Frankly Speaking

Vacancy: One adviser on good clean government

“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.

Our youth: Plight and potential

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.

Corruption: A global evil of the rich

- 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.

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