Move over Roger Luncheon, there’s a new ‘spinner’ in town and his name is Ashni Kumar Singh!
It’s nice of the one-time Guyanese broadcaster – frankly, one of the best in his time amongst a whole bunch of top of the line radio men and women……….sigh – turned high-level diplomat, Sir Ronald Sanders to wish us well in his cross or crutch comment on our hunt for oil and natural gas.
Corruption has become the hottest topic among the top brass of the Guyana Police Force these days………….How to get rid of corruption, that is.
Now that the general elections are over and the political pitch is beginning to offer a more even bounce (far too even in the opinion of many) the PNCR’s Comrade Leader has come out to bat again, opting for a sort of 20/twenty style.
Minister Frank has upped and added some fuel to the fire of that long-simmering Mashramani saga.
Local cricket has now been firmly launched into orbit. It took a while but once the political administration took off the velvet glove and decided that the way forward was to simply bludgeon the Board out of existence the GCB simply didn’t stand a chance.
So the government has gone into overdrive in its unending feud with the members of the besieged and now, it seems, outlawed Guyana Cricket Board.
Let’s hope that neither the Suriname Embassy in Georgetown nor any of President Bouterse’s news-monitoring aides in Paramaribo regularly monitor NCN’s hourly news casts; if they do then Takuba Lodge may be the recipient of a terse diplomatic note protesting NCN’s recent reference to President Desi Bouterese as President Donald Ramotar’s “Dutch counterpart.” Check it out NCN news moguls!
Minister Jennifer Webster is re-launching the national Domestic Violence Campaign in March – so says the state paper.
Open confession – so the saying goes – is good for the soul.
On the surface at least President Ramotar appears to have thrown a spanner into the political works by accusing APNU and the AFC of manipulating the general elections results at Linden, thus denying the PPP/C the few percentage points that they needed to take them into the parliamentary promised land.
A Kwakwani source has sent us a report that RUSAL’s Russian Managers are looking around for another location at which to entertain themselves.
It appears that someone completely forgot to tell the state-run newspaper that the day after the President makes a historic presentation to the National Assembly pledging to work together with the political opposition in a new-look Parliament is not the most appropriate day on which to unleash an editorial tirade against one of the political parties with which the government is seeking an accommodation to ensure that every bill that comes before the House is not attended by an outbreak of bloodletting.
Minister of Home Affairs Clement James Rohee has upped and moved himself to Eve Leary and it appears that the move has created an outbreak of “the jitters” among the Police Force’s Top Brass.
If you want to understand this Kafkaesque society of ours you have to learn to recognize and read the political tea leaves.
Those of us who live in towns where floods find us ankle deep in water and filth whenever there is drizzle that goes beyond a few minutes, cannot possibly visualize – even with the help of the pictures that appear in the newspapers – the really hellish conditions that prevail in other more low-lying regions of the country in these La Nina times.
It’s probably worth mentioning that just as we were beginning to wonder when Mr.
The future of the University of Guyana now hangs in a precarious balance.
What on earth are Granger and Ramjattan and their merry men and women waiting for before they ‘get on their bikes’ and start moving around this country, taking the pulse of the people, finding out what their concerns are and start representing those concerns to the people like self-respecting opposition political parties should?
We cannot afford to wait any longer! We must read a riot act against those miscreants who sate their twisted sexual pleasures by molesting our children and leaving ugly physical and mental scars on their young lives.
It was only a matter of time before somebody came up with the idea of a pet project for the new First Lady Mrs.
There was a distinct tone of gracelessness to the comment by our Attorney General and Justice Minister and maybe even Senior Counsel in waiting, Anil Nandlall in his response to the comment made by Khemraj Ramjattan that the AG could help out the opposition in the drafting of legislation.
The recent disclosure that OUR 2012 Olympics hopefuls now have no choice but to travel overseas to access proper training facilities and a more competitive warm up environment must surely be one of the least auspicious moments in the political career of Sports Minister Frank Anthony.
Could someone shed some light on the goings on with the first Bishop ever to be appointed to a Ministerial position in Guyana!
The word out there is that now that CGX has announced that the oil rig The Ocean Saratoga has been dispatched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Guyana/Suriname Basin to start drilling for oil, large numbers of ‘better off’ Guyanese are busy googling the various Japanese used car websites, sizing up those high-performance gas guzzlers that they have been denied for so long.
A certain newspaper has upped and published the Opposition Leader’s package of ‘goodies’ and if the truth be told and if the newspaper is telling the truth retired Brigadier Granger didn’t get a bad post-Christmas present at all.
It appears that a certain newspaper has picked up the vibe about the sudden and near complete disappearance of ex President Jagdeo from the news since early December and has decided to do something about it….Except that in its eagerness to correct the situation it certainly appears that they have gone about it in the wrong way.
The University of Guyana Students Society (UGSS) has pulled itself up to its full intellectual height and fired a warning shot across the bow of the ship of state, calling for the government to get its act together, to provide them with facilities deserving of a Twenty First Century higher institution of learning.
DE POLITICAL LICK DOWN over who sits in the Speaker’s chair during the life of the current parliament has ended with the installation of Alliance For Change Leader Rapahel Trotman.
Whenever will those banners exhorting people to “VOTE” for this party or that party and those pictures of the people who are now the winners and losers at last November’s general elections stop adorning lamp posts and traffic light signal canisters in the city.
Here’s a riddle for readers! What do Guyana Football Federation President (on protracted suspension) Colin Klass and ex-President Jagdeo have in common.
Is the appointment of Navin Chandarpal as a Presidential Adviser the first really clear-cut sign that Mr.
This year’s Annual Police New Year’s Eve Ball was graced with a surprise visitor in the person of Police Commissioner (on leave) Henry Greene.
One might have thought that the clever thing for President Ramotar to have done was to drop the calumnies of local cricket from his own agenda and get on with the business of fashioning his own agenda.
On Old Year’s Night some of the church-going citizens of Georgetown were reportedly heard praying urgently that on the stroke of midnight a brisk breeze would descend on the capital and that all of the garbage in the city would be caught up, like a rapture and swept away… and they were praying too that Mayor Green and his Councillors would not be spared by the rapture; that they too would become caught up and retired quietly to their respective homes.
We enter a new year with a new President though it has to be said that that is where the newness stops.
Not a few of his colleagues have said that there was a time when Henry Greene used to be one of the fittest, trimmest policemen in the Force.
The November 28 elections came and went without too much fuss or fanfare.
It’s well worth the while for those of us who know better to take some time off to make the point to Roger Luncheon that a time will come when scholars of media history will decide to sit down with the mountains of recordings of all of the strange pronouncements that he has unleashed upon this nation and decide that when it comes to propaganda the Doctor might be incomparable……….and even if we concede that such a thing may not happen for several years down the road you have to wonder whether Roger is not concerned about how history will judge him.
Things haven’t gotten off to such a good start between the two opposition parties of whom much is expected in the New Parliament.
With the entire Republic looking forward with bated breath to the first sitting of the National Assembly, one has to wonder as to the reason why – at least according to President Ramotar – APNU has called for the postponement of the summoning of the august body.
A month has passed since the National Elections and people are already asking whether B.J.
After the results of the November 28 General Elections were announced, re-instated Prime Minister Samuel Hinds was heard to say that the PPP/C would have much preferred to secure that extra seat that would have given it control of the National Assembly but that it is prepared to work with the two opposition political parties who control that single seat majority to ensure that we are able to run the country without having all hell break loose every time Parliament is convened.
Who won and who lost the November 28 elections depends on how you look at it.
It might be very much premature to suggest that the opposition parliamentary majority has fallen at the first hurdle but it certainly appears as though they have hit that hurdle……HARD.
Of all the holdovers from the Jagdeo Administration, Roger Luncheon is perhaps the most notable.
Rumours are rife about all that is happening with the changing of the ministerial guard at the various government ministries.
Everybody says Mr. Ramotar is no Bharrat Jagdeo. That is true in several senses.
President Donald’s new Cabinet has been a revelation. He has shocked some of us into silence.