An example of Freddie Kissoon’s consistent inconsistency

first_imgDear Editor,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to take into serious consideration that: The PPP/C government, after almost 23 years of governance nationally, has been replaced by the APNU+AFC Coalition for over 2 ½ years.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?last_img read more

Father arrested for killing son

first_img…says act was “unintentional”An 18-year-old construction worker succumbed to injuries sustained during a confrontation with his father, after he was reportedly struck to the head. Dead is Azeem Khan, called “Orlando”, of Lot 8 Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The young construction worker died on Friday while receiving medical care at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Dead: Azeem Orlando KhanAccording to reports, on Thursday last, the teenager and his 40-year-old father were involved in an argument during which the man dealt his son a blow to the head with a piece of wood causing him to collapse. The young man was subsequently rushed to the Hospital, where doctors were told he fell from a ladder.Guyana Times visited the home of the now deceased only to discover that the relatives present had faint knowledge of what exactly transpired. Nonetheless, they did indicate that the matter stemmed from an incident between the now dead teenager and his younger sister, but were tight-lipped about any further details.However, this newspaper spoke with neighbours, who told Guyana Times that the 18-year-old had confronted his sister about the clothes she was wearing after which the father stepped in and the matter escalated. The neighbour went on to say that the teenager was ordered to leave the yard and while on his way out, the confrontation ensured and the teen was hit to the head.A post-mortem examination conducted on Monday revealed that the teenager died as a result of haemorrhaging caused by blunt trauma.Both parents of the now dead teenager were taken into Police custody on Monday and during interrogation, the father confessed to hitting the teenager, claiming it was unintentional. Investigations are continuing.last_img read more