President Trump!

Against all expectations, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Guns and crime

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.

Go high, Mr. President

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

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. 

China

As China celebrates its National Day, it is dealing with complicated challenges on multiple fronts.

The frightening reality

The frightening reality is that the race for the presidency in the US is so close, and getting so much closer, that Donald Trump may well win the presidency.

Road rage

For over 50 years state authorities have continually lamented that Guyana has one of the highest percentages of road deaths in the world.

Echoes of the ever-present past

In 1838, as former slaves were celebrating the abolition of slavery the British colonial empire, Jesuit priests of Georgetown University in Washington DC, in the US, were selling 272 slaves to Southern estates to raise funds for the university.

Towards a national fire plan

The government has deemed as suitable the bond owned by Linden Holdings in Sussex Street, Georgetown, which it contracted to store pharmaceuticals at $1,200 a square foot, when a bond for $228 a square is available.

Politics and the ethnic census

The National Population and Housing Census was conducted in 2012. Published in 2014, it showed a decrease in the population from 751,223 in 2002 to 746,955 in 2012.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is probably the first person to have won the leadership of the British Labour Party on a campaign that advanced a left agenda.

Constitutional reform: the process

The report of the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reform (SCCR), appointed by the government and headed by attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes, was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in April.

The PPP, WPA and Clive Thomas

A recent exchange of six letters took place between Tacuma Ogunsaye and Clairmonte Lye, contributed to by Manzoor Nadir, in SN between the June 22 and July 2 triggered by Mr Ogunseye’s claim that Dr Roger Luncheon allegedly withdrew an offer made by Dr Cheddi Jagan to Professor Clive Thomas to be the Minister of Finance.

Brexit: Lessons for Caricom

The results of the referendum held in Britain to determine whether or not it should remain in or leave the European Union (EU), has been won by voters who supported the leave option.

Bryan Hunt

Bryan Hunt has proven that you don’t have to dress like a diplomat to excel at being one.

Parking meters

It appears as if the Georgetown City Council has already decided in principle to install parking meters in Georgetown for the purpose of creating an additional source of revenue.