Next week Friday is Labour Day .
Determined to be time–out brief today even as others plunge real deep into the electoral politics of the current robust campaigns .
As I wrote and promised three columns ago, today’s very brief piece is another contribution from me to GECOM’s and the political parties’ Voter Education process and efforts .
“At the graveside the emotional outbursts of the windows and relatives of the deceased had been intensely distressing and I could not restrain my tears .
Months before the 2011 elections, I wrote a very short piece in this column which carried the same caption as the lead today .
Hello you electors/voters .
There will be those amongst the Guyanese population who will be indifferent towards the May General Elections .
I trust I’m not guilty, today, of editorial laziness, content-wise .
Since Sunday, after the PPP’s announcement identifying President Ramotar’s Prime Ministerial running mate, speculation has been vigorously rife on two fronts: Why and how was that quiet-spoken, charming professional chosen? And why – in Heaven’s name – did she accept such a high profile political offer?Not since Joe Hamilton’s 2011 defection from his PNC, whose anti-PPP street protests he led in 97/98, has such a campaign/political move caught me by impressive surprise .
-Are Banks allowed to be naughty?I spared myself a day or two before finally deciding that I would dare offer a reminder–comment to the populace, generally, and to African-descended Guyanese specifically that February is usually deemed African History Month .
- ISIS: A global threat?I suppose it’s no irony; just his many assignments and publications which resulted in Historian David Granger- currently the political Opposition Leader- producing a booklet on a summarized history of Guyana’s (earliest) Newspapers .
We’re 22 today!Let’s do a layman’s “analytical” breakdown of the elements, institutional assistance experts, expertise, environment and other personnel needed to deem a society, a country, a State, a narco- friendly place .
I loved – and still do like – our national Song of the Republic .
I’m hoping that I should be thankful for the young amongst us .
On this, our first day of the New Year, I should be concentrating on beginnings, not endings .
- And their funding comes from?I had touched upon my lead subject a few columns back, writing during a vacation abroad .
- Americans against Christmas?With a mere five days to the December twenty-fifth date chosen by some long-time Christian (?)Religious/Imperial Hierarchy as the day to celebrate the birth of God the son, here I go discussing Guyana’s Civil Society .
The Euro-American traditional Christmas-time music included a song called “Blue Christmas” .
When the late President Hoyte facilitated the return of a relatively free Press – the Stabroek News and the freeing up of the importation of newsprint – and the re-importation of flour and other banned or restricted consumer items, legacies of the rigid Burnham policies, most of the country could breathe again and demonstrated gratitude to Hugh Dessie .