Dave Martins and the Tradewinds  – Not a Blade of Grass


By EWALT AINSWORTH                                       06 17 2012

There is a rumble in the GT political jungle this father’s day and it seems like deceased President Forbes Burnham’s  last daughter, Ulele Burnham may be planning, organizing, strategizing,  galvanizing and positioning herself for a leadership role in the People’s National Congress (PNC).

Top contenders listed so far for the upcoming PNC congress are current leader, David Granger, Carl Greenidge and Basil Williams. The PNC will have congress at Party headquarters, Sophia and July 29 new leadership will be announced to contest the proposed snap elections.     

Who would have ‘thunk’ (past tense for think) that Ulele who practices Poverty Law and an advocate for mental health issues would be interested in following in the footsteps of her dad?  Ulele, like the daughter of PPP founder leader Cheddie Jagan, may also be disappointed in the way their respective father’s beliefs and philosophies are being played out in the theatre of governance.

Guyana had 27 years of rule under Burnham, who took us to Independence and inner dependence of some sort.  The PPP over the last two decades has seemed to be unable to find a semblance of contentment and has morphed into a disease causing entity.

Black people in Guyana have emerged from slavery where they were always employed; today they have become un-employable, under employed and deployed to their ethnic enclaves as misfits and miscreants as the duo Jagdeo and Ramotar toss the country into apartheid.  Who would have thunk that Guyana could have become more divided racially, ethnically, ethically, morally, physically and regionally eh?

Everything is about race even when the pseudo-science says otherwise.  Already APNU leader David Granger and his supporters are open to all nominations, it is not yet official that Ulele will be vying for the leadership of her father’s party.  Carl Greenidge is “buoyant”,  according to some media reports but for the time being we all have to thunk aloud and wait and see.  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by shavain patterson on January 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Hi my name is Shavain Patterson i went to school with you in Guyana Saint Margarets. My aunt’s name is Whymis Grosner she worked with your dad … we were friends – you and me


  2. Posted by shavain patterson on January 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    i hope you get this message


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