After 20-plus years and a sordid record, what good can we expect from Jagdeo?

Any government headed by anyone will be better than one headed by Bharrat Jagdeo, or by another with him as the de facto leader. He is only interested in power, and by now it is clear to all Guyanese that Irfaan Ali’s name as presidential candidate is no more than a façade.
In less than a month, Guyana’s fate will be decided at the polls, and each eligible voter will take responsibility for the choices they make, whether they vote or don’t vote for Guyana’s future. As Martin Carter said, all are involved and all are consumed.
We expect Guyanese will be able to move forward either peacefully or in constant fear of marginalisation, recrimination, discrimination, economic deprivation. Governance under Jagdeo is not only unforgettable but in many instances unforgivable. We can never forget the unprecedented level of corruption, misuse of government land and self-enrichment projects.
How can we forget the ‘treason charges’ and other acts of jailing/locking people up for daring to dissent; the extra-judicial killings and the number of businessmen, police and ordinary citizens killed in turf and gang wars as government seemed uncaring to arrest the situation; the proliferation of the narco economy and the get rich quick syndrome where our youth were more motivated to fill their pockets than to earn an honest living; the rise of ageism.
It is unforgivable the willful division of the trade union movement; discrimination in budgetary allocation; taking away of the trade union subventions in attempts to marginalise/silence the voice of the GTUC, cripple the economically dispossessed and workers’ opportunity for further advancement; refusal to honour agreements with the trade union and Opposition; devaluing of the Office; corruption of the police force; U.S withdrawal of government officials’ visas, unprecedented in this country; management of the jail break and chaos that reigned after.
These are not just a case of badmouthing but all evidence-based indisputable facts. The reason why Jagdeo needs to be kept at bay is not just an error or two in judgment or project he didn’t get right; it is about the heightened division he deliberately nurtured, the social unrest he created, overtly and covertly, putting Guyana on the brink of failure, making it into a pariah state, rated by Transparency International as the most corrupt in the English-speaking hemisphere.
I have lived through various regimes and you can find positive and negative in all. This is the reality around the world, but when you have a government where fear stalks, there is reason to be concerned.

Come March 3rd do we move forward with the assurance that the affairs of state will be managed not necessarily by a perfect government but one in whom you can place your trust and confidence that all, regardless of race, ethnicity or geographic location will be able to peacefully co-exist, and enjoy the goodwill of a regime prepared to govern in the interest of all not just from whom support can be guaranteed?
This government is one where Jagdeo pursued a vendetta to destablise and stop them. Yet still they were able to make strides, even as they had to navigate their way through a successful confidence vote. Whereas the PPP faced one before they did not allow it to come to a vote.
This government has brought about a level of peace and more even development. There is less tension in the society. There is more openness in society. It is still growing and there is a potential for more. We can see more responsiveness to the societal concerns as evident in the release of the Exxon contract and US$18M signing bonus. There is greater effort being made to allow constitutional bodies to work without political interference, such as the Public Procurement Commission and GECOM, where no longer the government’s spokesperson directs what must happen as done during the Jagdeo administration.
Notably too is the effort to streamline the economy by signing on to the AML/CTF that helped to monitor and reduce the free flow of money laundering activities, which was resisted by the PPP government. There is greater effort to fight corruption as noted by Transparency International Corruption Index (2019) where Guyana jumped 34 points, registering significant improvement in the last eight years.
Noted too is the effort to improve morale by setting out to make the police force more professional and accountable through capacity building, and the Public Service through the Bertram Collins College. There is a little more trust and confidence in the promises of this administration as against the previous, in instance such as the promise to remove university fees and the PPP now promising to do same after having imposed it.
The average (or most) government doesn’t get it right the first term, but what you do is judge them based on their challenges they faced and ability to overcome them. This government is still growing, but we have seen what Jagdeo has done. These are the choices we have – a new government that is making efforts as against another one that has failed the people.

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 Lincoln the racist is lying again and again. He and his ilk knows no better. Let him put this in his pot and smoke it. Jagdeo and the PPP made a lot of Guyanese enjoy the good life from a poor shithole country under the PNC. The PPP under Jagdeo improved the lives of all Guyanese, something Lincoln and his racist clique would deny. Gwan dah sid Lincoln your slip is showing.

Freddie is all over the place. It seems like only he knows a good leader, an honest leader and who is fit to run the country. Please FK, tell us or throw your hat in next time to run for president. Either you are out to get publicity or you are just a moron. You probably would complain if your ice cream is cold.

skeldon_man posted:

Freddie is all over the place. It seems like only he knows a good leader, an honest leader and who is fit to run the country. Please FK, tell us or throw your hat in next time to run for president. Either you are out to get publicity or you are just a moron. You probably would complain if your ice cream is cold.

posted by Lincoln Lewis.

Nehru posted:

Lincoln the Racist DUMMY forgot the PPP gave 300 % raise to civil servant, brought back Guyana from the dead and more. But these RACIST PIGS will forever spew their bias and racist views!!

Brought back from the dead??? There were more reported deaths under Jagdeo than at any time in the history of Guyana.

Mr.T posted:
Nehru posted:

Lincoln the Racist DUMMY forgot the PPP gave 300 % raise to civil servant, brought back Guyana from the dead and more. But these RACIST PIGS will forever spew their bias and racist views!!

Brought back from the dead??? There were more reported deaths under Jagdeo than at any time in the history of Guyana.

Lots of innocent civilians died at the hands of PNC Freedom Fighters and lots of PNC Freedom Fighters died at the hands of the PPP Law Enforcement. It would have been better if the PPP would have eliminated those PNC Freedom Fighters before they harm those innocent civilians though. Maybe they will get another chance to do it better.

Totaram posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Is Jagdeo running for President?  I need to catch up on the Guyana news.

Is Irfaan Ali running for President?  Have you seen or heard from him recently?  

You come here on this board almost on a daily basis and you bash the man about his weight. How come you have not seen him lately? Have you seen the pictures posted of the PPP meetings where he is speaking?
Like I have said, "smart flies fasten in cow kaka hole". You are ending up there soon if you continue to display your child-like behavior.

After 20-plus years and a sordid record, what good can we expect from Jagdeo?

Feb 16, 2020 Eye on Guyana with Lincoln Lewis, Features / Columnists, Kaieteur News, https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...-expect-from-jagdeo/

(The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this newspaper)

Of note --- personal views of the author.

skeldon_man posted:
Totaram posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Is Jagdeo running for President?  I need to catch up on the Guyana news.

Is Irfaan Ali running for President?  Have you seen or heard from him recently?  

You come here on this board almost on a daily basis and you bash the man about his weight. How come you have not seen him lately? Have you seen the pictures posted of the PPP meetings where he is speaking?
Like I have said, "smart flies fasten in cow kaka hole". You are ending up there soon if you continue to display your child-like behavior.

No, I don't bash him about his weight.  That's his business.  I bash him about his deceit .  He is a crook with fake qualifications.

Totaram posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Totaram posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Is Jagdeo running for President?  I need to catch up on the Guyana news.

Is Irfaan Ali running for President?  Have you seen or heard from him recently?  

You come here on this board almost on a daily basis and you bash the man about his weight. How come you have not seen him lately? Have you seen the pictures posted of the PPP meetings where he is speaking?
Like I have said, "smart flies fasten in cow kaka hole". You are ending up there soon if you continue to display your child-like behavior.

No, I don't bash him about his weight.  That's his business.  I bash him about his deceit .  He is a crook with fake qualifications.

Irfaan hasn't got any qualifications. Not even fake ones.

Django posted:
Prashad posted:

You lil Moron. You insult my President. Go clean Jranjir toilet like Moses and the other fool.

What happen ,up north too cold. He used to be President ,wants to get back thru the backdoor again.

Django, Prashad was dealing with -48 weather a month ago. Not a good thing for a man from the Tropics.

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Totaram posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Totaram posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Is Jagdeo running for President?  I need to catch up on the Guyana news.

Is Irfaan Ali running for President?  Have you seen or heard from him recently?  

You come here on this board almost on a daily basis and you bash the man about his weight. How come you have not seen him lately? Have you seen the pictures posted of the PPP meetings where he is speaking?
Like I have said, "smart flies fasten in cow kaka hole". You are ending up there soon if you continue to display your child-like behavior.

No, I don't bash him about his weight.  That's his business.  I bash him about his deceit .  He is a crook with fake qualifications.

You juss tun fly fasten in cow kakahole. If you don't see him, why you comment on him then? Like you bruk you luv fuh Irfan.

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