charles ramson jr, enemy combatant
chuckie jr sent us this note charles dot ramson at hotmail.com
Dear propaganda press:
I note with much disgust and concern, the kind of manipulative and wicked journalism being practised by the Denis Chabrol-led Demerarawaves website over the past few weeks.
This supposedly ‘independent’ news outfit, by its twisted coverage, seems hell bent on subtly propagating opposition propaganda whilst smearing with the hope of stymieing, every development effort by the government and persons not part of the APNU and AFC destabilization agenda.
Two clear examples are its twisted and innuendo-laced coverage of Hits and Jams’ Boxing Day Chris Brown Concert and the newly commissioned Foot Steps Mega Store.
In the first instance on the HJ concert, Demerarawaves on Thursday sought to push the idea of a boycott of the Chris Brown Concert by raising a non-issue as to whether or not the Tourism Ministry’s involvement was a way of diverting the attention of young people from “real issues”. Chabrol’s intention was clearly, in my view, an attempt to resurrect the previous unsuccessful boycott calls by the APNU and its youth arm (YCT).
Even more instructive is the fact that no such concerns have been expressed by any of the opposition political entities regarding the December 26 concert and therefore Chabrol’s injection of this aspect should be seen as an attempt to sway them in that direction.
However, like every other young Guyanese, I wish to remind Demerarawaves and Chabrol, all the previous calls to boycott entertainment activities in Guyana failed and I don’t expect it to be any different this time around should such a scenario develop, as Guyanese are too smart and mature to be brought into this narrow plan.
On the issue of the Foot Steps Mega Store, Demerarawaves coverage of its opening sought to suggest subtly that there are questions surrounding the proprietor’s acquisition of funding for this venture.
It mattered not to Chabrol and his acolytes that the owner paid glowing tribute to a local bank for the loan and other services the bank rendered to it during the opening ceremony.
But this kind of deceit coming by way of an open opposition propagandist should come as no surprise, given that it is their stated goal to make the country ungovernable; thus, they will inevitably taint every act which paints a picture of progress and development in a bad light.
Even though the report in question boldly proclaimed ‘As United Centre Foot Steps Mega Store was being built during the past three years, many Guyanese speculated about the source of financing’, not a single person was quoted who raised such a question. And this, for me, is an
attempt to put questions in the minds of Guyanese, as I said before, because they cannot come to grips with the fact that despite the numerous destabilization efforts of the opposition Guyana is developing and investors have greater confidence in the economy.
Charles Ramson Jr
Attorney at Law
Office of the President