Following is a response from Balkaran Sharma who waded into this piece by Peter Ramsaroop
Your acid writing directing at the Government and the President is a reflection of grudge and ignorance. So steeped are they that they blind your vision to the fact that it is President Jagdeo who through ingenuity pulled Guyana out of economic rot and brought hope and light to the people. Unless you can differentiate the tree from wood you will continue to share your state of consciousness. This state of consciousness is the substance you used to build you world of reality or perceive your truth.
You talked about, “We have a President that never managed an entity in the private sector and most ministers that are in portfolios never had any experience. You can judge which ones fit those criteria”. I am oblige to ask you, are noble state men like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajeev Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Mandela, Fidel Castro and Clinton fill you criteria for the position they held? Since they were never involved in private sector business, according to your standard of evaluation they were misfit. To declare so is to be subjective. Regarding President Jagdeo if he is incompetent as implied in your writing then Sir S. Ramphal is a fool not to recognize that; instead he congratulated him for his recent stance against EPA. See below his message. Only a brilliant mind can recognize its kind.
Obviously you don’t have to have business experience to be a President and Ministers of a Government. And don’t ever dodge the truth that it is Business Executives that are responsible for the mess the world is faced with now. Their greed and poor management brought millions to poverty and no one can speculate where the economic debacle would end.
Theories are mere theories, that is to say, mental conception which are only representation or images of reality; they are not the reality at all. When you say something, you utter only words. Therefore it would be good to allow yourself to gather some experience and then write objectively. Subjective writing makes distasteful reading.
I think your MBA intellect is mismanaged.
Sir Shridath Ramphal sends Congratulatory Message to President Bharrat Jagdeo (For having had the courage to stand up to the EU on a matter of principle and won out in the end) Congratulations! Your wise and courageous efforts over the EPA have been vindicated. The amendment of the EPA has come out well for the Caribbean and could have been even better had the rest of CARICOM shown some mettle. History will record, and the ACP will remember, that Guyana made a brave and noble stand when the Caribbean collapsed before a European negotiating offensive.You have prevented October 15 being remembered as a ‘day of shame’ in the Region. I am glad that your media statement today serves notice of the struggles ahead; struggles in which I do not believe you will be as lonely as you have been so far.The silent majority in the Caribbean, who have been with you throughout, will become more assertive; and Europe will discover that this was not the ‘victory’ they believed it was. Well before the first ‘mandatory’ review, a new EPA will emerge in a new time. You will have helped to shape the new ‘partnership’, and the new time is surely already at hand.