Public Private Partnerships

Introduction Last week, we discussed the Privatisation Policy Framework Paper that was prepared in 1993 to guide the privatization that the Government had embarked on in 1988 as part of the Economic Recovery Programme entered into with International Monetary Fund.

Delayed development being confronted…

According to upbeat Minister Patterson

Please respond to Melinda and Tony I think Dr Cheddi Jagan was President when a most loyal Party-Man-Minister, Harripersaud Nokta, essayed to outline vision when articulating a grand transportation plan across the three counties.

Time to think of a Sovereign Wealth Fund for Guyana

Every Man, Woman and Child in Guyana Must Become Oil-Minded - Part 48  

  Introduction Column 40 noted that in practice, any Sovereign Wealth Fund for Guyana has to take a whole host of factors into account, including the country’s recurring deficits which are financed by loans; the deficit in its infrastructure; future revenue gains and losses; commodity prices including that of oil; and citizens’ rising expectations.

Guyana Gold Board happenings

(Editor’s note: Stabroek News has agreed to carry occasional columns from the Guyana Gold Board on matters of public interest.

The 2016 Agreement and the Environment (Continued)

Every Man, Woman and Child in Guyana Must Become Oil-Minded Part 47

Introduction This column turns attention to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Liza Phase 1 Develop-ment Project done by Environmental Resources Management (ERM) an external consultancy firm which describes itself as is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.

Exposing corruption, pre-empting corruption

“In the fullness of time…” His Excellency

(Bet today’s piece will rank amongst my “most-brief” as I seek some “time-out”) I’ll skip the usual classical definitions of corruption – as in executive, governmental corruption – those shady illegal practices.

Sweets and tears

A traditional unrefined sweetener long made in Indian villages by boiling down fresh sugar cane juice, jaggery is an old concoction that carries a rich caramel flavour and a beautiful golden to dark brown colour.

The First People and the politics of disrespect

Do you believe that if the African child pictured at right had followed the missive sent by Mae’s Primary to parents stating that on the day of Guyana’s independence anniversary 2018 ‘pupils will be allowed to dress in their cultural wear, depicting an ethnic group of their choice’ he would have been prevented from attending classes? 

It is still time

The damage to many children begins when they are very young. Whether in the form of physical, verbal, psychological or sexual abuse, many Guyanese children are affected by the inadequacies of the adults who are supposed to protect them.

Five heroes of Independence

-Kofi, Quamina, Critchlow, Jagan, Burnham

-Recognising and awarding chosen citizens Were not our First People – the so-called “Amerindians” –among our very first “Independence Heroes”?

The boy from Bancoorah

Cast out of the Manager’s residence a few months after testifying against the abuse of Indian immigrant workers, the courageous former house servant Narrain would chose to finally walk away from his indentured contract.

The heights of absurdity

I have heard politicians give all manner of questionable and laughable explanations in defence of their positions, and some of this is unavoidable in political life with its notions of collective responsibility and collegiate destiny.

An analysis of the proposed Cybercrime Bill for Guyana

Part I The proposed Cybercrime Bill addresses several important issues inclusive of cyberbullying, child pornography, sexual grooming and luring children into sexual activity, revenge pornography and cyber blackmail and copyright infringements all using computer systems (see definition subsequently) among other important matters.

Mom Party

“Life of Party,” like the recently released “Avengers: Infinity War” before it, ends up interrogating the critic who deigns to write about it.

Marx, money and freedom

Deciding what aspect of Marxism to consider in the 200th year after Karl Marx’s  birth (5th May 1818) was made considerably easier when some comments, purportedly by a ‘Jewish leader’ about ‘why black people are economically behind’ and what can be done to make them rich, arrived in my inbox.

Honouring Harold Drayton’s Contribution

By D. Alissa Trotz D. Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column This Wednesday May 23rd, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana (UG), will be hosting a solemn ceremony at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre in memory of Harold ‘Harry’ Drayton, who died in March of this year.