The 2020 Jubilee–and-oil Elections

Likely “socio-electoral” realities

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.

Giving thanks for Minister Jordan’s $500

-Pensions – and growing old in Guyana

-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”).

From Arcadia to Atlanta: The PNC at 60

- Pardoning lawlessness? Ryhaan’s take

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.

His Excellency makes the Doctor sound good

Civility? Courtesy? What’s those?

-“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.

Reading Henry Jeffrey – On Laws and Courts

-God’s Gays – and Cabinet weddings

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.

His Excellency is becoming impatient? Intolerant?

A petulant President responds…

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.

Solid waste education: The best ever?

Guyana Annual 2018 - oil and gas

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.

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.