Attracting thievery and corruption
Bartica boys, backdams and banks
Did Rasul ever hear or read about Raleigh? What am I really asking? Okay, I’m wondering whether the Bartica fellow accused of suspicious multi-million “gold” transactions knows anything at all about the English Explorer Sir Walter Raleigh who came to the early Guiana in the late fourteenth century searching frantically for a City of Gold – Manoa del Dorado or El Dorado.
Developing Georgetown’s D’Urban Park
A sufficiently–prominent Guyanese personality provoked my poor-man senses when he claimed that there is now some new tax on dray-carts, meaning dray-cart drivers/owners.
-Was Didymus wrong to doubt?
Greetings to all on this Holiest of Christian Days. I intend to be briefly repetitive. With slight differences, however.
For years, this man-in-the-street column has done basic things for your consideration.
-and another government –and oil!
bravado and big-time thieves
Why – as current cost-of-living, quality of life, bread and butter issues “consume” the Guyanese Citizen – am I fast forwarding to some Jubilee general election three years away?
the judge’s role – and supervisor
For a long time I’ve wanted to both rebuke and defend (new) government ministers with respect to their attitudes to (their) voters.
-`America First’, aid and theglobal economy
-the Radio set and water tank and self-reliance
Gosh! Bear with me as I feel compelled to return to the issues of SARU and stolen state assets addressed herein last Friday.
Are they “executive criminals” or “criminal executives?” You choose any appropriate description for those greedy selfish persons who, once elected or catapulted into high public office, use governmental corridors of power to illegally secure wealth from the public purse, exclusively for their inner circle of relatives, friends, cronies and comrades.
-PNC parking meters? Nah, fake news
I’m supposed to be the “outside” son of a late “Ole Police” Joe Fenty. Many other senior relatives now also deceased, were also members of the B.G.
-Homosexuality, Granny and `social progressives’
Even if out of my depth, I’m trying to wax provocative today on two social issues, local and worldwide.
Our Brigadier-Historian-President, His Excellency David Arthur Granger is managing to sound consistently articulate quite frequently to the point of bordering on profound oratory with respect to numerous issues of national significance.
-Independent editorial management?
-On judging art and talent
Before I invoke the early warnings of former Member of Parliament, UG lecturer and knowledgeable commentator Sherwood Lowe, I offer anecdotal observations relevant – even if indirectly – to this lead topic.
-Judging Calypsoes- without `commentary’
General Elections? Another Jubilee already? Well, yes. You-all think I’m being way too premature? Think again.
Every day Bharrat Jagdeo’s new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) seizes on the woeful missteps and blunders of the Granger Coalition and actually campaigns towards the elections, scheduled for 2020.
-One huge reason for white racism?
Believe me friends: it is not laziness that drove me to recycle most of the following sentiments which were first penned in this column four years ago.
-Based on a partly-true tale
-Leadership, service, lust and greed
First a brief background on Newton -called Newt by his close buddies – would be useful.
-Loving, respecting, empowering women
– 24 years not out today!!
One of my New Year’s prognostications about probable Granger Cabinet changes came through swiftly, (though we were “assured” such would not have occurred.)
Believe me then that I had wondered quietly why – or if – someone like Elisabeth Harper (who would be a Prime Minister) couldn’t be tapped for her expertise and institutional acumen at the APNU+AFC Foreign Affairs Ministry.
-Mixed-race US Presidents: Bye-Bye Barack
I’m signing up to be a (dubious) fan of Finance Minister Jordan. Occasionally he comes off as unapologetically blunt as his officer colleague, occasional spokesman Harmon.