Why is Basil Williams still on the job?

Dear Editor,

In the history of Guyana’s politics, many morbid stories have been told of the actions of the People’s National Congress (PNC) in and out of power, much to the horror of us all. Indeed, many stories of death and dying that could have been traced or aligned to the regime’s unenviable past, and may I say present. A prime example is the Dr Walter Rodney case which was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that this PNC party is nothing but evil. There are many more of these horror stories I can relate but suffice to say what Basil Williams did recently tells the real mettle of who they really are. His ranting is a threat but judging from the horrific past of this party; no threat, I repeat, no threat, can be considered a slip of the tongue far less idle when coming from this source.

Guyana is waking up to the ghoulish bullying schemes of a desperate Attorney General and party all over again. It happened under the 28-year rule of the Burnhamite regime and it is happening again right before our very eyes. If anyone in this country had any doubts as to who these people are, what took place here recently in an open court dispels any iota of doubt as to the real intent of these people. And that is clear, we will rule with fear, and ill-will. We will rule with an iron fist.

As diabolical and preposterous as Williams’ statement is, I am still dumbfounded as to the President’s lack of response to that? What is Granger’s reaction to his Attorney General openly threatening a Judge? I am paying close attention to the President’s reaction to this latest tirade on law and order and public safety in our country.

I recall the Bheri Ramsaran matter when he issued an innocuous threat to activist Sherlina Nageer – that Minister was promptly fired by his President. So, why is Basil Williams still on the job? What is President Granger doing with his Attorney General?


Neil Adams