Two different narratives are taking hold in Guyana when it comes to the Commission of Enquiry into the death of political activist Walter Rodney: Barbados Underground reports that the Guyana Trades Union Congress is looking after its interest in arriving at the truth, while propaganda press, which is not in support of the enquiry, suggests that the process is being boycotted.
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It speaks to the years of commitment to his craft and the guidance that he has given and continues to give to poets and to the people of Jamaica.
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