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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: 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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Spending oil money impossible before elections – Finance Minister

Due to the failure of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) to nominate representatives to sit on an oversight committee to manage Guyana’s Natural Resources Fund (NRF), also known as the Sovereign Wealth Fund, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says government will be unable to spend the monies until after general elections. He said if ...

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Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton First of August Movement (FAM-Buxton), Professor David Hinds. “I don’t know that one can give a definitive answer ...

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Gov’t takes aim at Roger Khan ahead of his return

The Guyana government has signaled that it has taken aim at convicted drug lord, Roger Khan, who is yet to be deported from the United States where he had served 10 years for trafficking cocaine. Attorney General Basil Williams, in Tuesday night rejecting opposition concerns that he had allegedly threatened post-elections violence if there was no house-to-house registration to create ...

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OPINION: What was feared already coming to a head

By GHK Lall What was feared is already coming to pass and in the worst way possible. What has been written about, and predicted about, and gone against the grain about, in more than one public forum, has unfolded in less than 24 hours since the CCJ went public. To refresh memories, the questions posed repeatedly in the last seven ...

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OPINION: Leaders taking this country down an uncontrollable road; time for regional, international mediation

By GHK Lall The road in Guyana keeps getting rougher: from hardline to deadline to immovable lines in the mud. The word is: No way! Not today! None of this leaves any room to maneuver; less space for optimism for those few citizens who do not proudly number themselves in the ranks of the unalterably committed (politically) and the increasingly ...

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Civil Society Forum urges Jagdeo find compromise with Granger on general elections

A broad-based Civil Society Forum on Thursday urged Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to seek a meeting with the Guyanese leader to end the almost two-month-old stalemate over the holding of general elections. “The Forum’s position is that there should be some level of compromise and so while the Forum would like to see compliance with the constitution, the Forum is ...

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