Donald Rodney

May 21 2019

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Donald Rodney, brother of historian and politician Dr. Walter Rodney who was assassinated back in 1980, is seeking to appeal his 1982 conviction for possession of explosives without lawful authority.

At a hearing before the Court of Appeal yesterday morning, Rodney who is representing himself, said that following his conviction, he was granted bail pending his appeal of that conviction which he had properly filed within time, before Guyana’s highest court.

 

Sometime following that, however, and while he was out of the jurisdiction in “political asylum,” Rodney said he would then learn that an appeal was also filed to the Full Court of the High Court which dismissed his appeal.

Dr Walter Rodney

He explained to acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire and Justices of Appeal Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory, however, that he at no time filed that appeal and was never aware of such an action being filed, until it was brought to his attention a long time after.

Both the court and state counsel Dionne Mc Cammon agreed with Rodney’s submissions yesterday, that in accordance with law, the Full Court division of the High Court would not have had the jurisdiction to entertain such an appeal in the first place, more so to pronounce on it.

In fact, stating that she was herself baffled as to how such an appeal could have gone to the Full Court, Mc Cammon who represents the state through the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), conceded that the appeal to be given recognition is that filed by Rodney in 1982.

The notice for that appeal was transmitted to the Court of Appeal on February 26th, 1982.

She explained, and the appellate court endorsed, that since Rodney’s conviction was from an indictable charge which was tried summarily, an appeal ought not to have been laid before the Full Court. 

Rodney described the Full Court appeal as a “farce,” emphasizing that no notice had ever been sent to him, informing him of any such appeal.

Mc Cammon said that the records do indeed reflect Rodney’s notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal following his conviction in 1982, but said she could not say what transpired thereafter, as no further records are there to so indicate.

The acting chief justice sought to enquire from state counsel whether the then-prosecutors in the matter could not have guided the Full Court as to its inability to hear the matter, but Mc Cammon indicated that while this ought to have been rightly done, she could not say why it was not.

In the circumstances, and having heard the submissions from both sides, the court yesterday allowed Rodney’s appeal of the Full Court ruling which it set aside, stating that yesterday’s hearing on that issue was treated as hearing of that appeal.

Substantive

Meanwhile, as regards Rodney’s substantive appeal to his conviction filed before the Court of Appeal since 1982, Justice George-Wiltshire informed that, that matter will now be allowed to take its normal course.

In the circumstances, Rodney (the appellant), has been given 14 days to file his grounds of appeal. A date is yet to be fixed for its hearing.

Additionally, the court said that the bail granted him back in 1982 pending this appeal, still stands.

Disclosing some of those grounds to the court yesterday, the appellant contends that all he would have said in his defence prior to being convicted, was removed from the court’s records, inclusive of what he said were statements he gave to police, though such information had been widely circulated nationally and internationally.

He argues, too, that extraneous and inadmissible statements had been placed in his court records.

Further to that, the appellant says that the prosecution established no case for him to answer.

Donald Rodney, who was the only witness to the June 13th, 1980 killing of his brother, was convicted for the possession of explosives without lawful authority shortly after Walter Rodney was killed. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

Dr. Rodney, who was the co-leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), was killed near John and Bent streets on June 13, 1980, after a walkie-talkie given to him exploded.

The People’s National Congress (PNC), the ruling party at that time, had long been accused of his assassination and has continued to reject any association with the killing. Rodney had actively opposed the PNC and had held mass public meetings which ended in invasions by security units and other groups.

Law enforcement officials up to the highest level of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) distorted and hid evidence related to the killing of historian Dr Walter Rodney, according to the report of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) that investigated his death.

The CoI had been set up in 2014 by then President Donald Ramotar to determine as far as possible who or what was responsible for the explosion that killed Rodney on June 13, 1980. The CoI had concluded that Rodney was the victim of a State-organised assassination on June 13th, 1980 and this could only have been possible with the knowledge of then PNC Prime Minister Forbes Burnham.

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Reagarding Donald's brother...

I read W Rodney's books on How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and A History of the Guyanese Working People....great books!

His list of publications is endless...

I am not sure any Guyanese has written as much as he has done, including story books on "Indians" and "Africans". In his book, he said he  was going to write a story book on each of the "six races" of Guyana.

Terrible shame for him to be cut down at such an nearly age...

Burnham to be blamed for his death because Burnham's "blade was sharper" and Rodney was told to "write his will"...because "he knew how to jump fence" (running from House of Israel goons and PNC thugs)

...and Cheddi Jagan dubbed Rodney an "adventurist", telling him not to take his political campaign into Indian areas....PPP really believe they OWNED Indos...

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

VishMahabir posted:

Reagarding Donald's brother...

I read W Rodney's books on How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and A History of the Guyanese Working People....great books!

His list of publications is endless...

I am not sure any Guyanese has written as much as he has done, including story books on "Indians" and "Africans". In his book, he said he  was going to write a story book on each of the "six races" of Guyana.

Terrible shame for him to be cut down at such an nearly age...

Burnham to be blamed for his death because Burnham's "blade was sharper" and Rodney was told to "write his will"...because "he knew how to jump fence" (running from House of Israel goons and PNC thugs)

...and Cheddi Jagan dubbed Rodney an "adventurist", telling him not to take his political campaign into Indian areas....PPP really believe they OWNED Indos...

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

College student eh. Which US school teaching Guyana History?

Dave posted:
VishMahabir posted:

Reagarding Donald's brother...

I read W Rodney's books on How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and A History of the Guyanese Working People....great books!

His list of publications is endless...

I am not sure any Guyanese has written as much as he has done, including story books on "Indians" and "Africans". In his book, he said he  was going to write a story book on each of the "six races" of Guyana.

Terrible shame for him to be cut down at such an nearly age...

Burnham to be blamed for his death because Burnham's "blade was sharper" and Rodney was told to "write his will"...because "he knew how to jump fence" (running from House of Israel goons and PNC thugs)

...and Cheddi Jagan dubbed Rodney an "adventurist", telling him not to take his political campaign into Indian areas....PPP really believe they OWNED Indos...

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

College student eh. Which US school teaching Guyana History?

I suspect Mi Learned Frend is a student of Accabre college.  

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Leonora posted:
antabanta posted:

Rodney's death was a big blow to Guyana. I remember people gaining hope in the few years before 1980 and some vibrance returning to the society.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Rodney

Brilliant scholar who was a threat to PNC and PPP. We'll never know who ordered his death.

Most people have a good idea who's responsible. I also remember the despondency and resignation the country settled into after his death. What a shame.

Leonora posted:
antabanta posted:

Rodney's death was a big blow to Guyana. I remember people gaining hope in the few years before 1980 and some vibrance returning to the society.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Rodney

Brilliant scholar who was a threat to PNC and PPP. We'll never know who ordered his death.

Lady....you joking right???

http://www.walterrodneyfoundat...odney-february-2016/

kp posted:

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Google...and I read a lot...something foreign to you...

And why is it yall conversation always descend to "drawers" and "buoktas"?

kp posted:

 

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Everything I posted here about Rodney is known to most people who read about Guyana....and Rodney, who was an important world renowned scholar.

Rodney's book is required reading in college.

You are right, most colleges dont teach courses on Guyana, but they fall under the category of Caribbean or Latin American studies.

 

VishMahabir posted:
kp posted:

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Google...and I read a lot...something foreign to you...

And why is it yall conversation always descend to "drawers" and "buoktas"?

If you Google and  read a lot, then why do you ask so much Questions  , obviously you have a problem comprehending , maybe you are a bit Slow.

VishMahabir posted:
antabanta posted:

Rodney's death was a big blow to Guyana. I remember people gaining hope in the few years before 1980 and some vibrance returning to the society.

Yo,

Anti-Banta,

Whats up bro? whey you been hiding?

Wahappen Mouthoprekke?

Leonora posted:
antabanta posted:

Rodney's death was a big blow to Guyana. I remember people gaining hope in the few years before 1980 and some vibrance returning to the society.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Rodney

Brilliant scholar who was a threat to PNC and PPP. We'll never know who ordered his death.

 

Burnham may have ordered both Rodney death, and Vincent Teekah death. Father Darke got killed because he got mistaken for Father Morrison.

There was only one man in Guyana at the time that had the power to order such a thing and that was Burnham.

kp posted:
VishMahabir posted:
kp posted:

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Google...and I read a lot...something foreign to you...

And why is it yall conversation always descend to "drawers" and "buoktas"?

If you Google and  read a lot, then why do you ask so much Questions  , obviously you have a problem comprehending , maybe you are a bit Slow.

Because most of the time you knuckleheads dont know what you are talking about....the other times,,,I have to vet what yall saying...too much BS on this board...

VishMahabir posted:
kp posted:
VishMahabir posted:
kp posted:

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Google...and I read a lot...something foreign to you...

And why is it yall conversation always descend to "drawers" and "buoktas"?

If you Google and  read a lot, then why do you ask so much Questions  , obviously you have a problem comprehending , maybe you are a bit Slow.

Because most of the time you knuckleheads dont know what you are talking about....the other times,,,I have to vet what yall saying...too much BS on this board...

The BS  is only here when you post. Knucklehead. 

VishMahabir posted:
kp posted:

Yall Guyanese really know how to cut you nose to spoil you face...a country is only as good as its people...  

Vish, what and who are you? From sources I am told you are a PNC mole, you putting out feeders to see what bite you are going to get. You shared much knowledge of Guyana more than the average Guyanese, but sometimes you play stupid just to experience Guyanese Cut Rass, I think you like punishment. You exposed your self many times and you just did so with your Drawers down.

Google...and I read a lot...something foreign to you...

And why is it yall conversation always descend to "drawers" and "buoktas"?

Like you frikken when people talk about buctah? I can just see you prancing with anger and frustration seeing a leopard stripe buctah in front of you. Not good for your mental health.

antabanta posted:
VishMahabir posted:

Because most of the time you knuckleheads dont know what you are talking about....the other times,,,I have to vet what yall saying...too much BS on this board...

Mouthoprekke... Go wipe yuh mouth with some toilet paper

LOL...

Shredder....I did not include you in the KNUCKLEHEAD club....but I see you have quite easily, and happily inserted yourself here...

Keep on soldiering Knucklehead...

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