Daily Archives: August 26, 2017

Trinidadian politician distorts Guyanese history – by Freddie Kissoon

Unfortunate that this Trinidadian politician distorts Guyanese history

In Kaieteur News yesterday (see letter below), in the letter pages, famous Trinidadian politician, Trevor Sudama took issue with my description of the role of Guyanese Indians in the tribalist sociology that Indians and African dwell in, and have dwelt in since early 20th century British Guiana. Then he dealt with the politics of the sixties and ended up perpetuating some myths about Cheddi Jagan.

Mr. Sudama contends that my condemnation of the tribalist habits of Guyanese Indians cannot hold, because it was contradicted a long time ago, in 1964, when Indians voted for a party other than the Indian PPP. He refers to The United Force. Mr. Sudama missed the point badly. By tribalist politics in Guyana, we mean the unintellectual embrace by Africans of political parties that are African dominated, and African Guyanese refusal to vote for Indian organizations. The identical replica can be found among Indians here.   Continue reading

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine: Why I resigned from the Government – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine: Why I resigned from the Government

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine is a founding member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). It is a party that included the distinguished Guyanese historian Dr. Walter Rodney, and others.

Dr. Roopnaraine is an eminent scholar and also a keen cricketer. He once took eight wickets in a County game in England where his captain was Mike Brearley. Dr. Roopnaraine also stands tall in the world of gourmet cooking. He is known to impress his guests with mouth-watering dishes!

Dr. Roopnaraine was appointed as the Minister of Education, in 2015, in Guyana’s Coalition Government. In this exclusive interview with Dr. Dhanpaul Narine of ‘The West Indian’ Dr. Roopnaraine talks about his resignation from the government and his subsequent change of heart.      Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 24-25. 2017

News – 25 August 2017

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