I’m agreeing with the opposition-increasingly!

-some social situations attracting my attention

-one Brigadier, two Majors-General

(Two upfront “relevant digressions”: Do you realise that one, two or three representatives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) have letters appearing in three local newspapers, daily!? (The Chronicle is as of the recent past-resorting to being overwhelmingly “government-friendly”.) And by “opposition” I mean not merely the formal PPP parliamentary/political opposers but include their civic surrogates, business interests, analysts and critics, columnists and professional letter-writers to editor.)


For Granger’s PNC, because…

Fans and regulars of this Man-in-the-Street Friday offering would know how I was intrigued by the Retired Brigadier David  Arthur Granger’s masterful  manipulation to become at one time- leader of Burnham’s People’s National  Congress (PNC),  Leader of the (mostly amorphous) APNU and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Now the retired officer and historian is both president and a constitutional component of Parliament! Not bad for a once-relative political neophyte…..


Oppose, expose, depose – and a jubilee election

-Florida, Irma and Guyanese (Hoping to keep today’s offering to relative concise snippet-like size and length.) After Forbes Burnham engineered a coalition with business tycoon D’Aguiar’s United Force and formed the  ‘64-‘68 government, Cheddi Jagan could have been excused for being bitter.

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First Arrivals: Getting to Guyana first

-Don’t speak ill of the dead? Why not? Since last month I paid tribute to the Emancipation/African experience I’ll offer reflective comments on this month someone decided to deem Amerindian Heritage Month.

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Emancipation – the president as historian and enabler

Yes I concede. I have again succumbed to the people’s Emancipation Month to intrude with my comments.

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Those women of emancipation

-Gosh! Just what should I eat? Try as I intended, it doesn’t seem that I could “leave Emancipation month alone”.

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Guyana and Carifesta

– Farewell, rest well Hector   This is the briefest of reminiscences of the Caribbean Festival of the Arts – Carifesta.

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