Sonia Gordon: `I’m on Facebook and Instagram but I hardly use my Instagram account.
In France, the home of the Cannes Film Festival, films released in theatres cannot be streamed until a 36 month window passes.
Am I tired of writing about women being murdered in Guyana? Yes. Can I ignore this crisis and never write about it again?
A column by Transparency Institute Guyana Inc Recently, the number and prominence of foreign analysts who have corroborated the early view expressed by local analysts have increased.
`I’m a Berbician’ I’m offering most brief commentary on the lead caption about national registration for electoral purposes because it is easy for me to predict what a sensitive and contentious national issue this will soon become.
Thorny legal issues unexpectedly emerged in British Guiana (BG) over the uncertain status of John Gladstone’s East Indian indentured labourers when the influential politician and wealthy merchant secretly transferred his Vreed-en-Hoop sugar estate to his sons in 1839 and they quietly sold it a year later.
Clearly in retaliation to the government’s – by way of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) – charging in their absence former minister of finance and chairperson of NICIL Ashni Singh and former NICIL head Winston Brassington with misconduct in public office for selling government lands without proper valuation or under the assessed value, last week two opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) MPs, Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat, brought private prosecutions against ministers Volda Lawrence and George Norton for misconduct in public office.
Cuban military dictator Raúl Castro’s transfer of one of his many titles — actually, the least important one — to Miguel Díaz-Canel has been described by many foreign leaders and international media as a “transfer of power,” a “transition” and the start of “a new era” on the island.
By Shakira R. Hobbs, PhD e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org websites: shakirahobbs.com & biogals.com Dr.
I will not pay bribes, I will not seek bribes, I will work with others to campaign against corruption, I will speak out against corruption and report on abuse, I will only support candidates for public office who say no to corruption and demonstrate transparency, integrity and accountability.
The very last moment in John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” rests on the deployment of a sound cue that made me want to stand up and cheer, even amidst the troubling implications it raised.
For many years, foreigners like Chinese and Brazilians have been coming to Guyana to set up businesses and to make lives for themselves.
Introduction Regulations made under the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act require the application for a prospecting licence to be accompanied by a statement giving particulars of the applicant’s financial status while in the case of a production licence, the application must give full information as to the applicant’s financial status.
What about a `military’ Police Commissioner? Greetings. So very early on in the twenty-five-year-old life of this people’s column I would broach with government (s) the utilisation of our Guyana diaspora.
Faced with negative press and publicity over the ill-treatment of Indian indentured labourers on his Vreed-en-Hoop plantation, the rich and powerful British merchant behind the importation scheme quickly and quietly transferred the profitable estate to his sons.
In a presentation given at a panel discussion at Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement on 10th April 2018, former president Bill Clinton claimed that ‘The Good Friday Agreement is a work of genius that’s applicable if you care at all about preserving democracy.’ According to Clinton, the agreement ‘called for real democracy – majority rule; minority rights; individual rights; the rule of law; the end of violence; shared political decision-making; shared economic benefits’.
By Elizabeth Drew Elizabeth Drew is a contributing editor to The New Republic and the author, most recently, of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall.
The essential fact is that this Committee is a Committee of the House responsible to the House as a whole, and is not a battleground for party faction….
By Nikoli Attai Nikoli Attai is a PhD candidate in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.
This week, cricket enthusiasts of Berbice shared their views on the local cricket scene.
Solitude Solitude is often necessary for our sanity. Man’s ongoing suffering often enters our circle of awareness and tries to hijack our emotional wellbeing.
The new romantic comedy “Love, Simon” is all about symmetry. This is a well-ordered world where everyone exists in a state that is not perfect, but rarely uncertain.
-`We will build a police outpost’ One dictionary definition of “minister” (of the governmental variety) goes as follows: “A high officer of state who heads a division of governmental activities”.
Introduction In the course of his presentation of Budget Speech 2018 delivered on November 27, 2017, the Minister of Finance announced that the Government of Guyana would be partnering with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB/the Bank), through the Malaysia Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), to update the expertise and technology in rice production through a Reverse Linkage Project to the tune of US$863,000.
An astute plantation cook deemed “a mere brute” soon changed into a stylish man “in European dress with a countenance beaming with intelligence and hope,” as the young Rajput who was “most enthusiastic” to become the first East Indian Christian missionary in British Guiana managed to avoid further estate work as an indentured immigrant.
Today I will apply to Guyana relevant lessons gleaned from the international experiences considered last week.
By Sania Nishtar ISLAMABAD – Half of the planet cannot access essential health services.
President Trump’s top aides have advised him not to shake hands with Cuban dictator Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas, which starts April 13 in Lima, Peru.
During a recent hearing on the examination of the 2016 public accounts, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) questioned the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 2 on the use of some $250 million from the Region’s current appropriation for 2017 to finance the cost of several projects of a capital nature, without the requisite approval.
By Frank Birbalsingh Frank Birbalsingh was born in Guyana and is Emeritus Professor of English at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Anyone looking for something diverting to see over the weekend should head to Amazon or iTunes to stream the new digital release “The Death of Stalin.” The film builds itself on paradoxes that are both intratextual and extratextual.
If people could have foreknowledge of kismet, many would undoubtedly make attempts to change the course of their lives.
How Coporal Coppel, supplements his salary Firstly, let’s see how brief I can be today.
An unusual syncretic Indian deity that combines aspects of different major faiths, the dark-coloured Lord Jagannath is still periodically and ceremoniously renewed as a sacred, simple wooden carving, brilliantly painted with a round face and huge symmetrical eyes.
In recent weeks, criticisms of the coalition government’s internal processes have only been surpassed by criticisms of its handling of its relationship with ExxonMobil.
By Ulric (Neville) Trotz Neville Trotz was director of the Institute for Applied Science and Technology in Guyana from 1980-1990.
The good news is that the authorities have decided to place into the Consolidated Fund the signature bonus of US$18 million that it received from ExxonMobil, and whenever the funds are needed parliamentary approval will be sought, presumably via a Supplementary Estimate.
-when historian Granger writes about LFSBFor many years on this day, though trying to be more secular, I would discuss the definition of “faith” as it is understood by devoted activist Christians.
With no other person able to speak the different languages of the Indian indentured immigrants on a notorious Demerara estate, the last remaining of two abusive interpreters was quickly pardoned by the Governor.
I do not believe that Guyana can avoid the curse that has afflicted so many resource-rich countries.
uMuntu ngumuntu ngabantu; Motho ke motho ka batho – I am because you are; you are because we are.
With the Easter season upon, we asked the man/woman in the street how they planned to spend their holidays.
By Nicole Burrowes Nicole Burrowes is an Assistant Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas, Austin.
“Game Night” is the best example of counterprogramming in the cinema right now and it looks likely to be that way until probably May, assuming it remains in theatres.
Last week, Kwame Assanah, Dextroy Cordis and Errol Adams were killed by the police.
Introduction In this the 39th column I wrap up the comparison of the 1999 and 2016 contracts by looking at Annex D which is completely new in the 2016 Agreement.
-The haughty officer’s bag of bones I suppose that folks into their seventies and eighties experience two levels of behavioural responses to social events that they do not necessarily appreciate.
By Clem Seecharan Clem Seecharan is Emeritus Professor of History at London Metropolitan University.
Cheddi Jagan returned from studies in the United States to a British Guiana in 1943 that was a cauldron of poverty.