Was on a brief overseas vacation so I missed all the Georgetown celebratory activities marking the 60th anniversary of the People’s National Congress (PNC) last weekend.
But political ironies and coincidences can abound. And frequently do. If the PNC was celebrating its glorious sixtieth anniversary on October 5th the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) – PNC’s political rival and nemesis – was gleefully, ruefully observing that very date (October 5th) when they wrested power from Desmond Hoyte’s PNC in 1992 ending twenty-eight years of PNC reign, domination and control over our Big Beautiful but Blighted Republic.
However today I conclude my own personalized review and remarks relevant to what I both perceived and knew about the only political entity of which I was once a paid-up member for a while, beginning in 1973…..
The murders, the rapes, the robberies, the corruption, the road fatalities, at the courts and hospitals mentally saturated, today I employ the escapist route, for relatively “lighter sides.” So, for starters I invite young and old Guyanese poets, writers, artists, photographers, essayists, cartoonists, and oil and gas researchers/experts to get Interested now in the Guyana Annual 2018.
-Florida, Irma and Guyanese (Hoping to keep today’s offering to relative concise snippet-like size and length.) After Forbes Burnham engineered a coalition with business tycoon D’Aguiar’s United Force and formed the ‘64-‘68 government, Cheddi Jagan could have been excused for being bitter.
-Don’t speak ill of the dead? Why not? Since last month I paid tribute to the Emancipation/African experience I’ll offer reflective comments on this month someone decided to deem Amerindian Heritage Month.
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