The Harmon Surinamese link
The Harmon Surinamese link

The Harmon Surinamese link

FOR every action there is a motive. I have been following the ongoing debate in the media, particularly the newspapers regarding the issuance of the Muri PGGS and analysed the questions posed by APNU’s Joseph Harmon, which now seems to be vindictive and personal, despite being provided with necessary explanations and clarifications.

Editor, I am not sure whether you would recall, but when Dino Bouterse (son of Suriname’s President) was arrested last August in Panama on illegal arms trafficking, there were several telling revelations, including the young Bouterse’s connections to Guyana.

In a Wikileaked cable from then US Ambassador to Guyana, Roland Bullen, he had noted that “Desi Bouterse’s son, Dino, organised a Surinamese soccer team trip to Buxton a few years ago. It is believed that the team bus carried weapons to Buxton.”

It was also alleged that APNU’s Joseph Harmon, a former colonel in the Guyana Defence Force was critically involved in organising this soccer match and other engagements with Dino Bouterse and has numerous links with the Surinamese underworld. As such, for many years Buxton had the reputation of being a safe haven for heavily armed gangs. Shortly after the Bouterse administration came into office in August 2010, the government established the Counter Terrorism Unit in which Dino Bouterse allegedly had a prominent position. This friendship between Harmon/Bouterse was maintained and further strengthened.

Notwithstanding these revelations, Harmon, it is suspected, continues to have strong links with the Surinamese underworld which is suspected to have interest in the New River Triangle area and other bordering areas south east of Guyana. Hence, the strong objections by him, Joseph Harmon, to any activity within the area

It is my sincerest hope that the facts of the connections with Harmon and the Suriname underworld be realised and expose his true intentions of forbidding any activity south east of Guyana.

Mrs C. CADOGAN

Original Post
Originally Posted by yuji22:
The Harmon Surinamese link
The Harmon Surinamese link

The Harmon Surinamese link

FOR every action there is a motive. I have been following the ongoing debate in the media, particularly the newspapers regarding the issuance of the Muri PGGS and analysed the questions posed by APNU’s Joseph Harmon, which now seems to be vindictive and personal, despite being provided with necessary explanations and clarifications.

Editor, I am not sure whether you would recall, but when Dino Bouterse (son of Suriname’s President) was arrested last August in Panama on illegal arms trafficking, there were several telling revelations, including the young Bouterse’s connections to Guyana.

In a Wikileaked cable from then US Ambassador to Guyana, Roland Bullen, he had noted that “Desi Bouterse’s son, Dino, organised a Surinamese soccer team trip to Buxton a few years ago. It is believed that the team bus carried weapons to Buxton.”

It was also alleged that APNU’s Joseph Harmon, a former colonel in the Guyana Defence Force was critically involved in organising this soccer match and other engagements with Dino Bouterse and has numerous links with the Surinamese underworld. As such, for many years Buxton had the reputation of being a safe haven for heavily armed gangs. Shortly after the Bouterse administration came into office in August 2010, the government established the Counter Terrorism Unit in which Dino Bouterse allegedly had a prominent position. This friendship between Harmon/Bouterse was maintained and further strengthened.

Notwithstanding these revelations, Harmon, it is suspected, continues to have strong links with the Surinamese underworld which is suspected to have interest in the New River Triangle area and other bordering areas south east of Guyana. Hence, the strong objections by him, Joseph Harmon, to any activity within the area

It is my sincerest hope that the facts of the connections with Harmon and the Suriname underworld be realised and expose his true intentions of forbidding any activity south east of Guyana.

Mrs C. CADOGAN


"Mrs. C. Cadogan" . . . har de har har har har har harr

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....on-jagdeos-position/

Stabroek News published a verbatim account of his interview with the reporters after his weekly press conference.
Below is the verbatim account of what Dr Luncheon said:
“KN: When was the policy changed?
Luncheon: What policy?
KN: The policy not to pursue mining in that location.
Luncheon: I am uncertain that there was indeed an explicit policy, we’re divided, we are divided and this division does not extend to all other levels other than cabinet so we have indeed over the last, I think it was the 2006 term of President. Former President Jagdeo did indeed discuss the issue of mining and exploring in the New River Triangle, in that area, sorry instead of saying New River Triangle, in that area at that time the President had a strong position that was not consistent with others in the cabinet but we are an advisory body as you would recall.
KN: So the President gets what the President wants?
Luncheon: I didn’t say that, we are an advisory body as you would recall and therefore the President’s view held sway. That was 2006 to 2011…2006 to 2011
KN: And President Ramotar is continuing?
Luncheon: I am not saying anything further— 2006 to 2011″

 

Jagdeo says refused request to arrest Bouterse

Posted By Stabroek editor On January 26, 2011 @ 5:55 am In Archives | No Comments

President Bharrat Jagdeo refused a request to facilitate the arrest of Suriname President Desi Bouterse during a visit here, saying that he was democratically-elected by his people.

Jagdeo made the revelation today during the opening session of Guyana Defence Force’s annual officers’ conference, where he was asked by a senior officer about how the release of recent WikiLeaks cables would affect the country’s relationship with Suriname and the agreements that have been inked with Bouterse.

Desi Bouterse

Desi Bouterse

Cables, sent by US diplomats allege that Bouterse, who was convicted for drug trafficking in The Netherlands in 1999, remained involved in the drug trade until 2006 and was also cooperating withGuyanese drug kingpin Roger Khan. The cables said that the two men are believed to be involved in various murders and plots to murder former Surinamese Minister of Justice Chandrikapersad Santokhi and procurer general Subhas Punwasi, who were responsible for a clampdown in drug crime. The cables also alleged that Khan—now serving time in a US prison for drug trafficking—traded guns for drugs with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

“…A particular foreign nation asked us if we will arrest the president of Suriname when he comes here because he is wanted…and I said to them no. I said maybe you can get some other country to do this,” Jagdeo said in response to the officer. Members of the media were asked to leave at this point.

Jagdeo pointed out the citizens of Suriname chose their leader and he questioned who are Guyanese to say who the country should work with when the people of Suriname, through a democratic system, made their choice. He said Guyana has to work with the country’s legitimate representative.

Bouterse had visited Guyana twice late last year.

While Jagdeo did not directly address the Khan-Bouterse connection in the presence of the media, he told officers that he would be “happy” to see “whatever comes out on Guyana” in the WikiLeaks cables because it exposes how policies affecting other countries are made in the developed world based on impressions of ambassadors.

“An ambassador can go into a room and write about people’s dogs, the leaders’ dogs or how many girlfriends he has and they would go to cocktail circuits and send back reports about impressions about people within high offices across the government.

“They can come to a meeting and report what you have not said…and that gets up to the capital of the country and then policies in relation to the countries are made or influenced on the basis of these reports,” Jagdeo said.

He added that this was how the developed countries conduct their business, while noting that the cables expose how “frivolous” and “fickle” and how “in-transparent” “some of these things are.”

He said the cables are not something that people love to talk about as “they” don’t want many countries to pay attention to them. “But what it will do, it will change American diplomacy and hopefully it will make diplomacy from the developed world more transparent,” Jagdeo said.

He further opined that the cables will trigger some major shift in the way diplomacy works or alternatively more secured communications.

Originally Posted by yuji22:

Jagdeo defended his people and stood up for them when the PNC murdered Indo Guyanese and stopped the PNC eye pass on Indo Guyanese.

 

Who Vex Vex.

President Bharrat Jagdeo refused a request to facilitate the arrest of Suriname President Desi Bouterse during a visit here, saying that he was democratically-elected by his people.

Jagdeo made the revelation today during the opening session of Guyana Defence Force’s annual officers’ conference, where he was asked by a senior officer about how the release of recent WikiLeaks cables would affect the country’s relationship with Suriname and the agreements that have been inked with Bouterse.

Desi Bouterse
Originally Posted by yuji22:

Jagdeo defended his people and stood up for them when the PNC murdered Indo Guyanese and stopped the PNC eye pass on Indo Guyanese.

 

Who Vex Vex.

suh . . . is who is going to stop the PPP eye pass on Indo-Guyanese?

 

RIP Minister Sat Sawh

 

to protect Jagdeo and raja . . . not even yugee mourns him

Originally Posted by yuji22:

Jagdeo defended his people and stood up for them when the PNC murdered Indo Guyanese and stopped the PNC eye pass on Indo Guyanese.

 

Who Vex Vex.

suh . . . is who is going to stop the PPP eye pass on Indo-Guyanese?

 

RIP Minister Sat Sawh

 

to protect Jagdeo and raja . . . not even yugeee mourns him

 

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

Jagdeo defended his people and stood up for them when the PNC murdered Indo Guyanese and stopped the PNC eye pass on Indo Guyanese.

 

Who Vex Vex.

True. He stood up for his drug pusher friend and head of state. LOL.

 

PPP needs to bring back Uncle Gaj.

You are desperate!

Leaked embassy cables reveal…Interesting perspectives by US envoy on “Sash” Sawh killing

August 27, 2011 | By | Filed Under News 

  Two days after the shocking 2006 murder of former Minister of Fisheries, Satyadeow “Sash”   Sawh, senior Guyanese functionaries had met the then United States Ambassador Roland Bullen asking for help to solve the case and recover more than 30-AK47s that went missing from the army. According to recently released embassy cables from the whistleblower website, Wikileaks, the local US Embassy, headed by then Ambassador Roland Bullen, were examining at least three theories that led to the killing of the “jocular” Minister – one of the being a retaliation from a militant, Buxton –based group and two others that were linked with drugs.

Satyadeow “Sash” Sawh

The cables which were supposed to be confidential and sent by the local embassy to the US Secretary of State, also spoke of President’s Bharrat Jagdeo’s mood at the meeting. According to the cables, Sawh was killed on April 22, and on April 24, Bullen met with Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon, then later with President Jagdeo, to discuss the government of Guyana’s (GOG) request for security related assistance. “Jagdeo and Luncheon essentially admitted that the public’s patience with the GOG’s performance on security is wearing thin, and they are looking for a response that “captures the public’s imagination”. The GOG has also asked Canada and the UK for help,” the cable dated May 4 said. The cables were detailed. “Jagdeo’s mood was somber, with a visibly furrowed brow. Minister Sawh’s killing has clearly hit senior GOG officials hard. Their psychological moat that made them feel separated and protected from Guyana’s security problem has vanished.” The Ambassador, in the cable, said that according to Luncheon, Jagdeo has just about exhausted the Guyana security forces’ investigative capabilities and so they are forced to seek greater international assistance. “Post’s impression is that Sawh’s killing has really woken up senior GOG politicos to the loss of state control over the country’s security.” Dr. Luncheon, followed up with a written request for help, admitting that the government had recognized that the assassination of Minister Sawh has created the gravest threat to the country’s democracy. “Significantly, there are other threats associated with the existence of the criminal gang in Buxton and the intellectual authors of their crimes. Also the loss of the large number of AK-47 weapons from the military is still unexplained and recovery unrealised.” Luncheon asked for assistance expanding investigations into the loss of the AK-47 weapons from the military, leading to the recovery, enhancing the Criminal Investigation Department’s investigation into the murder of Minister Sawh and his family, and for crime fighting equipment for an elite force. The Ambassador also said that Minister of Home Affairs, Gail Teixeira; the Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix, and the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Edward Collins, were consulted prior to dispatching this request.

Roland Bullen

“Rather, the request reflects what President Jagdeo, Luncheon and the Cabinet want during this moment of sorrow and possibly panic.” Regarding the theories for the killing of Sawh, his sister, brother and security guard at the Minister’s LBI’s resident, the Embassy said it heard many stories about the motives. In the first instance there was a political angle. “A militant, presumably Afro-Guyanese anti-government faction wants to gain greater political power but feels it cannot do so through Guyana’s democratic process. The GOG is peddling this theory, and the GOG leadership is paranoid about a treasonous cadre of current and former military and police officers. This militant group is centered in Buxton, a coastal village approximately six miles east of Georgetown that is essentially beyond state control.” The embassy at that time said it believed that a corollary to this theory is that Sawh was targeted in revenge for the January, 2006, killing of prominent Afro-Guyanese journalist and “rabble-rouser”, Ronald Waddell. “To this end, the joint services have engaged in a series of searches of Buxton, which have netted night vision goggles, military uniforms, and other pieces of military equipment. Ballistics tests performed at spent shells from the Sawh murder scene prove that the same weapons were used in the February 26 Agricola/Eccles massacre and another gruesome shooting/beheading in Agricola in March 2005.” According to Bullen, Luncheon, the government’s spokesman, might have fueled the political angle when he publicly mused in the April 27 post-Cabinet briefing that unspecified members of the PNCR have contacts with the bandits in Buxton. “However, he explicitly stopped short of linking the PNCR to Sawh’s murder.” “Another angle was that Sawh was involved in criminal activities. Sawh was said to be close with a suspected money launderer (named) and known alien smuggler who owns a fish farm “which appears to be a money laundering operation.” The cable disclosed that this “money launderer” was previously arrested with several Guyanese and U.S. passports but later was acquitted of wrongdoing. “As Minister responsible for fisheries, Sawh would have had an ostensible reason to meet with …(named).” However, another theory was the Sawh was a “clean minister relative to many of his peers. Sawh took too strong a stand against criminal activity. Some are saying that Sawh took a lead role in urging the Cabinet not to issue forestry permits to suspect concerns, which pitted him against the drug lords.” WikiLeaks, which released the secret cables, is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. Its website, launched in 2006 under The Sunshine Press organisation, claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch. It has been highly controversial and raised the ire of several governments across the globe for the potentially embarrassing leaks.

Originally Posted by redux:
"Mrs. C. Cadogan" . . . har de har har har har har harr


I am always amazed by the huge numbers of "AfroGuyanese" who feel so strongly about their love for the PPP, yet elections come and they definitely are voting either APNU or AFC.  The PPP got fewer than 20% of the votes in G/twn which means that even many Indians didn't vote for them.  So clearly few blacks did.

Originally Posted by caribny:
Originally Posted by redux:
"Mrs. C. Cadogan" . . . har de har har har har har harr


I am always amazed by the huge numbers of "AfroGuyanese" who feel so strongly about their love for the PPP, yet elections come and they definitely are voting either APNU or AFC.  The PPP got fewer than 20% of the votes in G/twn which means that even many Indians didn't vote for them.  So clearly few blacks did.

As my grandfather would say,

 

They will eat in your plate and bore a big hole in it after finishing. Neemakharam.

Originally Posted by Mitwah:
Originally Posted by warrior:

the ppp government  just turn their backs on a honest man that was gundown unto this day not a inquiry people like rev should down they head in shame 

Yugii, who in the PPP/C have blood on their hands?

Sawh took too strong a stand against criminal activity. Some are saying that Sawh took a lead role in urging the Cabinet not to issue forestry permits to suspect concerns, which pitted him against the drug lords.”

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