PRESS RELEASE Message for Enmore Martyrs Day June 16, 2004 People's National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana. Monday, June 15, 2004




On the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Enmore Martyrs Day the PNCR joins in remembering Lallabajee, Pooran, Harry (Jug), Surujbally and Rambarran, those five brave sugar workers who made the supreme sacrifice in order to secure better conditions of work from their employers, the Sugar Barons and Colonial Masters.

It is fitting that a Monument to their memory was raised at Enmore on 16th June 1977 by the PNC Government, on the 20th anniversary of their martyrdom and one year after the nationalization of the sugar industry by the then Government.

Thirty seven years after this event the struggle of the working people for better wages, salaries and other conditions of service, remains a contentious issue. New masters have emerged whose action though not overtly violent will, inexorably, lead to the physical and psychological demise of the working people.

The People's National Congress Reform calls on the Guyanese people to raise their voices against present attempts to cower Guyanese workers into submission to inhumane treatment thereby vindicating the heroic struggles of the Enmore Martyrs whose anniversary we observe today.

People's National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Monday, June 15, 2004