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JUAN ‘NEEMAKARAM’ by Waltie Ainsworth

JUAN ‘ NEEMAKARAM’

By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth                       12 07 2011

Commonsense is not a by-product of rage or bullying.  And so  the brand new second hand/hand me down Donald Ramotar Presidency is enraged, stumbling, bumbling, collapsing as the joint APNU strengthens its hand for a curriculum of inclusion in governance.

Immediate Past President Bharrat Jagdeo is stuffing more of his henchmen on Ramotar and the Guyanese people without looking over their shoulders.  These neemakarams in the cabinet, executive offices and security details are toxic misfits and fiduciary plunderers.  “You bad, you glad” perhaps is the password to higher service.

Neemakaram is a Hindi word, loosely translated means that the operatives are not worth their salt.  On Monday, first official day in office after rigging the November 28 Guyana elections, Mr. Ramotar announced 20 cabinet appointments, headlined by Preacher and cultural cartoon, Juan Edghill, as Minister in the Ministry of Finance.  This is way out of his stream, indoctrination, training, exposure and or expertise.  Edghill may be a good coteur in a frock, but Finance Minister is both gross and ridiculous.  Continue reading

Five new faces in 20-member cabinet, one new ministry

Five new faces in 20-member cabinet, one new ministry

Demerara Waves – December 5, 2011

President Donald Ramotar has sworn in 20 members to his Cabinet with five new ministers and one new ministry.

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce is still to be appointed.

The new faces include former Region Two Chairman Ally Baksh who is now the Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture and Ethnic Relations Commission Chairman Juan Edghill, now Minister within the Ministry of Finance.

Ganga Persaud, once a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, now heads that ministry replacing Norman Whittaker who is now the Minister within the Ministry.

Another newcomer is attorney-at-law Anil Nandlall who is now the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs.    Continue reading

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