PNC is corrupt, kleptocratic, and too dangerous for Guyana

first_imgDear EditorPerusing the list of delinquent public officials who failed to make an integrity declaration of information of public importance, as per the Integrity Act, No. 20 of 1997, one finds an obscure name on that list: MR MAX MOHAMMED, who is given the designation of Technical Advisor on Oil and Gas to the President.Who is Max Mohammed? In 1985, a man named Robert Gangadeen, with financial support from the United States and allegedly with connections to some Washington DC types, formed a pro-American political party called the United Republican Party (URP). He later joined forces with another political party – the Guyana People’s Party (GPP) — also funded from similar sources in the Washington DC area, and connected to rogue military groups aligned to people close to the group that fronted for one Colonel (Rtd) Oliver North. The common theme of these fringe political parties was stance against communism and socialism, and their commitment to deny a potential PPP Government the right to assume office in the 1990 elections. Leslie Ramsammy and his National Republican Party (NRP) later joined this group. Mr Robert Gangadeen died, Max Mohammed was pushed out, and Leslie Ramsammy won the leadership of the now combined force called the URP, which continues to secure its funding from this anti-communist, right-wing extremist outfit in Washington DC.As the history went, Leslie Ramsammy flipped on his donor and joined the PPP. Max Mohammed regained control of the party, and recruited one Vishnu Bandu, a real estate man from Queens who does not have the best of images in the Richmond Hill community for his business dealings. These people were also connected to Nanda K Gopaul, who later also flipped on the American funders and became a PPP Minister.Why is this message important? The URP! The URP is today selling itself as a group of independents, but one of its principal agents sits as an advisor to President Granger. This is the vehicle the PNC-APNU is using: fund the URP as a means to capture votes that would never come to the PNC now that the AFC is political dead meat. Is this another attempt by the PNC by way of another of its incarnations – APNU, APNU+AFC, JOPP, PNC+URP and so on, playing with the people’s intelligence to trick them into diverting votes away from the PPP? Guyanese, beware of the URP; or, for that matter, any third party, because more than likely they are all being funded in some shape or form by the PNC-led coalition Government.Fact-check situation! I have one question for the Guyana High Commissioner to London, His Excellency Hamley Case. Who was the biggest donor at the PNC fundraiser at your house for the 2015 elections? Was it not this same person Max Mohammed?Do we understand why he has to get a US- dollar high-figure salary today? Is this the payback for the 2015 donation, and also to fund the URP?Isn’t this model the same kind that the PNC used with Mr. Larry Singh? Donate Gy$100 million to the party and in return collect a Bond Contract that will return to you over G$425 million? All in a day’s work as a financier of the PNC… This is the PNC; corrupt, kleptocratic and dangerous for Guyana.Sincerely,Lisa Allylast_img read more


first_imgSOME of county’s best-known bars have come together to launch a unique initiative to offer their customers a unique Donegal experience.The 11 bars aim to offer the best of local produce and drinks under a promotion called Donegal Good Food Taverns.These bars intend to source as much local produce as possible for their menus, bringing the customer great quality food and drink such as local oysters, meat from local butchers, locally grown vegetables and Donegal produced beverages such as Tir Connell whiskey and McDaid’s soft drinks. Donegal Good Food Taverns have created a trail through delightful Donegal, and each tavern is instantly recognizable thanks to its trusty Toucan trademark adorning the outside of each bar.By creating a trail through Donegal to each bar, the bars aim to guarantee the customer live music every night at some point along the trail.Coupling this with Donegal’s breathtaking scenery and a host of activities available in the vicinity of each bar, Donegal Good Food Taverns offer a feast for the senses!There are eleven bars currently involved. They are; Nancy’s Bar, Ardara22 Main Street, KillybegsThe Village Tavern, MountcharlesDawros Bay, RosbegThe Tavern, Kilclooney Leo’s Tavern, CrollyThe Beachcomber, RathmullanThe Bayview Bar, DungloeThe Lobster Pot, Burtonport The Travellers Inn, Milford.The initiative will be launched in Nancy’s Bar, Ardara on Monday next, May 16th at 6.30pm with refreshments for all.The campaign will be launched by UTV’s Joe Mahon of Lesser Spotted Ulster fame.EndsDONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN BARS TO GIVE CUSTOMERS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT! was last modified: May 10th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Good Food Tavernslast_img read more