Shame on you, Bernie Sanders! And on you, too, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez! Their statements about Venezuela reflect an incredible ignorance and may help President Trump win Florida — and perhaps even the presidential election — in 2020.
With many democratic institutions under threat across the globe – often by leaders with authoritarian or populist tendencies – we need to do more to strengthen checks and balances and protect citizens’ rights.
By Danuta Radzik, Andaiye, Honor Ford-Smithand D. Alissa Trotz If you would like to support this statement, please add your name at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOaYK7DrMl1wTADDzWRqC9rSN34640noU-zOiMmZDxEhJLdA/viewform?usp=sf_link We the undersigned Call on all parties to guarantee that the Caribbean in all its diversity be actively promoted as a collective zone of peace in which principles and practices of respectful co-existence are adhered to.
Movie production being what it is, “The Wife,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and was released to theatres in 2018, feels very much of this time.
“Music is the universal language of mankind” – Henry Longfellow. “Music once admitted to the soul becomes a sort of spirit and never dies” – Edward Lytton.
Cultural Empowerment these days You-all must admire His Excellency’s Most Matured, Fit-And-Proper Gecom Chairman long-retired Justice Patterson now has to superintend historic national elections whether they are a consequence of Dr Jagdeo’s No Confidence Motion or not.
Growing up along the pot-holed paths of south Georgetown, we were lucky to find water unpredictably trickling and sputtering from the shared standpipe in the yard.
Introduction For reasons explained over the last two weeks, I believe that Guyana is at present set upon a political trajectory that is unsustainable and dangerous.
By Laura Chinchilla SAN JOSÉ – Hardly a day goes by without some new allegation that social media are undermining democracy.
The president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, declared himself as the interim president on Jan.
But ‘tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the utmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
By Phil Miller Phil Miller is a British investigative journalist based in London.
“Glass” recently premiered as the third part of M. Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 Trilogy, which began with 2000’s “Unbreakable” and continued in 2017’s “Split.” “Unbreakable” premiered just on the heels of Shyamalan’s wildly successful “The Sixth Sense,” the critical and commercial peak of his career.
Alice Walker is a novelist, poet, short fiction writer and activist. Author of the renowned novel ‘The Color Purple,’ which was adapted to film, Ms.
Let’s debate: America’s immigrants Coming from where I came from – voting for the People’s National Congress (PNC); then participating in its elections campaigns (’80, ’85, ’92) – I will not here prevaricate or equivocate: I’m aware of allegations and realities of electoral rigging of polling and votes when Forbes Burnham and Desmond Hoyte administered this land.
As books go, this one hardly appeared impressive. Wrapped in bare red cloth, stored in an unlocked steel cupboard and reeking of the natural insect-repellent citronella, the long, narrow brown leaves opened like a fan in fragile, individual sheets, held through holes by a white cord stretched between crude covers made from bare pieces of wood.
Last week, I promised that this column ‘using practical examples, … will consider governance arrangements that are more appropriate to our conditions and that will conclusively and most equitably address the African political dilemma.’ However, last Monday, I read a letter by M.
Just as a new study says that ocean warming is much worse than previously thought, there are growing fears that Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro will further worsen global climate change by authorizing the Amazon’s mass deforestation.
By Jean Tirole TOULOUSE – In reaction to the ongoing “Yellow Vest” revolt in France, President Emmanuel Macron has decided to hold a “grand” nationwide debate.
In our last two columns, we emphasized the need for political parties to prepare and submit their election manifestos to guide the electorate in their choice as to which party they will support in the forthcoming elections constitutionally due by 20 March, following the successful vote of no confidence in the APNU+AFC Coalition.
By Ronald Cummings Ronald Cummings teaches Caribbean literature in the Department of English at B rock University, Canada.
This week, the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention was held here in Guyana at the Marriott Hotel.
As a new year begins, every film critic is forced to consider the moments in cinema that burned brightest in the previous 12 months.
Under-development in health care, sport ’Tis the Season! To “form a party”! Baby Party, Legal Party, People’s Party.
During his career, the Pulitzer Prize winner George de Carvalho reported on the landslide win of a surprise contender, Cacareco, in neighbouring Brazil, who ended up being an unlikely international inspiration.
Last week, the president and the leader of the opposition met, and contrary to what many had hoped for but what Guyana’s political legacy suggested was most improbable, they emerged from their hour-long meeting just as they went in – with only smiles!
It’s no coincidence that Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro shouted “¡Viva Mexico!” during his inauguration for a second six-year term on Thursday: Mexico was one of the few Western democracies that sent a representative to the ceremony, which was boycotted by United States, the 28-country European Union and most Latin American countries.
By Amar Bhidé MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Despite the current backlash against free trade, exemplified most prominently by US President Donald Trump’s protectionist “America First” agenda, the economic case for easing the movement of goods and services across borders is strong and straightforward.
Interviews and photos by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa Joel Bancroft– Patient Need Pharmacy ‘Changes I will like to see lie in infrastructure and security.
By Deborah Hamilton Deborah Hamilton worked for several years as a teacher at Queen’s College before moving to Canada, where she now teaches.
Last Wednesday, the President and the Opposition Leader met to discuss the way forward, following the 21 December 2018 vote of no confidence in the Government.
A predator is an animal that naturally preys on others. Predators can also be a person or group that exploits others.
Inspired by a vivid dream, the best-known work of the gifted violinist Giuseppe Tartini is a haunting solo piece, the “Devil’s Trill” (Trillo del Diavolo) done in several movements.
After Raphael Trotman, Khemraj Ramjattan and Sheila Holder crossed the floor from the PNCR, PPP/C and Working People’s Alliance respectively and formed the Alliance for Change in 2005, it did not take much to convince the two larger parties to collaborate on bringing legislation to prevent a recurrence of such events.
By J. Bradford DeLong BERKELEY – Over the past 40 years, the US economy has experienced four recessions.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz NEW YORK – It’s old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as “the establishment,” especially the political class.
The law is reason, free from passion … Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all… He who trusts any man with supreme power gives it to a wild beast, for such his appetite sometimes makes him: passion influences those in power, even the best of men, but law is reason without desire … Aristotle Last Thursday, the National Assembly met to discuss, among others, the consequences of the successful passage of the vote of no confidence in the Government.
By D. Alissa Trotz D. Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column A few weeks after the 2011 elections that delivered a minority PPP government, the Amerindian People’s Association, Church Women United, Commonground, Guyana Human Rights Association, Guyana Society for the Blind, Rights of Children and Red Thread issued a statement in which they noted that the “margins of victory are sufficiently small as to impose a degree of bi-partisanship and negotiated politics, replacing the rubber-stamp winner-take-all approach which has characterised Guyanese politics for too long.
A seventy-year-old man walks into a bank. He is charming, diffident, well dressed.
Most people perhaps do not question the laws by which they live. There are laws of nature and also man-made laws.
Concerning attorney Nigel Hughes The coward in me – recognising when I’ll be “out-of-my-depth” – frequently advises that I stay away from contentious national issues which dozens of others eagerly address daily.
The Italian Renaissance philosopher and statesman, Niccolò Machiavelli, described as an immoral cynic, a genius strategist and a wicked man inspired by the devil, famously maintained that politics has no relation to morals.
The anti-corruption court in Pakistan has convicted and sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years’ imprisonment for failing to justify the source of income relating to his ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia.
By Peter Mason This is an edited version of an article in the latest issue of Nightwatchman, a quarterly cricket magazine published by Wisden https:// www.thenightwatchman.net If there are few more poignant images in sport than a once-great venue crumbling into dust, then the sight of the Bourda cricket ground must be one of the saddest to behold.
Has there ever been a time since Independence when we were not fighting in this country?
The climax of the newly-released “Mary Poppins Returns” features the main characters attempting to, inexplicably, turn back time.
How to avoid being “Dead Meat” parties I hereby reminisce briefly about the 1980 to 1992 days when I was part of a small pivotal team contributing to sensitizing and educating (frontline) People’s National Congress (PNC) members about their roles during elections campaigns.
The delicious fragrance of a simmering pot of black-eyed peas cook-up will soon waft through our homes on Old Year’s night as Guyanese continue their comforting compulsory ritual for promised prosperity.
The membership of the Alliance for Change (AFC) best represents the political dysfunction it was established to fix: disillusioned PPP/C and PNCR supporters with different empathies and perhaps even different notions of right and wrong, and once the African PNCR hijacked the AFC those schisms diverged and ultimately clashed, and thus we have the case of Mr.
Before proceeding with today’s article, three recent events that took place are worthy of commentary.