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National calculations: Will the APNU+AFC coalition win again?

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Talk swirls in heady intoxication about the oil resting placidly in its offshore berth.  Meanwhile, political calculations center on social and environmental algorithms continually redesigned and re-calibrated to gain a winning hand.  While the race is to get a controlling position near that same oil, it is also about 2020, too. The first ...

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The local lunatic fringe is alive and well

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall It mistakenly thought that the local lunatic fringe was on the way out at the close of the last elections, and that it would settle into a dignified death.  Well, circumstances have conspired to prove me wrong in both old and developing theaters.  And theaters they are. There is a whole crowd of ...

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Politics, crime, and violence in Guyana: is there a nexus?

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Politics, crime, and violence in Guyana: is there a nexus?  Is there a history?  Is this the reality?  These are sure to be provocative, even unwanted, questions.  They still must be asked and explored. It has been said that choke-and-rob banditry had its origins in the stormy strife-political, racial, social-of the pre-Independence period, ...

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Grenade, press freedom, crime and politics

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall That live grenade endangering the lives of people at Kaieteur News prompts these two questions: Can democracy, the 21st century, and Guyanese politics and standards coexist?  Coexist constructively and peaceably and progress to a firm lasting footing? It was a live grenade with the potential for mayhem and unthinkable maiming.  If it had ...

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Oil: The Money

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Sovereign Wealth Fund: it has a nice sounding comforting ring to it.  It should be noticed right away that this is not a secret Swiss fund, or concealed offshore business, but a Sovereign fund.  It is one that is for the 29people, housing the nation’s deposits, harnessing its future.  It is a fund ...

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Oil: The Marketplace

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall It is a strange world of futures, swaps, hedges, currencies, spot prices, tankers, and an array of terms that is a language of its own, and alien to the layman.  It is also a world of stupendous booms, and the bottom falling out of once soaring prices, thus bringing nations to their knees. ...

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Real-life Jamaican encounter with a corrupt Guyanese traffic cop

GHK Lall’s Eye on the Issues All law-abiding citizens should applaud Commissioner of Police (ag), Mr. David Ramnarine’s recent call on ranks to stop harassing the public or face the consequences.  Even as I commend this public posture of the CoP (ag), I must wonder whether this latest warning will not (like others before) fall on deaf ears.  To emphasize this ...

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