When Richard Skerrit won the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board over a year ago, there was a sense of optimism that West Indies cricket had entered a new era. The acrimonious presidency of Dave Cameron had brought our cricket to its knees. The woes are too much to enumerate in this column. But suffice to say that from […]

The invasion by members of the Guyana Police Force Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit into the home of 29-year-old Orin Boston of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast and fatally shooting him in his bed has not only sparked protests by residents of Dartmouth and surrounding communities but evoke concern about the state of Black lives in Guyana. It is of concern […]

President Irfaan Ali and the entire Cabinet should not have gone on a outreach at this time when the pandemic is seemingly getting out of control and the government has implemented more strident COVID-19 requirements. Cabinet visit to Essequibo Coast, in spite of what the government will say or hope people will believe, is ill-timed and runs the risk of […]

Increasing prices for vegetables, poultry, meat, eggs, and other essential food items should force an examination of ways to achieve some form of self-sufficiency. Wages and salaries are not keeping pace with the increases in prices which is making it harder for the average person to be able to prepare nutritious meals and meet other daily expenses. A person’s health […]

Once again President Irfaan Ali has repeated his pre-condition for not meeting with the constitutionally elected Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon to engage on matters that both, by constitutional mandate, should meet on.  In a government’s Department of Information, 7th September release, the President is quoted as saying “All the gentleman [Harmon] has to do is to recognise that […]

The decision in 1973 by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that foreign oil corporations increase prices had a dire impact on oil dependent economies around the world. Smaller societies and highly oil-dependent nations like Guyana reeled from the price-increase. Given Guyana’s heavy reliance on oil, and the importance of this commodity to the economy, a strain was placed […]

It is part of Guyana’s political culture to hold weekly post-Cabinet briefings to apprise the public of decisions made by the President and Members of the Cabinet. The media also gets the opportunity to question the government, on behalf of the people, on areas of governing the people have concerns with or need clarification. There are so many things happening […]

The average Guyanese is still to know how this vast amount of oil and gas will impact their economic livelihood and standard of living. Recently the Minister announced that Guyana would be able to produce 10-13 billion barrels of oil from exploration thus far. How will this impact the lives of citizens the government is yet to make known and […]

History informs us that our Amerindian brothers and sisters came to the Guianas by the Bering Strait around 13, 000 years ago. Recognition of this history, as told through the ages and learned in schools, does not ignore the dispute surrounding the same as presented by geologists, anthropologists and archaeologists, and frowned on by a section of the indigenous community who sees it […]

Yesterday, Monday former Magistrate Cecil Sullivan died whilst attempting to seek care from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). This hospital, which is Guyana’s largest and most vital facility, is presently refusing to allow entry to staff who have not had the COVID-19 vaccine or produced a negative test. Those seeking care from the hospital based on advice whilst they […]

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