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City Chamber calls on all parties to honour Linden pact

City Chamber calls on all parties to honour Linden pact

Posted By Stabroek editor On January 7, 2013 Comments

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry today called on all parties to honour the pact reached on August 21 last year to end the Linden crisis.

The Chamber statement comes amid growing unease that nearly five months after the deal was reached to end the crisis sparked by proposed higher electricity tariffs that nothing has been achieved.

Government and the Region 10 (Upper Berbice/Upper Demerara) administration have traded charges over who is responsible. Region 10 is to hold a public meeting this weekend to ventilate concerns over the state of the pact which was to address issues like the tariff review, a television station and the economic prospects for the region.     Continue reading

After Buxton, what Linden means for Africans in Guyana -Tacuma Ogunseye

After Buxton, what Linden means for Africans in Guyana -Tacuma Ogunseye

The blood of our fallen comrades must not be shed in vain

Since the PPPC came to power in 1992, its policy has been to encourage the security forces, particularly the police, to shed African blood as a way of waging psychological warfare on the African Guyanese community…

For six years Buxton was the symbol of African resistance against state sponsored extra –judicial killings of young African men. Today, Linden has become the symbol of African resistance against political and racial oppression, economic and social marginalization.

In their scheme of things Guyana belongs to them, the country is their private property and we the citizens, are their slaves.

The main slave catcher of plantation Linden was Prime Minister Samuel Hinds,

The outcome of the Linden crisis will determine the future of Africans in Guyana – the stakes for us as a community is high…

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Dear Editor,

Apart from two comments I gave to reporters who requested my views on the crisis in Linden, this is the first time that I am speaking extensively, on the historic struggle being waged by the residents of that community ….       Read more  [ After Buxton, what Linden means for Africans in Guyana -Tacuma Ogunseye ]

Western diplomats urge talks over Linden crisis

Western diplomats urge talks over Linden crisis; US embassy staff prohibited from Linden

As unrest continued in Linden against a steep hike in electricity rates, three Western Nations on Thursday appealed for calm with at least one of the diplomatic missions banning its staff to travel to Linden.

“We appeal to all parties and stakeholders to work together in a spirit of national unity to prevent any further violence and to resolve current tensions through an open and inclusive dialogue,” the Canadian, British and American diplomatic representatives said in  brief statement.                    Continue reading

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