A House Divided: Ethnicity and Securi...

A House Divided: Ethnicity and Security in Guyana

There are 25 comments on the Stabroek News story from Apr 30, 2009, titled A House Divided: Ethnicity and Security in Guyana. In it, Stabroek News reports that:

The Report on Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development by the United Nations Expert on Minority Issues has ignited a firestorm of controversy.

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Veronica

Madrid, Spain

#21 May 15, 2009
Misty wrote:
Veronica, you are blabbering too much, you need to come and live in Guyana and observe what this administration have done for ALL the people in Guyana. In fact, even where you are living there have been CRIES of discrimination and prejudices. The McDougall's report was very much skewed without any adequate evidences to generalize the status of discrimnation among these subjects that were interviewed. There was no fairness in the population that was chosen at random, and furthermore, Ms McDougall failed to do a proper reseach into the choices she made. The fact is that the investigation should have been based on samples from various demographics and not selective few. This was by all means a terrible report which was meant to be derogative. The President was right to be angry about how this was conducted. This lady, McDougall was really stupid, she lacked relevant knowledge of the real objectives of experimental research. Her report was confounded by her inability to make observations,(through ethical standards), She does not understand proper statistical analysis. Her report was totally balderdash. She needs to go back to school and be trained rigorously, before she should embark on these studies.
Everybody or everyone is discriminated, this is an ongoing problem, Not only indians and blacks in Guyana. People will always complain about discrimination, no man powers in this world can solve this problem, Blacks in Africa discriminate against their own, why make it a big issue in Guyana. The PPP/Civic are doing are great job for this country. I visit there numerous times, and there are many happy about the way things are, Ther are Blacks who complimented Jagdeo for his leadership and the way the country is doing. But in every country there are people who will complain. the reason there is opposition , we have to agree and disagree.
Live in Guyana are you crazy. I spoke to a relative a few weeks back, he complained about the water and at the time of our conversation there was no electricity.

My dear I am famous for blabbering. I blabber because I have not forgotten the past when people did not had a voice when they were forced to suffer their indignation silently.

Sure discrimination have many faces, the problem in Guyana is, it is political. I have not said the administration is not doing a good job, they are.

There are much faultfinding in and the manner in which this report came about, is this not valid grounds to launch a contra report?

How about Indians that fear a PNC administration is this a realistic fear or is this also false in the report?
Veronica

Madrid, Spain

#22 May 15, 2009
Should be contra investigation, not report.
tyron

Georgetown, Guyana

#23 May 18, 2009
Veronica wrote:
<quoted text>Let me spell it out for you in a nutshell.
A) some of those interviewed by Mac Dougal are supporters of the opposition.
These same supporters were unable to give proof of discrimination however they felt that they were discriminated in some instances. Note here they did not fabricate a downright lie and scream "we are being discriminated". Although they are not favourable to this administration they remained courteous.(you must grant them this). They also feel stigmatised which is quite logical due to a few rotten elements.(Is this a downright lie?)
So how can they claim something which is not evident and being a professional, as anyone representing the UN would be, she chose to include that in her report as if to say it is true-still providing no evidence of such……….??

That alone tells me she had an agenda even before landing in Guyana.
tyron

Georgetown, Guyana

#24 May 18, 2009
Veronica wrote:
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B) If this administration is serious about being the administration for all Guyanese, they are automatically obligated to take these feelings seriously. Going to this same neighbourhood and asking the same questions also what type of measurements are deemed necessary by these persons to feel secure in our society, is to this administration advantage. The administration had heeded the voice of a segment of our society even though that segment is the opposition stronghold. This regime proves every Guyanese voice is heard not just its supporters.
They would take it seriously if it were to be found true and not just a political stunt to gain recognition and deface the Govt.!
tyron

Georgetown, Guyana

#25 May 18, 2009
Veronica wrote:
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C) The Indians are afraid of being discriminated if/ when there is a PNC administration. Is this part true or false?
Not entirely accurate but we can work with it……….for now.

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