Archive for November 26th, 2013

INDUSTRIAL UNREST VISIBLE IN REGIONS

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INDUSTRIAL UNREST VISIBLE IN REGIONS

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                                                     “

Reports out of Georgetown on Monday suggest that the lines outside of the US embassy were longer than the picket lines outside the Office of the President off Vlissingen Road.  The Regions were brisk and stealthy as workers came out to protest the measly five per cent increase the jagabats are offering.

Low pay and sometimes no pay by edict of the President, seems to be upsetting all categories of workers in Guyana.  El-Paresidente Bharrat Jagdeo pays himself, cabinet, advisors and  other batahaas in excess of a thousand times more than what is offered to rank and file workers.

The industrial issues that emerge stink of a bloated and inflated administration that has an entrenched policy of hurt and rescue.  The PPP tempts their workers to misbehave and protest and brings out its arsenal of law enforcement to beat up and shoot up.  Apparently Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has had enough of the awkward and brutish mentality and has been calling in sick from his citadel.

Click here for demwaves.com story on protests in Region Three

The TELECOMS union mobilized its workers Sunday nite for the wake at Victoria for one of its trophy employees, Mr. Oswald Blackett who died in his sleep ten days ago.  APNU joined the funeral cortege on Monday and hopefully as the weak this week will progressively see protests in more enclaves, offices, field and factories.

GPSU IS SLOW TO REACT.  One of the first things the PPP did 32 years ago was to degrade the leadership.  Subscriptions were also mandatory and there PPP chop off the head of the snake.

This bullying, this form of intimidation has left all the unions toothless and breathless not knowing how to stand up for the workers.

Meanwhile the police in GT have arrested a duo for stealing equipment from the US embassy warehouse at the airport.  Apparently over the years there is an ongoing visa racket and the bold face jagabats seem to be corralling the equipment so that they can control the flow of visas.  ASOMELYKAM.

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Forty years on, most of the splendour of the Garden City has gone

Janey Gal- The Yoruba Singers

Forty years on, most of the splendour of the Garden City has gone.

NOVEMBER 3, 2013 • BY STAFF WRITER •

Dear Editor

I have just been on my first visit to Guyana in 40 years. From 1968 to 1969, I was a VSO working for Broadcasts to Schools in Georgetown, and I came back in January 1970 to marry Wordsworth McAndrew and teach at St Joseph’s High School. Our daughter Shiri was born in 1972, I completed my Diploma in Education at UG the following summer, and only returned to England after our divorce in September 1973.

Since then, all through my exile, I have held fond memories of the beautiful Garden City that was Georgetown. I loved the elegant white wooden houses with their jalousies and delicate fretwork, in gardens overflowing with bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander. I loved the wide avenues lined with sweeping flamboyant trees and canals sparkling in the sun. I loved the bridges over trenches to little wooden cottages on stilts, in yards brimming with palm trees and callaloo. I had an idyllic picture in my mind, and came back intent on taking actual photographs to preserve my memories in tangible form.   Continue reading