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I have just come from a meeting with Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo at Hampshire Village where he stopped to meet with residents. During the exchange many sugar workers raised their concerns about the industry and their pay.
I was saddened to hear Mr Jagdeo rather than answering the question telling those present about GAWU not protesting and fighting during the time of the Coalition. As a now retired sugar worker and a former proud member of the GAWU I am disappointed that Mr Jagdeo will seek to tell such lies.
Editor, the news was filled with GAWU protests in different parts of the country in defending sugar workers and against closing estates. I do remember Mr Jagdeo himself taking part in some of those protests. Yet when faced with the heat he wants to find a scapegoat. For a smart and intelligent man as the Vice President it is appalling to see him stooping to such lows.
But Editor, I remember my parents telling me never curse the bridge you walk on. Mr Jagdeo won the support of the sugar workers let him not lose it again. It maybe permanent the next time.