Clutching at straws

The announcement by government that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fedders Lloyd, a reputable Indian company, relating to the Specialty Hospital project, has attracted several negative comments.

GAWU’S new, militant, mode

The recent three-day general strike in the sugar industry, called by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), protesting the delay by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) in initiating wage talks, signals a return to militancy of Guyana’s largest and most influential trade union.

Ban Ki-moon has the final word

As revealed by President Granger in his address to the National Assembly last Thursday, Venezuela has once again attempted to intimidate a foreign investor, the Guyana Goldfields.

How the PPP lost the West for the second time

It was President George H W Bush’s February 1990 Republic Day message to President Desmond Hoyte, expressing the hope that the upcoming elections will be free and fair, that signalled the end of the West’s four decade hostility to the PPP, starting in 1953.

The PPP and national unity

Since the public invitation by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to the PPP for talks leading to a government of national unity, varying opinions have been expressed by several commentators on the issue, including Henry Jeffrey (SN September 16), Tacuma Ogunseye (KN, September 19) and Anil Nandlall (SN, September 19).

Politics as usual

The meeting between President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo yielded only a minor concession from the latter.

Budget blues

The population has learnt not to expect much that is edifying in the annual budget debates.

Unfinished business

A report appeared in the press last week of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman and AFC executive and prominent attorney, Mr Nigel Hughes to discuss constitutional reform.

Jack Gladstone

The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 was a seminal event in the history of slave resistance in British Guiana and in the colonial world.

The PPP has lost its way

The selection of Dr Bharrat Jagdeo by the Central Committee of the PPP as its nominee for Opposition Leader seals that party’s fate in opposition for decades to come, unless the APNU+AFC coalition underperforms or unravels.

Revising the Cummingsburg Accord

Both APNU and the AFC appear anxious to amend the Cummingsburg Accord allegedly on the ground that the reality of political office has clashed with the Accord’s constitutionality.

Venezuela’s breathtaking audacity

Venezuela’s proclamation of its “Atlantic Front” on May 27, which includes all of Guyana’s maritime space, having already maintained since 1962 its fictional claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s land territory, is breathtaking in its audacity.