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OPINION: Elections candidates like local airline history: they come, they fool, they go

by GHK Lall The more the merrier. After all, that is what elections times have come to mean right here in Guyana since back in the day. Elections legends, wannabees, and political jumbie stories stalk the land: overnight sensations, cultural mirages, the rituals of public national exorcisms every five years. People never before heard from make public appearance under a ...

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OPINION: Even good news means nothing, only election news does

By GHK Lall Guyanese have neither time nor interest for any news, other than elections news. Good news, encouraging news, is wasted on us. Place it before them and heads and backs turn away. Even the government has lost focus (and its marbles) in the hysterias of a most scorching elections season. Good news, promising news, gets swallowed up, trampled ...

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OPINION: Convicted drug trafficker? Common criminal? Folk hero? Political pawn?

By Yolande Gittens  Roger Khan was deported to Guyana last Friday night. For weeks following his release from a US prison where he had been serving time for drug trafficking, there had been speculation as to his arrival date. Such was the anticipation, that many false sightings were reported. Social media sites were in overdrive. Speculation mostly revolved around discourse ...

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OPINION: When tones are sharper and temperatures higher – time to tighten and stay cool

by GHK Lall Things are getting testy. I detect impatience, exasperation, and indignation from His Excellency, President David Granger. More than frustration and, more accurately, growing anger. This is from a leader, who has a well-earned reputation for unruffled calm and the disciplined strength of stoics in his words and comportment. Thus, when even a David Granger feels compelled to ...

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OPINION: 18 years later: the legacy of 9/11

By GHK Lall It is eighteen years later. For me, over here now in sunstroke Guyana, it is yesterday. That terrible day so long ago has ushered in a few things, which roil over there today, and are yet to climax. Outlooks started to change there and then; inexorably hardened to where things are now. I heard some of them ...

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