Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The President's Press and Publicity Officer on Swiss bank accounts

Freddie Kissoon is not capable of writing accurately, responsibly and/or fairly on any issue
KAIETEUR News columnist Freddie Kissoon is his usual rambling self in his column headed `Why was President Jagdeo in Switzerland ?’ in the Tuesday June 30, 2009 issue of the newspaper.

Readers of the newspaper would by now have become accustomed to his appalling attempts at trying to sound erudite and scholarly when all he produces is a mish-mash of so-called columns that never ceases to amaze.

One again wonders how come he is a lecturer at the University of Guyana when he produces such shoddy stuff. If these are an example of the intellectual level of his lectures to his students, then God help them.

His latest offering is another classic piece of diatribe which has little to do with the headline of the article but one that seems to fit in with the agenda of the Kaieteur News.

One recalls that sometime back the newspaper claimed in an article that President Bharrat Jagdeo had sold out the reserves of this country and when confronted with the false claim, it said it was just a joke.

In any other part of the world such a serious accusation against the Head of State would have had serious repercussions but this repeated behavior is demonstrative of the democracy, tolerance and freedom of the press Guyana lavishly enjoys.

If Kissoon had done his homework, he would have known that reporters at the press conference did not ask the President about his visit to Switzerland because he did not visit Switzerland.

President Jagdeo had intended to visit Switzerland on the invitation of Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan to speak on Climate Change but cancelled his visit because of the CARICOM Heads of Government conference. If he did not go there, how can he tell the nation what business he conducted?

The President’s visit was intended to be an official engagement and not because of Switzerland’s secrecy banking.

Kissoon’s latest essay is yet another unworthy example of him trying to unjustly snipe at the President.

But then that fits in with his cowardly tactics and character.
Kwame Mc Coy
Press & Publicity Officer to the PresidentThe P

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