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OPINION: Guyana 2020: Can we all get along?

By Paul Sanders Guyana 2020: Can we all get along? Two people. Two narratives. Same agenda. So you’d think they should be okay, right? Wrong. These people are long time adversaries. And, again, as usual, they are at cross purposes. This rendezvous is a festival of Indo and Afro Guyanese refining and mastering the art of bawling in high intensive ...

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PPP’s Irfan Ali appeals to PNCR-led coalition supporters for a hearing

Presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Irfaan Ali on Friday appealed to non-traditional supporters to give him and his party a hearing and eventually cast their ballots for the party that last ruled Guyana for 23 unbroken years. In clear reference to Afro-Guyanese – that segment of the country’s population that has largely supported the People’s National ...

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Gov’t achieved “certain big things” but no guarantee promises won’t be broken again -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday  admitted not doing enough to push the government to address failed promises such as constitutional reform, collective bargaining and award of contracts to small contractors, but could offer no guarantees that there would not be a repeat if the governing coalition wins again. Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds said during an ongoing series ...

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OPINION: Perfectionism, meritocracy, and Protestant work ethic under attack

By GHK Lall “NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has made ‘whiteness’ toxic, Department of Education insiders claim” (NY Post May 18). Unfortunately, switch the color scheme to ‘brownness’ or ‘blackness’ and that claim would quickly find volume and mileage right here in political and bureaucratic Guyana. All one has to do is weigh the years. First, some foreign context. The ...

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OPINION: Indian or Black first, Guyanese second or last

By GHK Lall I came across something that I just had to share with any section of Guyana that cares enough to desire fervently something different, and then to be willing to work tirelessly to contribute to making that difference a reality. In view of the stormy history and even more combustible undertones of current elections struggles, I risk sanction ...

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OPINION: The constitutional crisis is really a deep political crisis rife with ethno-political implications

By David Hinds Many people are sweating over the impending “constitutional crisis” on March 19. My view is that there is already a constitutional crisis—the two political titans are interpreting the constitution differently. Since constitutions by their very nature are not as explicit as other documents, this disagreement is to be expected. That is where judicial review comes in—the judicial ...

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