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Guyana media mum on Minister Robeson Benn’s son accused woman beater being stabbed

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Robeson Benn son accused of being a chronic woman beater was stabbed after one of his victims have had enough, the victim reached out to the Minister Priya Manickchand who continues to be a lame duck when it comes to protecting women being abused by PPP/C officials and their cronies. As usual state media NCN, Guyana Times and Chronicle will not print these incidents, and it seems the private media houses are scared the government will penalize them.

Is it any surprise Guyana government is welcoming woman beater Bobby Brown to entertain them?


Minister Robeson Benn’s abusive son stabbed by victim

November 12, 2012 2 comments

Priya Manickchand is useless, to make matters worse she covers up the abuse against women by PPP and their cronies.

Stabbing leaves Minister’s son hospitalised

The son of a government Minister is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) nursing two stab wounds, one to his chest and another to his abdomen.
The Minister’s son, who has a history of violent behaviour, was stabbed late Saturday night at the Georgetown sea wall. Up to press time yesterday he was a patient of the hospital’s High Dependency Unit (HDU) after undergoing surgery on Saturday night.
This newspaper understands that he was scheduled to be transferred to a private hospital.
There are reports that he had an altercation with a female friend at the sea wall during which the woman stabbed him.
It is suspected that the same female posted a comment of her facebook page yesterday, condemning violence against women.
The comment stated “Violence against women should be stopped, i’m not the first u’ve severely beaten over n over and i may not be the last but i hope and pray no other innocent person falls in your hands and u do the same again. i stayed in this relationship hoping u’d change but that’s not possible and being afraid of justice because of your affiliations made it worst but the time has come to speak out and for me to be brave and stand up for myself and my fellow women who are your victims and who would unknowingly be. To the extent of frequent hospitalization; CT Scans, ultrasounds are not worth it.Stop Violence Against Women.”
Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand was also tagged in the comment.
Kaieteur News tried to contact the stab victim’s father but his phone was turned off.

Government of Guyana hires woman beater Chris Brown to entertain Guyanese

October 20, 2012 1 comment

Dear Editor,

As if life in Guyana could not get more bizarre, we read that the Government of Guyana as part of its mission to promote tourism is bringing Chris Brown to Guyana. Chris Brown gained additional notoriety for his attack on his girlfriend, Rihanna.

According to a police report, this is what Chris Brown did: “Christopher Brown and Robyn F. have been involved in a dating relationship for approximately one and a half years. On Sunday February 8, 2009 at 0025 hours, Brown was driving a vehicle with Robyn F. as the front passenger on an unknown street in Los Angeles. Robyn F. picked up Brown’s cellular telephone and observed a three page text message from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with. A verbal argument ensued and Brown pulled the vehicle over on an unknown street, reached over Robyn F. with his right hand, opened the car door and attempted to force her out.

“Brown was unable to force Robyn F. out of the vehicle because she was wearing a seat belt. When he could not force her to exit, he took his right hand and shoved her head against the passenger window of the vehicle causing an approximate one inch raised circular contusion. Robyn F. turned to face Brown and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand.

He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The assault caused Robyn F ’s. mouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle, her back against the passenger door.
“Brown looked at Robyn F. and stated, `I’m going to beat the shit out of you when we get home! You wait and see!’ Robyn F. picked up her cellular telephone and called her personal assistant, Jennifer – at (818) {redacted} {redacted}- did not answer the telephone but while her voicemail greeting was playing, Robyn F. pretended to talk to her and stated, `I’m on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there.’ (This statement was made while the greeting was playing and was not captured as a message). After Robyn F. faked the call, Brown looked at her and stated, `You just did the stupidest thing ever! Now I ’m really going to kill you!’ Brown resumed punching Robyn F. and she interlocked her fingers behind her head and brought her elbows forward to protect her face. She then bent over at the waist, placing her elbows and face near her lap in attempt to protect her face and head from the barrage of punches being levied upon her by Brown. Brown continued to punch Robyn F. on her left arm and hand causing her to suffer a contusion on her left triceps that was approximately two inches in diameter and numerous contusions on her left hand. Robyn F. then attempted to send a text message to her other personal assistant, Melissa- Brown snatched the cellular telephone out of her hand and threw it out of the window onto an unknown street.

Brown continued driving and Robyn F. observed his cellular telephone sitting in his lap.

She picked up the cellular telephone with her left hand and before she could make a call he placed her in a head lock with his right hand and continued to drive the vehicle with his left hand. Brown pulled Robyn F. close to him and bit her on her left ear. She was able to feel the vehicle swerving from right to left as Brown sped away. He stopped the vehicle in front _ and Robyn F. turned off the car, removed the key from the ignition and sat on it. Brown did not know what she did with the key and began punching her in the face and arms. He placed her in a head lock positioning the front of her throat between his bicep and forearm. Brown began applying pressure to Robyn F’s. left and right carotid arteries causing her to be unable to breathe and she began to lose consciousness. She reached up with her left hand and began attempting to gouge his eyes in an attempt to free herself Brown bit her left ring and middle fingers and then released her. While Brown continued to punch her, she turned around a placed her back against the passenger door. She brought her knees to her chest, placed her feet against Brown’s body and began pushing him away, Brown continued to punch her on the legs and feet causing seven contusions…. “

Chris Brown, like many of the men who brutalise women in Guyana, did not do any jail time for this action. The Judge at his hearing reportedly said “‘I want Mr Brown to be treated the same as any other defendant who would come into this court.

‘That means something like graffiti removal and a two-week domestic violence programme.’”

In Guyana, the Government and the Private Sector cannot provide funding to sustain the domestic violence programmes needed to rehabilitate men like Chris Brown.

It appears that the Government of Guyana and the Private Sector and many of the fans of Chris Brown want us to forgive Chris Brown for this mistake. This is what many survivors of domestic violence are told.. forgive the abuser. Many times the survivors do so, over and over and over again and often to their peril.

Is there any kind of redemption to be had? The Government of Guyana and the Private Sector must donate all of the proceeds, and Chris Brown double his fees to the work being done in Guyana against domestic violence. And Chris Brown should spend time in jail in Guyana, with the men who have made similar ‘mistakes’ and brutalised the women they have loved.

Chris Brown should work with the men to learn about the behaviour and attitude change needed for recovery. All of this of course, is assuming that Chris Brown has changed.

Yours faithfully,
Vidyaratha Kissoon

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PPP govt too busy promoting vulgar entertainment, rather than promoting decency,another example of how PPP failed Guyanese

January 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Bharrat Jagdeo dancing with chutney singer as Donald Ramotar and the first lady cheer on his vulgar antics

President Bharrat Jagdeo grinding up on a GDF soldier
















Lack of education could be cause of women seeking pregnancy terminations from uncertified doctors, Teixeira says

Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira has described the death of an East Coast Demerara woman following a botched abortion, as unfortunate, pointing out that a lot had been done since the passing of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act in 1995.

The Act, which became operational in early 1996, made the process of a woman terminating an unwanted child legal in Guyana.

Teixeira, who was the Minister of Health in 1995 and had piloted the bill through Parliament, told Sunday Stabroek that it is possible that a “lack of education” could have led to the …..

President Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar, who both received backballs

November 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Presidential backball

 (Originally published in Guyana’s Stabroek News on 15 October 2011)  

These two words, presidential backball, seem contradictory – as if the two words should never be uttered in the same breath. Indeed, there ought to be respect when the word “president” comes across our lips. Backball, on the other hand, is a lewd word, something we hope our children do not mutter until they are adults.

Yet we are begrudgingly forced to join these two paradoxical words as we consider the conduct of President Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar, who both received backballs at their party’s recent rallies. I honestly cannot even believe that I am forced to talk about such coarse behaviour, but talk about it I must and so I shall.

The Urban Dictionary defines backball as a “Caribbean term for sensually gyrating in a forward bent over position, most often in front of a male while partying, sometimes also touching the ground with hands. Referred to as receiving by males and giving by females.”

This type of conduct is something that should be done in private, or at the very least in a dark room at a club full of people who are doing the same thing. It does not belong on the platform of a political rally in front of all and sundry – including children and impressionable young people.

However, my focus for this column is to draw a clear and concise line on how the crucial issue of domestic violence relates to the president of a country receiving a public backball. Common sense tells us that this type of public behaviour is inappropriate for any leader, much less the president of a country, but allow me to connect the dots for those who still do not seem to get it.

You see, as long as women are sexualised and objectified by society, they will never obtain the respect necessary for men to stop treating them as mere objects that can be toyed with, abused and discarded. Therefore, reducing women to objects of sexuality at a political rally by putting them in a permanent ‘club’ atmosphere perpetuates domestic violence.

With the depth of disregard and contempt displayed to the women of Guyana by these leaders, is it any wonder that so many women are being beaten, raped, tortured and murdered everyday? How will the youth of today ever learn to form healthy and respectful relationships when their leaders do not seem to know about healthy and respectful relationships?

To make matters even worse, Mr Ramotar is married! After speaking with Mr Ramotar about his wife earlier this summer, I believed he held her in high regard. However, no husband who respects his wife that would do what he did on that stage last weekend. It would seem the president is being a bad influence on Mr Ramotar.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The legal definition of sexual harassment is “unwelcome verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.”

The fact that most of those on the stage at last weekend’s rally in Kitty were being paid by the PPP or the government made that situation a hostile working environment for the women.
Moreover, that the conduct in question was done in front of “thousands” of attendees and then broadcast throughout the nation and put on the Internet to go throughout the world, it then created a hostile living environment for all Guyanese women.

Minister of Human Services, Priya Manickchand, knows the definition of sexual harassment. She also knows what a hostile working environment is. She knows the only way domestic violence will stop in Guyana is by changing the existing social norms that degrade women.

Why has the Minister not put an end to this demeaning behaviour toward women? Why has she not, at the very least, condemned the shameful conduct? In fact, it would seem the entire PPP elite needs a comprehensive sensitivity training course. Madam Manickchand, if you want men to start respecting the women of Guyana, you need to start with the men in your own party.

Women should be seen at these political rallies giving stirring political speeches focused on how they are going to participate in transforming the country. We should see them displaying their intelligence, their ideas, their platform and their plans. Women attending the rallies should be seen as potential voters who want to make informed choices at the polls. They should not being objects of sexuality.

The media incessantly bombards us with sexualised images of women. Kaieteur News gives us a pretty face to look at every Sunday. But the government of Guyana should be leading the country in a different direction. The men of the PPP should be the standard to which the men of the nation can look for an example of how to treat a woman. God forbid they use the example they see now from the men in the PPP.

I do not know of any other president or presidential candidate who could behave in such a vulgar way in view of the whole world and still continue in that role. Any other political party would have publicly shamed them and attempted to save face by saying it would never happen again. The PPP has done no such thing, which leads one to assume it is just fine with their leaders disrespecting Guyana’s women.

It is not fine. It is not ok. In fact, the President and the PPP presidential candidate owe the women of Guyana an apology for further perpetuating the already insufferable situation in which they live. But let’s be honest. An apology will not be forthcoming. If these men did not esteem women enough to refrain from public backballing in the first place, they will not find enough regard for women to apologise now.

5 horrific sexual assaults on minors in 1 month

May 28, 2011 2 comments

In less than one month 5 horrific crimes against minors and the PPP led government is once again showing zero leadership in attempting to address this problem. In Guyana it is common place for sexual predators to pay small sums of money to have these cases just closed without any form of punishment, and the predators just walk free.

1. 12 year old raped by an American resident, offers to pay $250 USD to quiet the victims.

2. 3 year old raped, Ministry of Human Services officials say there is nothing they can do

3. 14 year old Amerindian girl gang raped by men suspected of giving her booze.

4. Father and brother rapes 16 year old daughter/sister

5. Father rapes 12 year old daughter

These are just a handful of cases that I have listed but this is one major issue that the PPP have failed to address after taking office 2 decades ago.

The abuse continues