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Opinion

OPINION: The CIA in Guyana: confirms the state of the State

by GHK Lall Guyana is abuzz.  The CIA came to Guyana and met with MIA but no BeeJay.  In plain sight, no clandestine ops, not a whiff of the undercover now very much embedded in the domestic scene.  I wonder what CBJ would think about this development.  Wonder what he would think of his political offspring now so obsequiously groveling ...

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OPINION: Cultural change necessary for modernization

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus Change is unquestionably the most sought after thing in this country. Everyone wants it, including those in government. The problem is that there is too much focus on change brought about by the government, and hardly any attention paid to necessary changes within the population itself. Stated differently, we need to examine necessary changes ...

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OPINION: Option for Speedy and Final Settlement of Labour Disputes Under the Essential Services Arbitration Act (Chapter 54:01) 

by Samuel J. Goolsarran This Act provides for an Arbitration Tribunal for the settlement of disputes in public utility undertakings, and in certain other services. The schedule under Act should be amended by the National Assembly urgently to include public education from primary and secondary schools’ institutions and the University of Guyana as essential services. This Act provides for the ...

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OPINION: Bharrat Jagdeo -a man on the run, one that can’t hide

by GHK Lall The pleadings fell on deaf ears.  The helping hand extended, through encouraging words, was returned with double fisted fury.  In fact, whatever was attempted brought vitriol; the vicious came with a vengeance.  If that sounds like Bharrat Jagdeo, take a prize.  I believe that there is something in this life that is called payback.  There are some ...

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OPINION: Norton’s crazy economics

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus We have breaking news that Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton is flaunting the idea of paying one month’s extra salary to all public servants. While the idea glitters, I can tell you it’s not gold. You see, the world knows what happened when the PNCR led-APNU-AFC coalition were in office just a few short years ...

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OPINION: Beating up Babu Jaan

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus Stabroek News editorial on Babu Jaan (3/17/2024) offers a perfect opportunity for us to dig down into the intellectual and political preferences, as well as the cultural foundations of the Guyanese urban elites. Although the editorial appears to be the work of a junior writer, the core values, perspectives, and yes, the biases of ...

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OPINION: President Ali squandered a great opportunity to be a true Caricom Leader in support of Haiti

by Retired Rear Admiral Dr Gary Best President Ali missed a great opportunity to be a stellar Guyanese and Caricom leader in support of the Haitian people in true fashion. On the one hand, as Chairman of Caricom, and on the other as Guyana’s Executive President.  Arguably, Caricom’s heralded involvement, once again, in solving Haiti’s problems by spearheading and supporting ...

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OPINION: Thanks to Exxon’s Routledge, look at what oil discoveries have become

by GHK Lall President Alistair Routledge has been too long in Guyana.  In Guyanese speak, ‘he tink dat he alone gat sense.’  Mr. Routledge may even believe, like President Jagdeo, that Guyanese aint gat any sense worth talking about.  In fact, President Routledge has gotten so acclimated to Guyanese conditions that he has even joined the President Bharrat Jagdeo jamboree, ...

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OPINION: Exploiting Cheddi Jagan’s good name

By Dr Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus There is an annual ritual in this country. Every March, die hard anti-PPP operatives wake up from a yearlong slumber of their conscience to pronounce Dr Cheddi Jagan as the greatest man who ever lived in this country. By the end of March, these political hacks from the PNCR led APNU+AFC, including those who ...

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OPINION: Motives, better leadership, and ;come right

by GHK Lall SN’s two lead captions of Monday March 11th paired Excellencies Ali and Jagdeo baring their teeth and talons at prospective parties and their personnel gearing up for the late 2025 elections.  It promises to be a humdinger, a real whatchamacallit.  President Ali went low: motives.  The former president Jagdeo came out swinging: come right.  Both national leaders ...

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