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.
“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).
Decades ago I actually was allowed to experience two separate Cabinet meetings for very, very brief periods, representing the then Ministry of Information.
-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.
– 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.
It’s the early to mid-1900s. The slaves had left the plantations. The Indentured were making post-bound-yard choices.
-Miss Guyana World: The Wright choice! A few readers took time to mention that they appreciated last Friday’s shorter format; I’ll try again today.
“… 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.
Beginning next Friday I’ll do my very best to avoid the basic issues embedded in today’s two topics.
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?
I won’t ever use the cliché “Happy Independence Day…” Rather, I normally agree with the annual observance as there is always much more needed for celebration.
– usages – and “mis-usages” Both old First World countries and newer emerging Third World States – especially the latter – proudly proclaim national mottoes.
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.
Our head of state seems to prefer visits to country-wide communities over any type of full-fledged press conference.
Bartica boys, backdams and banks Did Rasul ever hear or read about Raleigh?