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Hope – Old Scheme

Parsram Budhu’s great grandson poses in his Hope Estate Primary School uniform
Parsram Budhu’s great grandson poses in his Hope Estate Primary School uniform

What is known as the Old Scheme at Hope Estate lies at the far end of the village. Initially, it was known as Plantation Hope, but that was when the residents lived in logies.

Old Scheme is a quaint, close-knit community, where children still play on the road and hangout at neighbours’ homes.

Most of the residents are farmers; some do it full time, while others farm part time while holding down other jobs as maintenance workers with the Neighbourhood Democratic Council, or as drivers and teachers. Some residents work on the nearby coconut estate; several others have rented parts of the estate to do their own private farming, selling their produce wholesale or taking it to the Annandale or Mon Repos markets on Saturdays.

 
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Prashad posted:

Burnham put some serious lash on caribny and put him to work on Hope estate that is he is so bitter. He blaming hard working koolies for his licks.

I think Nehru had his fair share too. So many fond memories he never miss a chance to mention this place. Ask him.

Hope estate was owned by Sankar, the father of Lila Kissoon. Sankar Brothers also sold cars.  Burnham bought a car from them and never paid for it. When they repossessed the car, Burnham retaliated and “TEK” Hope Estate.

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Hope estate was owned by Sankar, the father of Lila Kissoon. Sankar Brothers also sold cars.  Burnham bought a car from them and never paid for it. When they repossessed the car, Burnham retaliated and “TEK” Hope Estate.

That is how blacks operate. Wrang and strang.

I worked for an entity under the Guystac umbrella for 8 years and never went to Hope Estate. Every time our boss says that we have to go to Hope Estate, I would tell him that I will not go. Everyone knew that I didn’t like Burnham so it was easy for them to know that I was serious. I was never the kind of person who adhere to anything I deem improper and I had already determined that everything about the PNC was improper.

Taught at Hope Primary School in 1968. Knew the Sankars, Tarzan and Feroze Shankar. Met Moses Bhagwan in Hope for the first time. I think that he knew the Sankar’s. It was a nice place at that time. Drank lots of coconut water there.

ksazma posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Hope estate was owned by Sankar, the father of Lila Kissoon. Sankar Brothers also sold cars.  Burnham bought a car from them and never paid for it. When they repossessed the car, Burnham retaliated and “TEK” Hope Estate.

That is how blacks operate. Wrang and strang.

why such a general statement...that is racist

Ray posted:
ksazma posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Hope estate was owned by Sankar, the father of Lila Kissoon. Sankar Brothers also sold cars.  Burnham bought a car from them and never paid for it. When they repossessed the car, Burnham retaliated and “TEK” Hope Estate.

That is how blacks operate. Wrang and strang.

why such a general statement...that is racist

Who are we to Judge??

Ray posted:
ksazma posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Hope estate was owned by Sankar, the father of Lila Kissoon. Sankar Brothers also sold cars.  Burnham bought a car from them and never paid for it. When they repossessed the car, Burnham retaliated and “TEK” Hope Estate.

That is how blacks operate. Wrang and strang.

why such a general statement...that is racist

Bai, I make comments for effect. However, I could be influenced into less generalization if I see an army of Guyanese blacks join the protests and pressure the PNC into abandoning their current position of illegally squatting in office. I am not as bent in my ways as it seems. 

@savitri posted:

I was born in Plantation Hope and I love this place,I have a lot of memories of this place,has anyone remember they black water trench with the Piranas?

Ask Ramakant--he went in that trench and came out missing parts.

@Totaram posted:

Ask Ramakant--he went in that trench and came out missing parts.

I used to go there to play cricket. I was the Opening fast bowler and middle-order batsman.

I went there again once and took part in Track and field.  I won the 880 yards and 1-mile race.  

I remember you used to applaud me every time I hit the ball into the boundary.  Thank you for retrieving the ball from the trench. 

PS: I know Saheed Sankar and his children.

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@Mitwah posted:

Why are they not doing that?

It's only two months after the PPP took over the government. You have to be patient. They will come to that.  One business at a time.  They started with sugar, rice, fisheries, manufacturing, energy, etc.  Ali and Jagdeo are not gods or magicians.  They did in two months what the PNC and ADC couldn't do 5 1/2 years.

So stop pissing on the wind.

@Ramakant-P posted:

It's only two months after the PPP took over the government. You have to be patient. They will come to that.  One business at a time.  They started with sugar, rice, fisheries, manufacturing, energy, etc.  Ali and Jagdeo are not gods or magicians.  They did in two months what the PNC and ADC couldn't do 5 1/2 years.

So stop pissing on the wind.

Stop pissing your pants!

@Ramakant-P posted:

It's only two months after the PPP took over the government. You have to be patient. They will come to that.  One business at a time.  They started with sugar, rice, fisheries, manufacturing, energy, etc.  Ali and Jagdeo are not gods or magicians.  They did in two months what the PNC and ADC couldn't do 5 1/2 years.

So stop pissing on the wind.

The PPP were in office for 23 years..why did they not produce coconut oil then?

@Ramakant-P posted:

Hope estate is a coconut plantation and can sustain itself with the help of the PPP. They can provide copra to make coconut oil.

Ramaji, I see your younger Brudda Corbin is in the hospital. You guys are about the same age, 70+. 

@Mitwah posted:

Ramaji, I see your younger Brudda Corbin is in the hospital. You guys are about the same age, 70+. 

Corbin is 72/73 years old. You should know by now how physically fit I am. I exercise every day since 1997. I don't drink and I don't smoke. I eat a balanced meal each day. I don't have a problem with my health. Regular check-ups did the trick.  You have the same opportunity as me to be physically fit. take care and be safe.

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@cain posted:

The PPP were in office for 23 years..why did they not produce coconut oil then?

Private enterprise is doing that. After 28 years of PNC rule, the coconut industry couldn't sustain itself.  It will be corrected now.

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