Editorial

Venezuelan shift

Anyone who thought that we had entered a less adversarial phase in relation to Venezuela following the return of the fishing vessels will have to think again.

Manaus’s second wave

Last September, an analysis of Covid-19 antibodies from blood-bank samples in Manaus indicated that as much as 66 percent of the city had been infected.

Le Repentir

On Wednesday we reported on retired Major-General Norman McLean expressing his disquiet to Mayor Ubraj Narine over the state of Le Repentir Cemetery, which he described as having become a virtual dump.

Challenges

#ChooseToChallenge is one of the trending hashtags as countries and organisations prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on Monday, March 8.

A retrograde step

West Indies cricket fans who were still cresting the waves of jubilation after their team’s out-of-the-blue sweep of Bangladesh in the recent two-match Test series, the first team to complete the feat since 2012, despite visits by strong Australian, English, New Zealand, South African, Sri Lankan and Pakistani sides, were tipped off their joyous ride last Friday with the announcement of the squad for the three-match T20 series against the Sri Lankan tourists which begins today in Antigua.

Bad news Down Under

A media blackout in Australia has shown the excessive control of digital platforms over the news we receive.

Government and state media

It was the turn of Mr Kwame McCoy, who is Minister of Public Affairs within the Prime Minister’s Office to make his contribution to the budget debate on Monday.

City vending

The announcement last Thursday that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was moving to implement a policy to regularise vending in Georgetown should have come as no surprise to anyone.

Manipulating the political mood

At the end of an electoral cycle where the occupants of the seat of power change and before the newcomers get down to the business of showing us what they can do, we usually embark on an excursion into political theatre.

Trawler licences still fishy

When it was confronted on November 19, 2020 with the murky issuance of two trawler licences to a then unknown person, the Ali administration should have done what every  government committed to good governance does in such circumstances: suspend the licences and have an independent investigation done of what had transpired.

Oneness

The Thursday before last President Irfaan Ali went before Parliament and told his party MPs, “The key word of my Government is ‘oneness.’” 

Texas vs winter

The winter storm that swept through Texas this week produced one of the coldest temperature snaps in a generation.

Civil society and consultation

In a nation such as ours where politics has insinuated itself into almost all facets of public life, about the only subject area to get the Guyanese mind exercised will be of a political order. 

Vaccines

It has been accepted, at least by right-thinking people, that a high level of vaccine-induced immunity is what will steer the world away from the current COVID-19 catastrophe that has changed life as we used to know it.

The home terrorist

Cornell’s Law School Legal Information Institute defines “domestic terrorism” as…“activities that— (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State: (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;  (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”

An outstanding stateswoman and humanitarian

In her capacity as both the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and as Prime Minister of Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados, has drawn particular attention to her capabilities as a regional leader of substance.

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