By Mid Next Year 25,000 will be Jobless since APNU/AFC took Office

By mid next year 25,000 will be jobless since APNU/AFC took office- Jagdeo

…says Oil industry will not provide enough jobs to fill the Sugar downsize 

By Shemuel Fanfair

Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday reiterated the fact that thousands of sugar workers stand to lose their jobs in the coming months as Government continues its scaling down on the sugar industry.

Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo

Speaking at a public meeting organised by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Jagdeo surmised that the number of jobs slated to emanate from the emerging local oil industry will not suffice for, or outweigh the avenues of employment that existed in the once thriving sugar industry.

He claimed that Government’s decisions on the industry are motivated by “malice” and a lack of consideration for thousands of employees and their families who stand to suffer from the closures of sugar estates across the country. Jagdeo also told the gathering at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara, that from an economic perspective, there is much risk in being too heavily dependent on oil, given the volatile nature of the market.

“Oil prices could be US$88 in the future in 2020 or it could be US$30. You may get large sums of money or you may get nothing for a long while like Saudi Arabia and many of the oil producing countries have discovered,” Jagdeo stated.

The gathering was also told that jobs from the oil sector would be considerably less than thousands of available jobs from the sugar industry.

“The jobs that they will get from oil are cumulatively less than a 1000 but 10,000 sugar workers will lose their jobs. Already in the past two years, about 18,000 have lost their jobs and by mid next year, it will go up to about 25,000 people in Guyana since this coalition Government took office,” Jagdeo expressed at GAWU’s public meeting.

Moreover, the Opposition Leader registered his doubts over just how much the country will benefit economically from the oil sector, also questioning why Government had not yet set up the Sovereign Wealth Fund as was stated.

Sugar workers and family members told to stand firm against closure

“If we get $380 million a year, we will pay out all to public servants and pensions. They are delusional because they know that the economy is failing; they are clueless about how to change things, they’re visionless,” the former President declared.

“Ministers Raphael Trotman and Winston Jordan went to Uganda to look at Sovereign Wealth Fund and said that it would be in place since last year and until now, we don’t know where that is,” Jagdeo added, suggesting that Government is eager to see benefits from the oil economy without having the fund in place.

He told the gathering of mostly sugar workers and their families that if Government is allowed to remain in office, it would be a return to the policies of the past.

“If you give them the next 10 years, we’re not going to get jobs, we will go back to where we were under Burnham – accumulation of debt and economic malice as is happening already, we cannot allow them to stay there very long,” he said, referencing prospects for the 2020 elections.

The GAWU-organised gathering later heard that Government is not meeting in the communities and the Opposition Leader reiterated that even some of the Administration’s supporters were “not happy” with its performance.

“The tragedy is that they don’t come to the communities, they don’t go to the markets, they don’t talk to ordinary people – they sit in their offices and grade themselves,” the Opposition Leader told the gathering.

Further assessing Government’s performance, the Opposition Leader referenced many contracts which he said were not being taken to public tender and noted the increase in taxes which spurred miners from boycotting the mining day observances.

GAWU President Komal Chand also spoke at the meeting, where he told the workers that they must stand firm and continue to fight for their rights as sugar workers to secure their future and economic sustenance.

On May 8, 2017, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder presented Government’s State paper on the future of the sugar industry to the National Assembly where he confirmed that two sugar estates would be closed and the annual production of sugar would be reduced, among a number of other measures, as part of a new policy on the sugar industry.

He noted that GuySuCo would have three estates and three sugar factories. These being Blairmont on the West Bank of Berbice, Albion-Rose Hall in East Berbice and the Uitvlugt-Wales Estate in West Demerara. The three estates will be complete with factories and will have cane supplied from all locations, the Minister had noted

Original Post

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Today is 2 years since I joined GNI.  Somehow I feel like more than that number have lost their jobs.

Without a job creation plan in place, jobless will affect today's generation and senior workers alike. That will put a double strain on the country's economy. 

Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

Do you have anything relevant to add to this discourse? 

RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

Why you people jealous of others success, sad to say. Dr Jagdeo was one of the youngest serving president, he was the president for all. not many can say that.

kp posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

Why you people jealous of others success, sad to say. Dr Jagdeo was one of the youngest serving president, he was the president for all. not many can say that.

Dr. Jagdeo is very educated and has vast experience in government that is unmatched by anyone in present day government. That's why many feared him, so the only thing they can do is to belittle him on things like when we addressed him as Dr. Whether Mr. Jagdeo earned a Ph.D., or he was conferred with one, it is legal to address him as Dr. Jagdeo. If anyone disagrees with me, present a challenge to the argument.

kp posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

Why you people jealous of others success, sad to say. Dr Jagdeo was one of the youngest serving president, he was the president for all. not many can say that.

all what and who his family and friends 

Prince posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

Do you have anything relevant to add to this discourse? 

yes how about dr gay 

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Today is 2 years since I joined GNI.  Somehow I feel like more than that number have lost their jobs.

the ppp kill sugar they build a factory that do not works corruption in construction on the estates stealing of fertilizer and most of all hiring ppp cronies that do not know nothing about sugar and management 

Prince posted:
kp posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Scaling down on the sugar industry and don't have an economic plan or job creation initiative, Dr. Jagdeo is absolutely on point. What is more distressing is that 90% of Indians who worked in the sugar industry will be affected the most.  

Just calling him a Dr. renders whatever he says as fake news.

After all...fake Dr. can only give fake info

Why you people jealous of others success, sad to say. Dr Jagdeo was one of the youngest serving president, he was the president for all. not many can say that.

Dr. Jagdeo is very educated and has vast experience in government that is unmatched by anyone in present day government. That's why many feared him, so the only thing they can do is to belittle him on things like when we addressed him as Dr. Whether Mr. Jagdeo earned a Ph.D., or he was conferred with one, it is legal to address him as Dr. Jagdeo. If anyone disagrees with me, present a challenge to the argument.

He is a fake doctor.

Prince posted:

Dr. Jagdeo is very educated and has vast experience in government that is unmatched by anyone in present day government. That's why many feared him, so the only thing they can do is to belittle him on things like when we addressed him as Dr. Whether Mr. Jagdeo earned a Ph.D., or he was conferred with one, it is legal to address him as Dr. Jagdeo. If anyone disagrees with me, present a challenge to the argument.

Indeed, it is legal for one to address him as Dr.

However, one will note that Bharrat Jagdeo does not use the title Dr. to his name.

Were Bharrat Jagdeo to use the title Dr. he will have to clearly state that it is an honorary title and referenced as "honoris causa".

In such case, the title will be noted as Dr. h.c , Dr(h.c) or Hon. Dr.

Bibi Haniffa posted:

It is so entertaining to see people doing cartwheels as soon as they see Jagdeo's name.  There has to be a name for this type of sickness.

They are jealous of the greatest President of Guyana.

Their heroes are Thug Burnham and Idiot Granger. Go figure.

yuji22 posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

It is so entertaining to see people doing cartwheels as soon as they see Jagdeo's name.  There has to be a name for this type of sickness.

They are jealous of the greatest President of Guyana.

Their heroes are Thug Burnham and Idiot Granger. Go figure.

At least Burnham was a real lawyer....nothing fake there...

Not a good leader, but the law degree was real...unlike the fake Dr

Bibi Haniffa posted:
yuji22 posted:

Jealousy, Jealousy, Jealousy.

Crabs in the barrel cannot stand the fact of other people's achievement.  Coolie disease I think is the name of this game.

How can one be jealous of something that's fake....if you say he has other degrees that's real, then nothing wrong with that...but claim he has achieved the status of Dr....please

ba$eman posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Today is 2 years since I joined GNI.  Somehow I feel like more than that number have lost their jobs.

Congrats on achieving 2-years on GNI and 40k+ posts.  Damn, Aug 21 was my 15th and all I managed so far was 70k+!!  Kudos to you!

Kudos to the beautiful and intelligent Bibi. Mitwah and the rest of the AFC/PNC boys are burning with jealousy as the PPP boys and girls take over GNI in style.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
yuji22 posted:

Jealousy, Jealousy, Jealousy.

Crabs in the barrel cannot stand the fact of other people's achievement.  Coolie disease I think is the name of this game.

Exactly. This is what AFC/PNC boys are good at. They love a crab dance.

RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Former President Jagdeo could have earned his Ph.D. in economics if had further his studies before becoming president. This argument is inferior to his credits. 

He has had time since the Presidency...maybe he can't cut it at that level

Riff, do you have a Ph.D. ?

yuji22 posted:
ba$eman posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Today is 2 years since I joined GNI.  Somehow I feel like more than that number have lost their jobs.

Congrats on achieving 2-years on GNI and 40k+ posts.  Damn, Aug 21 was my 15th and all I managed so far was 70k+!!  Kudos to you!

Kudos to the beautiful and intelligent Bibi. Mitwah and the rest of the AFC/PNC boys are burning with jealousy as the PPP boys and girls take over GNI in style.

I made contact with the real 

bhaniffa@rogers.com
yuji22 posted:
ba$eman posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Today is 2 years since I joined GNI.  Somehow I feel like more than that number have lost their jobs.

Congrats on achieving 2-years on GNI and 40k+ posts.  Damn, Aug 21 was my 15th and all I managed so far was 70k+!!  Kudos to you!

Kudos to the beautiful and intelligent Bibi. Mitwah and the rest of the AFC/PNC boys are burning with jealousy as the PPP boys and girls take over GNI in style.

Thanks Yuj!!!  You are my biggest fan.  I promise I won't ever let you down.  PPP Girls Rock!!  And Roll!!

yuji22 posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Former President Jagdeo could have earned his Ph.D. in economics if had further his studies before becoming president. This argument is inferior to his credits. 

He has had time since the Presidency...maybe he can't cut it at that level

Riff, do you have a Ph.D. ?

No...but I don't call myself a Dr

I have to look into this honorary degree thing

 

Bibi Haniffa posted:
yuji22 posted:
ba$eman posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Today is 2 years since I joined GNI.  Somehow I feel like more than that number have lost their jobs.

Congrats on achieving 2-years on GNI and 40k+ posts.  Damn, Aug 21 was my 15th and all I managed so far was 70k+!!  Kudos to you!

Kudos to the beautiful and intelligent Bibi. Mitwah and the rest of the AFC/PNC boys are burning with jealousy as the PPP boys and girls take over GNI in style.

Thanks Yuj!!!  You are my biggest fan.  I promise I won't ever let you down.  PPP Girls Rock!!  And Roll!!

I know! 

RiffRaff posted:
yuji22 posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Prince posted:

Former President Jagdeo could have earned his Ph.D. in economics if had further his studies before becoming president. This argument is inferior to his credits. 

He has had time since the Presidency...maybe he can't cut it at that level

Riff, do you have a Ph.D. ?

No...but I don't call myself a Dr

I have to look into this honorary degree thing

 

Then if you don't have a Ph.D. and President Jagdeo has one, you are not even qualified to criticize the man. You cannot even walk a few steps in his shoes.

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