Thursday, April 21, 2011

Clico - dead and buried

Years after Trinidad and Tobago called an inquiry into the collapse of CLICO, the Jagdeo led PPP administration is yet to follow suit. Frankly, we never expect an investigation into the collapse of CLICO Guyana and possible insider trading that led to its sudden demise.
We have went at great lengths explaining in previous posts why we feel there needed to investigate Geeta-Singh Knights and the possible corrupt trading that went on with Clico Guyana, how else can you expect large sums of cash being invested in CLICO Bahamas and disappearing after being deposited in a Miami Bank account.

But the reasons the PPP wouldnt investigate CLICO Guyana are many, too many to mention, some of which we discussed on this forum before. Since we know bringing them up is like 'throwing water on duck's back' we wouldnt bother to waste any more water.

But its almost like pieces of a puzzle is fighting together now that we heard that the government gained $600 million for forest concessions once owned by Caribbean Resources Limited. Like a missing piece we now understand why Jagdeo was so willing to pay Clico policy holders off without casting blames. A man who usually jumps to blame everyone but himself didnt even bother to cast a stone when he knew a down right under hand deal would have taken care of the expenditure, the more than $3 billion owed to Clico Policy holders.
no one even sniffed out that this is what was going on behind closed doors, we wonder whatever happened to those billions the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Guyana were suppose to kick in to help the policy holders.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pledge allgiance or else

The PPP is not willing to head into elections unless it is assured of commitment from several persons and bodies and unless it is sure that it wins a majority by anyways possible.

The Party all of a sudden is convinced that it will not win if young people are the majority of voters. We are not sure what will happen here, in the 2006 elections, there were more than 600000 eligible voters, less than half of that amount voted. More than that amount reside out of this country.

Will Guyanese vote on issues rather than race is another scary thought for the PPP. Admittingly the PPP has a better but still flawed report card than the previous government.
But this doesnt help this party pass the test. The party's ideals and principles got stolen somewhere along the way, the ended up being as some one said the "new and improved PNC"

So they are scared that they will lose. When we say lose we mean lose the majority of votes.

But they have struck a deal, the deal will include ensuring that several figures, several bodies, several governments, help the PPP remain in government. This is where jagdeo will ensure that Ralph Gonslaves and Desi Bouterse re pay him for those 'little favours'

And the rest? Well the rest of those who have had promotions, favours, money, houses, lands and all will have their job cut out. Some of them will be on the Campaign trail some will have to use their influence to win some strong holds of other parties over and some will have to place their names on the Party's List of candidates.
We might even see some of those being named ministers.

Our Sources have suggested some names but we will wait on the appropriate time to name those.

Dont let the other political parties be fooled, as much as we are watching that CUP we are watching you too.

Farewell Peck!

This is the reaction to a news that Kellawan Lall will take up am Ambassadorial Post in Brazil. The pain and agony is too much for us to write about, but this must be a joke.
    The PPP has once again appointed or  promoted a Party Card member to represent this country overseas.
      We had written before that there seems to be a shortage of career diplomats, if there isnt a shortage they are not the ones being appointed instead you have to be a PPP member to hold such an appointment.
Lall will be representing Guyana in one of the largest countries in the world and In South America and no doubt one of the most influential countries in this part of the world.
His back ground ? Your guess is good as ours. 

We know him as an Adviser to the government, past and present Presidents and now a Minister. 

We are not doubting his abilities but come on an Ambassadorial post ?!! 

We wouldnt even bother to bring up his hit and run, infamous shooting and domestic spat.

Farewell Peck.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Let's start the campaign

Election is in the air. Here is a very deep analysis of the great work done by the Jagdeo Government:

Here is where the President's Boy lives:

Here is where the demiGod lives:
House 1 (sold for 120 million dollars)

House #2 being built:

AND here is where we live

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ramkarran clears the air

Ramkarran's failure to secure the top spot of the PPP and recover the party's decency from a web of deceit is a blow the PPP may never recover from.

Our personal view is that Ramkarran with the backing of "right-thinking" PPPites could have rescued the PPP from burying itself as one of the most corrupt regimes in this part of the world.

We had often criticized his "out of touch" nature with Guyanese but come to think of it, we were better off with naive that with that thing that is staring us in the face.

We had earlier said that we were sure what transpired in Freedom House on that Monday but thanks to our sources on Ramkarran's page we now know some of the circumstances.

Here is what he posted in response to a inquiry of this 'withdrawal'

"Many friends are asking the same question and there is no simple answer. But let me try. By the time the discussions had gone half way, it was clear that I could not succeed. And every single person who spoke pleaded for a consensus. I felt deeply isolated when even my people who had positive sentiments towards me called for a consensus. That call meant that I should withdraw because I would clearly lose. I had a choice of carrying it to the end and having everybody being bitter with me or conceding and walking out with my held held high. I had proven my point already because the objective had always been to carry the fight to the end as I believe that the PPP had reached the position where all of these positions should be contested. Thus I withdrew. It was the best decision in the circumstances. Even the comrades on the spot who told me not to later said that it was the right decision"


Tough one Ralph !

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Unanimously selected at freedum house

Donald Ramotar is no stranger to being unanimously selected by the PPP, matter of fact he was unanimously selected to the Party's General Secretary in 1997, a post he held unto as dear life since then.

How, Ramotor was selected as the PPP's Presidential candidate is still to be explored.

Did Ralph Ramkarran make a trade off for his secret ballot for a Prime Ministerial position ?

Ramkarran was pushing for secret ballot since a cat whispered that he wanted to be the Party's Presidential candidate, then in an almost twist of events the party said that it was prepared to go along with secret ballot and before you know it Ramkarran, Rohee and Texeira withdrew their candidacy making it a clear selection and not WIN for old stooge Ramator.

Ramkarran must remember that he battled with the Champion and Company when they were all against the few Jaganities who were for secret ballot so that party could have wisely chosen its leader.

Here is a reminder of what Ramkarran had to say when he was under fire:
"Stabroek News January 12 reported President Jagdeo “warned that using a secret balloting process to decide on the PPP’s next presidential candidate could be dangerous as candidate hopefuls could promise persons things in order to get their votes.” Am I being accused of potential dishonesty? Are the 35 colleagues of the CC being accused of being potential bribe takers?"


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Meet the next president of Guyana

Please don't take our long vacation from this site as a sign that we abandoned you, we were ensuring out survival by trying to seek out an existence. To break it down, we have taken out begging bowls to Freedom House on Robb street, havent you. Well dont waste time, the PPP is here to stay.

At the time we are writing this, we are sure that Donald R would be securing his top spot leading the PPP into the next general elections. After all he is the anointed one, trusted with all the baggage to ensure that the PPPites get the cake.
What can we say about the man that isnt already out there?? Nothing has changed in the past months.

Still no secret ballot, making this the most undemocratic democratic party !, A bitter Moses has left, more than likely Ralph will call it quits and whatever happened to that GAWU/Sugar/Komal/Navin Faction ??

Despite all their ramblings The Donald still triumphed, after all their quarrels about first citizen flights and trips around the country.

We must all admit that Jagdeo must see something in The Donald to push him into this position. After all Jagdeo feels that he has the Midas touch, he knows what he wants from a Presidential candidate.

There was much criticism about his reason for placing the Donald in that position, no doubt this is a "buddy" agreement. One that can guarantee more money in some pockets and to ensure that this country is run the Jagdeo way. And, after all, The Donald's soviet-named son is in charge of the US$multimillion dollar ICT project.
Donald really says nothing for himself if anyone ever notices.

He speaks broadly, takes party lines and doesn't have an identity - the reality is that he will become the next President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The reality is that the Bs will remain to pour honey through the ICT to the Ds


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Transparancy International and PPP

The government does not disappoint in its attack against certain people or in its defense of any of its programmes no matter how deficient or corruptible it is.
The recent attack on the Local Transparency International Body is in keeping with the gutter behavior of the PPP, its letter writers and team of defense defenders.

The Latest one to the lot of the sustained attack on persons like Chris Ram, Janette Bulkan, Enrico Woolford and Keith Parks comes from a less than credible Acting Foreign Affairs Minister and NON-PPP Manzoor Nadir. He calls for a purging of the Local Chapter of TI even without addressing the issues at hand.

The Minister who threaded very carefully ever since he came on (since he is not one of them). HE is going all out to get their backs and ensure that he has a pay packet for the next five years.

If the people in the Local Chapter of TI is tainted what will you say about those who sit with you in Cabinet Nadir ?

The shooters, rapists, murderers, bribe takers, fascists and thieves.

What makes is so ethical for the government to accept computers from a company that is bidding for a contract Nadir ?

How did the government buy more than 50 laptops before the money reached their coffers?

As a "decent" muslim who has been to Haaj once why don't you consider this corruption? Who pockets are your hands in ?