What a travesty. Despite Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s bloody repression of opposition protests that has resulted in more than 100 dead, thousands of wounded and hundreds of political prisoners over the past three months, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has not uttered a single word about Venezuela’s human rights crisis.
This week, we asked the man and woman in the street their views on the jail-break and the fire which occurred last week Sunday at the Camp Street Prison.
Introduction Today we turn our attention to how the country, and more particularly the PPP/C Government and the APNU+AFC Coalition Government have managed the country’s potential and discovered petroleum resource.
-Time to give up? To lose hope? Co-incidentally, the sentiments expressed through today’s lead caption were first published in this column, in similar style, nine years ago.
Singing schoolteacher Seadley Joseph so loved books, he became known as the Penguin after the flightless bird symbol of the famous publishing house, winning Trinidad’s coveted Calypso Monarch title with a blistering piece of social commentary, “We Living in Jail.” His 1984 lyrics declared, “Everybody talking ‘bout freedom, but is like everybody blind, If you think we living in freedom, the freedom only in your mind.
Make no mistake: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is directly responsible for the violent July 5 attack against the country’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, and for most of the estimated 90 deaths in anti-government protests over the past three months.
This column has been following closely the deliberations of the just concluded symposium at the Guyana Pegasus on “Public Corruption and the Oil Curse”.
By Amílcar Sanatan Amílcar Sanatan, interdisciplinary artist and writer, is a Research Assistant at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies and coordinator of the UWI Socialist Student Conference at The University of the West Indies, St.
I remember reading Roger Ebert’s review of Midnight Cowboy for a class on American film.
Selfless, Heroic and Eternal is SHE. Creator, Mother, Queen, Motivator, Homemaker, Career Woman – SHE is everything under the sun.
– another Caricom week, with Brazil Recall that quite early on in the life of the APNU-AFC tenure there was talk of a ministerial/senior public service code-of-conduct.
In today’s column we conclude our review of the science and technology which goes into the prospecting, exploration, development and production of petroleum products.
We are preparing to leave a lively farmers’ market in the lush, north-eastern hills recently when our daughter rushes up smiling broadly and bearing in both hands a huge, golden present that she excitedly thrusts at me.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s ‘Das Capital’, and I was invited by the Guyana Peace Council, Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union and the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre to make a presentation, “How to translate Capital into meaning for one’s life” at a seminar held last Saturday at National Library in Georgetown.
Amid the bloodshed in Venezuela, the corruption scandal in Brazil and the stream of bizarre statements coming out of President Trump’s Twitter feed, a very important news item has gone almost unnoticed in Latin America: A new study says the region is failing miserably in innovation.
By Sandile Hlatshwayo and Michael Spence Sandile Hlatshwayo Sandile Hlatshwayo recently received her PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and will join the International Monetary Fund in the fall.