Looming local government elections

Interviews and Photos by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa

With local government elections set for November 12, we asked the man/woman at Sisters Village and Vreed-en-Hoop, West Demerara if they will they be voting and about the difficulties being experienced in their communities.

Celebrate and unite

Pride Indigenous Heritage Month this year is being celebrated under the theme ‘Proud of Our Indigenous Identity, Celebrating in Unity.’ It is a theme from which we can all draw inspiration.

The poor growing old in Guyana

Our new C-O-P: First choice?

-When going on strike these days… Seeing the aged security guard sound asleep at her post the other night, then wondering about the reflexes of a very, very “matured” taxi driver provoked me to re-cycle the following thoughts, last repeated four years ago.

Why I never turned into a thief

Grandmother, God-and “licks”

Dr Jagdeo’s LCDS, the Brigadier’s GSDS Perhaps I do bore some of my regulars by pledging that “this will be my most brief yet.” (See, I wasted one whole sentence above.) But because this social issue easily attracts many pages I shall try hard to be succinct.

Navigating the Syrian Endgame

By Carl Bildt STOCKHOLM – After a suspiciously sudden conversion, Russian President Vladimir Putin now claims to be worried about the fate of millions of refugees who have fled the carnage in Syria.

Argentina’s best-case scenario? Ex-president Cristina Fernandez goes to jail — but not yet

BUENOS AIRES — When I asked Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri last week whether it would help him politically in the 2019 elections if former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner goes to jail soon on corruption charges, his responded: “They tell me that it wouldn’t help me.” He said that many people tell him that, “It would be best if she ran for office” next year, because putting her in jail now would let her play the victim, claiming political persecution.

Standing with our teachers

Most Guyanese are not paid adequately. Often, when we compare remunerations here to places outside our country—even if we only examine the remunerations in other Caribbean territories—significant disparities are revealed.

What’s really cooking in Guyana?

By G. J. Giddings Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio Food is so central to human life and culture that a West African proverb maintains that “There is no god quite like our stomach, as we must make sacrifices to it every day!” In fact, every culture is identified by, among other means, a distinctive cuisine and thus through food tells of its unique adaptation to the environment.

Clive Thomas’ Cash Payments

Every Man, Woman and Child Must Become Oil-Minded  Part 55

Introduction Recall that Column # 54 published in this column last week cited two Emancipation Day speeches, one from President Granger which was discussed at some length in the same column.

We all cut from the same cloth

Because it has so visibly betrayed the agenda of most of the people who have supported it from the inception, predicting the disaster that will befall the Alliance for Change (AFC) at the local government elections (LGE) scheduled for later this year has become something of a national pastime.

Co-operatives: a possible future to note

Speaking last week to various emancipation gatherings, President David Granger sought to strike a note of optimism about the impending oil bonanza, but this backfired when he admonished his largely African audiences for spending too much time and money on liming and drinking rather than educating themselves to take advantage of the forthcoming opportunities.

Oil and gas industry

What the people say about…

Interviews and photos by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa   This week, we asked the man and woman in the street if they have been following the developments in the oil industry and how they think they will benefit in 2020 when oil begins to flow.