The beneficiaries of corruption and fraud
In terms of “Independence Regrets”, I’m repeating sentiments I’ve had published elsewhere in this newspaper. That’s because in case they were missed, I feel they merit repetition for the “regulars” of this Friday feature.
What parents? What cohesion?
You all know that it’s almost a personal “policy” not to join roaring debates on current national issues, as I prefer to defer to those with superior qualifications and experience.
-After her heritage poem
-‘It was always illegal’
Two small up-front points: I’m glad I actually purchased a Guyana Times this past Sunday (I’m not too much a regular); secondly, what follows is as much a testimony to my fascination with other people’s Indianness in Guyana, as it is a brief nano-summary of my continually-delayed enlightenment on the issue, the phenomenon, the complex matrix of (a) people’s origins, history, culture, religion, ethnicity and generational lifelong bond.
- ‘J’ for Jubilee, ‘J’ for Jamaican
The American “Solidarity Forever” trade union battle song was meant to say it all: in unity there is working-class strength; strength to negotiate workers’ rights even though there should be no need to have to “bargain” for just rewards.
Jail those thieves! The pros and cons
Perhaps a little research can reveal if we – less than a million of us – really boast, proportionally, too many national holidays.
In high places, Guyana
Crime – as trade and profession
Just the briefest of my own grass-roots, man–in-the-street brand of “philosophising” about the implications of the behaviours now being exhibited by some “new” personalities in high places.
- Controlling your PPP blood pressure
-Primo passes pellets
Most of you will bear with me and this short sharp blast on my own personal trumpet. (Sometimes if you fail to recognise your own worth and contributions no one else will; self–respect might even earn external respect/appreciation?)
But perhaps in keeping with Historian/President Granger’s penchant for a renaissance in terms of national heritage and identity, this is a mere auto-biographical snapshot of my perspective on being a cultural patriot, a steadfast citizen.
-Some PPP issues - and ISIS
Any of you ever heard how Forbes Burnham inveigled Barrister-at-law Desmond Hoyte to join him and the PNC in sophisticated, but activist party politics?
Forever loyal, forever tribal, regardless?
Emanating from my brief paid-up membership but years-long support of and for the People’s National Congress (PNC) – 1973 to around 1996 – I was one under–35 who admired Leader Forbes Burnham and wondered about the brash, ubiquitous, once-powerful Deputy, Hamilton Green.
Mr Trump, the Pope and the President
– Remembering Thomas Didymus
Thick, fast and sustained the comments, criticisms, suggestions flow via the media, recreational spots, “workshops” and from government and opposition.
Frankly Speaking A.A.Fenty
This land is my land. Whose?
You would be right to suspect, even conclude; that I like to explore definitions and meanings in my old dictionaries.
- An inquiry – and – audit government? Proverbs
Greetings! As I hereby present one of my very brief – and rather escapist – pieces today.
This means that I’m leaving our own “significant issues of national import” – Local Government Elections, El Nino Drought, Jail Riots, etc – to others competent.
-Rodney and Roopnaraine
– truth and healing
The Special (?) Organised Crime Unit, the State Assets Recovery (?) Unit, the Financial Intelligence (?) Unit, The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit, the Investigative Arms of our National Revenue Authority, the newer “units” and departments under the Police, especially Mr Blanhum’s Criminal Investigation Department CID- all the above, before and after the APNU+AFC installation in the corridors of authority, power and responsibility, were/are meant to secure us, taxpayers and law-abiding citizens, from those who pilfer(ed) our Public Purse.
-Political thievery: Irrefutable cases?
Here are some relevant definitions from one of my old-time dictionaries. (Are dictionaries still in use by the dot-com generation?)
“Jubilee” – a” fiftieth (50th) anniversary.” “A season or occasion of/for celebration.” “Golden Years” – the advanced years in a life-time.” “Golden-Ager” an elderly and often retired person (usually engaging in club activities.”) “Golden” Wedding Anniversary –
The Jagdeo ‘Indian DNA’?
See how brief I can be today. As I comment on America’s DEA.
On the twentieth anniversary of this column three years ago I wrote (all of) the following: “You have probably heard of the USA’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).