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.

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.

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. 

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