Reply to "The PPP and Guyanese Indians: Malcolm Harripaul’s masterpiece of political analysis"

Carib,

There was a development plan in Luckhoo-Nunan Scheme,

there were plans for water power [hydro electric] building a railway linking British Guiana to Manaus Brazil,increased agricultural production...etc..,there was plan to increase Sugar Production to 1,000,000 tons.

To achieve this labor was needed,where can this labor found ? their thoughts then was India.Their idea to get the labor was to make British Guiana an Indian Colony due to East Indian Indenture was ceased in 1927.

There was a lot of mistrust about the Scheme,some see it as a back door to increase Indian labor in the colonies after East Indian Indenture was ceased in 1927.At that time Ghandi had influence in Indian immigration matters.

I would like to add other owners of plantations was also involved in the Scheme,from Court of Policy documents there was no objection by the locals.[ difficulty to upload]

The idea flopped and the rest about Guyana is history.

Me thinks the latter politicians Jagan and Burnham,knew about the Luckhoo-Nunan Scheme,they stole the development plans,one of the reasons the scheme wasn't discussed during their time.

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