Diary of a mothering worker. February 2, 2018.

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Justice for Yugge!

There are some ways of wielding power that should end a political dynasty, for they are so cynical, manipulative and unethical that collective disgust should rise up with toppling momentum. The injustice experienced by 22-year-old Yugge Farrell in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a blatent example of such advantageousness in our midst, and we should not let it occur without consequences.

Yugge was charged for using abusive language to Karen Duncan-Gonsalves, wife of Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves, daughter in law of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, and Senior Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s office. After Yugge pleaded not guilty, the prosecutor requested that she be sent to a psychiatric facility for evaluation. The magistrate agreed without any evidence of mental health issues presented to justify court-ordered evaluation and confinement. Indeed, if Yugge’s mental health were an issue, the charge…

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 Solidarity with Yugge Farrell: Regional Statement 

If you would like to add your name as a signatory to this letter, please leave your name, any affiliation, and country in the comments below or email ssnageer@yahoo.com.

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Solidarity with Yugge Farrell: Regional Statement 

Amend the Mental Health Act of St. Vincent and the Grenadines NOW 

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We the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms, the persecution and mistreatment of Ms. Yugge Farrell by the legal, medical, and political authorities of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We are in full solidarity with Ms. Farrell and those Vincentians who stand with her.

Ms. Farrell was arrested on January 4th, 2018 and charged with the use of abusive language to Karen Duncan- Gonsalves, the wife of Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves and daughter-in-law of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. After pleading not guilty, an application was made by the prosecutor for Ms. Farrell to be confined to the Mental Health Centre for two weeks for psychiatric evaluation, as allowed under the nation’s Mental Health Act. However, according to a statement issued by the St. Vincent and Grenadines Human Rights Association (SVG…

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What is a life without visions?

Uninspired and dull

Some visions never come to pass

Just searing our souls for eternity

While others push through the dirt and mess,

Nourishing.

 

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Amos N. Wilson | Effectuating a Revolutionary Psycho-therapeutic Psychology

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the function of eurocentric psychology is to cure our people into sickness. the very cure itself represents illness. because if that cure is designed to adjust to a system that works against the interest of those people certainly then becoming adjusted to that system means becoming adjusted to oppression and implies then a certain illness
the psychology and psychotherapy o the european is designed to maintain the social economic values and relationships.

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A home of one’s own

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“My view is, and my intention is, if I am going to relocate a squatter, I must be able to upgrade them in some way or the other. Upgrade their life.” – Minister in the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Patterson.

Patterson made that statement back in June 2017. She had revealed that the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) were considering “constructing low cost houses to accommodate squatters” who were to be removed from the government reserves. Close to a week ago however, staffers of the CH&PA descended on the ‘A’ Field, Sophia reserves and demolished close to two-dozen structures. The demolition works were said to be in preparation for community development works under the US$30 million ‘Road Network Upgrade and Expansion Programme.’ Most of those affected have nowhere to go.

A Keno George photograph in Stabroek News showed a family, standing guard on their bridge. In order to save…

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GEORGE JERVIS SHOULD BE FIRED – NOT RE-DEPLOYED – FACE OF CORRUPTION !

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Re-employing George Jervis, after found to be involved in corrupt PRACTICES, as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, and sent home on Administrative leave, is HUGE SLAP in the face of ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGNERS.

The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and his government cannot CONDONE any FORM of corruption or CORRUPT PRACTICES.

George Jervis should not be allowed to take up any form of employment, until and after he has been cleared of the issues that are under investigation. It is sending the WRONG MESSAGE to citizens that CORRUPTION can continue, with impunity.

Hassan, the embattled former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, was UNILATERALLY appointed to the post, without any consultation with the Rice Board members, a CLEAR VIOLATION of the Laws of Guyana.

As one of a sitting Board Members, I was the only one that raised objection to Hassan’s incompetence and misconduct. The…

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Walter Rodney & Guyana’s Social Cohesion

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Two years into the rule of Guyana’s A Partnership for Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) coalition government, the “Good Life” promised on the campaign trail has not come to fruition for the masses of Guyanese people. One enduring feature of Guyana’s society, which underpins this lack of progress, is the racial divide between Indo-Guyanese and Afro-Guyanese .

The government formally acknowledges this divide and through the Ministry of Social Cohesion seeks to heal it, however, the government’s vision of social cohesion sees former President Burnham as the “Father of Social Cohesion.” A cursory look at Guyana’s history shows that Burnham was the chief architect in the split within the multi-racial People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and his rule of Guyana from 1966 until his death in 1985 led to deep political divisions which took on racial overtones as his party, the People’s National Congress (PNC) came to be supported almost exclusively by…

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