Ashes of the past

Writing her regular column in the Weekend Mirror newspaper of 6-7 October, former president Mrs Janet Jagan stirred the ashes of the smouldering controversy about the fatal fire in which members of the Abraham family were murdered. That sad massacre seared the soul of society 43 years ago and still seeps like a running sore in this country’s history.

The controversy was re-ignited recently in three newspapers. In the Kaieteur News newspaper of 20 September, Mr Frederick Kissoon recalled that, among other things, he was told that “the Abraham family was wiped out because Mr Abraham stored explosives in his home

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