Continuing its recent attacks on the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), the PPP is currently waging a public campaign against the recent hiring of Richard Francois as the commission’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) .
This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world .
Welcome again to one of my “time-out” days when I promise – or attempt – to be most brief .
Word on the streets is that people across this nation react with caution and pessimism to the political backdrop existing in the country .
Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change to submit a weekly column on local government and related matters .
“The real question is whether Fiji could handle a genuine democracy with a free press, or if the country needs an ultra-authoritarian strongman like Bainimarama to keep control .
By Vidyaratha Kissoon Vidyaratha Kissoon is a Guyanese who hopes that Diwali 2014 would inspire people to remember the divine light is in every being without discrimination .
As I was about to prepare this article, two news items caught my eyes .
Just over a year ago on September 30, 2013 Stabroek News paid a visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission on the Mahaica River and interviewed the villagers about their livelihood .
Story and photos by David Pappanah Number 66 Village is home to approximately 400 people .
Introduction To be brutally frank upfront, without 1) strong independent trade unions pushing for national real minimum wage increases, the payment of living wages and the provision of substantial job programmes 2) a considerable strengthening of class-based ideology and politics among political actors and worker representatives 3) rising public awareness and consciousness (fuelled by public advocacy arising from evidence- based analyses), the struggle against grinding inequality and poverty in Guyana is as good as lost .
Head Down The Guyana economy has entered the last quarter of 2014 and the local stock market continues to languish below its closing value of December 2013 .
Abdul Tejan-Cole is Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa .
There appears to be no consensus among parliamentary parties about a date for the first sitting of the National Assembly after the just concluded recess .
My friend Patricia Scarpin, who is Brasilian, is a prolific cake maker .
I consider myself reasonably well read and passably well-informed .
As we anticipated in a recent column, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have just released pretty grim economic forecasts for Latin America in 2015 .
Four weeks ago, this column urged the Caribbean to begin to think the unthinkable .
(Continued)You remember that last week we began looking at quantifiable and measurable criteria that would assist the caring pet owner in making a well-considered decision on the question of putting the beloved pet to sleep .
At the World Youth Chess Championships held in Durban, South Africa, the strength of India’s player-development programme was thrust into the forefront as the once obscure chess nation won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals .
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens commonly called Areca palm, Golden palm or Butterfly palm originates from Madagascar where sadly it is now endangered and very rare .
[caption id="attachment_308542" align="alignleft" width="242"] Palm Tanager Photoby Kester Clarke (http://www .
Something happened earlier this year which reminded me that government policy and programmes are not for all of us .
I would like to start this column by stating that Ebola is not the biggest problem the world currently faces .
Hardly the socio-political analyst as others claim qualifications to be, I’ll limit this lead item to my personal remembrances, anecdotes and opinions – the latter deduced from both reasonable belief and speculation .
When we think of the enormous sacrifices and hardships our foreparents made to carve this blessed land into the Guyanese nation, we ought to hang our heads in shame at the way we insist on being as a people of the 21st century global village .
Residents of the East Bank Demerara communities of Peters Hall and Providence and parts of Republic Park and Nandy Park came face to face, one week ago, with the effects of a broken local government system .
The Guyana Police Force cannot seriously believe that by publishing piece-meal quarterly statistics it is proving anything .
By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 .
In Guyana, public procurement accounts for approximately $150 billion or 70 per cent of the national budget .
During a recent visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission, we asked residents how the destruction of the Umana Yana by fire had affected them .
If you do not read poetry you miss much .
The death penalty has not been carried out in Guyana since 1997 .
Inequality and poverty are independent though symbiotically related forces driving Guyana’s political economy .
If opposition candidate Aecio Neves wins Brazil’s October 26 runoff election — a possibility that virtually no pollster is ruling out — South America’s biggest country would “de-politicize” its foreign policy and end 12 years of preferential ties with Venezuela, Argentina and other leftist governments, top aides to Neves say .
The first thing to be said about the ebola crisis is that the region should be very proud that among the first to fully understand the seriousness of the threat and respond has been a Caribbean nation: Cuba .