- 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 .
Ezekiel, Farrakhan, Flight 370 - and WheelsA little less than two years ago I dared to venture out of my depth to explore the lead topic indicated above .
Seven Self-Employed Bandits,Crime as “Employment”Not with an actual “heavy heart” but with some deliberation, I restrained myself from personal commentary on yesterday’s Labour Day or on Monday’s Arrival Day .
-Abduction, Detection, ProsecutionBelieve me friends, there is no joy, no “satisfaction” having to broach such issues as indicated in my caption - crime, abduction et al .
Today, of course, is the Christians’ Good Friday .
Even though I am a relative dinosaur, still not (idiot -) friendly with computers, I welcome the few, but pointed, responses to last Friday’s offering: ‘Inside GuySuCo, today’s ideal police commissioner’ .
When I considered exploring today’s lead issue, during last week .
It is my habit to leave weightier issues like National Budget Analyses to those much better qualified .
Personal and collective respect for law, order, discipline, reasonably-civilised standards of behaviour, service and of living itself .
The Bandits’ Briefing/Meeting is the Summary of the Minutes of my own sometimes – creative mind .
The latter-day Chinese have fashioned a gem of wisdom which advises that “women hold up half the sky” .
There is still one senior PPP-man (a People’s Progressive Party Stalwart) – that I can relate to as a somewhat principled gentleman .
Pre-Republic Day Greetings to those “regulars” who have followed this man-in-the street feature over its twenty-one years, as well as to those newer readers of the column .
Leaving the contention and debates with respect to the acting Chief Justice’s ruling, Budget preparations and Money Laundering Bill to the more competent, I had (my own) today’s topics thrust upon me .
Hello all .
Hello there Comrade Minister .
-Suriname’s Civil SocietyWhile I have long decided to relinquish my right to vote for persons to govern me and this land, I usually pay reasonable attention to the statements and activities of the Parliamentary opposition .
This lead piece – a very summarized partial history really is most significantly different from what was planned for today’s offering .
(A peaceful, healthy and successful 2014 to all citizens from this soon–to–be twenty–one year–old column .
I’ve never been persuaded to become a resolute believer or activist in any religion although, from childhood, my roots were decidedly Christian .
Even though I’m edging towards seventy it cannot be “old age” that is responsible for my increasing intolerance or cynicism with respect to the once–beautiful festival of Christmas .
Crimes against cleanliness .
Businessmen-cops, the “lessons industry”Except for the comments on the Procurement Commission, I’m again wearily exploring that which has attracted repeated commentaries and analyses elsewhere .
The conversational encounter described hereunder is very much taken from my imagination .
Today I again side-step the usual, high-profile “issues of national significance” .
Frankly Speaking a few folks would most likely, berate me for daring to juxtapose the illustrious Jessica Huntley’s name in the same (literary) vicinity next to Priya Manickchand’s .