PNC leader the honourable David Granger is getting the Venezuelan itch about Region 1 now that Venezulean refugees amount to 36 thousand (his figures) that will surpass the mostly local Guyanese population who number 26 thousand (his figures).
The Honourable PNCR leader ” explained that the migration problem has become a headache for officials, noting that Guyana shares a thinly-populated, 800 km border with Venezuela which has been a zone of banditry, crime, incursions, occupation, overflights and harassment”, a release from the PNCR said. (SN, !0/8/21.
Is this a matter of concern for Guyanese or does it pose an African electoral threat which concerns Mr Granger’s PNCR party’s electoral prospects? The honourable gentleman has expressed no such fear about the influx of Haitians to Guyana. What’s the difference is only too obvious.
I earlier had written that Brazilians/ Cubans and Venezuleans
and other immigrants will be an electoral threat to the two basic ethnic groups in Guyana and even to Trinidad in the next two decades. The Chinese influx to Guyana is a different kettle of fish as they are a progressive group that has done well economically. They all will be able to hold Parliamentary positions and hold the balance of power to dictate the leaders and the course of Guyanese events.
This sudden itch President Granger has concerning Venezulean is an itch that Africans have for many years against Indo Guyense electoral competitiveness that causes Blacks to chase Indians out of Guyana by the thousands. President Granger is not so worried at all about Haitian / African Immigrants in Guyana. Of course this is a booster vote for the PNC/R.
But , the Venezulean itch is not that easy as the Indian
passive itch. Venezuelans are accustomed to fighting governments violently and the PNC leader knows too well Venezulean are not coolies to be bullied with impunity.
The only guarantee Africans and Indians have to not losing Guyana to the new arrivals is Mr Eusi Kwayana’s partition advocacy for Guyana to secure their parcel of land called Blackstan and Indiandesh.
Warning to the race conscious in Guyana / Trinidad. The Hispanic is not only taking over the USA, but changing the culture of the country as well. The US has responded by instituting the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) to situate jobs in Latin America to keep Hispanics from immigrating to the USA.
According to the SN of 10/8/21 “Mr Granger said that the PPP administration should explain, publicly, how it intends to manage the mounting agricultural, educational, occupational, cultural, health, housing and legal problems which such Venezuelan migration spawned.” Mr Granger has not done the same for Cubans, Chinese or Brazillians immigrants to Guyana.