While from a layman’s perspective the writings of Kaieteur News’ Columnist Freddie Kissoon offer meaningful insight of our local political spectrum, in a vascular bundle, Kissoon’s political theories are flawed at times, and in most instances fail to offer practical solutions for the betterment of our “shithole” country.
Additionally, and most importantly, Kissoon needs to be reminded that an enhanced sale of Kaieteur News is imperative in our local competitive market. Likewise, his writings/columns are for public edification, and definitely not for a classroom situation, as when he was a senior lecturer at UG and his authority couldn’t be disputed or questioned.
As a consequence, Freddie’s column, captioned “Drury Lane is evidence of the PPP’s”, published in K.N. 31/01/18, is deeply flawed. Since the columnist fails to take into serious consideration that: The PPP/C government, after almost 23 years of governance nationally, has been replaced by the APNU+AFC Coalition for over 2 ½ years. Freddie, at this juncture, forget for a brief moment scholastic principles, resort to basic common sense: that for a period of 25 years, the Mayor and City Councillors of the Georgetown municipality were dominated by the Good and Green Georgetown (GGG) and now the APNU+AFC, by extension the PNC, which in both instances were/are Afro- dominated. Within this context, it was the very PNCR, under the leadership of the late Desmond Hoyte, who rejected the notion of inclusiveness when he shunned the Mayorship of former PPP C-Councillor Philomena “Fireball” Shury.
The late Dr. Jagan, former President, had mooted the idea of rotational Mayorship. In so doing, the element of distrust and mistrust continues to occupy our local politics, much to the discomfort of the youths.
In the final analysis, Freddie, Drury Lane’s eastern half from Sheriff Street falls under the jurisdiction of the late Junior Garnett, a former PNC Councillor of the M&CC. Can the PPP be faulted for the unkempt state of that specific location, more so when, in 2015, Local Government had expended hundreds of millions to clean up the capital city?
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