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OPINION: These seasonal insults to the Guyanese voter must cease

BY GHK Lall Now that Nominations Day has come and gone, there was little by way of surprises. I observed the usual, which has characterized elections farces in this country, forever it seems. I expand on some thoughts and share for the public to ponder. Something is wrong with the local political campaign picture; many things that point to more ...

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OPINION: I am not a puppet. Really? Sez who?

by GHK Lall I refer to the headline article titled, “Ali maintains he’s no Jagdeo puppet” (SN December 31). I thought for a moment that Stabroek News mixed up its calendar in mistaking Old Year’s Day for All Fools’ Day. Oh well, here I go. Everybody is due the benefit of the doubt. This is even when they themselves have ...

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OPINION: A look at the 2020 landscape

by GHK Lall I must be optimistic; I have to be, or there is nothing. So what do I say and share with my fellow Guyanese, countrymen and countrywomen all? To be blunt, as we put the holidays behind us, I really don’t know. Or more precisely, I am at a loss as to where to start. But again, I ...

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OPINION: It is reform season: believe at own risk

By GHK Lall For me, it is more than the silly season. I look in passing, in passing only, at the national elections landscape and it is at once comic, pathetic, and tragic. And when I lump all of those together, there are those elements from limited politicians, who think of themselves as the smartest people around, but who succeed ...

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OPINION: Manifestos: exhibitions in political pornography 

by GHK Lall What is a manifesto, other than a collection of words and a rush of marketing messages? What is a manifesto, besides being a piece of paper made to mean something, especially that which the circumstances demand? Give the people what they want to hear, what sells, and the rest usually takes care of itself. As I see ...

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