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Clement Rohee speaks: The circus goes on

October 30, 2011 1 comment
October 28, 2011 | By KNews| Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

My name is Frederick Kissoon, Minister Rohee. As a social analyst with both the print and electronic media (have been so since 1988), I have to engage in mainstream journalism, particularly the investigative aspects. My journalistic investigations, Mr. Rohee, revealed that there is an unpleasant reason why you could not receive an American visa (any type, both non-immigrant and diplomatic) for six months. Can you please, tell the media and the Guyanese people why you could not?
I am kindly asking you to do so and will insist that you do so, because you are asking my fellow Guyanese to vote for you. That brings into the picture an enormous obligation to be forthright with the citizens of this country. If you cannot fulfill your obligation to us then, Mr. Rohee, I believe that you should resign from public life immediately. Before I move off this topic, I call upon you once more to offer the reason why you could not receive any type of American visa for six continuous months.
I know the reason, Mr. Rohee. Please do not force me to disclose it publicly. Even if the newspapers do not want to print my knowledge of this particular episode, I will do so at the public meeting that is scheduled for this evening at Stabroek Market Square under the umbrella of the Committee for Human Rights and Free and Fair Elections. I am listed as one of the speakers. I am giving you up to 17.00 hours to inform the nation.
I have another question, but it is not as searching as my visa curiosity. Here we go, Mr. Rohee. I have been told (and I could be wrong; my source is not mediocre but I will publicly apologize if I am not correct) that you are into business and may be an investor in a seawall venture. I don’t know if you are. Nothing is wrong with a Minister having business interests. Do you have such interests, Mr. Rohee?
I hope you know, Mr. Rohee, that I am merely doing my job as a media practitioner. I think you will agree that I have a readership and I have an obligation to them to interpret the news for them. This is what columnists do.
Let me move on to your reaction to Moses Nagamootoo. No politician can be that comical to say what you uttered about Mr. Nagamootoo. You are quoted in demerarawaves.com as describing Mr. Nagamootoo in the following way; “I am also saying that he doesn’t seem to have any principles, because a person with principles stays in the family.”
Are you serious, Mr. Rohee? Are you for real, Mr. Rohee? Don’t you know that you will appear comical to all those who read this particular fulmination of yours about Mr. Nagamootoo?
Which family are you talking about Mr. Rohee? Someone with intellectual reach should have warned you about the epistemological basis of words. I don’t think you should have used the word “family.” In the Guyanese political context, it has a foul meaning. As a matter of fact, in mainstream journalism, the word is often used to portray mafia connections.
It would have been better if you had said; “an organization he was a biological part of,” but surely not “family.”
Why do you think, Mr Rohee, that the Department of Justice in the US granted permanent stay to Captain Clarke who faced trial for cocaine trafficking?
Well, Mr. Rohee, it seems that you have no other option than to ask your boss (Hey, wasn’t he in napkins when you, Moses, Ralph Ramkarran and others were leading the PPP’s fight against Burnham’s dictatorship? How come, Mr. Jagdeo is now senior to you?), Mr. Jagdeo, to terminate the employment of Odinga Lumumba. He jumped from the PNC into Mr. Jagdeo’s lap. I guess Kwame Mc Coy has to go too. He jumped from the PNC into Mr. Jagdeo’s lap too. Manniram Prashad was also with the PNC.
So I guess you will have to get rid of Joseph Hamilton and Dr. Emmanuel Cummings because they were in the PNC. Before I go, Mr. Rohee, I would advise you not to say anything further during the election campaign. You are making the PPP look like a circus. I suppose you would say that Mr. Jagdeo is doing that more than you. Well, it’s two of you.

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/10/28/clement-rohee-speaks-the-circus-goes-on/

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Bharrat Jagdeo and the rest of the corrupt PPP/C in a nutshell

October 8, 2011 2 comments

Guyana: In search of sanity

Written by Paul Sanders

My two cents: President Bharrat Jagdeo should have you worried again.

His so-called Appreciation Day last Friday assumed that somehow Guyana has been all hunky dory under his watch, and that is a classic trope of fascists.

His raw enthusiasm is enough to tire an elephant and his messianic intensity can only be tolerated in short doses. He is very much like a high-power fluorescent light; in other words, he gives you an instant headache.

Perhaps the godly Juan Edghill has it right.  Against the background of a propaganda portrait of President Bharrat Jagdeo, magnificent in a red tie, Edghill asserted that he was “keeping with what the scripture says…”

The righteous man continued with the horoscope: “There is an energy and synergy developed around this appreciation that is quite healthy.  Some of the persons who have contacted me as one of the organizers of this activity are not people who have voted for Bharrat Jagdeo for president.”

Wait a minute.  Back that truck up.  Who are they?  What the?  Are you kidding?

So that twinkle in the eyes of this pious man at the news conference a week earlier as he fretted, was the telling look of a huckster who knows he was pulling a fast one on Guyana.  He was socking it up to the nation in the name of the Lord.  Recall, the sorcerers of ancient Egypt were doing the same thing, too.  Hallelujah.

An embattled chairman of the Ethnic Relations Committee who hobnobs with the “Friends of Jagdeo,” and the pro-government body called the Federation of Independent Trades Union, Edghill’s startling performance was nothing short of rank unorthodox concealment of motives.

Juan Edghill may be a rodeo and radio clown whose grasp of history is what you’d expect from a college dropout, but he is also smart enough to know that using such motives is how Hitler and the Nazis rose to power.

Guyanese need to thank God for Reverend Kwame Gilbert, too, who claims he makes official state visit on behalf of the Jagdeo administration.  He shot off a nice ecclesiastical letter to the press hoping to clear up confusion about “attempts to deify” President Jagdeo.  The wizard, skilled in wisdom, did exactly that while simultaneously apotheosizing the president and sanctifying the Appreciation Day event.

In normal times, false prophets and brown-nosers alike who use esoteric pitch might leave the public bemused, bewildered or just bored.  But these aren’t normal times, and the boisterous crowd on-demand that was bused, trucked, chauffeured in at the Providence Stadium – just like the Babylonian folks who assembled before Nebuchadnezzar – roared its approval.

Yeah, the people came, and stood before the king; they came with great readiness and willingness, esteeming it a great honor done them to be sent by the king; they sang and danced awaiting his will and pleasure.

George Orwell would have felt at home here.  He would have recognized the rewriting of history.  The event was so suffused with awareness that President Jagdeo has lost the public’s confidence long ago.  And yes, the cyber world of bloggers gingerly await the Indian essay from lousy poet at the poll station; he likes to speak like Charles Manson.

Of course.  At the NCN, Guyana Chronicle and the Guyana Times, one can find a people in denial and suffering delusions as they continue to deceive themselves into believing the world is buying that kind of turd.

All religions have a magical aspect.  And in the tabernacle of the PPP, magical knowledge and power emanates from the gods and is bestowed upon the king and his substitutes: the religious spokesmen – the less exalted, who do not deal with life and death but with more mundane issues like good luck charms, enchantments, astrology, and serious propaganda.

The significance of Edghill and Gilbert was to interpret the Divine communication through the magic formulas, or incantations and the secret sciences of political occultism, and to extol the Guyanese fascist to blissful eminence.  These scribes have brought to the altar the sacrifice of their conscience to make favorable before their Highness, and by their arts endeavored to avert the threatened misfortune of a bad election year.

What else can be made of the tribute to President Bharrat Jagdeo’s “contribution to the economic, social and political transformation of Guyana?”

It’s just a sad, dark day for intelligence and common sense in this country.  The exponents of “transformation” are eager to keep people in the dark.  The constant blackouts have cast a shadow on the country’s new heights of economic achievement.

Factories grind to a halt; essential services are immobilized and basic existence becomes a burden.  No one needs that story from the snow cone man.  And just when you think it’s as dark as it can get, you realize that there are men of God who can make it even darker.

Celebrate Guyana, celebrate.  Stop in awe and begin to think how Guyana has morphed from Burnham’s era of “kick down the door” bandits to present day gun battles playing fiercely out on the streets; gun runnings linked to the military and police; massacres like the ones at Lusignan, Bartica and Lindo Creek; daily murders, good enough for a movie script; spectacular Hollywood style hold ups, daring sea pirates; government sponsored killing machines such as the “Phantom Squads;” and a host of anti-life orchestration all happening in an equal opportunity manner.

That’s the transformation Guyana celebrates.  Moving from bad to worse.  And it’s getting dangerously worse.  Nothing is sacred.  Under the PPP, Guyana has drifted from a pathetic Co-operative Socialist Republic (of the Burnham kind) steadily to the invidious position of a failed state and into a narco-state.

Drugs and money laundering that accompany; killings and sleek trafficking that associate with the industry are all ubiquitously synonymous with the Jagdeo Adminstration.  So synonymous that the president is pointedly referred to as“Drugdeo” in bloggersphere.

In this democracy, there is a premium for being a jerk; just listen to the caustic forcefulness of folks like Clement Rohee, Kellawan Lall, OP’s poster boy Kwame McKoy and the rising superstar Minister Irfan Ali.

And while the president and his associates continue to appreciate themselves, the rest of Guyana must make a judgment on how their lives measure up against the lives of the Guyanese rulers or their children.  Case in point: the issue of Minister Manniram Prashad’s son vehicular homicide of a UG student; and the attitudes of the ruling class in the aftermath.

And what about the scams, too numerous and too fast to keep apace with?  What does it say about transformation?  It speaks eloquently about the conspiracy of family and best friends; the tangled tale of criminality and massive corruption, of politicians, government officials in thrall to the power of unsavory businessmen of the underworld.  It is the quotidian existence.

Corruption is not only rampant; it is an epidemic.  It is the new normal; another catharsis for “transformation” attributed by President Jagdeo.  Shrewd business activity requires an ear to the vicissitudes of the administration; a razor sharp knowledge of the extent of the inherent venality in the system, and ruthless street smarts to equalize the equation.

That sounds like Ed Ahmad- an aficionado of alleged political gangsta-ism; the haughtiness and a personal friend of President Jagdeo.  Ed is the quintessential example of how big money allegedly courts big corruption with the big boys at the top.  Even as more details unfold about his $50 million alleged fraud in the U.S., and as prosecutors move for more indictments against him, Ed Ahmad provides the best example of how much accessibility money can buy, with the right moves.

It is the pace of commerce in Guyana.  Getting “in” practically means ripping a page out of the “Who ya know” handbook; and guaranteed prosperity and success demands a kind of obsequiousness that graduates into an entitlement of the government franchise.  But it requires a repudiation of self esteem and integrity supplemented by a stomach for violence – literally or metaphorically.

Say it ain’t so.  For decades there have been two main forces in Guyanese politics: the Indo and Afro world outlook, alternately holding power and seeking it – by whatever means.  Which means the exploitation of the race card.

How far (or close) has President Jagdeo brought the two races harmoniously together?  No need to think; it’s not a tricky question.  There is nothing too highbrow in his utterances when he seeks the audience in the East Indian strongholds.

It is almost a paradox that many East Indians who are traditional supporters of the PPP, and who have maintained a sense of self worth had to choose to escape – legally and illegally –  to North American and, more recently, into the Caribbean islands to pursue their economic survival.  These skilled men have had the sad realization that their ” Apaan Jhaat” votes did not translate into prosperity, but effectively transformed them into “runaways.”

What the Appreciation Day was intended to achieve, at a cost of more than $100 million – some of it “protection” money paid by business entities, in terms of election propaganda was to turn the tide against the revelations of Wiki leaks.  Appreciation Day was meant to prop the mighty leader in order to outshine the damage of the cables.

Instead, it turned out to be a fiasco.  Wiki leaks did not go away.  The cables were a wicked deluge of a mess.  Day after day Wiki leaks provides another confirmation of what the public already know about the inner workings of the PPP and the disgraceful Jagdeo cabal.  And the responses by Donald Ramotar and President Jagdeo are further confirmation that these are indeed arrogant men.

So what are the lessons of the “transformation” of the Jagdeo kind?  It tells us of a dangerous regional development: of all theCaribbean leaders, President Jagdeo’s tenure as a politician is not a catalog of triumphs.

And the Manchurian candidate, Donald Ramotar, whose image is built on the stellar combination of whims and idiosyncrasies of a fascist leader, is aiming at the presidency.  He is a unique affliction that plagues Guyanese politics.

Where is everybody?

PPP/C sex crimes against minors

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Sexual fascism in Guyana: Maniacs in the corridors of power

BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER FEATURES / COLUMNISTS, FREDDIE KISSOON

The irony pierces your psyche and lacerates your soul as you read more and more of the condemnations of some perverted politicians in the corridors of power of sexual abuse. Surely, if God exists, he would strike down these hypocrites.
Times like these I ask God where is he. He doesn’t speak to me so I retain my faith in the philosophy. Sexual horrors permeate the corridors of power. I say in evanescent language, most emphatically and unambiguously no PNC Government, under Burnham and Hoyte, and no Caribbean country since self government right up to the present time would tolerate the level of sexual vulgarity, libidinous bestiality and sexual degeneracy that have taken place among high political elites in the power establishment as what we have seen in Guyana since Cheddi Jagan died.
I have made my judgements against the leadership qualities of Cheddi Jagan but I doubt he would have allowed some of his underlings to retain high offices after he found out about their sexual rapacity. I cannot discuss the CN Sharma court case because it is sub judice but some political elites should be investigated too. Here are a few episodes of sexual animalism that ought to galvanize you saving Guyana’s future.
There is this well known figure in the Hindu religion who did crazy things to his innocent secretary. I will live with the regret that I didn’t save that girl’s life. I see her image in front of me now – petite, small visage, long, flowing, curly hair and the look of innocence.
I met her the week before she committed suicide. I went to the government office where she worked for this man that Jagan nurtured for so long in Jagan’s career. She was depressed. She spoke to me of her status as a sexual servant to this man, all in the promise that he would get a visa for her. But the revelation had dawned that he wasn’t going to get her one. She submitted to all kinds of sexual unorthodoxies just to get her visa. But she was caught in a no-win game. She kept serving him to get her visa but he wasn’t going to let her go because she was a source of endless sex.
She told me he refused to return her passport after a relative agreed to attempt to get her a visa. He abused her, threatened to expose her and tore up the passport in front of her in his office. She went home the same day and committed suicide. If ever this government changes hands, I will walk this entire country demanding the prosecution of this aging religious hypocrite. Why talk about Sharma when this guy deserves to be in jail.
What about the little fourteen-year-old girl from the West Coast whose last name is that of a prominent opposition figure? You want to see fear in the eyes of someone, then, talk to her mother about the rape of her daughter. She is so scared that one day they will come and kill her.
This 14-year-old was raped at a known East Bank business place by three wealthy men who give money to a powerful political party with all-powerful politicians. As they were driving her out, a hugely powerful politician was driving in. He stopped to speak to the people inside the car that was leaving. The rape victim saw him, he saw her. The same day, their operatives went to kill her and they threatened her mother. A good man got her to Canada where on investigation by the Refugee Board, she was granted asylum. The Board did send down an agent here to collect evidence. Canada cannot deny this Mr. Big a visa because refugee cases are confidential.
What about the other mother who was given a house lot and one million dollars after one of Janet Jagan’s favourite cadres who holds an important portfolio ravished her fourteen-year-old daughter (seems that they pick on fourteen-year-old girls). Instead of taking her to her home as requested by the mother, he took her to Ogle when he denuded and penetrated her. The mother said to me” “Freddie, I am not going to talk to you about it; you should know nothing will come of it, so why shouldn’t I take the money and the land.” Her last words to me as I left the Ministry where she works was, “Freddie, please don’t write about it; I’m begging you.”
One last example. This other Mr. Big who functions in the legal sector, beat up his lover in his office (he’s married with grown up kids), then literally kicked her down the steps. These people make CN Sharma look like an angel.

Spotlight on refugee scandal Minister Clement ‘goat’ Rohee

June 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Visa man, DNA man, goat-bitten man, semi-literate man

June 9, 2011 | By KNews | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

Mr. Clement Rohee looks set to displace his boss Bharrat Jagdeo as the politician most people in Guyana laugh at. Mr. Rohee has only himself to blame. West Indian love to mock their politicians. Add to that the evocative sense of humour that West Indians possess and you have a non-stop theatre of fun directed at politicians.
Obviously, Mr. Rohee is not well read in Caribbean sociology. If he had, then he would be more sensitive about the words he uses.
He told the press that he cannot see why he shouldn’t try to become president of the Republic because “goat ain’t bite meh.” Then he said he has the DNA to be president, obviously confusing DNA with genes.
The other day, he explained that his visa was refused in 2004 by the US Embassy because he burned a flag outside the same embassy in the late sixties when the PPP was in opposition.
The hilarity in this one is that a man came from outer space in 2004, landed in the US Embassy and showed the Ambassador where Rohee had burned the flag 44 years ago therefore his visa should be denied. The joke was on Rohee because he didn’t light a piece of paper much less a flag. Fun and comic strip follow Rohee wherever he goes.
Of course mentioned should be made of the PNC’s allegation that he confused Dominica with the Dominican Republic.
The circus continues with Rohee. He published a letter last week in both independent dailies ranting against relentless anti-government critics who appear in the KN and SN. Now brace yourself for some jokes. Read these words from Rohee; “They are being given too much attention.”
So who are giving these anti-government critics “too much attention?” It can’t be the Government. So it has to be the Guyanese population. So either the population is stupid to read these people that Rohee refers to as “critics, cynics, pessimists, absolutists and narcissists” or they believe what these people write.
Here are some more jokes from Mr. Rohee. I quote him; “We need to write too and not allow them to dominate the pages of the non-state media … There are lots of people out there who want us to answer these persons.”
What a monumentally stupid man is Clement Rohee. For five consecutive years, the Chronicle has carried on a yearly basis, hundreds of letters on me saying the vilest things about me. I assume Rohee reads the Chronicle.
Since 2011 began, there is at least one each day, making it 30 letters per month.
PPP supporters have three newspapers available to them – Chronicle, Mirror and Guyana Times – and four television stations – 11, 28, 65 and 69 and NCN radio. Now they have started a scatological blog run by a man this newspaper referred to as semi-literate who was put in his job at GINA by the President himself. No wonder people laugh at Rohee. A PPP politician has to be a fool to write the following words, “There are lots of people out there who want us to answer these people.”
In other words, this man is telling you that for the 19 years he has been a Minister and his party has been in power, their views have not been made composed and published even though the Chronicle carries a daily dose of PPP propaganda and the Guyana Times was born with the specific intention of supporting the PPP Government.
How can any citizen respect this man when he spouts such repellant nonsense?
Here are some more asininities from Rohee; “It is from the pages of certain dailies that they are given safe haven to launch their diatribes towards the PPP.”
Sorry to correct you goat-man but it should read “diatribes against” not towards. But these very dailies are desperately sought by the PPP leaders themselves. They read them before they read their own Chronicle.
Hydar Ally has now joined Prem Misir in sending two letters per week to the two independent dailies. Misir once requested to be a columnist with one of those dailies.
At the end of the day, Rohee, Misir, Hydar Ally and many other PPP leaders end up looking foolish and idiotic because their boss, Bharrat Jagdeo, addressed a dinner of the business community and strongly advocated a boycott of the Kaieteur News.
Here is a moral dilemma that goat-man needs to explain. How can you bring red cool aid to the work place when your boss who pays you has demanded a boycott of that type of drink? Goat not only bit Rohee but devoured his brain.

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/06/09/visa-man-dna-man-goat-bitten-man-semi-literate-man/

Pedophilia and other sexual crimes of the PPP elites

May 10, 2011 1 comment

Sexual fascism in Guyana: Maniacs in the corridors of power

April 25, 2010 | By KNews | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

The irony pierces your psyche and lacerates your soul as you read more and more of the condemnations of some perverted politicians in the corridors of power of sexual abuse. Surely, if God exists, he would strike down these hypocrites.
Times like these I ask God where is he. He doesn’t speak to me so I retain my faith in the philosophy. Sexual horrors permeate the corridors of power. I say in evanescent language, most emphatically and unambiguously no PNC Government, under Burnham and Hoyte, and no Caribbean country since self government right up to the present time would tolerate the level of sexual vulgarity, libidinous bestiality and sexual degeneracy that have taken place among high political elites in the power establishment as what we have seen in Guyana since Cheddi Jagan died.
I have made my judgements against the leadership qualities of Cheddi Jagan but I doubt he would have allowed some of his underlings to retain high offices after he found out about their sexual rapacity. I cannot discuss the CN Sharma court case because it is sub judice but some political elites should be investigated too. Here are a few episodes of sexual animalism that ought to galvanize you saving Guyana’s future.
There is this well known figure in the Hindu religion who did crazy things to his innocent secretary. I will live with the regret that I didn’t save that girl’s life. I see her image in front of me now – petite, small visage, long, flowing, curly hair and the look of innocence.
I met her the week before she committed suicide. I went to the government office where she worked for this man that Jagan nurtured for so long in Jagan’s career. She was depressed. She spoke to me of her status as a sexual servant to this man, all in the promise that he would get a visa for her. But the revelation had dawned that he wasn’t going to get her one. She submitted to all kinds of sexual unorthodoxies just to get her visa. But she was caught in a no-win game. She kept serving him to get her visa but he wasn’t going to let her go because she was a source of endless sex.
She told me he refused to return her passport after a relative agreed to attempt to get her a visa. He abused her, threatened to expose her and tore up the passport in front of her in his office. She went home the same day and committed suicide. If ever this government changes hands, I will walk this entire country demanding the prosecution of this aging religious hypocrite. Why talk about Sharma when this guy deserves to be in jail.
What about the little fourteen-year-old girl from the West Coast whose last name is that of a prominent opposition figure? You want to see fear in the eyes of someone, then, talk to her mother about the rape of her daughter. She is so scared that one day they will come and kill her.
This 14-year-old was raped at a known East Bank business place by three wealthy men who give money to a powerful political party with all-powerful politicians. As they were driving her out, a hugely powerful politician was driving in. He stopped to speak to the people inside the car that was leaving. The rape victim saw him, he saw her. The same day, their operatives went to kill her and they threatened her mother. A good man got her to Canada where on investigation by the Refugee Board, she was granted asylum. The Board did send down an agent here to collect evidence. Canada cannot deny this Mr. Big a visa because refugee cases are confidential.
What about the other mother who was given a house lot and one million dollars after one of Janet Jagan’s favourite cadres who holds an important portfolio ravished her fourteen-year-old daughter (seems that they pick on fourteen-year-old girls). Instead of taking her to her home as requested by the mother, he took her to Ogle when he denuded and penetrated her. The mother said to me” “Freddie, I am not going to talk to you about it; you should know nothing will come of it, so why shouldn’t I take the money and the land.” Her last words to me as I left the Ministry where she works was, “Freddie, please don’t write about it; I’m begging you.”
One last example. This other Mr. Big who functions in the legal sector, beat up his lover in his office (he’s married with grown up kids), then literally kicked her down the steps. These people make CN Sharma look like an angel.

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2010/04/25/sexual-fascism-in-guyana-maniacs-in-the-corridors-of-power/

Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee named in Refugee Scandal

May 1, 2011 1 comment

Rohee accused of instructing IT specialist to hack opposition politicians’ email, websites

The man said that he refused to take payments from Rohee for bringing down www.propogandapress.org and www.guyanaobservernews.org . However, his wife was later kidnapped and taken to Celina’s Resort where she was stripped of most of her clothing and threatened that she would have been raped and burnt with acid if her husband did not comply with the instructions to hack into the email of several key politicians and a newspaper columnist.

Judge Waters on March 31, 2011 ruled that the Refugee Protection Division determines that the claimants are convention refugees and therefore the refugee protection division accepts the claims.

Immigration Consultant Balwant Persaud insisted that the identities of his clients not be published. Below is a slightly edited version to withhold their identities.

Full Story: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4252

Minister Clement Rohee threatens Immigration Consultant in refugee case: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4293

Police arrest Immigration Consultant Balwant Persaud: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4463