Opportunities to serve – and Lincoln’s take

- his mother wasted nine months?

(but did she disappoint him?) In my earlier life, or a phase thereof, both as a young professional and a more activist political Party member, I was obliged to attend most, if not all, of the Congresses and General Council gatherings of the “paramount” People’s National Congress (PNC) – my party of choice.

Career criminals studying law

-Bharrat’s hostile, critical support?

I don’t mean that the “professional”, recidivist criminals are actually choosing law school to qualify themselves as attorneys.

Five new ministers, old PPP legacy

-What honourable house?

I had given myself up to this month end/weekend to feel free to criticize harshly but constructively, the still “new” May 2015- Granger Administration.

Politics, patronage and development delayed

-More minds to interpret the law?

The dissatisfaction, expressed publicly, by the former Alliance For Change Berbician activist and one line in a recent Stabroek editorial have given rise to the following comments today.

Conflict, tolerance, resolution, the pools bar

- Again: Whither Black Business?

Today I’ll appeal to even my regular readers – as well as the curious casuals – to bear with this brief Sunday–School/Bible –lesson– like “lesson” intended to capture the element of the concepts implicit in my wordy lead caption.

How to treat today’s PPP Opposition

Emancipation context, Historian Granger

How dare I – a non-academic, a non-political scientist, a non-professional, qualified analyst or philosophy “logician” – attempt to advise a new government how to entertain or respond to a political/parliamentary Opposition-aggressor, seemingly dedicated to being uncooperative?

July-August school holidays. Holidays?

-On sovereign wealth and state assets

(First of all, I’m hoping that this offering is one of my lazy-days, time-out pieces.) Hundreds of thousands of Guyanese citizens live in the United States of America and Europe.

Caricom: Some history, many realities

Challenging the cocaine: The DEA and US

It really was a bit of a co-incidence finding a batch of my “historical” notes on CARICOM, along with a related newspaper clipping of a few years ago.

Carifesta is coming, but why bother?

That Cummingsburg Valentine affair

I suspect that I’ve “grabbed” your attention with my lead caption. Because that’s what I intended: to arrest your interest for the next eight/ten minutes.

Being “One”? Unity? A Myth! I Tire…

-One Minister’s Bank Accounts, Investments, Wealth

Hello there my nationalistic, patriotic Guyanese friends, please try to tolerate my vastly different view and perspective – perhaps provocative – on the issues mentioned in my lead caption today.

The Presidency. The Transition, the Honeymoon

A close election: The Jagdeo effect?

This man-in-the-street, 23-year-old column welcomes the Presidency of David Granger, as well as his brand-new administration which should be unfolding, personnel-wise, as you read this.

The PPP’s enemy within?

-The likely President Granger?

I hinted at this intriguing editorial which appeared in the State-controlled, PPP-oriented, government-friendly Guyana Chronicle of last week Tuesday (April 28, 2015).

Campaigning in the local media

-Elections miscellany

I am not surprising myself today – my penultimate piece before our May 11 D-Day-when I am finding it challenging to write on something different and relevant at this time.

As May looms: Arrivals and departures

- Exploring a PYO mind

Next week Friday is Labour Day. If ever one of Guyana’s too–numerous Public Holidays was justified and valid it is this national occasion which recognizes and celebrates the local and global contributions of the working class to a nation’s development and sustenance.

Post-Nomination Day : Cheated?; Not Defeated?

-Dayclean breaks for the Coalition

As I wrote and promised three columns ago, today’s very brief piece is another contribution from me to GECOM’s and the political parties’ Voter Education process and efforts.

Cheddi’s sugar workers, as voters

-On Jesus, Christianity and Easter

“At the graveside the emotional outbursts of the windows and relatives of the deceased had been intensely distressing and I could not restrain my tears.

The Politics of Perks

-Homer’s cocaine – and God

Months before the 2011 elections, I wrote a very short piece in this column which carried the same caption as the lead today.

Being simple, effective, about voter-education

-Guns – and Fenty’s Agricola-again

Hello you electors/voters. Perhaps I’m impertinent enough to dare to present a few pointers/discussion points with respect to elements of current voter-education initiatives now being contemplated, or implemented – But I do so never-the-less.