You really can’t put a price on representation. There is nothing quite like seeing shades of your life vividly represented in the media you consume.
Bouncing off the floors and walls, the scents of life and death, and hope and despair coalesce in hospitals.
-A taxi-driver on Jagdeo’s `powerlust Leaving the obvious “issues of national significance” – poised to erupt (?) this week – I seek relief to ponder upon a question which impacts on the well-being of humankind.
The Ides of March having passed six days ago, we are now into the Tides of March featuring the red wave of merriment as Guyana celebrates the annual Phagwah or Holi holiday.
I am convinced that Guyanese on all sides of the current constitutional quarrel know that what is unfolding is an interactive pantomime largely being staged by the coalition government, which was caught off guard by the no-confidence vote but wants to hold on to government, and two main reasons are in the public domain as to why it wants so desperately to do so.
LONDON – The United Kingdom’s protracted attempt to leave the European Union has upended the two illusions by which the world has lived since the end of the Cold War: national sovereignty and economic integration, the twin end points of history, according to Francis Fukuyama’s celebrated 1989 essay.
Francisco Martín Moreno is one of Mexico’s best-known writers, and several of his more than two dozen historical novels have been national bestsellers.
With 72 hours to go, it is still possible in the national interest for the President and the Opposition Leader to agree to convene a sitting of the National Assembly in order to avoid the looming constitutional crisis and a blow to democracy now staring at us.
From Moses Bhagwan From 1957, Moses Bhagwan became active in Guyanese public life and liberation politics through many organizations, including the People’s Progressive Party, the Progressive Youth Organization, The Success Movement, the Indian Political Revolutionary Associates, the Working People’s Alliance and the WPA Overseas Associates.
It is written in the Bible that Jesus performed a miracle where he fed five thousand people from five loaves of bread and two fish.
“Triple Frontier” is a riff on a particular song. Five former soldiers, bound by their shared scars, team up to pull off a daring heist.
(Reuters Health) – After a raft of studies reassuring consumers that eggs are OK to eat, a new report associates an increasing risk of heart disease with the increasing consumption of eggs.
Rigging potential under APNU (Part 6) Now force yourselves, concerned citizens. Assume or pretend that there was no No-Confidence Vote.
We awakened slowly in the dark, to the loud, lonely song of fast trills and sharp whistles before the morning rays slanted through the windows, cutting across the floorboards.
‘The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood.
Judging from what I’ve heard from White House Latin American adviser Mauricio Claver Carone and other officials in recent days, the Trump administration is pretty confident that Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro is increasingly isolated, weakened and on his way out.
By Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Senait Fisseha GENEVA – Since the start of the year, we have traveled from Afghanistan and Pakistan, where health workers administering the polio vaccine are battling snowstorms to reach children who need it, to North Kivu, where officials are trying to stop one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history.
By Axel van Trotsenburg World Bank’s Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean Every woman born in Latin America and the Carib-bean faces a life filled with social and economic hurdles.
Things like rule of law, democracy and you know, competence and facts; those things are not partisan, but they also don’t happen automatically.
By Carolyn Cooper Carolyn Cooper is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
By Greg Quinn British High Commissioner to Guyana On 11 March the 53 members of the Commonwealth will celebrate Common-wealth Day.
The final battle in “Captain Marvel” is a one-on-one fight between our hero and the film’s primary villain.
Creative people are often asked about their sources of inspiration. Sources include personal experiences, the experiences of relatives and friends, social issues, current affairs, spirituality and mysteries.
Electoral rigging – Under PPP? (Pt 5) Frankly Speaking, I would now hereby advise my fellow citizens, especially those resident here at all times, not to expect any significant earnings coming their way from our emerging oil and gas sector before, say 2022.
By Lilian Chatterjee High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana The Government of Canada sees March 8th, or International Women’s Day, as an opportunity to celebrate what women have achieved and the progress we have made globally on gender equality.
I first heard Trinidad’s great calypsonian, the Mighty Chalkdust belt out his satirical classic “Three Blind Mice” from our ancient, hoarse radiogram.
‘When socio-economic, racial, or religious differences give rise to extreme partisanship in which societies sort themselves into political camps whose worldviews are not just different but mutually exclusive, toleration becomes harder to sustain.
I was in Ecuador a few days ago when China’s official Xinhua news agency announced that it will launch the world’s first female robotic news anchor this month.
By Nicholas Agar WELLINGTON – Nowadays, one struggles to think of any jobs that will still be available for our children when they grow up.
By Phil Miller Phil Miller is a British investigative journalist based in London.
In a previous column, we had referred to a statement from the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that the Chief Justice’s ruling remains intact until it is overturned by a higher court and that it expects the President and his government to respect and honour the ruling by calling elections before 21 March 2019.
Keon Playter – ‘It is my humble and honest opinion that the no-confidence motion tabled against the present administration is one of great importance to the future of this country.
We hear the faintest sound of rabbits frolicking during the opening seconds of “The Favourite,” even before we see anything.
-Comrade Irfaan Vs His Excellency: Any contest? I’ve advised voters, especially those bright-eyed first-timers between eighteen and twenty-five, that even when they fashion their loyalty and vote for their favourite political tribe, their choice is essentially, “the best of the bad lot”.
A sinister presence lurks in the still depths and murky shallows where clear, coffee-coloured water once flowed, but sick rivers now struggle, reduced to a gasping, mud-choked mess.
‘My government has time and again expressed concerns over the investments made before the PPP/Civic took office.
By Michael J. Boskin STANFORD – With the first debate between Democratic candidates just four months away, the 2020 US presidential campaign is off to an early start.
Britain’ s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, have announced an official visit to Cuba next month to meet with the island’s president Miguel Diaz Canel, tour organic farming facilities, pop into a music studio and meet with owners of classic British cars.
By Lotus Founded by Preity Kumar, Suzanne Narain, and Talisha Ramsaroop, Lotus is a grassroots organization in Toronto, Canada which focuses on building social connections, educational initiatives, and empowering the lives of Indo-Caribbean women.
Transparency International (TI) last week reported that the Maldives police arrested former President Abdulla Yameen for alleged bribes and kickbacks in a massive corruption scandal estimated at US$80 million involving leasing islands and reefs.
What a difference five months makes. “Green Book” was the last film I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Forty-nine years ago, Guyana became a Republic and Mashramani was born. In the time since we gained our republican status, we have made more than 49 missteps along the way; some of our people have not used their power, while others have misused it.
Regarding Speaker Scotland, Mr Nadir Mindful of my self-imposed caution not to contribute to any inflammatory rhetoric in this sudden season of political constitutional controversy and open and covert election campaigning, I resort to creative speculation today.
Like many young Guyanese men, my tall, handsome teenage brother bravely headed off into the bush to seek his fickle fortune labouring with ambitious friends on a private mining dredge.
The late eminent political theorist Samuel P Huntington claimed that, ‘Elections, open, free and fair, are the essence of democracy, the inescapable sine qua non’, and this is essentially what the PPP and its supporters have always had in mind.
By Olusegun Obasanjo, John Dramani Mahama, Ernest Bai Koroma, and Saulos Chilima ABEOKUTA/MUNICH/FREETOWN/LILONGWE – The decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, made just hours before polls were due to open, has raised fears about the integrity of the eventual vote.
There’s good news in Washington despite the growing partisan fight over President Trump’s foolish declaration of a national emergency to build an $8 billion border wall: Democratic Party leaders are solidly backing Trump’s decision to oust Venezuela’s fraudulently elected dictator Nicolás Maduro.
By Roberta Clarke, Marsha Hinds and Gabrielle Hosein This week’s column offers three responses to Farmer Nappy’s Hookin’ Meh 2019 soca hit that is taking the carnival season by storm.
This week we asked residents of Georgetown what improvements and issues they wish to see the newly sworn-in Mayor and City Council address.
[Sustainable Development Goal] 16 recognises that building peaceful, just and inclusive societies that provide equal access to justice and that are based on respect for human rights including the rights of development requires effective rule of law and good governance on all levels, and are transparent, effective and accountable to institutions.