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Forked Tongue: Stabroek News’ Criticism of APNU for following its advice on “Making Deals” with the Government

By Professor David Hinds I had decided not to say anything public about the appalling, though not surprising, politics of the APNU and the AFC over the last few days. But I changed my mind when I read Stabroek News’ April 23, 2012 editorial (APNU’s Deals with the Government). The editorial waded into the APNU for secretly meeting with the ...

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Transparency Theatre: starring the PPP

There is never a week in Guyana that passes without some startling revelation about governance that leaves the more perceptive citizens in shock and awe. Actually, the Guyana government and its affiliated entities lead the way in producing the most absurdities that are not only disrespectful to the Guyanese people, but severely highlights the arrogance of the officials involved. Sometimes ...

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Guyana’s Joint Opposition missed the opportunity for a Political Solution immediately after the 2011 elections

by David Hinds For any society to advance it has to settle a fundamental question—Who Governs? Such a settlement is even more urgent in countries, such as Guyana, which are deeply polarized along ethno-racial and political lines. From the time of the split of the nationalist movement in 1955, this question has haunted Guyana. The failure to adequately address and ...

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The PPP is being deceptive and selective on the issue of Proportionality; The Opposition should challenge the composition of the Cabinet in the courts

by David Hinds The PPP has, since the results of the last elections, discovered the virtues of proportionality. It’s their new mantra. They placed it at the top of the tripartite agenda. They have now asked the court to pronounce on allocation of seats on the parliamentary committees. So far so good. The problem is that the PPP is being ...

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The Catholic Church in politics then and now

by Carl B. Greenidge I read with utter fascination the account in the March 5th Edition of Demerara Waves an account of The Catholic Church’s contribution to views on the actions of the government and its Ministers in the aftermath of the debate on the two financial papers (7 & 8 under Bill#1 of 2012) laid in the House on ...

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The battle over the Speaker of the House

by Rohit Kanhai (New York-based Caribbean Daylight newspaper) “Livy says that Menenius told the soldiers a fable about the parts of the human body and how each has its own purpose in the greater function of the body. The rest of the body thought the stomach was getting a free ride so the body decided to stop nourishing the stomach. ...

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Parliamentary Representation

by Dr. Richard Vanwest Charles Our elections are over. National discontent is ever present amidst the possibility of having a different parliamentary experience which many never thought the 1980 Constitution could have delivered. Some see this as progressive and a golden opportunity for collaboration in the national interest. Others feel that this new dispensation has given the national psyche to ...

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