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Stabroek News
April 16, 2002

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Dear Editor,

It is really difficult to understand what the PNC/R attitude is to various issues as they keep changing their views.

They and others criticise the government for not doing anything or for 'sloth' and as soon as the government initiates action or even expresses a view they are criticised for improperly interfering in matters or even 'racing ahead of themselves."

In the matter of the complaints by Mr. Dexter Cummings against the Guyana Forestry Commission alleging discrimination and victimisation against himself and some of his colleagues because of race the PNC/R seems to be in some confusion as to what their position really is.

According to Cummings' letter in Stabroek News of 10th April, 2002 Mr. Robert Corbin, Chairman of the PNC/R, said that according to the information he received he praised the integrity of the Guyana Forestry Commission in this matter but Cummings is upset because he says that only a couple of years ago a dozen or so ex GFC employees posed with Mr. Desmond Hoyte in a New Nation photograph claiming victimisation and discrimination and Mr. Corbin's statement is a blow to these persons.

At the PNC/R weekly Press Conference Mr. Corbin criticised Cummings because according to him he was appealing to the political directorate instead of taking the matter to court and he also criticised Dr. Roger Luncheon for intervening in the matter.

We have become accustomed to the contradictory and immature stances of the PNC/R by now.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor McAllister