Just over two weeks ago, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for an immediate global ceasefire in the face of another war that can only be won if there is unity: the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate and take us into unknown territory, its tentacles are spreading further and further.
There can now be no denying that like other countries here in the region, the hemisphere and globally, the coronavirus has gotten our attention.
In the quicksand of the twin viruses of COVID-19 and the most naked elections fraud, it is important to recap why five weeks after general elections a President is yet to be sworn in.
After social distancing measures have been ignored by some sectors of the population, the government has introduced a one-month lockdown for the entire country.
Sergei Magnitsky was a lawyer who exposed a massive tax-scam by senior Russian policemen and government officials.
The Covid-19 epidemic has intruded into all departments of life, and education has not been exempt.
Whenever a country faces a crisis of any kind be it natural disaster, war, or health related, the people likely to suffer the most are the poor and the vulnerable and this is because they have no buffers, financial or otherwise with which to ride out any literal or virtual storm.
How often do we hear colleagues, friends or family members lamenting for more time in the day or, that they were so far adrift on some project or goal that they didn’t think they were ever going to complete it?
As this newspaper has already said in its editorial columns, there was something unsettling about last week’s rebuke by WHO/PAHO local representative Dr.
It should now be clear to all except the most blinkered and those who refuse to see that there can be no swearing in of a new President on the basis of the twice-doctored results for District Four from the March 2nd general elections.
On Thursday Mr Joseph Harmon held a press conference on behalf of his party at the APNU+AFC headquarters on Lamaha Street.
Earlier this week several prominent American conservatives said that the health of the economy mattered more to them than the health of the elderly.
The UK did not learn the lesson from South Korea, and now Germany, that mass testing is the best route to managing the spread of the coronavirus – or rather, it learnt it too late.
All around us, the world is slowing down because of the coronavirus.
As the world is compelled to slow down for a few weeks or a couple of months, as the current pandemic makes hay, and as the days of the lockdown evolve into nights, the older folks might dust off the beloved turntable and unpack their hibernating long play vinyl records (LPs).
The March 2 general elections and the protracted political spillover serve as, among other things, a poignant reminder that we may be closer than we think to exhausting our options for determining for ourselves the way we live, before fate and our folly remove from us the prerogative of exercising that choice.
As Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh has a pivotal role in ensuring that elections supervised by that body are conducted in a manner that accords with best practices and yields a free, fair and verifiable result.
We live in troubled times. The outcome of the election which took place on March 2 should have been clear and accepted by all parties a few days later.
Our collective jeopardy, by a pandemic or anything else, offers us the chance to reimagine the world; to consider how we might change the present and avert similar threats and mistakes in the future.