Prison reform, contented prisoners reformed?

Mr Trump, the Pope and the President

 – Remembering Thomas Didymus Thick, fast and sustained the comments, criticisms, suggestions flow via the media, recreational spots, “workshops” and from government and opposition. 

SOCU, SARU, CANU, GRA, FIU, etc: Securing us?

-Rodney and Roopnaraine

– truth and healing The Special (?) Organised Crime Unit, the State Assets Recovery (?) Unit, the Financial Intelligence (?) Unit, The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit, the Investigative Arms of our National Revenue Authority, the newer “units” and departments under the Police, especially Mr Blanhum’s Criminal Investigation Department CID- all the above, before and after the APNU+AFC installation in the corridors of authority, power and responsibility, were/are meant to secure us, taxpayers and law-abiding citizens, from those who pilfer(ed) our Public Purse.

Growing old (and “golden?”) in Guyana

-Political thievery: Irrefutable cases?

Here are some relevant definitions from one of my old-time dictionaries. (Are dictionaries still in use by the dot-com generation?) “Jubilee” – a” fiftieth (50th) anniversary.” “A season or occasion of/for celebration.” “Golden Years” – the advanced years in a life-time.” “Golden-Ager” an elderly and often retired person (usually engaging in club activities.”) “Golden” Wedding Anniversary –

Giving- and telling about it

Ravi, Ryhaan, and those “B’s”

If there is any society on our planet that is absolutely, perfectly classless, I have not yet been convinced about its existence.

Human nature: Politics, position – and power

Black History – and ideas for black business

Basdeo questions Bharrat After completing twenty-three years within this ‘paper and column, regulars would appreciate that I am not given to – or can’t manage – the more academic, more analytical/philosophical reviews and assessments, whilst discussing or exploring issues.

Critchlow cries, as Duncan in ‘cuffs

A strange car, the shop, the wedding house

  -We’re 23 today!Strange how one can juxtapose seemingly oblique, or very unrelated events, personalities, reminiscences, when one vivid, even startling bit of drama unfolds.

A just life for our murderers

A President of pardons and compassion?

Just one anniversary IdeaAgain disregarding my preference for staying away from certain “hot” issues that attract current national attention from the more qualified, I nevertheless, feel obliged to repeat my own perspectives on matters related to capital punishment.

Responding to the PPP: Why? When?

-Our vote, our voice - managing ourselves

During May-June last year   they solemnly and spitefully promised to deliver what we – meaning all those not with them – seem to be receiving: A cheated-not-defeated/oppose-expose-depose parliamentary and political opposition.

Christmas under the coalition

Ole-time masquerade, other trivia

Well, well, well, do you realise that this December’s Christmas Season is the first one that young Guyanese, twenty three years and young, will spend not under a PPP government?

My now usual Christmas woes

- Mr Farook, U.S. Citizen; Mr Hongbo, Guyanese Citizen

Okay my annual Yuletide lamentation is becoming, for me, as traditional as all the universal and (very) local activities and traditions now associated with this “joyous” Christians Festival being celebrated in December.

Junkie Jermayne and the National Clean–Up

The Brigadier-Veteran, Ex-Cops, Retired Public Servants

The whole concept of the Guyana-brand of “junkies” is worth some additional study even though I suspect much has already been attempted with respect to this unwanted social phenomenon.

A recent PPP strategy session

-That 1955 split, Cheddi, Ashton, Forbes

I invite readers, both my regulars and casual fans, to decide whether (all) the following is factual, true and an accurate record of a very recent war-room-type strategy meeting by executives of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), as they planned another round of responses to all the Granger government is doing right and doing wrong as they, the PPP, fights to stay relevant even necessary.

Travis and the Traffic Chief

-Cheddi’s Red House – and the split

Ignoring my preference for avoiding immediate comment on issues of simmering significance, sometimes better left to others blessed with sharper intellects, wider experience and more analytical attributes, I, never-the-less, plunge into two conversations today.

New government, old attitudes, human nature?

-Guess which minister is….

The virtually-premature ministerial salary increase generosity aside, I share my thoughts on issues of authority, power, humility in fair-minded service and political personality changes.

In support of our public servants

-Secrets Comrade Bharrat knows?

Three “trivially significant” and introductory points: Public Servant above refer to workers employed by the Government via numerous entities.

Guyana’s culture, the global village

Simón Bolívar – and tomorrow – the third

Escapist-like, today I veer away from all those current issues of national significance, which too often tend to be stressful, provocative or controversial.