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A Summary Of United States – Guyana Relations In Light Of ‘Oil’ And ‘2020’ Vision

by History Professor,  Nigel Westmaas Phd. Introduction The geo-political situation in the region and Guyana-US relations have attained a new level of intensity and focus amid the Exxon/Mobil contract. The 2020 elections and the apparent need of the Guyanese state (no matter the occupant) to “make good” with United States foreign policy and ideological orientation in the Caribbean region has ...

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OPINION: Walter Rodney: Notes On The Revolutionary, Forty Years After

by Nigel Westmaas “A struggle doesn’t drop from the sky; it has roots, it has been going on for years – people’s energies, their consciousness, their organizations have evolved in response to specific historical conditions.” Walter Rodney, (Groundings) On the night of June 13, 1980 celebrated Guyanese historian and political activist Walter Rodney was assassinated in Georgetown, Guyana by what ...

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OPINION- World Nursing Day: Nursing Now and Forever

by Sir George Alleyne When Lord Nigel Crisp who is co-chair of the global movement “Nursing Now” asked me to write a comment for the international day of the nurse and midwife – May 12, I accepted with alacrity. This was not only because I had agreed a couple years ago to be one of the champions of Nursing Now ...

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Tribute to Keith Stanislaus Massiah, S.C., O.R. – Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Professor of Law, University of Guyana 

Tribute to Keith Stanislaus Massiah, S.C., O.R. – Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Professor of Law, University of Guyana  By The Hon. Mde. Louise Esther Blenman, Justice of Appeal, The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court      Both Guyana and the Caribbean have lost one of its most brilliant and fecund minds. ...

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OPINION: The Beasts of two nations

By Paul Sanders, New York, April 2020 Take it or leave it. There is an Indian Guyana, and there is an African Guyana. And somewhere in between there’s a sort of a No Man’s Land – for the moroons. The trouble is both Indo and Afro Guyanese have serious vision impairment; they don’t see eye to eye; they can’t get ...

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OPINION: A coalescing of foreign positions, with Americans in front

by GHK Lall As I read of different utterings at different times from the foreigners, my sense is that there is a continuing shift in the wind.  It is steadily stronger in one direction only.  I would advise all, especially coalition leaders, to pay attention, to read carefully the messages being transmitted, within the limited confines of diplomatic speak.  There ...

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OPINION: Notes on race, power sharing and the 2020 elections

by Nigel Westmaas  Guyana’s recent general elections, held on March 2, remains mired in an implausible and very suspicious delay that is hardly transparent. It is already one of the most contentious and potentially dangerous elections since independence. The country now awaits a formal supervised recount but at certain moments it seemed as if the society would erupt into chaos ...

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OPINION: Suppose you’re an idiot

by Paul Sanders, New York, April 2020 Welcome to the new abnormal. Disinfectants. Bleach. Blast the body with ultra violet rays too. That should do it. Covid-19 patients should be up and running with this proposed therapy. In no time. In his outlanish display of quackery on Thursday, the Quack-in-Chief stunned medical professionals – as well as television viewers – ...

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