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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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Region 1 NGSA top performers honoured

first_imgThe Ministry of Education (MoE) has honoured Region One’s (Barima-Waini’s) top ten National Grade Six Assessment performers at a ceremony held for this purpose at the Mabaruma Primary School.The children so recognised are: Romario De Souza, Ashira Marciano, Antwon Cush, Triselle Brady, Morano Kenneth, Methodius Chacon, Nicola Atkinson, Shenella Henry, Jazer Torres, Jodeci Fernandes and Orande Fernandes.Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton told the gathering that he came from a background that is similar to that of the children of Mabaruma, although there was much less development during his time.Declaring that the challenges he had faced did not deter him from achieving, heRegion 7 Chairman Brentnol Ashley; Director of Sport, Christopher Jones; Minister George Norton; and Education Ministry’s CEO, Marcel Hutson, pose with the students and teachersencouraged the children to stay the course, and continue to work to better themselves.Minister Dr Norton said he is aware of the challenges parents having school-age children encounter, but it is incumbent upon parents and guardians to play meaningful roles in assisting to educate their children.According to Dr Norton, Region One has a good track record in regard to performing well and churning out Guyanese of note, and he charged the children to upkeep that tradition.Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson, in his address to the gathering, explained that it is important for good performance to be recognised.He had these words for those who have not done so well: “Your life is not determined by how you begin… It is how you intend to script the ending”. Hutson said the MoE is serious about improving performances across the country.Hutson is of the view that every one of Guyana’s administrative regions has the capacity to do well, and with commitment and support from all stakeholders, change can be made in a positive and impactful manner. Towards this end, Hutson said it is important that all stakeholders work together to transform the education system.Looking ahead, Hutson quipped that, in 2019, he is optimistic that all of Guyana’s children can get scores of 50 percent and more for all subject areas tested at the NGSA.However, he said that in order to achieve this, teachers must keep training and parents must be in alignment with the work of the MoE if they are to see continuously improved performances.last_img read more

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