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ANALYSIS: The youth vote: catalyst for change or wishful thinking

It is said that the youth vote will be one of the deciding factors in the upcoming elections.  While there is little dispute that youths form a sizable voting segment, two questions are raised: What is an approximation of the numerical size of the group?  Secondly, and more importantly, if it is a potentially key voting constituent, will it actually ...

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ANALYSIS: Guyana’s elections-It is all about numbers

It is all in the numbers, and numbers don’t lie.  Guyanese know that talk of numbers during an election season is talk of race.  When the numbers were comforting, and a solid cushion of confidence existed, there was no need for any appeal of any kind at Babu John; or anywhere else for that matter.  Or to identify the ruling ...

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Let us not be drawn into any form of ethnic revenge or tit for tat by Dr. David Hinds

Tonight (Tuesday) Guyana has crossed yet another dangerous line. A mere 48 hours after a former Head of Government and State publicly suggested to his successor that governance in Guyana should include “kicking some asses,” an activist known for his anti-government protest was shot dead while walking the streets of his community urging his fellow citizens to come out and ...

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An opportunity for the Indian voter to take a stand

Can this society rid itself of the race albatross?  Or heal its leaking, hurting, crippling race wound?  It can do this May what it has never come close to doing before. The year 1992 heralded a fresh start after decades of despair and loss.  Many black Guyanese were in the thick of the struggle for change; disgusted, conscientious and patriotic ...

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David Granger: A profile on the move

There is guarded hope for progress in this society; it resides with David Granger.  The reasons for this growing belief are manifold; a few are shared. Amidst the tumult over coalescing or not coalescing he was the picture of unruffled calm.  During the swirling, at times intemperate, public discussion of who should be what, he remained imperturbably cool.  It is ...

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The APNU/AFC coalition is both a breakthrough and a gamble

by Dr. David Hinds Although I remain skeptical about the coalition strategy, I do welcome the compact between the two parties as a reflection of a hitherto elusive political maturity on the part of the leaderships of the APNU and the AFC. The leaderships of the APNU and the AFC should be commended for this brave step, in particular the ...

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Government had nothing to do with torture cops’ promotions

The Public Service Commission and the Commissioner of Police have promoted Sergeant Lall regulation number 14526 and Constable Dulai regulation number 19028 to the rank of Inspector and Corporal, respectively.  The promotion of these two ranks has resulted in much public commentary. Background Sergeant Lall and Constable Dulaiwere the subject of an investigation that resulted in criminal charges being instituted ...

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Will the PPP win in 2015?

Reproduced from https://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/  In the land of the blind, one-eye man is king… From now until May 11, some of us will contemplate the answer to this question with much fear, hope or a combination of both. Will the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)win? Or will they lose? Before I answer this, I believe it is worth clarifying where I stand: I ...

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