In his recent interview on Venezuela, former president Mr Bharrat Jagdeo spoke about his administration’s approach to resolving the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus to signify the victories of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
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.
Neither pace nor spin could contain the eruption over the salary increases by ministers of the government, to themselves.
During last week Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams, reminded us that the current Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang is due to retire shortly.
“I am not unhappy with the US position,” said Vice President and Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge, speaking about the US position on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy (iNews July 14).
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.
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).
The APNU+AFC coalition has taken an important initiative towards transforming Guyana’s culture of ethno-political dominance.
The meeting between President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo yielded only a minor concession from the latter.
Mr Anil Nandlall, former attorney general and PPP/C Member of the Parliament, and now the guardian of our rights under the constitution, pronounced ominously on the dire consequences that would befall the nation if the Prime Minister sets foot in the Parliament Chamber, after he is sworn in to perform the duties of the President.
The population has learnt not to expect much that is edifying in the annual budget debates.
There are growing concerns within the Indian Guyanese community that the government has embarked on large-scale discrimination against them.
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.
The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 was a seminal event in the history of slave resistance in British Guiana and in the colonial world.
Sean Hinds comes out of the dark and dangerous recesses of our recent history.
It is only fair that the traditional honeymoon period of three months of the new APNU+AFC administration be exhausted before its performance is assessed.
One of the few issues of agreement between all political parties in Guyana after 1992 was term limitation for the President.
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.
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.
The Representation of the People Act, which can be found in Volume 1 of the Laws of Guyana, contains the laws relating to elections, including the counting and recounting of votes.
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.
Guyanese who have served their country with distinction can once again look forward to being recognized.
The end of the Jagan leadership of the PPP terminated the era of real, as opposed to formal, internal democracy.
The PPP’s boast has always been that it never lost elections. While it gained the highest votes in 1964, it was the PNC that was invited to form the government, which it did in coalition with the United Force.