Any inquiry should also probe attempted genocide by the Buxton phantom
February 1, 2004
The Gajraj saga continues. Mr. Corbin wants an inquiry, which the government supports. The dispute is as a result of Corbin's insistence that the inquiry be held, notwithstanding no report has been made to the official authorities. The President is requesting that Corbin encourage person or persons in receipt of information to present such information to the Guyana Police Force.
Now for an inquiry to be held there must be a basis. Must not there be statements in support of what needs to be investigated? When a commission of inquiry is set up it will be told to investigate certain things. Must the President pull from the air matters for the commission to investigate without any basis?
I think Mr. Corbin should mobilize his people to submit statements so that the commission can be established. Perhaps Mr. Corbin feels this may not be necessary because he has already found the Minister of Home Affairs guilty. The protest meeting, which he headed and addressed, was adorned with great impressive banners. One has decreed that Mr. Gajraj go to jail without bail. And as to be expected Channel 6 has been showing these pickets every night.
Incidentally, when Mr. Corbin decides to submit statements and questions for the Commission of Inquiry to investigate, he should, of course, also request that the commission investigate, or that another commission be established to investigate, the attempted genocide of Indo-Guyanese passing through Buxton, the phantom like removal of the tape which is believed to have recorded the features of the person who might have been involved in the killing of Hamilton - a tape that may give a lead to the Buxton phantom, as well as the attack on the workers laying pipes along the Embankment Road at Annandale, and the reason army personnel nearby offered for not intervening.