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first_imgDear Editor,Lincoln Lewis and David Hinds are the two latest casualties of the behemoth regime of David Granger. If I may, for starters give a sarcastic gesture in saying kudos to The President for doing this, should have dropped them long before now. My reason for making that statement is that these two have indeed lost their relevance to Granger and to society hence, they rightly deserve the humiliation issued to them. And the one who could have done the evil deed in the best way possible was their good friend and party comrade David Granger. Again, I say to him a job well done.The first named gentleman, who is supposedly a labour representative has somehow forgotten his role as advocate championing the rights of workers against the excesses of the government. He certainly had his duties and obligations all mixed up and contorted. He was most urgently engaged in everything else other than things labour, simply put, he is an active public relations agent for Granger. So urgent matters for the benefit of the workers he was most reticent. What he has been, in the truest sense is a stooge for the present regime. He has been a politician dolling up to the PNC/APNU for a long time now doing their work publishing every act of injustice, trampling on the rights of most of the hardworking people of this country as much else.Now, that “actor” role seems to have hit a snag when Lewis obviously stepped out of his league and assumed an image that he would become an independent thinker. Wrong move sir! Because, the moment he stepped out of that blind submissive role and became assertive he was promptly fired. This is the sad mistake Lewis made and a hard fall awaited him.The other gentleman Dr David Hinds happens to be a political scientist. As such he should have had the acme or clearest mountain top knowledge into the workings of the political landscape that is called Guyana. He is also a grassroots person, having fought in the trenches for the restoration of democracy in our country. A member of a once vibrant and esteemed political party The Working People’s Alliance, so there are many accolades to his name. However, in recent times he has been suffering from bouts of amnesia, the sort that makes him totally reject his primary role of being honest and forthcoming with the people as against being “politically correct.” He unashamedly took up the position of a PNC apologist churning out dozens of articles glorifying the political party that he once abhorred. What brought him to such low estate is anybody’s guess, that is, trying desperately to stay in a marriage of convenience.Well, apparently, he too got tired of that servile role and decided to make a few comments outside of the box and again this did not sit well with the Government.He was only being accommodated until the opportune time to strike. There was bound to be a backlash of some kind. Even before this, Granger has flexed his political muscle in the dismissal of his party colleague Dr Roopnarine. Even when he returned Granger reluctantly reinstated him, he relegated him to a political nobody in this Coalition of sorts.Finally, the David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis’ ought to know that they are all relics of the past, persons who should be relegated to the shameful dustbins of this country’s history.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Southampton tie up £12m deal for Hull star

first_img1 Southampton have signed Hull striker Shane Long Southampton have signed Hull striker Shane Long for a fee believed to be in the region of £12million.The 27-year-old only joined the Tigers from West Brom for £7m in January, but has now moved to the south coast on a four-year deal.Long becomes the Saints’ sixth summer signing and joins in time to take part in this Sunday’s opening game of the season against Liverpool.Boss Ronald Koeman told the club’s official website: “Shane is a very good player. As a striker, he’s different to Graziano Pelle, which is something we needed.“He brings ambition and a great mentality – he’s always running and always working, and he’s very down-to-earth. He’s a great person, and we need that type of player.“He brings a lot of experience to our squad because he’s already played at Premier League level for a few years. He knows what we need at this level, and he can show that to our younger players as well.“Shane will be an important player for us and our future.”Long added: “I’m delighted. This came out of the blue for me but, once I’d come and had a look at the training facilities and met the manager, it seemed like the right decision for me and my family.“It was a hard decision for me to make, but when you come down to Southampton you see how big a club it is and how well set up it is.“You look at how well they did last season and they are developing a new squad for this year to try and achieve those accomplishments again, and hopefully I can be a big part of that.“Southampton play a brand of football that’s enjoyable to watch, and I’m sure it’ll be enjoyable to play in as well. I think the formation they play will suit me, and the manager has a lot of knowledge about football and I’m looking to learn off him.“In theory it’s a very good move for me, but all the hard work starts tomorrow when I get on the training pitch because I have to prove my worth.”last_img read more

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