A Multiethnic Movement Emerges in Guyana to Counter Politics-as-Usual – NYT Report

A Multiethnic Movement Emerges in Guyana to Counter Politics-as-Usual


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  • Sawak Sarju  On January 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Why does the population of Guyana remain small? Sawak Sarju.

    Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:26:41 +0000 To: studentforlife2011@hotmail.com

  • Clyde Duncan  On January 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    We are a population of semi-nomads. I am a descendent of European-African-Asian peoples; born in South America; grew up in North America. I don’t know of a place on this planet that you would not find a Guyanese-born or a descendent of a Guyanese-born – we seem to be running from our own shadow!!

  • de castro  On January 21, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Sorry not from our ‘shadow’ …..just following our dreams my friend.
    Guyanese are not cowards …. Shadows do not drive economic migrants
    ‘Fear’ does….fear and uncertainty. Our world is global… language/culture
    more an influence on Guyanese decisions to remain….most think the grass is greener outside Guyana….is it ?
    Saying comes to mind
    ‘Better to cut and run than stay and burn’
    Mindset of Guyanese is changing
    Will change ! It will come from within influenced by us
    ‘Outsiders’ living in foreign lands.
    Write on read on
    Its the age of enlightment today tomorrow not yesterday.

    Viv Guyanese wherever they are …to see African and Indian
    decendants united again will reincarnate Cheddi and Forbes
    One people one nation one destiny.

    Happy 2015 the year of Change 😇
    For better or for worse

  • Clyde Duncan  On January 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Compton – Compton – Compton!! I know a few Guyanese here in British Columbia who lived in Ghana; a few who lived in England; and China; another lived here for a few years and moved to Australia, last year; and you know Ben Khan who lived in England moved here and returned to England …. I have an extensive list, but you get the idea. Perhaps, I should take you up on your suggested amendment and transpose “… running from our own shadow!” with “We seem to be sleep walking from pillar to post.” It’s in our DNA.

  • de castro  On January 22, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Ha ha …NICE ONE
    in our DNA ?
    Am no rolling stone that gathers no moss….
    Everywhere I have lived i absorb some of the better elements of their culture.
    Their food their music their style .. internationalist culturally.

    That’s in my DNA. Am only human but am also humane…also in my DNA.
    Lover of the common people….not Rasputin lover of the Russian queen.pop
    songs that come to mind…..

    So my friend what is happening in the father/motherland should be an
    inspiration to all guyanese wherever they are on how our world is changing…
    Hopefully for the better peacefullly..
    Power comes from the people …that will never change.
    Cromwell the politician and Charles the king proved that
    beyond all reasonable doubt.

    Off my soap box now
    Promise to erect one outside demico house GT in memory of
    politicians past….Hyde park corner where any ‘lunatic’ can
    have his say ‘publicly’ …..

    Que sera sera

    Sir kamtan (AKA alien)

  • Patrick Barker  On January 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Guyanese have a mental consistency of wet cement, sooner rather than later, that mentality will dry; It is that dried mentality that is being observed. “if you don’t look like me then I will hate you irrespective of the consequences” that is the mentality that has ruled Guyana since I was a kid growing up in Golden Grove. It does not matter if the project is old and outdated, it will be used to punish my enemies and hurt the national good.

  • Clyde Duncan  On January 22, 2015 at 9:17 am

    WHAT …..??? Are you suggesting we are just like the Republican-Tea Party [where you live] ????

  • Patrick Barker  On January 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    You are asking WHAT? Where have you been these past decades. A $200+ Mill(US) sugar factory was built even though they were told that sugar is a dying product supplemented with numerous sweeteners and many sugar producers. As of this date they can’t justify a profit on the $200+Mill(US). The Attorney General(whether he was joking or done as a(poke at the nation)said he could kill a newspaper owner, and the government refused to have him removed.

  • de castro  On January 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    It would be interesting on the ‘reason’ ‘motive’ for wanting to ‘kill’ the newspaper owner…something he printed or said ‘publicly’ ……
    Free speech and freedom of expression is practiced in democracies
    Freedom is another matter….it can be misunderstood/misinterpreted.
    Freedom to think is our birthright.
    Freedom to act/do is dependant on the laws of the society in which
    we reside. There are good laws and bad laws but no laws leads to anarchy.
    Good laws are enforceable/enforced.
    Bad laws are arbitrary…should be questioned ?
    Changed if necessary.
    If the Attorney General makes a statement publicly whether seriously
    or jokingly he should be ‘questioned’ in a public enquiry to explain
    himself why ? In law (UK law unlike US law) the victim is innocent
    until proven guilty….in US law the victim is guilty until proven innocent

    Lets not be judge and jury just yet.

  • gigi  On January 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    “The party, Alliance for Change, seeks to cut across racial lines and has drawn support from both Afro- and Indo-Guyanese, as well as members of indigenous groups. It emerged as a real political force during the elections of 2011, cutting into the support of the two main parties.’

    AhHaHaHaHaHaHa………………………….you get the drift

    The AFC, a multiethnic party, is seeking to cut across racial lines. Guyanese must be in the twilight zone because this sure isn’t the reality. So the US govt is backing this party hence the NYT article. With those two drunken alcoholics as head of the AFC and all its other members prone to easy manipulation, I can see why the US govt and its bodyguards – UK and Canada – would want the AFC in power…Like taking candy from a baby. Especially when there is no chance in hell that the PNC/APNU will ever again win any election no matter how many name changes it goes through. It will be more dark times upon Guyana should these two parties ever rule.

    I want to visit Guyana, my husband wants to visit Guyana, my kids want to visit Guyana, and Guyanese friends that I’ve reconnected with since moving to NY also want to visit Guyana. What’s holding us back is the ugly politics playing out. Hopefully, May 11th elections will result in a resounding victory for the PPP. Then we can all visit soon. Last summer we spent 2 week vacationing inFlorida because we missed it and wanted to go back. We also did the usual Disney and Universal stuff. For the same amount or a few dollars more we could have visited Guyana and everyone would have been happy and excited. And it would have been different. What a missed financial opportunity for Guyana.

  • Thinker  On January 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    The Times article is a gross exaggeration. of any impact the AFC is likely to have. The author is writing for those who know nothing of Guyana.

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