The Russian Revolution, referred to as the ‘Great October Socialist Revolution,’ took place one hundred years ago on November 7 (October 25 on the calendar in force in Russia at the time).
Political tensions in Guyana took a turn for the worse over the past two weeks.
Very little debate has taken place on the Petroleum Commission of Guyana Bill.
The Peoples’ Progressive Party went to extraordinary lengths over ten months to find eighteen Guyanese willing to agree to have their names submitted to the President of Guyana for consideration to be appointed to one of the most difficult, controversial and thankless of jobs ‒ Chair of the Elections Commission.
October 1953 The first election under universal adult suffrage was held in British Guiana on April 27, 1953.
For more than twenty years the task of choosing a chairperson of the Elections Commission (Gecom) was without controversy.
The drive for ethnic dominance is an unavoidable consequence of our social history.
Membership of our two main political parties does not necessarily imply that one is a racist or subscribes to an ethnic approach to politics.
The government is silently leaning the economy towards Burnham’s socialist control system, to cooperativism and poverty, where the sugar workers suffer and the private sector has no influence.
I adopt the sentiments of Lincoln Lewis, who writes frequently on constitutional matters.
Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was a leading Bolshevik and the earliest champion of women’s rights under the new Soviet government.
The public has been gripped over the past few weeks by the evidence which has been emerging from the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger.
There are approximately 2,000 prisoners in the five facilities in Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Mazaruni, Lusignan and Timehri.
Being away for the past six weeks allowed me the luxury of leisurely contemplating Guyana from afar.
The performance of the British Labour Party in the elections last week has been spectacular.
The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) had its annual general meeting on Wednesday last and elected a new Bar Council, the name of its executive.
This weekend Guyana celebrates the 51st Independence Anniversary, offers national awards to worthy citizens on their contributions to Guyana and welcomes the uplifting message of Ramadan.
The collapse of the Palmyra foundation structure intended to support an Indian Arrival Monument which was unveiled on Arrival Day was reported by the Stabroek News on April 27.
‘Inappropriate recusals are potentially very damaging.’ This statement begins the concluding portion of an article by Professor Abimbola Olowofoyeku, Professor of Law, Brunel University, London, UK, entitled ‘Inappropriate Recusals’ in The Law Quarterly Review, April 2016.
Last week the 27-year-old Anthony Joshua dethroned 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion for the past 15 years.
One of the reasons behind public executions in the past and at present was and is to demonstrate the power of the State so that citizens would be duly intimidated.
President Obama is reported to have told President-elect Trump that his biggest foreign policy issue was likely to be North Korea.
The State Asset Recovery Bill (Bill) was passed in the National Assembly on Friday last after a robust debate.
Two Fridays ago a seminar on Constitutional Reform the Process, was held at the University of Guyana.
The Guyana Chronicle, which obtained Justice Franklin Holder’s letter to the Chancellor (ag), the Hon Yonette Cummings-Edwards, complaining about the conduct of the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon Basil Williams, during the hearing of a matter in court on March 23, tried its best to obfuscate.
The judiciary is one of the three branches of government. It is a vital component of our democratic system and for this reason needs to function with a high degree of proficiency.
The campaign against the unilateral and undemocratic imposition of parking meters in Georgetown is at last bearing fruit.
Guyana has had a long history of struggle for electoral democracy. We have seen at first hand the devastating impact of manipulated elections on a country’s development and the psyche of a people.
Petronella Trotman is the name adopted by Ronnell Trotman, who is a transgender person.
The PPP unanimously decided in about 1994-5 to propose to the Select Committee on Consti-tutional Reform established by the Sixth Parliament (1992-97) that a president should serve only two terms.
The pacu is a fish related to the pirhana. The sweet water pacu has fearsome, human-like, teeth.
Public rage in Georgetown continues to grow and expand as last Thursday’s massive demonstration shows, even as the government has finally been forced to intervene in the parking meter fiasco.
No one doubts the dire need of the city council for resources. Its current income from rates and taxes is inadequate to maintain even the basic services it now provides.
The ruling elite in the United States, supported by those of Europe, are becoming apoplectic at the prospect of a rapprochement between the US and Russia, which could lead to the lifting of sanctions against Russia.
The Guyana Chronicle’s obscene calumny against Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh, over several months and getting worse, its contempt of court and the government’s intimidation of the judiciary have become deeply troubling.
Three of the four dailies on Friday headlined the second oil find by ExxonMobil at a well called Payara-1.
I recall that long before a year had elapsed of Mrs Janet Jagan’s presidency, an outcry arose regarding her failure to hold a press conference.
On December 29 the Attorney General’s Chambers issued a statement asserting that the lease that had been granted to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) in connection with the property in Kingston, Georgetown, known as ‘Red House,’ was invalid.
It should be of some significance to Christians that God’s message was not in “a raging whirlwind or a devouring fire” (Phillip Yancey quoted by Peter Wehner, NY Times December 24).
Yesterday morning the Stabroek News reported that Plaisance businessman, Kenneth Earle, was shot twice and robbed of $4 million after leaving a city bank.
Guyana’s economy is declining. The growth rate fell this year and the projection for next year is modest.
Since it became known that Dr Steve Surujbally will be retiring shortly as Chairman of the Elections Commission, popularly known by the acronym, Gecom, there has been a flurry of activity in connection with the appointment of a new Chair.
The world woke up to the news yesterday that Fidel Castro had died.
Many may remember that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) recommended the appointment of prominent lawyer Miles Fitzpatrick as an acting judge in the early 1970s.
Against all expectations, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The government has expressed concern about the level of gun ownership and has linked private gun ownership to the high crime rate involving the use of guns.
Minister Winston Jordan’s outburst at Auditor General, Deodat Sharma, a constitutional office holder, was unusual.
The President’s address to the National Assembly was disappointing. The expectation was that he would use the occasion to announce the Government’s legislative agenda wrapped around policy initiatives for the next parliamentary year.
October 5, 1992, was an historic day for Guyana – the day when democracy returned in free and fair elections for the first time in twenty-four years.
The Investiture Ceremony at the National Cultural Centre on Wednesday last was an uplifting event.