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Guyana: Amerindian Affairs: Aishalton incident – commentary

Amerindian Affairs – Aishalton incident

When those in power suffer from power disease, then the confidantes and employees who surround them will often exhibit arrogance themselves, as if the conceit of their superiors has radiated outwards to touch them too with the scourge of what perhaps should be called power association disease.

Well last week power association disease was on full display, along, it might be added, with a few other unsavoury human traits. On Friday (Dec 5), President Ramotar was in Aishalton in Region Nine, no doubt engaged in an early campaign initiative to ensure that the Amerindian vote would be solid enough to give the ruling party an overall majority when the general elections descend on us. If so, then the PPP’s carefully choreographed encounter did not go quite according to script.  Continue reading

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