Dismissal of Amerindian CSOs is “largest single act of ethnic discrimination” – Jagdeo

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Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews' Photo]

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews' Photo]
Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former President and incoming Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo says the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) fully supports the legal action filed by The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG), on behalf of the 1972 young Guyanese of Amerindian descent, who were recently fired by the APNU + AFC government.

A statement from Jagdeo on August 13 noted that the decision by the new government is the “largest single act of ethnic discrimination in the history of post independent Guyana and there may have few precedence of similar nature around the world.”

According to Jagdeo, the persons fired amount to almost three percent of the population of indigenous people living in Guyana.

“Apart from the devastating impact that this discriminatory action will have on these individuals and their families, it removes from the Amerindian village economy at least 270 million dollars per annum.”

The former President noted that this act violates all international practices, norms and laws relating to indigenous people.

“We call on the APNU government to immediately reverse this grave injustice perpetuated on our Amerindian brothers and sisters.”

iNews earlier reported that President of TAAMOG, Peter Persaud filed a $10M lawsuit against the government on the grounds that the CSOs were unlawfully dismissed.

27 COMMENTS

  1. It’s this sort of ignorance that has Guyana ranked as a fourth world country. Good luck with your inability to reason.

  2. LIKE YOU HAVE A MORBID OBSESSION WITH JAGDEO? WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MY AMERINDIAN BROTHERS- THE TWO THOUSAND WHO WERE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND PUT OUT OF THEIR JOBS. WAIT, YOU DON’T SEE THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS WITH NEEDS LIKE ME AND YOU? YOU SEE THE THIEVES , CRIMINALS AND BANDITS AS ANGELS NEEDING PARDON AND HELP TO GO TO SCHOOL AGAIN ,BUT NOT THE HONEST HARDWORKING AMERINDIAN BROTHERS. YOU HAVE LOST YOUR HUMANITY LIKE YOURNEW RULERS,STANLEY BERESFORD.

  3. Robbing the poor Native people, yet the PNC thugs in Linden are living FREE of the new PNC Regime.

    What happened to being the inclusive party for ALL Guyanese?

    HYPOCRACY!

  4. You are right at the same time rename Guyana to GUIANA change Linden and let us Amerindians run our Native Land the right way.

  5. NOBODY GIVING THESE BROTHERS FISHES ; THEY WERE GIVEN EMPLOYMENT : THEY WERE WORKING FOR THEIR MONEY UNLIKE THE THIEVES IN GT WHO ROBBING AND KILLING PEOPLE AND ARE THEN SET FREE BY THE GOVT.

  6. MY EXPERIENCE OVER THE YEARS TELLS ME THAT WHEN PEOPLE CONTINUALLY SHOUT “THIEF, THIEF, THIEF “THEY THEMSELVES ARE USUALLY THE BIGGEST THIEVES. LIKE THE GUY WHO SWORE THAT HE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN ROB A MAN A CENT. IT WASN’T LONG AFTER THAT I CAUGHT HIM RED HANDED STEALING SOMETHING WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM ME . VERONICA BARBIERI I AM CONVINCED BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT YOU ARE A BIG THIEF YOURSELF ,AND THAT YOU ARE ONLY TRYING TO IMPRESS OTHERS THAT YOU ARE A HONEST PERSON .

  7. APNU-AFC GIVING LINDEN FISHES UNTIL THEY SMELLING RANK , RANK RANK . IT’S FISHES GALORE UNTIL ETERNITY FOR LINDEN !!!

  8. Isn’t this the same Jagdeo guy who was supposed to SLAP an Amerindian guy at Aishalton; as stated by EX-President Donalr Ramotar. What is more insulting than SLAPPING an adult person.

  9. Good! Make the government accountable for their actions.Opposition oversight is very important, but far more relevant if it is done in Parliament .Gentlemen and reprobates, take your seats!

  10. R u sure u have one eye on GT or u have one functioning eye??? I want to suspect it is the latter. What de PNCites did was eat out all the fish..look carefullly…or propably u have fish eye.

  11. STANLEY BERESFORD , YUH MEKKING UP LIES TO JUSTIFY THE FIRING OF TWO THOUSAND OF OUR AMERINDIAN BROTHERS.THIS IS ABOUT THREE PERCENT OF THEIR POPULATION. HOWEVER , DE OLE PEOPLE USE TO SEH, ‘EVERY COW DOES CRY FOH HE OWN CALF.’

  12. These PNCites think sending home almost 2000 Amerindians is good for hinterland development??? Their bird brains will wake up next election…you messing with the wrong group PNCites

  13. Check this… you give a man a fish, you will have to give him a fish everyday, you teach a man to fish, you would have fed him for life. You given an Amerindian $30,000 and you hope to get his vote for life…? Now what does that do to their self-esteem? Well, I guess it does not matter to you; all you want is their vote, right?

    The APNU+AFC will teach us all how to fish. Sincerely, I wished the PPP had done this during their 23 years; I had just turned into “a big man” when Uncle Cheddie won the elections in 1992, I remember how fearful I was, but at the same time how hopeful that things would be better for all Guyanese. How disappointed I felt over those 23 years.

    I trust that the APNU+AFC do not let us down; like all their predecessors have so blatantly done.

    Guyanese to the bone; actually, am Buffiano – I think that is what we are called… fondly 🙂

  14. Darn… you brite! Check this… you give a man a fish, you will have to give him a fish everyday, you teach a man to fish, you would have fed him for life. You given an Amerindian $30,000 and you hope to get his vote for life… Now what does that do to their self-esteem? Well, I guess it does not matter to you; all you want is their vote, right? Your disregard for your fellow citizen is neither concealed nor camouflaged by your own selfishness. Teach someone to fish, today…

    The APNU+AFC will teach us all how to fish.

  15. Since when did this parasitic tapeworm give a damn about the Amerindian? If he care so much they should not have renamed the airport Chedin Jagan and burn down their beautiful meeting house in Georgtown, trying to take over Guyana. Jagdeo needs to get over the fact the he, his racist teefing party and their inability to run a country led to their demise…. This parasite is comparable to those nasty racists back in apartite South Africa, he knows it and so does everyone else…

  16. What a moronic post from a shallow bird brain with a low life mentality. You get wat you give onto others. Be sensible and polite b others and you will be treated with politeness

  17. We Guyanese of all Ethnic Race in the country, jagdeo return all the illegal monies you collected from kickbacks, bribes and all other illegal means.

  18. The President who could have only found one Afro Guyanese and 43 East Indian Guyanese to appoint to to appoint to 44 Ambassadorial posts speaks of the single largest act of ethnic discrimination in the nations History?The President who could have only found East Indian Contractors who never built roads and gave them multi million dollar contracts that they were not qualified to do or execute speaks about Ethnic discrimination? The President who refused to financial aid the capital city of the nation because it has an Afro majority population but wasted million in trying to prop inefficient industries in the Indian populated regions speaks about ethnic discrimination? I submit that his reasoning is as perverted as his mind and morals.

  19. Why are you trying to inculcate in those people an ”entitlement mentality”?They have large land and mineral resources, stop trying to manipulate them for political purposes; they were surviving for years without that compromising ”handout”.

  20. Mr. Peter Persaud should urgently bring this matter to the attention of Caricom, the United States, European Union ,United Nations and other international organisations. Alert them to this despicable act of ethnic cleansing by this de facto government. Amerindians have suffered too long in this country at the hands of the PNC to be now relegated to the status of non-citizens.

  21. The amerindian community will be well served if the monies a placed into an account where they can be given grants and loans for entrepreneurship. Strictly business performance. Teach them to fish and they will be independent for the rest of their lives.

  22. Jagdeo,what really is your problem?you are like a lost soul.COME TO GRIP WITH REALITY AND MOVE ON.the baby part is over so act in a professional manner and stop bitching and crying like a baby.YOU ARE SO SPITEFUL,PATHETIC AND DELLUSIONAL AND WILL SOON NEED MENTAL HELP.yOU HAVE DONE ENOUGH TO THAT BEAUTIFULCOUNTRY GUYANA BY PREACHING RACE AND DIVIDING THE EThNIC GROUPS ALONG RACIAL LINES AND THATS WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO AGAIN BUT JUST REMEMBER BHARAT,ALL LONG ROPE HAS AN END AND WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.BYE NOW AND ACCEPT DEFEAT AND BOW OUT WITH GRACE YOU LOOSER.

  23. bharat jagdeo wants to become the patron saint of the indigenous people of guyana while at the same time he is hiding like a coward running from the justice system after being charged for racial incitement and inflammatory racial remarks. bharat jagdeo also needs to answer for the phantom and death squads under his watch and must be made to andwer for the killings of over 400 afro-guyanese while he was president. he belongs in jail and the charade he puts on here won’t help him.

  24. Jagdeo, you are an idiot, you are the one that did not pay these people that your administration hired, leaving it on the New Government, Go home and shut your mouth, no one hears you anymore no cares what you think. And do you really think that This Government cant pay a 50,000 USD lawsuit? that is petty cash compared to what you stole from the people.

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