Improving Public Accountability: The Guyana Experience 1985-2007 by Anand Goolsarran is an expert, in-depth analysis and discussion of many of the roiling governance issues that have existed for the last several decades, and which continue to bedevil local society.
Thankfully, it is a not too heavily represented group; there is an inner core consisting of public superstars, and there is robust support from a ragbag phalanx operating behind the deep cover of barricades, some official, some scummy.
It was the end of an ordinary day, when a most ordinary woman made a decision.
One family confronts the most painful of decisions. A national family circles in protective embrace.
The announcement of the formation of Transparency Institute Guyana Inc (TIGI) is a welcome development (‘Company formed to promote transparency, fight corruption’ SN, November 11).
It took a while, but now it is finally out in the open: the PPP government is running scared; the party is scared despite its built in majority, its facile bluster, and its utilization of state resources for suspect purposes.
There are some things wrong with this title. First, David most likely missed the bus; second, there is nothing that is going to be great about this election; and, third, it has already lost the intensity and energy of a respectable race.
Will it be the General Secretary or the Speaker of the House? After all the expert opinion, inside information, and outside betting, the speculation narrows to this.
An incendiary device destroys a motorcycle shop on Quamina Street; a business owner is executed on Water Street; four adults and a baby are shredded by automatic fire in Cummings Lodge.
Yes, it blows hot, it blows cold, and falls asleep at crucial times for embarrassing intervals.
There is a cauldron in the middle of the nation. Today, it is a brooding presence that simmers restlessly.
However the time is counted, the peoples of this land have never been truly free.
It took only eighteen years. After continuous denial, derision, and delay from the ruling party, two of its leading men grace the national stage to deliver confessions, with a third likely to hobble from among the goat herders to bow his head and admit to sins.
Amidst the flurry of activities focused on 2011, a few unpleasant truths grow clearer by the day.