Guyana Politics: Lennox Shuman and the 2020 Guyana Elections – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lennox Shuman

A Guyanese is a politician in disguise. He or she could tell you about the days of Jagan and Burnham, of how they were together, and how they ‘split up’ and Guyana has not been the same since. The younger Guyanese will have in their memories over fifty years of two-party rule and will argue that little progress has been made during those years.

According to one observer, ‘the PNC and the PPP have strangled Guyana. After fifty years with them in power, Guyana is racially divided. None of them is talking about what they will do to bring the peoples together. All they want is power, and at all costs.’

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  • kamtanblog  On 11/16/2019 at 3:26 am

    My friend…
    Racism and corruption is ever present in
    most nation states on the planet.
    Some leaders are more aggressive/progressive
    in addressing the issues…others less
    pro-active in instituting laws to address
    them. UK has come a far way but it is an
    uphill struggle. Call a black person N
    you could go to prison or an Indian a P
    is both considered “racial abuse” with
    a jail sentence.
    Maybe if Guyana introduced a similar
    law and jailed a few it would send the
    right signal to would be offenders.
    Doubt it!

    It will take strong leadership to address
    both racism and corruption but remain
    sceptical !
    It will be an uphill struggle
    but where there is a will there is a way.
    Nothing is impossible in today’s world.


  • Linda  On 11/16/2019 at 10:57 am

    Guyana’s racial divide is far more complicated than just the “N” and “C” words…Guyana does not use “P” Kamtan. This divide dates back to the Colonial days when indenture labour was established. Fast forward to the leaderships of Jagan and Burnham, they capitalized on that racial divide and kept it alive to secure votes and grab political power. It’s up to the Guyanese people to decide the future of Guyana and not be influenced by power hungry politicians who will continue to use every tool at their disposal, including the divide and rule policy, to win re-election. There is absolutely no reason why the different races in Guyana cannot come together as one and move the country forward. They cannot allow politics and race to dictate the outcome of their lives.

    • kamtanblog  On 11/16/2019 at 11:25 am

      Agree 101%
      Change will come and from
      within influenced by what happens
      at ballot. What is of concern is the “pace” of
      Remain optimistic


  • craigsgy  On 11/20/2019 at 10:57 pm

    If this Dr had done his research he would have discovered that what he is saying is nonsense. Very few Guyanese are much aware of our politics before 1970.

  • dhanpaul narine  On 11/21/2019 at 2:22 am

    ‘Very few Guyanese are much aware of our politics before 1970.’ You can’t be serious. Guyanese are the most politically conscious people on the planet!

    • kamtanblog  On 11/21/2019 at 2:51 am

      agree 101%
      Guyanese are probably the most politically
      aware on the planet…especially those in the
      diaspora. Over many decades the brain haemorrhage has continued unabated by
      the political jackasses elected. The status quo
      of political class.
      Change will come but at what price ?

      Trillion dollar question

      Change we must as die we will.

      Day follows night not visa versa

      Always look on the bright side

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