Diaspora disappointed with APNU/AFC governance

first_img— presents “resolution” to President GrangerAn overseas group of Guyanese in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, USA, have formulated a list of things they hope the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration can do to somewhat salvage what could soon be a broken relationship with Guyanese in the Diaspora.The group headed by Dr Asquith Rose, met in Queens, New York, back in September to formulate this resolution addressed to President Granger, and which was subsequently adopted at a meeting held by the group in Brooklyn on October 8.According to the letter written to the President – which was seen by Guyana Times – the resolution is in response to the manner in which Guyanese in the New York Diaspora felt “they are being treated by you and the Government of Guyana which they help to elect to office on May 11, 2015.They also felt that the promises made by you to establish a Department in the Diaspora, among others has not been fulfilled and that since the election, you have not even attempted to meet with them despite your several visits to New York.” The letter stated that the President met with an elected few upper middle class Guyanese who were nowhere around during the elections to raise funds to help the APNU/AFC get elected.While the members of the groups bear no malice against you or anyone else, they felt disrespected and disappointed by your actions. Many have opted to no longer align or associate with the coalition,” Rose penned in a letter on behalf of the group. The letter said that members of the Diaspora have on several occasions raised funds to help elect the Government to office, and that the President had deemed the Diaspora the 11th Region of Guyana, “but he has not fulfilled his promise to appoint a Member of Parliament from the Diaspora or establish a Department in the Diaspora in order to engage its members in the decision-making process. He has not appointed anyone from the Diaspora to positions in Guyana or as diplomat or consultant.”It said, “The President visited New York on several occasions, but has not held a Town Hall style meeting or has not met with the grassroots Guyanese who are supporters of the Government.”According to Dr Rose, the President instead on his most recent visit to New York in September 2016, met with an elite group of Guyanese who have done very little in mobilising support for the Government before and after the 2015 General Elections.The overseas-based group said it is critically important for the President to understand that his actions could have consequences for his Government, and that it was therefore, important upon him and members of Cabinet to establish communication with the grassroots groups in the Diaspora and not a handful of elite Guyanese or close friends.“The President should make himself available to address the Afro-and Indo-Guyanese groups in the Diaspora that have helped to elect him to office,” the group said.The groups, according to Dr Rose, are still waiting and arecalling for the promised “Diaspora Department” to address the concerns and needs of its members, and to facilitate and validate their contributions to the country’s development; to recognise members of the Diaspora as Guyanese who are interested in the development of Guyana and not as foreigners or obstructionists to the development of the country.last_img read more

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa’s hilarious response when asked for Wigan team news

first_img deals Bielsa’s methods are unorthodox, to say the least Getty Images – Getty Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman OFF LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers New job 1 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Speaking ahead of Leeds’ upcoming clash with Wigan on Saturday, the Whites boss said: “I cannot name the team before the game, as a supporter said I was giving away a lot to the opposition.”Or, maybe not. He added: “But between you and me it’s the same team.”That means the starting line-up will be the same one that started the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest: Casilla, Dallas, White, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Hernandez, Forshaw, Klich, Harrison, Bamford.Just don’t tell Wigan!Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. FAREWELL on target Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Despite the club’s failed promotion bid, the man on the blue bucket, suitably nicknamed ‘El Loco’, is already a cult hero in Yorkshire.He can do no wrong. But there is one small thing which bothers fans: he keeps letting the team news slip.It’s okay, though, because Bielsa has promised to change his ways for the new campaign. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t play by the rules. If you didn’t know that by now, where have you been for the last 12 months?In his first season in English football, the Leeds manager confessed to spying on his opponents, delivered an impromptu 66-minute PowerPoint presentation on his coaching methods, and allowed the opposition to score an unopposed equaliser. latest last_img read more