More evidence of the PPP’s discrimination against African-Guyanese.

August 2,2016  Source

Yesterday I looked at discrimination against African Guyanese after the PPP came to power in 1992. It started with the Jagan Government, continued when Mrs. Jagan became President. But it was under Bharrat Jagdeo that racism against African Guyanese became an unofficial policy. We must remember it began with Cheddi Jagan in 1992.
In a previous column, I wrote; “Jagan in office after 1992 saw immense touches of unfairness. There were witch-hunts, vendettas, incestuous politics, ethnic preferences that erased the positive legacy he was once associated with.”
The scale of the PPP’s witch-hunt against African-Guyanese cannot escape the label of racism. Under Dr. Jagan , the first seven of the Customs hierarchy were removed. Their names are on the top of the list below. The remaining names are not offered in order of seniority at the time of dismissal.1 Clarence Chue, Harold Bahadur (African), Loris Bankcroft, William Holder, Patrick Hyman, Douglas Linton, Iola Issacs, Walter Roberts, Rose Kirton, Lawrence Dundas, Brentnol Hickens, Christopher Mathias, Shelly Brian, Paul Prescod, Michelle Mathias, Georgiana Patrick Roberts, Steven Daniels, Hatty-Ann Scotland, Yonette Austin, Richard Prince, George Beaton, Dexter John, Watson Grey, Assaye Greenidge, Gordon Watson, Rhonda Glad, Rayanne Van Lewin, Paula Caleb, Ewart Austin, Howard Paul, Karen Bobb-Semple, Simone Herod, Fitzroy Thomas, Paula Sampson, Vanita Bovell, Keon Price, John Cameron, Julian George, Colin Moore, Dawne Benn, Gem Callender (demoted)and Jackie Payne (demoted).


The pattern of decimation at Customs and Excise was replicated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. African Guyanese were systematically removed from that Ministry. Some of the names include long standing Foreign Service officers who served Guyana with distinction and without involvement in party. Dismissed or harassed or by-passed for promotion included the following names
Ronald Austin, Arnon Adams, John Hutson, David Hales, Jimmy Matheson, Rawle Lucas, Aubrey Norton, Cedric Grant, Paulette James, Sharon Collins, Donna Culpepper, Janice Benfield, O. McMillian, Colin Davies, Frank Goodman, and Elizabeth Kingston.
One very blatant dismissal was the then Secretary to the Treasury, Mr. Hubert Thompson. Before joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Thompson graduated from Jackson State University with distinction in Financial Studies. He was removed from the Ministry and transferred to the Office of the President and suffered the humiliation of having to perform the duties of approving application for use of the swimming pool at Castellani House.
The following African Guyanese took the Jagan Government to court over their sacking courts; Bridgette Hinds, (Palms); Gemme Hinds (Palms); Feubia Monfort (Palms); Dionne Jones (Palms); Christine Barlow (Palms); Brian Belgrave (Min of Human Services); Clendon Fogenay (Min of Human Services); and Denise Jones (Office of the President).
Opposition Leader Desmond Hoyte in an eight page dossier wrote; “Having studied the available abundant evidence, I cannot but conclude that the PPP regime has mounted and is executing in a systematic and ruthless way, a project harass and marginalize persons of African descent…not only were over fifty officials of African descent dismissed summarily and unlawfully but, as an act of sheer, they were denied their termination benefits… In every government ministry the same policy of ethnic cleansing has been pursued with varying degrees of intensity …”
Reacting not only to racist processes in the public service, Mr. Hoyte focused his attention to racism against African people in general. He went on to state; “The major enterprise now being accelerated in every Region (is) to evict persons of African descent from state lands…the policy entails the revocation of state leases and the denial of new leases to them…I am not talking only about large leases, but also house lots and small farmsteads…as the occupants are ousted or threatened with ouster, PPP supporters are being brought in from distant geographical locations to replace them…on the Essequibo Coast where I visited a few Sundays ago, I found many persons greatly agitated and distressed, their occupancy of state land had either been terminated or threatened …”
These statistics and names tell the tragic story of Cheddi Jagan’s politics after he became President in 1992. I have consistently polemicized in the columns that what the post-Jagan protégés became when they got power under Jagdeo, they inherited from Cheddi and Janet Jagan. The Jagan underlings that took over after 1999 when relentless protests from the PNC forced Mrs Jagan out of office, knew that what they were doing were right because they saw their leader, Dr. Jagan doing it.

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 What kind of quack 'Political Scientist' is this person, Freddie. You can name names of a lot of people and that's good, but do provide reasons for their removal/dismissals. Every public servant has a duty to work with the Govt. of the day. Most of those named were not working in the best interest of the Govt. and were in fact working to undermine the PPP Govt. and that's a fact. Some of them openly declared that they cannot work with a PPP Govt.and voluntary walked off the job and claimed discrimination.  Freddie -Why not in the same vein provide the list of Afro Guyanese who were dispossessed of their lands. When Hoyte said Afro Guyanese were discriminated the Adam Harrisses, Afro racist,et al mouths were zipped. But Jagdeo is saying the same you could hear them from the hilltops. Also Granger said there was apartheid in education when a few Indo topped the exams and again the zipped mouths of the Afro racist. Remember as  the rigged elections President Hoyte said kith and kin 

randolph posted:

 . Most of those named were not working in the best interest of the Govt. and were in fact working to undermine the PPP Govt. and that's a fact.

And so are the PPP folks who got fired.

Because you don't know whether they are professionals or not but you operate from the premise that "black man bad, Indian good" so will justify PPP ethnic exclusion and scream when APNU does the same.

Mitwah posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Mitwah posted:

Dave,  FYI.

Why are you promoting race baiting?

Blackman bad! Indian good! Right?

Mit, under PPP government, Afro neighbourhood has huge houses, almost the same as Indians. Infracture was done by government. Sports facilities including dancehall auditorium was build by PPP government. 

The PPP sports minister told Indians to raise funds for their own village. 

Blacks are hard workers and their are great things about them. I live amongs black and have blacks in my family.

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

Dave posted:
Mitwah posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Mitwah posted:

Dave,  FYI.

Why are you promoting race baiting?

Blackman bad! Indian good! Right?

Mit, under PPP government, Afro neighbourhood has huge houses, almost the same as Indians. Infracture was done by government. Sports facilities including dancehall auditorium was build by PPP government. 

The PPP sports minister told Indians to raise funds for their own village. 

Blacks are hard workers and their are great things about them. I live amongs black and have blacks in my family.

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

Would you like me to bring back dem old threads about PPP racism? I can go far back as 2011. Dave, you are the one who is engaging in race baiting.

Dave posted:

Mit, under PPP government, Afro neighbourhood has huge houses, almost the same as Indians. Infracture was done by government. Sports facilities including dancehall auditorium was build by PPP government. 

The PPP sports minister told Indians to raise funds for their own village. 

Blacks are hard workers and their are great things about them. I live amongs black and have blacks in my family.

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

And there are Indians who are doing tremendously well under APNU, so what is your point?

The PPP used Indian contractors and blacks weren't employed on these sites.  So said people in Buxton and Linden when they went to look for jobs on these PPP "developments".   Please don't suggest that they couldn't find "qualified" blacks in Linden, a town which has the densest cluster of skilled workers in Guyana.

Those who scream now about what APNU is allegedly doing to Indians need to be honest about what the PPP did to blacks.  It is merely that the shoe is on a different foot and the ass which squeals is also different.

Dave posted:
Mitwah posted:
 

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

And not Jagdeo and other PPP ministers. Not Ravi Dev.  Not the Guyana Times. Not Ryhaan Shah.

Only those who discuss Indian racism.

Listen idiot.  Those who live in Guyana and who are honest know that racism in Guyana has two faces. One black and one Indian.  So cease with your nonsense of "Indo good so black man must apologize".

caribny posted:
Dave posted:

Mit, under PPP government, Afro neighbourhood has huge houses, almost the same as Indians. Infracture was done by government. Sports facilities including dancehall auditorium was build by PPP government. 

The PPP sports minister told Indians to raise funds for their own village. 

Blacks are hard workers and their are great things about them. I live amongs black and have blacks in my family.

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

And there are Indians who are doing tremendously well under APNU, so what is your point?

The PPP used Indian contractors and blacks weren't employed on these sites.  So said people in Buxton and Linden when they went to look for jobs on these PPP "developments".   Please don't suggest that they couldn't find "qualified" blacks in Linden, a town which has the densest cluster of skilled workers in Guyana.

Those who scream now about what APNU is allegedly doing to Indians need to be honest about what the PPP did to blacks.  It is merely that the shoe is on a different foot and the ass which squeals is also different.

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

Dave posted:
 

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

The workers were INDIANS.  There were even protests about this when the Linden hospital was being built.

And Indians live in Buxton and they also live in Linden. When the PPP was slaughtering blacks in cold blood in Linden there were Indians in the crowd.  They too were protesting!

YOU are afraid of blacks, the racist that you are can only conceive of blacks as being a blood thirsty group with nothing better to do than to kill Indians.

caribny posted:
Dave posted:
Mitwah posted:
 

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

And not Jagdeo and other PPP ministers. Not Ravi Dev.  Not the Guyana Times. Not Ryhaan Shah.

Only those who discuss Indian racism.

Listen idiot.  Those who live in Guyana and who are honest know that racism in Guyana has two faces. One black and one Indian.  So cease with your nonsense of "Indo good so black man must apologize".

Mitwah posted:
Dave posted:
Mitwah posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Mitwah posted:

Dave,  FYI.

Why are you promoting race baiting?

Blackman bad! Indian good! Right?

Mit, under PPP government, Afro neighbourhood has huge houses, almost the same as Indians. Infracture was done by government. Sports facilities including dancehall auditorium was build by PPP government. 

The PPP sports minister told Indians to raise funds for their own village. 

Blacks are hard workers and their are great things about them. I live amongs black and have blacks in my family.

Politicains and people like Freddy and Hinds are dividing the races and drive hate.

 

Would you like me to bring back dem old threads about PPP racism? I can go far back as 2011. Dave, you are the one who is engaging in race baiting.

Race baiting is a complex issue. 

caribny posted:
Dave posted:
 

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

The workers were INDIANS.  There were even protests about this when the Linden hospital was being built.

And Indians live in Buxton and they also live in Linden. When the PPP was slaughtering blacks in cold blood in Linden there were Indians in the crowd.  They too were protesting!

YOU are afraid of blacks, the racist that you are can only conceive of blacks as being a blood thirsty group with nothing better to do than to kill Indians.

I stands by what I said. I have no idea why the anger in you . Home today drinking Piwarie .

Dave posted:
 

 

 

Race baiting is a complex issue. 

Not where you are concerned.  Its all about painting blacks as evil devils. Screaming that Indians never did anything to blacks and then wailing that any discussion of Indian racist behavior is a genocidal act.

So Ravi Dev can get on the radio and laugh when a black person called into his program and explained the positive roles that Afro Guyanese have played. Ravi Dev gave a loud sarcastic laugh, this after telling lies that scores of Indian women were being raped on Regent St in the middle of the day.  To him this was a manifestation of black culture, and he knew fully well that he had Indians eagerly drinking up this nonsense.

caribny posted:
Dave posted:
 

I stands by what I said. I have no idea why the anger in you . Home today drinking Piwarie .

You are the angry one peddling lies about blacks.  But continue to be the Indo KKK member that you are.

BTW , you have a cook shop / restaurant I am told .What race are your employee.

i can proudly say who are mine. 

I will wait for your answers .

Dave posted:

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

ahmmm . . . sir, are you aware that, circa 2009, the President of the Linden Chamber of Commerce was Indo-Guyanese Basil Jaipaul?

careful when you start braying stupidly about who know and who don't know

now staan easy like on the other thread

Brindley Benn curse Jagan and called Jagan the "R" word. But Jagan took him back and made him Ambassador to Canada. Not even Boysee Ramkarran who lived next door to Jagan use to be invited for Mrs Jagan Sunday Roast chicken dinners but the Dummets, Austins, Denbows and other Black professional families were regular guests. If Jagan hated black people then Prashad must be Prince Harry and his girlfriend must be that pretty mulatto girl.

 

ronan posted:
Dave posted:

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

ahmmm . . . sir, are you aware that, circa 2009, the President of the Linden Chamber of Commerce was Indo-Guyanese Basil Jaipaul?

careful when you start braying stupidly about who know and who don't know

now staan easy like on the other thread

I know Basil Jaipaul. He was born and raise in Linden. He has to be a Blackman to be president or have a Blackman name .

He provide employment to Linden workers. He give them FREE grocery when they can afford to buy.

he was there during the riot and never left. 

 I have family who was born in Linden and still enjoy living there. 

You stan easy banna.

Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

ahmmm . . . sir, are you aware that, circa 2009, the President of the Linden Chamber of Commerce was Indo-Guyanese Basil Jaipaul?

careful when you start braying stupidly about who know and who don't know

now staan easy like on the other thread

I know Basil Jaipaul. He was born and raise in Linden. He has to be a Blackman to be president or have a Blackman name .

He provide employment to Linden workers. He give them FREE grocery when they can afford to buy.

he was there during the riot and never left. 

 I have family who was born in Linden and still enjoy living there. 

You stan easy banna.

I am sure you didn’t know who Basil Jaipaul is. But drip your mouth on his Indian name. Don’t let his name misled you. 

He is one of the most generous businessman in Linden. No one touches him. 

 

Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

ahmmm . . . sir, are you aware that, circa 2009, the President of the Linden Chamber of Commerce was Indo-Guyanese Basil Jaipaul?

careful when you start braying stupidly about who know and who don't know

now staan easy like on the other thread

I know Basil Jaipaul. He was born and raise in Linden. He has to be a Blackman to be president or have a Blackman name .

He provide employment to Linden workers. He give them FREE grocery when they can afford to buy.

he was there during the riot and never left. 

 I have family who was born in Linden and still enjoy living there. 

You stan easy banna.

so you know Basil Jaipaul, and he is a Blackman??!!

huh?

when did he change race ? . . . is your family blackman too?

you sound confused

ronan posted:
Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:

I disagree with the employment in Buxton and Linden. The contractors may be Indians however, workers are from the village.

Which Indians would work in Buxton and Linden. There was racial violence created by PNC , Indiana were  afraid to walk in a black village, more so working.

 Banna you have no idea what you speaking of.

ahmmm . . . sir, are you aware that, circa 2009, the President of the Linden Chamber of Commerce was Indo-Guyanese Basil Jaipaul?

careful when you start braying stupidly about who know and who don't know

now staan easy like on the other thread

I know Basil Jaipaul. He was born and raise in Linden. He has to be a Blackman to be president or have a Blackman name .

He provide employment to Linden workers. He give them FREE grocery when they can afford to buy.

he was there during the riot and never left. 

 I have family who was born in Linden and still enjoy living there. 

You stan easy banna.

so you know Basil Jaipaul, and he is a Blackman??!!

huh?

when did he change race ? . . . is your family blackman too?

you sound confused

I am now confused.

Take it easy dude.

 

Board for Linden entrepreneurship installed

-Region 10 Chairman decries composition

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...eneurship-installed/

The inaugurated LEN Board of Directors with Ministers Ashni Singh (fourth from left) and Juan Edghill (fifth from left) : L-R: Nolan Walton, Youlanda Hilliman, Andrew Forsythe, Patrick Dublin, , Basil Jaipaul, Tarachand Balgobin.

Dave posted:

I visit jane and finch today, the store employees are white , the city workers were all WHITE - so white people are racist for not employing any other race -rite

YES.  And many whites acknowledge that refusing to hire nonwhites is an indicator of racism.

 

Dave posted:
caribny posted:
Dave posted:
 

I stands by what I said. I have no idea why the anger in you . Home today drinking Piwarie .

You are the angry one peddling lies about blacks.  But continue to be the Indo KKK member that you are.

BTW , you have a cook shop / restaurant I am told .What race are your employee.

i can proudly say who are mine. 

I will wait for your answers .

Your sources are as wrong as you are. I don't own a cook shop so your attempt to excuse Indo racism is ridiculous.

ronan posted:

Board for Linden entrepreneurship installed

-Region 10 Chairman decries composition

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...eneurship-installed/

The inaugurated LEN Board of Directors with Ministers Ashni Singh (fourth from left) and Juan Edghill (fifth from left) : L-R: Nolan Walton, Youlanda Hilliman, Andrew Forsythe, Patrick Dublin, , Basil Jaipaul, Tarachand Balgobin.

There is also Tarachand Balgobin. What is the prospects of a full black man with that name?  He is either Indian or has an Indo parent. 

There are Indians living in Region 10. Over 1,000 of them.

And you seem confused. Screaming that Jaipaul is a black man and then rambling about how he employs blacks and feeds those too poor to buy from him. So how is this behavior relevant if he is black?

Mitwah posted:

Basil Jaipaul

 

Yes it is evident that his ancestry is a combination of Ghana and the Congo.  How else could he have been elected to head a major institution in Linden?  An Indian would be hiding in the bushes, looking for a car to flee "marauding blackman".

The reality is that racist behavior is committed by both groups.  It is also a fact that blacks have a more open identity and so are more willing to accept as part of their community non blacks who they trust.  Is there the widespread angst about "Douglarization" among blacks as so many Indians are willing to openly wail about?

caribny posted:
ronan posted:

Board for Linden entrepreneurship installed

-Region 10 Chairman decries composition

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...eneurship-installed/

The inaugurated LEN Board of Directors with Ministers Ashni Singh (fourth from left) and Juan Edghill (fifth from left) : L-R: Nolan Walton, Youlanda Hilliman, Andrew Forsythe, Patrick Dublin, , Basil Jaipaul, Tarachand Balgobin.

There is also Tarachand Balgobin. What is the prospects of a full black man with that name?  He is either Indian or has an Indo parent. 

There are Indians living in Region 10. Over 1,000 of them.

And you seem confused. Screaming that Jaipaul is a black man and then rambling about how he employs blacks and feeds those too poor to buy from him. So how is this behavior relevant if he is black?

You are a confused idiot, who say Basil Jaipaul is a Blackman.

Dave posted:
?

You are a confused idiot, who say Basil Jaipaul is a Blackman.

You said so but then changed your mind.  Too bad your comments are in Ronan's response to you.

It also flies in your face that Indians don't live in Linden.  They do and the contractor of the hospital brought in Indians to work there, and stayed even as Lindeners protested about being excluded from being employed in the construction process.  Buxtonians also made similar claims as did many blacks elsewhere about those so called projects that the PPP funded in their neighborhoods. 

Indo contractors and Indo workers and blacks were told "get away, is not Burnham time now".

caribny posted:
Dave posted:
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You are a confused idiot, who say Basil Jaipaul is a Blackman.

You said so but then changed your mind.  Too bad your comments are in Ronan's response to you.

It also flies in your face that Indians don't live in Linden.  They do and the contractor of the hospital brought in Indians to work there, and stayed even as Lindeners protested about being excluded from being employed in the construction process.  Buxtonians also made similar claims as did many blacks elsewhere about those so called projects that the PPP funded in their neighborhoods. 

Indo contractors and Indo workers and blacks were told "get away, is not Burnham time now".

My comments was misread. 

Prove that Indians was brought into Linden to work and the locals were never given the opportunity. Unless you can provide evidence - shut yo poke. 

Everyone in Guyana knows if your claim is true, Linden residence would sabotage and burn any building if the local residence is not given job .

you keep those conversation with your buddies while playing domino. 

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