The better version

first_imgDear Editor,As I reflect on David Hinds’ letter to the press dated June 11, 2019, captioned “There is a difference between whistle-blowers and political spies”, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the political opportunism of David Hinds.But reading his piece confirmed in my mind with much clarity that Dr David Hinds is not the sort of public commentator who can bring reason to the “political and intellectual chaos” in Guyana.I say this because what is in the Guyana Standard News (Gov’t needs to flush out PPP moles from public service – David Hinds) clearly attributed first to Dr Hinds that he said: “the Government needs to flush out PPP moles from Public Service”.This is not reconciling to what Dr Hinds is saying in this letter.Rather, what Dr Hinds sought to do with his letter was cast aspersion on the Leader of the Opposition and former President of Guyana, Bharat Jagdeo. But he failed to deal with the comments attributed to him just over a week ago in the Guyana Standard News.My fore parents taught me that we must beware of such persons who seek to distort the issue by distracting and sidestepping the source of the debate as they attempt to change the narrative and tag the issue on someone else. Aren’t people who embody such characteristics liars, cheats and intellectual slime?This is what the Guyana Standard News quoted Dr Hinds as saying: “he shares this concern of the PPP’s access to citizens’ personal information while noting that the Government needs to act quickly and flush the public service of PPP moles”. As an academic, what evidence does Dr Hinds have that the whistleblowers are PPP moles or work for the PPP? Or is this his attempt to deceive the nation with his brand of subterfuge and trickery?Dr Hinds is further quoted by the Guyana Standard News as saying that “the PPP is using the public service to undermine the Government and “it is just plain wrong”. Again, where is his evidence that the PPP is doing this? Why can’t public servants who genuinely care about the levels of the financial waste in this Granger regime not leak information to the public as a means of bringing this financial plunder to an end?Reading Dr Hinds’ letter leaves the impression that he has suddenly woken up from a deep slumber. Hello, is anyone at home upstairs Dr Hinds? From day one, team Granger attacked many professionals in the public service and only this month we were reminded that two endangered species – one Valmiki Singh in the Telecoms Sector and one James Singh in the Forestry Sector are soon to be axed.So, is Dr Hinds encouraging the construction of public service with no independence of mind and no persons with adequate professional competence to ensure that checks and balances are adhered to at all times? Is Dr Hinds advocating for a public service that is totally populated by political minnows and bootlickers?We had such a situation in 1976 when Burnham made the Sophia declaration when he said that the “State is but an arm of the party”. And guess where that took the nation? Within a decade of such a sycophantic PNC attitude of mind, Guyana was totally bankrupt, uncreditworthy in the books of the international donor community and was experiencing the highest rate of malnutrition and ailments ever seen in all of the histories of independent Guyana.Is this what Dr Hinds is condoning? Is he “ok” with putting into the grave, all of the political principles his former leader, Dr Walter Rodney, preached? Some honesty for once, Dr David Hinds, would be a welcomed ingredient to the public political discourse. Especially in these challenging times, it is mandatory especially from people like Dr Hinds, who tries so hard to claim the title that he is an independent thinker. Or is it all a political sham and what we are seeing here is more hot air from another first-class political BS artist who claims that they are for the empowerment of the people?Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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Chiefs salute Vermeil

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonCincinnati, its playoff berth already in hand, didn’t need to get a lot done on Sunday – and it didn’t. Only Shayne Graham’s first-quarter field goal kept the Bengals (11-5) from being shut out for the first time since 2001. The Chiefs were unstoppable on offense and stifling on defense in Sunday’s 37-3 victory over the playoff-bound Cincinnati Bengals. But Pittsburgh’s 35-21 victory over Detroit kept the Chiefs (10-6) from reaching the AFC playoffs, and Vermeil’s decision to retire at the end of the season takes effect immediately. “I think they’ve demonstrated that they are a playoff-caliber football team,” Vermeil said. “We just didn’t get some things done that we had to get done at the time we needed to get them done.” KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs gave Dick Vermeil a near-perfect good-bye gift. They couldn’t give him what they really wanted, though, which was one more game as their head coach. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Taxi company seeks managerial staff

first_imgJob Vacancy: Management at Letterkenny Cabs are seeking a motivated, organised and experienced staff member to manage technology upgrades within the firm.Letterkenny Cabs is a taxi company that has been in operation for over 30 years. In April 2017 we introduced a technological dispatch system linked to a cloud based VOIP Phone service. With this has come great opportunities but also challenges.We are seeking the right individual to not only manage the day to day operations of the business but also to oversee the further implementation of the customer booking app and the introduction of credit card payments into same. The right candidate will be able to work alongside our technology providers to carry out these expected goals. We also hope to introduce an IVR system in the near future and again will work alongside our partners to achieve the best outcome.The right candidate will be expected to improve effective and efficient management of our current fleet of vehicles. The candidate should be able to read reports and utilise these reports to ensure that Letterkenny Cabs continue to provide an effective service to its drivers and customers.The right candidate should have previous managerial experience, have an awareness of technology and be results driven.Cover Letter and C.V. should be addressed to [email protected] Applications close on the 26th Feb 2018Job Vacancy: Taxi company seeks managerial staff was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jobsletterkenny cabsManagerVacancylast_img read more

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