Did I miss the block capital letters after her name? There have been many individuals who gave selfless service to various bodies and causes in Guyana. Too many have become unsung heroes.
As a youngster, I knew the name of Eileen Cox as an advocate for Consumers' rights.
I also grew up with the names of Eshri Singh and Ayube Hamid, etc (Radio Broadcasters) both of whom gave long years of service to entertain us with melodious Indian songs.
What did we, all Indians, give back to them ? Nothing in return, nothing, nothing.
To yourself and natty, I never meant any insult to the deceased, however do you still have your fish rapped in newspaper? Strain your tea for grums? Siff your flour for roach legs and rat droppings? If so, so much for your consumer protection. What about expired products? Even the government was in the habit of giving out expired medication. I am a realistic person, I believe in calling a spade a spade!
I find your comment to be most appropriate. Contrast is a good vehicle to establish comparatives such as quality. A characteristic completely lacking in the government camp. Give them hell Saggainncayman. Attempts to stiffle your barbs are a sure sign they are causing severe discomfort.
She co-wrote a booklet with the the Womems' Revolutionary Socialist Movement, that, during the starvation period of Guyana under the PNC administration, pumpkin leaves should be CONSUMED to keep alive in Guyana. The Booklet is still at the library of the Ministry of Agriculture, and must be at the archives of the PNC. Great justification.
A life well-lived at a time when women were relegated to the mundane and insignificant. A true pioneer. How many can remember when marriage was the death knell for a woman's career in the "civil" service? Just imagine our most accomplished achievers in many cases were doomed to childlesness and spinsterhood while those blessed with no talent or uneducated were free to multiply like rabbits. Rest in peace Mrs Eileen Cox. Thanks for your contributions in making Guyana a more egalitarian place.
Very well stated, except for the part where you dismissed an entire category of women that were never given a chance. Many of your so called "talentless" and "uneducated", self-taught themselves even while running a side business and nurturing your current generation of doctors, lawyers and leaders.
Rest in Peace true Guyanese pioneer!