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.

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.

St. Matthew and taxes as Easter week ends

Developing Georgetown’s D’Urban Park

A sufficiently–prominent Guyanese personality provoked my poor-man senses when he claimed that there is now some new tax on dray-carts, meaning dray-cart drivers/owners.

Towards the 2020 Jubilee elections…

-and another government –and oil!

bravado and big-time thieves Why – as current cost-of-living, quality of life, bread and butter issues “consume” the Guyanese Citizen – am I fast forwarding to some Jubilee general election three years away?

The modern morality and executive thievery

-`America First’, aid and theglobal economy

-the Radio set and water tank and self-reliance Gosh! Bear with me as I feel compelled to return to the issues of SARU and stolen state assets addressed herein last Friday.

The headstart – how executive criminals escape

-Ryhaan’s bound-yard

Are they “executive criminals” or “criminal executives?” You choose any appropriate description for those greedy selfish persons who, once elected or catapulted into high public office, use governmental corridors of power to illegally secure wealth from the public purse, exclusively for their inner circle of relatives, friends, cronies and comrades.

Competent community government?

-Independent editorial management?

-On judging art and talent Before I invoke the early warnings of former Member of Parliament, UG lecturer and knowledgeable commentator Sherwood Lowe, I offer anecdotal observations relevant – even if indirectly – to this lead topic.

Freedom’s call – From Kofi to Lincoln

-One huge reason for white racism?

Believe me friends: it is not laziness that drove me to recycle most of the following sentiments which were first penned in this column four years ago.

Collision and confrontation versus co-operation

-Loving, respecting, empowering women

– 24 years not out today!! One of my New Year’s prognostications about probable Granger Cabinet changes came through swiftly, (though we were “assured” such would not have occurred.) Believe me then that I had wondered quietly why – or if – someone like Elisabeth Harper (who would be a Prime Minister) couldn’t be tapped for her expertise and institutional acumen at the APNU+AFC Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

Corrupted youth, thievery, as honesty dies

‘Look how nuff different tings gone-up girl…’

Yes, here I go again early in this still “new” year. A repeat sermonette on the cancer of local corruption, the potentially lost youth as thievery thrives.

The full year (2016) before another ‘Coalition Christmas’

Prognostications: What a word!

The APNU+AFC Coalition Political Partners squeaked into power electorally in May 2015. Recall that APNU, essentially the PNC –People’s National Congress- itself a Burnhamite PPP decades ago- with some amorphous other “Baby Parties” linked up, on Valentine’s Day 2015 to contest the May 2015 elections with the Third-Party AFC.

Blackouts and Bethlehem

-Lily passed before legislation passed

-SARU, SARA, SOCU: 2015-2017 Hey and hello all. I hope to be relatively light-hearted dealing with three (3) serious issues as many (most?) of you attend to Christmas-time matters – in the country or in the home.

Indications of a modest post-budget Christmas 2016

-People and places to rob before year-end

–  Another plea for pensioners 2017 Fortunate still to be experiencing more months to my age and life span, I am increasingly wont to restrain my “celebration” of the Festival of Christmas.From poor, challenging childhood to teens the BG “colonial Christmas“ were a grand mix of European traditions and (British) Guianese elements- from the wintry jingle bells, sleighs, snow and frosty to masquerade, steel band tramps, breaking-up-the-house, renewal and church-going — and yes, our own delectable Christmas Cuisine.

Budget blues, credibility and reputation

So many fatherless homes for Christmas

– Feliz Navidad companero Moses   If you’re really into the year-end Christmas “syndrome”, this very brief budget 2017 commentary might be the column for you.

Who cares the most for sugar workers? Why?

God, the villages - and “African” business

Bartica, Byderabo: What’s “Best”? Because I appreciate all the elements of the national issue that is the fate and future of this country’s sugar industry; and because I do have a connection with Sugar Union GAWU- however distant- I make bold to offer a few simple but pointed and fundamental comments on a challenge that is bound to be “nationally sensitive”.

Today’s PPP, the Chronicle and CNN

Victoria: A God neither Black nor White?

It doesn’t take any rabidly – anti-PPP individual or group to raise their eyebrows – or ire whenever that Party essays a particular type of criticism of the Granger administration’s style of governance, missteps or obvious blunders.

What I liked about Trump

-As concerns seriously linger

-My simple anti-crime suggestions The commentaries, analyses and dissertations regarding the stunning upset electoral victory of billionaire-businessman-playboy Donald J Trump are not likely to end.

The drug baron’s welcome charity

-Gunmen in the National Assembly?

-Elections USA: Some “Black” Presidents Okay friends, bear with me as I return yet once more to my dubiously-favourite theme of a modern-day moral dilemma.