29-Bluefields, RAAS-Today Alejandro Mejia, the council member hand picked by
Rayfield Hodgson to replace the people’s Governor Mr. Guy Cox, was escorted
into the Governor’s office by a unit of the police force. Gov. Cox immediately
asked him to leave and told him that until the Supreme Court says otherwise, he
was still the people’s governor. Though Mr. Mejia was able to enter the
building, he was not able to enter the governor’s office. So he sat in the
receptionist area until 2PM at which time the police escorted him out of the
This prompted the people to shout:
Who is the governor? Guy Cox
Who is the receptionist? Alejandro Mejia
Justice, justice, justice…
The crowd shouted at Mr. Mejia. He was told that Rayfield
Hodgson was using him, like a puppet. They asked him where were the others who
elected him and where was Rayfield Hodgson. Of course, Mr. Hodgson did not show
himself and has not come near the governor’s office for the past 4 days.
It is estimated that over two thousand people descended
upon Kings’ park when they heard that Alejandro Mejia was being escorted to
the governor’s office. Kings’ park was full to the capacity with people from
all walks of life: teachers, fishermen, nurses, students, housewives, and
children. They came from all over: Pearl Lagoon, Tasba Pauni, Rama Key, Kukra
Hill, and Corn Island.
The people came shouting slogans, “no fear they say, no
more, the sun has risen.” They used firecrackers to lively up the protest. Car
tires were set on fire. The police put the first tire out, but the multitude was
ready with another two. The fire trucks were called in to put the tires out, but
one protester assured them that they would not get through. She deliberately lay
down across the street, and the fire trucks retreated. When the people’s
governor looked out his office window, he was amazed and ecstatic. The
expression on his face was one of satisfaction to see so many people in the
burning sun willing to give all they have to make sure justice would prevail.
Brooklyn Rivera, head of Yatama party sent a delegation
made up of three Yatama council members to deliver a message to Gov. Cox. Sources
said the message was that the Yatama members Dayne Cash and Melbourne Jackson
from Corn Island and another who voted against Gov. Cox were dismissed from the
party. Sources also said Gov. Cox was told that those disciplined council
members acted on their own account and not under orders from the party.
The people are keeping vigil in Kings’ park and promised
another rally tomorrow. I once heard Rayfield Hodgson said on the radio that it
is not worth marching to protest for anything because it made no difference and
achieve nothing. Perhaps, he already knew what he was planning and scheming in
the dark of night.
Mr. Hodgson you stand corrected. Today the people showed
you that marching and rallying together do make a difference. Together as one we
can move mountains.