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Dr Cheddi Jagan deserved better

first_imgDear Editor,As our nation and people take a moment to pause and reflect on the massive contribution made by former President, Dr Cheddi Jagan on his centennial birthday, it is disturbing that the Government, by its actions or inactions, has sought to sully what should be a time of remembrance and celebration. There is no argument regarding Dr Jagan’s role in Guyana’s and Guyanese advancements and development and he is rightly regarded as a foremost hero and patriot.At this time when several celebratory activities are being held, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government has chosen to renege on an arrangement, contractual I may add, to produce stamps in honour of a gentleman who is widely regarded as the Father of the Nation. I recall Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo writing in his March 17, 2018 column in the Guyana Chronicle, saying “I expected that as part of the national effort to remember the late President, that the Guyana Post Office Corporation will issue a commemorative stamp”. But Nagamootoo’s Government, in a futile explanation, says it seeks also to have national symbols commemorating Dr Jagan and other leaders, which while welcome, cannot erase the fact that apart from breaching its contractual undertaking, it has sought to cast a partisan light on the celebrations of such a great man. Certainly, if the Government was enthusiastic, as it appeared from its statement in the press, it would have ensured the symbols it promised would have been in place already. But it seems, the Administration, in its usual self, has woken up from its deep slumber and maybe is upset by the rightful adulation and reverence being paid to Dr Jagan.In pondering over this development which I consider a shameful act by this Granger-led Government, I also cannot see how such an act will contribute to national unity, which the country surely needs.Yours sincerely,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more

Marsico takes on field of veterans

first_imgWHITTIER – Perennial challenger Joe Marsico will be the only opponent facing incumbents Bob Henderson and Greg Nordbak in the April 11 City Council elections. Marsico, who submitted his nomination papers in time for Friday’s deadline, must still wait until next week to learn whether the 20 signatures of registered voters he filed with his papers are valid, qualifying him to run. Henderson said he was amazed only one candidate filed to run against him and Nordbak. “I’ve never had a race like this before. There always have been multiple people in the field. There’s always been one that somebody considered to be a tough candidate,” he said. Nordbak said he believes the lack of opponents is a sign of support for him and Henderson. “I’m hoping it’s a message from the public that they feel that Bob and I are doing a good job,” he said. Marsico, who has run and lost 14 times for the council since 1978, said being the only challenger should help him because the focus will be on him. For this run, however, Marsico said he is taking a different tack. In past campaigns, Marsico has focused on the city’s trolley buses, advocating that Whittier adopt trolleys for its transportation system. On Friday, he said he will leave that issue in the past. Instead, he said, he’ll focus on improving Channel 6, the city’s public access channel, and on setting up forums for residents to come to City Hall. The deadline for the unexpired two-year term created when Councilman Dave Butler resigned about a year ago was extended until Wednesday, the result of a decision by appointed Councilman Doug Lopez not to run. In the race for the Lopez seat, attorney Joe Vinatieri has filed to run. Business executive Randall Martinez, attorney Alex Moisa, former Councilwoman Helen Rahder, and activist Arthur Rock have been issued nomination papers. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more