Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

Five new faces in 20-member cabinet, one new ministry

Five new faces in 20-member cabinet, one new ministry

Demerara Waves – December 5, 2011

President Donald Ramotar has sworn in 20 members to his Cabinet with five new ministers and one new ministry.

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce is still to be appointed.

The new faces include former Region Two Chairman Ally Baksh who is now the Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture and Ethnic Relations Commission Chairman Juan Edghill, now Minister within the Ministry of Finance.

Ganga Persaud, once a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, now heads that ministry replacing Norman Whittaker who is now the Minister within the Ministry.

Another newcomer is attorney-at-law Anil Nandlall who is now the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs.    Continue reading

Dem Country Coolie – by Imran Khan – Commentary

Dem country coolie – Commentary

by Imran Khan on Saturday, 3 December 2011 at 12:42

Mercifully Guyana’s bitter racial politics is beginning to show signs of dissipation but there are certain realities which are still prominent in how and why people cast their ballots. The truth must be laid bare for us to be set free.

Why dem always voting Cup?

Why dem holdin back dis country so?

Why dem country coolie so racist?

I don’t know for certain that country coolie are racist, I know dem frikken.  Blackman in power, coolie man in power is same sufferation fuh dem. Dem accept dat. But dem frikken. 1964 weighs heavy on their consciousness to this day. We might say but dat is almost 50 years ago and how dem could hold on pon dat so? Why we can’t move on? Now is a different time.   Continue reading

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