I wish to respond to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, bearing the caption: “OPM refutes Nandlall’s lies – calls on sugar workers not to fall prey to attempts to incite.”
This statement is in response to last week’s ‘The Unruly Horse’. The thrust of the statement was to paint my article as a litany of lies. It is the classic artwork of the Prime Minister. I am familiar with his craft, having known him for several years. The truth is my article comprised of a compendium of undisputed publicly ventilated matters relating to the sugar industry. Indeed, I can produce, for public objective verification, a source for every argumentation adumbrated in that article. Continue reading OP ED: Nagamania
Abel Seetaram has no credibility to judge me or anyone else
When credibility is not part of one’s DNA, no one takes that person seriously. And anyone with an ounce of brain or self-respect would know it is not wise to draw attention to oneself. In a letter published in the Guyana Chronicle (May 6, 2017), the discredited AFC mouthpiece Abel Seetaram wrote, “MP Gill not fit enough to talk about Region Five”. This is funny coming from a person who has a reputation of being dishonest, drunk and disorderly, and who, it is alleged, is now being investigated by the police for allegations of fraud. This is the dilemma that the AFC activist, Abel Seetaram faces every time he voices his opinion publicly.Continue reading LETTER: Abel Seetaram has no credibility to judge me or anyone else
The members of the medical profession in the public sector have expressed great concern at the high-handedness of the Government in attempting to peremptorily and unlawfully place all public sector doctors on the pensionable scheme. The PPP/C stands in solidarity with the doctors who, without any consultations and against their will, are being mandated to move from contract employment to the pensionable scheme. These doctors will lose their benefits; gratuity; and allowances. Their years of service will be shortened, thereby decreasing their benefits under the pensionable scheme. The doctors are also worried and outraged by the fact that their on-call allowances, Head of Department, Head of Section and overtime allowances will all now be taxed. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION
The People’s Progressive Party finds the Demerara Waves article of April 3, 2017 titled “ Nagamootoo wont’t step aside to facilitate constitutional reforms talks with the PPP”, rather amusing. Once again, the Prime Minister is living up to the description given to him by the Parliamentary Opposition Chief Whip of being a “narcissistic opportunist”.
The PM’s recall of the PPP’s reluctance to take up “his offer of a national unity government” as well as the “PPP’s refusal to meet with him to discuss the process (of constitutional reform)” appear to be mere figments of his fertile imagination.
See the highlighted section of this Guyana Chronicle article which appeared in its March 24th ONLINE edition ONLY. This naked and divisive appeal to race was done a mere few days after Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo revealed that the Department of Public Information which falls under the purview of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is engaged in spreading online racism.
Jagdeo said that he was reliably informed by a source that the DPI is paying about 50 trolls who are operating under the guidance of Imran Khan and are using Indo and Afro Guyanese sounding names to canvas the internet. He said that they are using the most hateful and racist language to polarize the society.
The online publication of this racist article by the state owned newspaper is further evidence of a campaign to divide our people using race hate by the APNU+AFC Government.
25 Scandals within 16 months of APNU+AFC Coalition Government
The Parliamentary Opposition has been diligently monitoring the APNU+AFC government use of public funds and the levels of transparency and accountability.
From June 10, 2015 to August 8, 2016, in a matter of fourteen (14) months of the APNU+AFC Coalition government, we have uncovered 16 scandals — an average of a scandal for each month. But the month of August 2016 “took the cake”– or so we thought– with the exposure of three (3) scandals (the Sussex St. Drug Bond, BK International/GoG settlement and two (2) fuel licenses issued to the head of Guyana Water Inc.,).
As the outrage grows over Government’s decision to hike the Demerara Harbour Bridge(DHB) toll, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo sought to defend the increase.
Speaking during an invited comment the Prime Minister spoke on the need for cost recovery, which he said needs to be placed on the table to ensure the maintenance of the DHB or any other bridge.
“You need to place on the table, that unless you have a cost recovery you will not be able to maintain this bridge or any other bridge”, he said.
Nagamootoo did not stop there. He stressed the need to be ‘frank and upfront’ with the Guyanese people as according to him if they want the ‘better life’ and the better convenience then they’ll have to pay a little more for that.