk into the PNC camp, and they must all clear the way for him to be Mr Granger’s PM Candidate?What happened to people like Mr Khemraj Ramjattan, who has stood side-by-side with Mr. Granger, covering up his incompetence and deflecting all the allegations of corruption against the regime?What I see from Mr Gerhard Ramsaroop is the embodiment of one who is a naked political opportunist, equal in calibre to Mr Derek Basdeo or Mr Sherod Duncan from the AFC. What I see is someone seeking a job from his old friend, Mr Granger. Well, it is too late now, since under a caretaker/interim government, even Mr Granger cannot hire him, and soon Mr Granger will become an illegitimate head of a JUNTA, and then after than a private citizen on a pension if the voters are allowed to vote in free and fair elections.Sincerely,Lisa Allylast_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Fire destroys home of President’s neighbour

first_imgA mother and her two children are now homeless after fire of unknown origin completely razed their home at Lot 6 Thorne’s Drive, D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown.Firefighters trying to contain the blazeThe distraught home owner, Mia Ritchie, who resided near President David Granger’s former official residence, said she was at work when she was contacted by her neighbours around 12:45h informing her of the fire.Ritchie, who is employed as an announcer at the National Communications Network (NCN), was unable to estimate her losses as she explained that she was still coming to grips with what happened.Nothing was saved from the building but her daughter’s violin, the woman told <<>> as she was almost in tears.Ritchie and her two children, aged 11 and nine, have been living at that location for the past seven years.Firefighters who arrived at the scene were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the Head of State’s home. The team of men were unable to say what may have triggered the fire, but they noted that an investigation was launched.The woman said she did not have any issues with her neighbours and as such, ruled out arson.Only on Sunday, an abandoned house in Kitty, Georgetown, which was previously occupied by at least six homeless persons, was completely destroyed around 15:30h. It is believed that one of the male occupants of the house left a fire unattended.In fact, a neighbour told this publication that the fire started when one of the dwellers who was cooking left the home and went on the road to make a purchase. She explained that when he returned and saw the building on fire, he ran away.last_img read more

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