Political Anarchy Stymies Growth of a Nation

As the relatively small South American country of Guyana struggles to find its footing as a young nation, it is important to rekindle the memory of powerful men and women of all ethnicities who called Guyana and formerly British Guiana, home.One such gentleman is the late Dr. Jung Bahadur Singh. Kris Kooblall.

Political Anarchy Stymies Growth of a Nation
Photo : Dr. Jung Bahadur Singh

As the relatively small South American country of Guyana struggles to find its footing as a young nation, it is important to rekindle the memory of powerful men and women of all ethnicities who called Guyana and formerly British Guiana, home.One such gentleman is the late Dr. Jung Bahadur Singh. Kris Kooblall.

Taken from an excerpt of Dr. Baytoram Ramharack's Centennary Celebration of the Arrival of Indians to British Guiana (1838-1938), Dr. Jung Bahadur Singh, whose father came from Nepal, started his career as a sick nurse and dispenser. He became a medical practitioner, and a member of the Legislative and Executive Councils, President and founder of the Hindu Maha Sabha as well as executive member of the British Guiana East India Association (BGEIA). He was the first Hindu to be officially cremated in British Guiana and was a Surgeon-Superintendent who examined the Indian passengers on the ships. His political career of 21 years came to an abrupt end in 1953 when he was defeated in the West Demerara constituency by an opposing African candidate supported by the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan and the PPP.

The two political vampires, the criminal Peoples National Congress lead by the President of Guyana, Mr. David Granger and the intensely corrupt People's Progressive Party lead by Mr. Bharat Jagdeo have taken the young nation on a path and political trajectory of economic chaos and instability.

Forewarned by myself et al of the Guyanese nation falling into a political abyss punctuated by the absence of the Rule of Law and a highly corrupt law enforcement agency, the Guyana Police Force, staffed by 90 percent plus of persons of African ethnicity and a similar loyalty to the criminal Peoples National Congress.

The result is that Guyanese families are left to fend for themselves especially Indian families in a nation where there is an established and proven correlation of 90 percent plus victims of crime being of Indians and 90 percent plus members of the nation's law enforcement being persons of African descent. This is in a nation where for more than one hundred years, more than 50 percent of the population were of East Indian descent.

The above is a classic description of a mild version of ethnic genocide perpetrated against Guyanese families of East Indian descent and this fact is vehemently denied by the recipient of East Indian support, the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic.

If we can attempt to deconstruct the anatomy of fear and political hibernation exhibited by the People's Progressive Party and rekindle the thought that each and every Guyanese family and person must be protected by the state and have a life of stability and prosperity, then we may begin to understand that fear has its limitations and like the separation of waters in an ocean. Courage begins where fear falls off!