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Bridging Divides or Fanning Flames - Unpacking Overseas Attacks on the Government



Amidst Guyana's rich tapestry of cultural diversity, a unique narrative unfolds, driven by the strength and influence of its diaspora. This South American nation is home to a million-strong diaspora spanning three generations and scattered across the globe. While 99.9 percent of these expatriates maintain deep ties to their homeland and are committed to its prosperity, a dozen vocal factions have emerged. They have opted to employ their overseas platforms as powerful instruments for challenging Guyana's government directly.


The saga of Guyana's diaspora is a story of emigrants chasing dreams of improved economic prospects and better living conditions in foreign lands, with the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as their chosen destinations. These expatriates, integral to Guyana's economic growth, stand as a testament to their enduring love for the land of their birth.

Within the realm of Guyanese expatriates, a dozen individuals harbour a different agenda. They have chosen an aggressive path, directing critiques and attacks at the President and Vice-President of Guyana from their distant abodes. The motives behind their actions may vary, but personal grudges often fuel their vocal opposition.


The Guyanese community within the country is acutely aware of the personal nature of these personal attacks. Many of these critics have faced job rejections, often due to a perceived lack of management experience, and these setbacks have ignited their vigorous criticism of the government. It is a classic case of sour grapes.


Three names repeatedly echo within the digital chambers of dissent - Rickford Burke, Vincent Adams, and Janette Bulkan. Their critiques range from allegations of racism within the government to claims of mismanagement. Their criticism primarily targets President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, leaving no ambiguity about their targets.


Rickford Burke, Janette Bulkan and Vincent Adams


In response to these remote assaults, the Guyanese community within the nation issues a challenge to these critics: return to Guyana and participate in the democratic process. The ballot box is their arena if they genuinely believe their ideas can lead to a brighter future. If not, the counsel is simple: invest your energies in the politics of your host countries, and abstain from attempting to shape Guyana's destiny from a distance.


For Rickford Burke, who contends that racism prevails within the government, a challenge is extended: come to Guyana, immerse in its culture, and engage with its communities firsthand. But wait a minute, Burke fears coming because he will be arrested for alleged criminal cases. Burke must tell us why the former and late PNC President of Guyana, Desmond Hoyte, decided not to use his political services.


Ultimately, respecting a nation's sovereignty and its right to determine its course is paramount.


Furthermore, Janette Bulkan and Vincent Adams must recognise that there are more qualified Guyanese in their fields in Guyana. Both these individuals suffer from a massive inferior complex. Nobody in Guyana cares about these two frustrated individuals because the Guyanese public has recognised that they are only interested in government jobs which they are not fit to do.


Thank you.

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