Simón Bolívar – and tomorrow – the third
Escapist-like, today I veer away from all those current issues of national significance, which too often tend to be stressful, provocative or controversial.
- his mother wasted nine months?
(but did she disappoint him?)
In my earlier life, or a phase thereof, both as a young professional and a more activist political Party member, I was obliged to attend most, if not all, of the Congresses and General Council gatherings of the “paramount” People’s National Congress (PNC) – my party of choice.
-Who criminalised society?
Here I go today venturing into an issue of “uncharted waters” for me. And, I suppose, being somewhat out of my depth.
-Bharrat’s hostile, critical support?
I don’t mean that the “professional”, recidivist criminals are actually choosing law school to qualify themselves as attorneys.
Though there just might be some qualified law professionals who are tempted to try illegal things because they can extricate themselves from any possible negative consequences, I’m referring to those individuals who have decided on a life of crime and who, often guided by their legal counsel’s advice, briefs and defence- performance in courts, educate themselves as to possible acquittal scenarios and possibilities.
-What honourable house?
I had given myself up to this month end/weekend to feel free to criticize harshly but constructively, the still “new” May 2015- Granger Administration.
-More minds to interpret the law?
The dissatisfaction, expressed publicly, by the former Alliance For Change Berbician activist and one line in a recent Stabroek editorial have given rise to the following comments today.
- Again: Whither Black Business?
Today I’ll appeal to even my regular readers – as well as the curious casuals – to bear with this brief Sunday–School/Bible –lesson– like “lesson” intended to capture the element of the concepts implicit in my wordy lead caption.
Two lighter aspects of Emancipation
What manner of “human” cracks an old lady’s skull, tramples her battered body, perhaps strangles her, then drinks a beverage from her refrigerator?
Emancipation context, Historian Granger
How dare I – a non-academic, a non-political scientist, a non-professional, qualified analyst or philosophy “logician” – attempt to advise a new government how to entertain or respond to a political/parliamentary Opposition-aggressor, seemingly dedicated to being uncooperative?
Security- in its widest sense
What better manner in which to begin my own Emancipation Mini-series of columns than to quote from President David Arthur Granger – the historian?
-On sovereign wealth and state assets
(First of all, I’m hoping that this offering is one of my lazy-days, time-out pieces.)
Hundreds of thousands of Guyanese citizens live in the United States of America and Europe.
Challenging the cocaine: The DEA and US
It really was a bit of a co-incidence finding a batch of my “historical” notes on CARICOM, along with a related newspaper clipping of a few years ago.
That Cummingsburg Valentine affair
I suspect that I’ve “grabbed” your attention with my lead caption. Because that’s what I intended: to arrest your interest for the next eight/ten minutes.
-One Minister’s Bank Accounts, Investments, Wealth
Hello there my nationalistic, patriotic Guyanese friends, please try to tolerate my vastly different view and perspective – perhaps provocative – on the issues mentioned in my lead caption today.
- Scaremongering? The President, The Minister – and My Citizenship
Today this should be my most brief in weeks. Much of it is necessary summarised repetition. To me, necessary because although (global) context is generally useful in locating issues, even theories, our once-innocent Guyana has recently ranked significantly high on the international listings of States that are characterized by pervasive government–generated and executive–friendly corruption.