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@Mitwah posted:

BTW, I am busy coaching some seniors in Ragas and voice training re Bhajans and Bollywood Geets via Whatsapp and Facetime.

Know this, Mits, I've had discrimination from some descendants of low caste Indos because of my mixed ethnicity, though predominantly Indo, even those of my half brothers and sisters whose mother is/was a descendant of low caste Indians! (The bitch even tried to get me to fk her!) I suppose that allowed them to stifle their consciences when they divvyed.up.what our father left when he died, excluding me as I was.in Canada, and despite the laws of Guyana! I have done nothing about that because I've been absorbed in a problem partly related to my hip problem. I've solved this.problem and am only waiting to take my issue with the government's criminals to court and get that out of my system! I've never hated any Indos because of what my relations did (I've never had.any problems with descendants of high caste Indos)! The best of them  as far as I'm concerned, died as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was not one for book larnin but he spoke his mind and didn't give a sh*t.what others thought of him as long as he thought he had done.what was right and appropriate! The worst just escaped a prison sentence for.lack of evidence in the Robb Street fire, which cost the lives of a father and his.2.daughters (I thought he asked.for it with his idea of squatters' rights), of a few years ago! I wouldn't put it past him to be guilty because of his hate for black man which was caused.by what.he had to endure from some of them! That includes the raping of his wife by a Burnt ham stooge! A very lovely Muslim girl, who except for being.married to him, would have encouraged my attentions!

Despite all I've endured, I've never harbored ill feelings for any Indos, or any group, as a matter of fact! Why should I, my greedy relatives are not representative of all Indos!

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Flashback to PNC rule:

1. The 7-year Development Plan (1966-1972) buckled in 1969.
2.The β€˜Feed, House and Clothe the Nation’ Development Plan remained a catchword without producing substance.
3. The third Development Plan (1978-81) increased the debt burden accompanied by little or no industrialization.
4. Hoyte claimed in 1981 that the economy was disastrous, and the New Nation (the PNC’s mouthpiece) noted that the economy was β€˜tottering on the brink of collapse.
5. Rigged elections continued to be the norm.
6.The militarization of Guyana was enhanced with about one military personnel for every 35 citizens.
7. The women’s section of the PNC proposed a one-party state for Guyana in 1971.
8. Norman Semple of the Guyana Public Service Association talked about a crisis of authority’ induced by β€˜a blurring of the line of authority between political and administrative decision making, creating a problem in’…the efficiency of the administrative machinery of the state…’.
9. Decline in the East Indian student population at the University of Guyana possibly correlated with the operations of the National Service.
10. Perceptions that the acquisition of significant jobs is related to holding a PNC membership card abounded.

To be fair you would have to take into consideration the phony oil crisis which the US and the Petro.states engineered to take care of those countries touting Socialism as the wave of the future! If they wanted oil for their nascent industries they had to borrow from the banks that were awash.with Petro dollars! They.were encouraged to borrow as they had commodities to sell and payback the loans! Unfortunately, they found the commodities prices had become.less than the cost of producing! More rigging! More borrowing! That's why I.insist that an oil refinery be built or Guyana will be fked again! Jagdeo trusts Exxon which knows far more about O & G than he could ever learn!

I recall people here and in the US grumbling about the long lines at the gas pumps! So, what does the riggers do?.Claim they had just found a new source of oil in friendly.Vemezuela! But I remembered something about this so I checked! Old fing.news being recycled with the help of the media! Trust no one in the developed countries! They.fight for survival, too! As some British lord said, "A nation has no friends! Only allies!"

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@cain posted:

Lord Palmerston..."...no friends only permanent interests."

Since you have forced my lazy self to look it up : the actual words by H J Temple were "We have no eternal allies and we have.no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow." - The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, revised 4th ed.

@Mitwah posted:

I tried to start this thread to bring back some sentimental longings or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations; especially the 60's and 70's when most of us left Guyana.

Hope others can post some pictures.

When my big sis left Guyana for NYC in 1970, my parents hired a bus and car for family and friends to accompany her to the airport. We had a huge farewell the day before with lots of cooking up. At the airport, migrating ladies piled lots of hats on their heads and I wondered what were they hiding there, money?    The good old days. 

@Totaram posted:

This picture breaks my heart.  It is a painful reminder of the separation of families and friends.  For many it was here they said goodbye , never to meet again.

So true, Tota! I've never been back! Parents, 2 elder sisters dead, others involved in a conspiracy to divest me of my share of what our father left, so no compelling reason for that! Besides some dalits will always.be dogs!

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@Totaram posted:

This picture breaks my heart.  It is a painful reminder of the separation of families and friends.  For many it was here they said goodbye , never to meet again.

So true. I don't think the new structure allows this type of viewing. I remember going by the Red Water Creek and had a picnic and swim after a relative migrated in 1969.  Guyana is not  a safe place to go back to spend one's retirement years.

@Totaram posted:

This picture breaks my heart.  It is a painful reminder of the separation of families and friends.  For many it was here they said goodbye , never to meet again.

Who caused the separation?  The Government of the day banned foodstuff, medicines, toys, clothing, and spare parts.  The People had to join long lines for food. They had to join the PNC in order to get a job.  Of course,  it breaks everybody's heart not only yours. National Service was the last straw. Crimes were centrally directed by the PNC and Indians were terrorized by the "black clothes police".  The police raided the houses of all Indian visitors to Guyana. 

Did you live through that time?

@Ramakant-P posted:

Who caused the separation?  The Government of the day banned foodstuff, medicines, toys, clothing, and spare parts.  The People had to join long lines for food. They had to join the PNC in order to get a job.  Of course,  it breaks everybody's heart not only yours. National Service was the last straw. Crimes were centrally directed by the PNC and Indians were terrorized by the "black clothes police".  The police raided the houses of all Indian visitors to Guyana.

Did you live through that time?

You can't blame Ramakant for his everlasting anger! It.is justified by what Burntham allowed or ordered!

@Ramakant-P posted:

Who caused the separation?  The Government of the day banned foodstuff, medicines, toys, clothing, and spare parts.  The People had to join long lines for food. They had to join the PNC in order to get a job.  Of course,  it breaks everybody's heart not only yours. National Service was the last straw. Crimes were centrally directed by the PNC and Indians were terrorized by the "black clothes police".  The police raided the houses of all Indian visitors to Guyana.

Did you live through that time?

So everyone is living in peace and prosperity no one has been leaving the country whenever  PPP is in government...imagine that.

@cain posted:

So everyone is living in peace and prosperity no one has been leaving the country whenever  PPP is in government...imagine that.

No! You are wrong there.  let me explain.  After the exodus of the Indians from Guyana, those who were left behind were very anxious and craved to join their families abroad and enjoyed the good life. They were sponsored by their family members which looked like they are running. Those who went to NA also craved for their loved ones to join them.

People are always leaving.  Blacks also left when the PNC was in Government.  My contention was, what caused the exodus of the Indians from Guyana in the first place?