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 .
Again, I leave the reasons for and consequences of the Prorogation; the visible manifestations of unprofessional ineptitude with respect to vital infrastructure and the issue of how our young ladies dress to the more knowledgeable, the more “analytical” .
Here comes one of my university-of-life/faculty-of-the-streets lecturettes today .
And snippets from the protestYou “regulars” know me .
Greetings to all friends .
Many would appreciate that I often endeavour to “try something a little different “when numerous other contributors zoom in on the socio–political, socio– economic or hot current issues of the day .
Welcome again to one of my “time-out” days when I promise – or attempt – to be most brief .
Hardly the socio-political analyst as others claim qualifications to be, I’ll limit this lead item to my personal remembrances, anecdotes and opinions – the latter deduced from both reasonable belief and speculation .
… For purposes of traffickingGreetings! Sure, my regulars will easily detect that I’m recycling thoughts on this issue today, even as my own record of these columns indicate that I essay comments along these lines at least once per year .
- Local government? Community management? How?Because of this weekend’s Trade Exposition and Fair – GuyExpo – and because I have been reading a few letters-to-editors describing the PPP and its ministers in rather harsh language, I’ve chosen to mention, with some emphasis one rather publicly-vibrant one: Mohamed Irfaan Ali .
Fenty Last Friday, Granger tooIn comparison to a majority of our local social scientists, historians, perhaps, political analysts and, of course, politicians, mine would be a minority viewpoint .
American teens, Muslim global presenceSome weeks I do tire over the choice of topics or issues .
This is one of those Fridays I wanted for my time-out brevity .
In the USA, where thousands of my countrymen reside, former Presidents are still addressed as “President .
I know that I have had cause to express my curious appreciation of those columnists and dedicated letter writers – based in Georgetown and overseas – who, virtually, daily, lambaste Bharrat Jagdeo, his heirs and wannabes, most relentlessly with a view to regime change .
I tire truly of the world’s and Guyana’s sordid goings-on .
If even regarded by some as ramblings or waffle, I return to my lead issues with pointed brevity .
I can claim to be no political scientist nor analyst .
Within a five–day period thousands of us interested enough were able to be treated to varied “explosions of sound” emanating from the PNC/APNU/Parliamentary Opposition Leader, retired Army Brigadier, David Granger .
- The Politics of the Seventh ParliamentIn these Op-Ed pieces one is given to (hopefully) well-thought out analyses and conclusions, strongly-held, truth-and-fact views, sometimes preachy “lectures” and heavily-referenced or endorsed dissertations .
Two most brief lecturettes today as senior years muse on values and virtues lost, providing origins and causes for our socio-national decline .
Your might detect, rather easily, that I tend to leave some of the more topical issues to those commentators eminently qualified to analyse and share opinions on the numerous matters of “national significance” .
-Our 2014 “Summer” has arrived These brief notes on my lead subject are occasioned by both my involvement in and with a Non- Government, Civil Society Public Policy Group and two recent letters to the Press .
I actually missed the news item on Gecom and campaign funding which one friend mentioned .
Hello friends, today’s lecturette is both brief and also my personal search for assistance with regard to the issue raised in the caption .
Another Friday of my trying to be more light-hearted than intense or profound .
A few columns ago I took you all to GUYISLE, that independent state off the five Guianas Shield .
Yes, my regular readers would discern whenever I attempt to be escapist .
The Law and Karan’s NoseSo the world is now a Global Village? How did that phenomenon come about? Because all of present-day mankind – ethnicities, races, religions – originated in one place, Africa’?Because of continuous migration and modern communication technology?Early intrepid explorers, sometime aided and rewarded by greedy ambitious Emperors, Kings, Queens and “Conquerors” of every hue, carved out “countries” from the spoils of invasions, occupations and settlement .
-Still coming: Inside this ministryThe Guyana Constitution, under the provisions which “guarantee” our Rights and Freedoms, permits, even protects citizens wishing to engage in peaceful public protests and demonstrations against the widest possible range of issues which those citizens deem unjust or somehow against personal, community, workplace or national well–being .