The PNC at sixty (Part 5)

-a president and protests

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.

Some lighter sides

The Annual, the Astor, the Authority

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.

Our Diaspora, Irma and Immigration

-The PNC at 60 (Part 3)

Uncharacteristically, I begin today being sorry for myself and “hurt” because my virtually pioneer observations on certain issues are hardly ever recognized.

Oppose, expose, depose – and a jubilee election

-The PNC at 60 (Pt 1)

-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.

First Arrivals: Getting to Guyana first

-Free education - Somewhat expensive

-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.

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!?

Those women of emancipation

-After Granger and Jagdeo, who?

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

Guyana and Carifesta

-Why we admire our ministers

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

The prisoner and his warder

The President’s personal `reasons’

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.

Minds affected by authority, then power

-When? Not before I die!

“Assisting” our “Independence” Even though today’s should be among my most brief, I suspect, nay, I know, that again I’m stepping into waters I know little about (their depth).

Concerning next week’s Cabinet meeting

-’Banana Republics’ pursue corruption

Decades ago I actually was allowed to experience two separate Cabinet meetings for very, very brief periods, representing the then Ministry of Information.

Really getting to know Guyana

-As the bandits do

-Time to give up? To lose hope? Co-incidentally, the sentiments expressed through today’s lead caption were first published in this column, in similar style, nine years ago.

Pre-empting current corruption temptations

– opposition and media ‘watchdogs’

– another Caricom week, with Brazil Recall that quite early on in the life of the APNU-AFC tenure there was talk of a ministerial/senior public service code-of-conduct.

Arnie joined the army

“…To the lesser count of manslaughter”

“… For the purpose of trafficking” Today I ask my editor for one of those “time-outs.” From the consequences of mis-management of the (political) economy to the daily doses of crime, traffic mayhem and corruption–related reports, I become frequently overwhelmed mentally.

The cartels and national drug strategies

-Race has little to do with thievery right?

Compelled to return briefly to my lead issue above, I remind that I wrote in part last Friday: “From submersibles in the North-West District to light aeroplanes to sawmills to arranging US visas, which type of individual(s) is/are most “qualified” to manage such enterprise?”  But is it true?

Towards a courteous, caring, competent Public Service

On passing-the-buck and cover-ups

Trump supporters: ‘Lock her up!’ Two setting-the-scene, background points relevant to my lead issue: (1) I myself was a teacher in the public school system for eleven years before editing and producing educational supplementary readers for the Ministry of Education long before current efforts.