On my way to the post office to purchase a postage stamp to affix on a late Xmas card for a friend, I met the newspaperman delivering the day’s newspaper, and so I collected my usual copy of the Stabroek News.
Power has passed to yet another Kim in the Democratic People’s Republic People’s of Korea. (DPRK). Kim Jong-un, who inherited the leadership of the country following the sudden, though, it appears, not altogether shocking demise of his father, Kim Jong-il, becomes the third in a succession of Kims to take power in what is widely regarded as the world’s most isolated state.
I am availing myself of the facility provided by your columns to comment on the interview given by Mr Haslyn Parris to Mr Mark McGowan reported in your issue of December 18 concerning the tenure of members of the Guyana Elections Commission (‘Longstanding defects in electoral laws must be addressed – Haslyn Parris’).
The political terra firma isn’t quite so firm any longer; there has been a kind of earthquake, although there are some on both sides of our divided citadel who do not seem to have absorbed this new reality.
I was a victim of the police shooting on Tuesday, December 6 in Hadfield Street. Like other peaceful citizens who were shot that day, I was hit several times resulting in six wounds, the most serious being at the back of my head.
The November 28 elections came and went without too much fuss or fanfare. OK…..so there was some post-elections muscle-flexing and talk of boycotting businesses but the only business that appeared to have been visibly affected by the boycott was the Kashif & Shanghai Tournament.
With reference to the Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB) in your story ‘No charges against man in Camptown ballot box incident,’ carried on p15 of your Thursday, December 29, issue, we wish to draw to your attention that your report on the EAB is erroneous.