G20 Summit

The thirteenth meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) was held last week Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first time that the group has met in South America.

No more Mr Nice Guy

Dear Editor, As I look around the wreckage that embodies the political landscape, I realize that what was once a motley assemblage of the local lunatic fringe has since expanded into a staggering national phenomenon. 

Rising modern slavery

Dear Editor, I felt like a Rip Van Winkle when, as I was browsing some past magazines from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in England, I came across an article titled: “Alarming Rise in Modern Slavery” in the October 2016 issue.

City Hall again

There are things about the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) set up to probe the administration of City Hall that are acutely disturbing though, frankly, not altogether surprising.

Are contracted workers benefiting from the increases announced for public servants?

Dear Editor, Once more into the breach we keep falling. The evidence leading thereto, so far as compensation management in the public sector is concerned, cumulates to the conclusion that there is too little understanding by the relevant agencies of the basic principles to be observed in the formulation of salary structures, and the application of attendant normal periodic adjustments (increases).

Dr Mangal is a great asset to the country

Dear Editor, Dr Jan Mangal, reminds of General Douglas MacArthur. Speaking to soldiers, MacAthur said:  “Duty, Honor, Country —those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

Budget 2019 and the oil economy

As budgets go, the $300.7b one presented by Finance Minister Winston Jordan last Monday isn’t much different from its predecessors or indeed those of the previous government in their main constructs.

Discrimination and contradictions

In this country, people are rarely surprised by what their politicians say. In our rigid party system, we are accustomed to hearing all kinds of infelicities issuing from their lips.

Cohen’s plea deal

Earlier this week President Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to giving false statements to congress about his client’s ties to Russia.

City’s mismanagement of solid waste collection

It is now an all too familiar dance: The City of Georgetown employs waste disposal firms to collect the City’s garbage, the City winds up owing enormous sums to these firms, who then switch partners and call on Central Government to join the dance, and after being sufficiently appeased by government payments, these firms return to the welcoming arms of the City Council.

PM overstepped authority on cross dressing ruling

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo overstepped his authority when he announced the Government’s commitment to “giving teeth” to the CCJ’s ruling that in Guyana, men are free to disguise themselves as women, and women are free to disguise themselves as men in public.

A mark of shame

Pick a day. Any day. And then check the global statistics; you will find that more than 100 women were murdered by their husbands, partners or family members.