Mixing …church and state??

Your Eyewitness is still reeling from the shock decision of the High Court Judge who ruled that henceforth we can NOT show up for work – but they still have to pay our salaries!! All we gotta do is show that there was some justification for calling it a “strike”. Now we know there’s always something bosses do that tee us off, innit?? Like insisting “personal calls” and such like are forbidden. Now, doesn’t this qualify as cruel and inhuman treatment and deserving a “strike”??!!
Your Eyewitness wondered at the source of the Judge’s revolutionary decision – since he admitted that it wasn’t from the common law tradition he was supposed to follow. Then he – your Eyewitness – saw the light with which the Judge had clearly been struck. Explaining why he thought the strike was justified – and so not qualifying for the “no work, no pay” judicial rule that had prevailed for centuries – the Judge announced: “Teachers lifted the voices and they asked for bread, they were given stones.”
Well, there you have it!! Don’t you heathens realise he was quoting Matthew 7:9-11: “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” This Judge sees the Government as a father who’s cruel to his children – the teachers – when they demanded mo money and they weren’t granted their wish immediately!! Never mind there’s a contract!! Evidently, the Government shouldn’t have said they weren’t responsible for what the PNC did between 2019 and 2020 as they strained mightily to rig the elections.
But then it struck your Eyewitness – wasn’t Guyana supposed to be a “secular state”, where there’s separation between church and state?? And wasn’t the Judiciary part and parcel – a BIG parcel – of the state? So he wondered how the Judge could base a decision on behalf of the State based on a Christian doctrine?? It so happens that Guyana isn’t only NOT  a Christian Theocracy, it was a multi-religious state in which existed Hindus, Muslims and Christians – not to mention all the others like Bahai and so on!!
But even if the Judge was smitten by Biblical precedents, what about those injunctions pushing the “work for pay” doctrines? Like Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” And 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12: “And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.”

…democracy and size
And they’re off!! The Indian elections that is – the largest in the world with some NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILLION voters!! The voting started last week April 19 and  will take place in seven phases over the next six weeks in the country’s 28 states and 8 union territories. Votes will be counted on June 4. Voters across 543 electoral constituencies will elect a legislator to represent them at the Lok Sabha— the Lower House of India’s Parliament.
More than 2700 political parties are registered with the electoral commission and while the total number of candidates has not been released for this year, more than 8000 candidates contested the 2019 general elections. Election officials are expecting to set up  1.2 million polling booths across India.
And we have trouble with 2200 booths!! But then we have officials on our Elections Commission like Mr Mingo who – rather than just adding up the Statements of Poll – used stained bedsheets!!

…the Brooklyn posse
And some thought Brooklyn was PNC territory – but you’d never suspect that when Pres Ali pressed the flesh in Flatbush. After that sweeping the Borough off its feet, PNC’s Simona Broomes griped:  “Afro-Guyanese in Brooklyn chose to fawn over Ali rather than hold him accountable for his actions”!!