Made in Guyana

On Sunday last, scores of local producers came together in a single space for yet another vigorous effort by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) to propel small businesses forward.

PPP could have insisted that Houston by-election be held

Dear Editor, It was very gracious of Mr. Clement Rohee, a notable international statesman and a political official, on March 30, 2019 in a letter to Stabroek News `Those who claim that the PPP was/is ‘not a model of electoral purity’ must provide incontrovertible evidence to justify their case’ to comment on my letter of March 26, 2019 `The PPP was not a model of electoral purity’.

West Indies Head Coach

After being elected as Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, two Sundays ago, Ricky Skerritt declared that the immediate focus of the new administration would be rejuvenating the high performance centre, governance reform and finding a permanent West Indies Head Coach.

President David Granger

The announcement just over a week ago that the first phase of President David Granger’s medical treatment in Cuba for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma has been successfully completed and that his doctors are satisfied with his response to the chemotherapy which he has had to undergo and with his overall physical well-being, is a development that should be welcomed and celebrated by Guyana.

Word games with the constitution

Dear Editor, Let’s play a game; I did not invent it but the parameters and rules have been set by Guyana’s Court of Appeal (2-1), in this game players add a single word  to an Article of the Constitution then make an argument that this is what the framers intended; it seems a simple and innocuous enough premise and should the recent addition of ‘Absolute’ be upheld by the Caribbean Court of Justice, we can expect decades of fun and fees for the legal luminaries in the jurisdictions that subscribe to that court.

GECOM Chairman’s vote against Vishnu Persaud

On February 6th, 2019, a subcommittee of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) completed a report into a complaint that had been lodged with it by the three Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) opposition-nominated commissioners that employment practices have been biased and also that Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO) Roxanne Myers had been unfairly selected over the former holder of that position Vishnu Persaud by virtue of the vote of the Chairman, Justice (Rtd) James Patterson.

Models of decency

Karl Popper’s much quoted aphorism that institutions are like fortresses: they have to be strongly built and well manned, is as applicable in Guyana as it is elsewhere.