-Coalition politics and victors
The man I knew as “father” was a policeman all his life. Even in his retirement when he taught young recruits to drive and was himself the driver and “Man Friday” for Sir Shridath Ramphal, he remained an “Ole police” at heart.
-The Brigadier’s first major press conference
I realise that, most likely, it is because I am at the cusp of plunging into the heart of that demographic that is the Guyanese elderly that I return to this theme almost annually.
To his socio-political credit, David Arthur Granger, whilst on the pre-May 2015 Election Campaign trail did visit and interest himself in many hinterland communities at a very personal level.
- ‘Thief man nah like see ‘e mattee wid bag’
Whether the reason or cause is personal economic hardship, innate disrespect for honesty and the law, greed or some disdain for (hard) work, there are parents or guardians who will knowingly accept stolen items generated by their younger relations.
On apologies – and being `honourable’
I suspect that it’s because “hope springs eternal (in the human breast/spirit”) that I return to the issue of the status, role and effectiveness of our Guyana Police Force or Service.
“Everybody is somebody’s friend”: Joe H.
A powerfully-worded letter by Mr Clairmonte Lye in this past Sunday Stabroek (Aug 21, 2016) motivated my short lead-piece today.
Frankly Speaking, Mr Lye’s correspondence captioned “When you lie to Parliament you lie to the people”, will rankle and intimidate some in the coalition Cabinet of ministers along with some in senior executive power-spaces in the corridors of governmental authority.
- another PPP strategy session
Attention Vice-President/Senior Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine. Attention Minister Nicolette Henry. Attention Chairman, National Sports Commission. Attention Director of Sport. Attention Chairman, Guyana Olympic Association.
-Lincoln, the Russians, investment and aid
This is brevity today. I promise. But every ten months or so I find reasonable cause to comment on our local trade unionism.
-How some nurses scare(d) me
-An Emancipation/Arrival nugget
Taking a break from our local stresses of life here, I venture to comment on the burgeoning globalised ballistic stress that is terrorism.
American citizen, Guyanese national
Various countries and cultures and the United Nations Organisation all define what they deem to be the World’s “youth”.
Dictionaries define “youth” to be the period of life “between childhood and maturity.” (Not unlike the meaning of “adolescence.”) Again various countries decide on who is a child, a “youth” or an adult legally.
Race relations, USA: False rhetoric and revenge
Believe me my (more regular) friends, after today I’ll do my utmost to avoid this theme and issue for an extended period.
More on remand, bail, sentencing
Earlier this year I was moved to comment (twice) on thoughts and issues of identity and belonging evoked by the poetry and other declarations by Ms Ryhaan Shah, Indian Pride activist.
- Challenges of ‘governing’ themselves
– Suspending democracy sometimes?
You may consider today’s offering as one of my (briefest) “time-out” pieces. (I truly admire those who could churn out numerous pages on issues they feel strongly about.
- Searching for good since May 1966
Quite often, when guilty, immoral or indifferent persons are confronted with deeds or thoughts which are negative to good order, to righteousness, even national development, they slink and hide behind one mantra: “It happen everywhere, not only in Guyana.”
Not choosing to come out publicly, even privately, to denounce wrong-doing, they – usually normal folks – choose not to be courageous.
-Our ‘Heartland’ of drugs, terror in America
A brief visit to two of Georgetown’s Magistrates Courts was enough to re-trigger my years-long consideration of local administrators of legal justice in our homeland.