By Moses Nagamootoo The more I ponder on what is happening in America, I see not just political tensions and terror, but a structural and systemic decay of the society. It may sound like a worn-out cliché but, indeed, American capitalism is in deeper crisis. Joseph Biden, who will be sworn in as America’s next President on Wednesday, January 20, […]

By Moses V. Nagamootoo Former Prime Minister For those of us who shared the shame of what was described as “the crime of the century”, President Donald Trump reminded us of Jim Jones, on the eve of the “Jonestown Massacre” – the ghastly 1978 mass murder-suicide in Guyana. The evidence captured “live” on television on Friday, January 6, is compelling […]

By Moses V. Nagamootoo At midnight there was spontaneous eruption of firecrackers and fireworks, then an eerie calm, as we welcomed the New Year. The morning appeared dim and somber, as if it were draped in sorrow over the death from Covid of 164 Guyanese during 2020. Thick gray clouds let down drizzles, beating back rays of light, in a […]

By Moses V. Nagamootoo Former Prime Minister December 20 was designated “National Petroleum Day”. I had written this article for publication last week but replaced it by a commentary on the decision from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Guyana’s application regarding the finality of the 1899 Arbitral Award on the sanctity of our border with Venezuela. I had […]

By Moses V. Nagamootoo On Friday, December 18, 2020 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) gave the green-light to hear our country’s application on the validity of the Treaty that settled the border between Guyana and Venezuela. President Irfaan Ali spoke for all of us when he hailed the ICJ’s binding ruling on the jurisdictional point as a huge historic […]

The recent lacklustre disclosure that the Guyana Government has withdrawn recognition of the little-known Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) disappeared like a flash in a pond. It created no ripples since it was intended to be just a tiny appetizer to wet the gargantuan expectations of the Washington coup plotters for bigger rewards in return for his year’s regime change […]

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