Ironical that the opposition can stand where Fr. Darke was stabbed
January 31, 2004
It is indeed ironical that the Opposition Party, PNC/Reform, can stand on the very spot where Father Bernard Darke was stabbed repeatedly and killed in broad daylight, and accuse anyone, especially the Minister of Home Affairs, of illegal killings!
I wonder if anyone protesting there takes the time off to read the inscription on the stone that is on the spot in remembrance of Father Darke, who at the time of his demise was a reporter of The Catholic Standard, going after a story to let the people know the goings on of the party then in power.
What about the two men that were gunned down at Number 63 Toll Gate, defending the ballots boxes? No one has been prosecuted to date, and the list is too long for me to go into. My sympathies are with all the families who have lost loved ones. The trauma that innocent citizens have gone through, at the hands of supporters of the PNC and of the criminal elements who "infiltrated" the vigilant groups of supporters of the PNC, takes a long time to go away.
Suffice it to say that the Leader and protesters of the Opposition indeed have a very shallow memory. They can, however, choose to forget their sins of not so long ago and save their energies and other resources and put their lives to uses that could benefit the whole nation.
One old saying is "Bare face nah gat shame", and it certainly applies to the PNC/R.