So T&T is no longer a land for men and women to raise kids. It is a red-light district with brothels and bars, pimps and money launderers, and gun runners. Take a ride down memory lane—tune on to Netflix and view a few western movies and you would gain a clearer understanding of where we are— a town with a dread sheriff enforcing the biddings of the business elites who stay behind the curtains. That ruthless sheriff carrying out the wishes of the hoodlums, pimps, priests, gamblers, and money launderers must be stopped!
I read with interest and disgust the move by Massy Stores to take Ramsaran Dairy Products out of its supermarket chain. This is certainly a harsh move after the a worker in question has apologized for her remarks that a few interpret as racists.
More shocking is Xtra Foods following suit and removing Ramsaran Dairy Products. Some may not know but the reality is that these two supermarkets are beneficiaries of the Food Support Program of the Ministry of Social Development. While the Food Cash can be taken to several supermarkets, there are also vouchers given out to be taken to specific retail outlets one of which is Massy Stores.
The Massy Group of Companies was beneficiaries of many questionable transactions with the Rowley government including the acquisition of its failed digital network. So it is in the interest of Massy to raise these allegations of racist posts on social media as though it is happening for the first time.
I would like to understand what is Massy’s position on the recently held elections where the official results are yet to be released. Is Massy now aiding the Prime Minister in his idle race talk to detract from the irregularities surrounding the general elections?
Citizens are fed up with this Prime Minister and now Massy is ganging up with him to make the Indian community and the UNC political leader the scapegoat for a failed economy.
Michael Knights wrote on his Facebook page: PEOPLE SHOULD ALL BOYCOTT MASSEY STORES NOW!! WHEN PEENM, FROM PRIME MINISTER TO MINISTERS TO SUPPORTERS ALL ATTACKING INDIANS AND CALLING FOR THEIR DEATHS AND FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY – TEASING, MOCKING, JEERING, HATING, RIDICULING, CUSSING THEM,…NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING!!
Knight appealed to his readers:
DO NOT BUY FROM MASSEY!!
DO NOT BUY FROM THE 1%
DO NOT SUPPORT THE PEENM MEDIA!!
DO NOT ADVERTISE ON THEIR STATIONS AND NEWSPAPERS AND BUY FROM THEM!!
DO NOT BUY THEIR NEWSPAPERS!! NONE!!
DO NOT SUPPORT THE PEENM FINANCIERS!!
Dr. Kirk Meighoo, a former Independent Senator and University Lecturer, writing on Facebook, made the following observation:
IS THERE REALLY NO RACISM IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA? AND, ARE SEXUAL RELATIONS THE TEST OF RACISM? Dr. Meighoo continued: “I had the distinct displeasure of interacting with a self-righteous woman from Maraval who painted a fantasy picture of Africans who are angels and Indians who are evil racists.”
Since 1845 when the Fatal Razack arrived with the first batch of Indians to the present, there has been relentless attacks on Indians by the French Creole society. Massy stores and Xtra Foods should have investigated properly the many ‘racist’ posts on social media and make an appeal for good sense to prevail.
The French Creoles have been holding this country to ransom for more than 200 years. The perpetrators and the beneficiaries of colonial policies, the French creole never developed land but stole lands from the Amerindians that were under cultivation like Tacarigua, Caura, Lopinot, etc. Count de Lopinot was not like Ramlal or Samlal that cleared forest to grow crops, build roads and houses. He occupied that land after the Amerindians were forcibly evicted.
Professor Hilary Beckles and others who are appealing to London for reparation should look at the local French Creole population to ascertain their involvement in the decimation of the First People. We need to also examine the sexual permissiveness and its origin among the French Creole and the culture of concubinage and the wild sowing of seeds and its impact on sexual behavior today.
The French Creole is a drag on economic development. Their plantation economic model that belongs to the 19th century continues to exploit and choke us. With the demise of cash crops and now oil and gas and petrochemical products, the Massy Group cannot help us out of this depression. Their policy is to keep the PNM in power to live on handouts from the State.
Today more than $6b is spent annually to import foods that our farmers are growing. It is a business model that is of a low capacity-purchase good, ship in containers, clear customs, warehouse and distributes without adding value. Ramsaran Dairy Products, a local product, is symbolic of the entrepreneurial spirit the nation needs to recover from this depression. Sadly, Ramsaran is now singled out for bullying!
August 10 was no General Elections. It was plain thuggery and the Opposition Leader did not read the game. She needs to fight fire with fire and this game is too big for Anil Roberts, Skippy Thomas or Watson Duke.
Kamla failed to have “thugs” in suits with professional academic qualifications such as Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, Basdeo Panday and Jack Warner. These are the only three men who have the courage, intellect and guts to stand up to this ‘contract mafia,’ to steal an expression from Phillip Alexander.
Had Kamla rode along with Jack, Ramesh, and Bas at her side, Rowley and the contract mafia would have thought twice to do what they have done. But the game is not over. If it means hiring political mercenaries to fight these thugs and hoodlums, it must be given consideration.
Think about it! Does the 1% like Rowley? They like no one but their own. However, they need a hired gun to enforce their policies. It’s like Dodge City in the Wild West. The thugs were always fronting for a bigger man behind the curtains, not to be seen.
We need a strong posse with a Wyatt Earp and a Doc Holiday for the encounter at O.K. Coral!