The 11-year industrial dispute between the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) and Bauxite Company Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) could have been settled long ago were there political will by successive governments. Whereas the workers had the political support of the then opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Alliance for Change (AFC), and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), when […]

Throughout this nation’s history the advancement of workers/citizens’ welfare requires political support. We could go as far back as slavery and note the importance of the abolitionists, joining with the resistance of the enslaved, agitating in the British Parliament to end the slave trade and chattel slavery. There was similar political participation in Britain, alongside the indentured, that brought an […]

The flood waters + destruction in its wake Weeks after the flood the situation in the affected and adjoining areas remains critical. Rather than finding solutions to the problem that has caused the flood, operatives of the Central Government find it more convenient to play partisan politics, putting at risk the lives, health, and possessions of the people. The Bible […]

Last Tuesday morning, 15th June, at about 3:25 a.m. I received a call from Daphne telling me her father, JB, died. JB or Uncle James, as he was fondly called, lived to the ripe age of 105.  He was the oldest member of the Thomas and Sally Lewis clan alive. His mother was my grandfather’s sister. His passing has left only […]

The recently published International Labour Organisation (ILO) study on the closure of sugar estates, which is anchored in the country’s Decent Work Programme, has its genesis around 2015. The study set out to investigate the impact of estates closure on the workers and their communities dating back to the closure of the Diamond Estate, which happened under the People’s Progressive […]

The letters by Justice Claudette Singh, Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to Keith Lowenfield, Chief Election Officer; Roxanne Myers, Deputy Chief Election Officer; and Clairmont Mingo, Region Four Returning Officer, fly in the face of established international principles, natural justice, and common law tenets. Those letters, asking the named officers to show cause why they should not be […]

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