By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Town Clerk (ag), Carol Sooba says the funeral service which was held for her yesterday (September 17) by Georgetown vendors is nothing but cheap political gimmick and one which was racially motivated.
During an interview with iNews, Sooba said, “They had flowers and they were singing lusty as they conducted their ceremony about two feet away from the stairs and they don’t even know the hymns they were singing; when was Janet time they came with an effigy and they beat the hell out of that doll and put it in the coffin and now they want to do the same thing to me.”
She concluded that the actions of the Mayor and his following amounts to “radicalness” as she stated that never in the history of the council has any afro person suffered the trials and tribulations she has been going through with the council.
“They racial, no other black Town Clerk went through what I am going through, you have to be black to hold the position of Town Clerk” Sooba told iNews.
Yesterday, City vendors held a funeral service Sooba and a procession was led through the streets of Georgetown.
Many were astonished when they saw a group of people walking down Regent Street with a small coffin and a doll dressed in red, whose makeup was also neatly done.
The vendors sang a number of popular funeral hymns, including ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ as they took the casket around with the doll inside.
They begged persons to view the body because they were taking the dead to be buried.