A New Year For A New And Better Guyana

The United Republican Party (URP) would like to thank you all for your kind support. We are aware that you appreciate what we do. While we are still not as influential as the other larger parties, we are nonetheless alert in our underdog status. We thank you for your kind comments when you meet us on the streets. We thank the Editor and the administrators of this newspaper. We know that carrying our letters is not a right but a privilege and we say thank you!
We are at the throes of a new year and we are very sorry that we have come to the end of another year, with a relatively new administration and yet we are basically at the same place. We are just as broke, frustrated and uncertain about the future. Guyanese should not be uncertain of their futures; at least not financially. We have too many natural resources to be poor. However, we continue to suffer for a persistent lack of the kind of leaders who would catapult us into being the nation that we should long have been.
So we at the URP wish you all the best. Try to do the best you can with what you have. They say that when you don’t have horse, you must ride cow. But as you make your New Year’s resolutions, remember to promise yourself that you will not continue to allow the leaders you elect to live the good life – with their families and friends – while you, who put them there, continue to live on the crumbs they make available to you.
As you celebrate your respective reasons for the holidays, remember to remind yourself that the only reason that the politicians are living the good life, is because the country has the resources to make it possible. Guyana has money, it is just that it remains within a certain clique and among a certain people. So promise yourself, that come time to make a change, you will make another change. Promise yourself at this yearend, that you will continue to change your elected officials until you find a group of people who will show from their attitudes and lifestyles that they are prepared to put this country before themselves and their families.
Change is hard but it is necessary. And Guyana will become better, we just have to keep changing around our political leaders until we end up with some who will do right by us. So enjoy your festive season as best you can. Remember to be careful; the crime situation is still out of control. When you stop, remain in your vehicle until you are sure the coast is clear. Don’t walk with too much cash at one time. If you are confronted by gangsters, remember that your life is worth much more than the possession that you are likely to lose. Don’t try to be no hero!!!
Until we speak again, remember that only you can change your circumstance. Blessings on you.