In twelve days’ time – if I make it – I complete another year into my seventies.
Granny Joycelyn’s pension – and her death! I pay genuine sincere tribute to our more analytical commentators.
How criminal enterprise pays Some may recall that I did a somewhat provocative piece a few months ago challenging the usage – and aspirations – found in our national motto.
(Okay, you-all know by now that at this time of year I love that word – “prog-nos-ti-ca-tions”.
Since the festival of Christmas commands a pre-eminent position – of observance and celebration – on Guyana’s Annual Calendar of National Events, I thought I’d pen a few lines to provoke thought and meditation relevant to the “Real Reason for the Season”.
Comrade Mrs Santa Claus and “Pashway” in the House The answer to the question, “should you/should we trust elected representatives?” is yes!
Sexual misconduct: His Excellency is aware With maximum respect to all, I lay claim at being among the first- if not actually the first to describe National Elections 2020 as the Jubilee–Oil Elections.
-His Excellency as Comrade-Leader There are occasions when you are quite aggressively upset with a generosity, a gift, even advice offered when you should accept “philosophically” (as in “calmness of temper and judgement”).
-coming quite soon – development, increases… Yes. Keen observers and readers of this space are correct: I did use a very similar sentiment for my lead caption four (4) years ago.
Immigrants of quality! Dammit! And to think I had promised myself not to join real knowledgeables in commenting on People’s National Congress (PNC) leader David Arthur Granger’s remarks to his Party faithful gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA two weeks ago.
-“Neither here nor there” – Harmon Of course, it depends on your political perspective and affiliation or sympathy; even your subjective tribal kith-and-kin links and loyalties, combined perhaps with your reasonably thought-out strategy for personal survival, then progress, which easily or eventually colours your assessments of our current national leaders.
Just a few weeks ago, whilst reviewing from a very personal perspective, the six decades of the People’s National Congress (PNC), I recalled the political crossovers of two ideological players.
Qualfon is hiring, hiring, hiring… (And to think, to decide that I had reserved the description “petulant” exclusively for Doctor Bharrat Jagdeo during the latter years of his active presidency.
Asian-Islamic America? Missing mosquitoes? I grew up in little old Alberttown in our capital with red ole grandmother sending me to the “doctor shop” for penny white or brown Vaseline.
Was on a brief overseas vacation so I missed all the Georgetown celebratory activities marking the 60th anniversary of the People’s National Congress (PNC) last weekend.
The murders, the rapes, the robberies, the corruption, the road fatalities, at the courts and hospitals mentally saturated, today I employ the escapist route, for relatively “lighter sides.” So, for starters I invite young and old Guyanese poets, writers, artists, photographers, essayists, cartoonists, and oil and gas researchers/experts to get Interested now in the Guyana Annual 2018.
Uncharacteristically, I begin today being sorry for myself and “hurt” because my virtually pioneer observations on certain issues are hardly ever recognized.
-the PNC at 60 (Pt 2) I assumed two positions and approaches to this piece today.
-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.
-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.
-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!?
Yes I concede. I have again succumbed to the people’s Emancipation Month to intrude with my comments.
-Gosh! Just what should I eat? Try as I intended, it doesn’t seem that I could “leave Emancipation month alone”.
– Farewell, rest well Hector This is the briefest of reminiscences of the Caribbean Festival of the Arts – Carifesta.
Emancipation economic projects From the mouths, pens and computers of writers, analysts, qualified, experienced and wise persons – as well as the ordinary, law-abiding and vulnerable citizens – there flowed an outpouring of views and suggestions regarding the recent prison riots, arson and escapes.