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.