Election is but one element (the representative element) of Democracy, albeit primary/foundational. Like the foundation of a decrepit building, it may be of little, or no use, if the superstructure of the building (the responsible and responsive elements of the Democracy) is not in place or is dysfunctional. If the foundation itself is faulty, then the entire building may be […]

It is nothing short of a shame the Government has not allocated funding in this year’s National Budget for a new Voters List. The action suggests it is a deliberate effort by the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) government not to have a new List or further delay the possibility of having one.  This is the same party that would […]

Those who felt the 12th Parliament would have been better than the 11th soon had a rude awakening. Last week the verbal behaviour of the Members of Parliament not only left many shocked and disappointed but produced a plethora of letters to the media condemning the behaviour of men who have lost honour or probably never had. Verbal commonness, vulgar […]

There are growing calls for Guyanese to unite to deal with oil and gas. This publication, though we have repeatedly editorialised and carried columns about the necessity for national unity, joins the chorus and is calling on more to get on board. There is a general feeling that the Ifraan Ali government is uncomfortable with this call and is deliberately […]

February 23 marked the 51st anniversary of the Republic. As fortune occasioned, there was no Mash this year (2021). This may well have provided the opportunity for reflective moments about the Republic. In such a moment, the rudimentary question: What does being a republic signify, should have come to mind. The concept of the Republic may be traced back, in […]

The Irfaan Ali government continues to demonstrate the “One Guyana” he is preaching about does not mean all Guyanese. This One Guyana means what the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government says and not anyone else, even if their proposal or suggestion makes more sense. The government also continues to manage the affairs of state at the exclusion of the main […]

As we should, an examination of the several factors that characterise the constitutional adjustments that led to Guyana becoming a Republic within the British Commonwealth should remain an interest, particularly our young Guyanese who need to know all of our history. In 1831, three years before the proclamation of Emancipation, the colonies of Essequibo and Demerara were joined by Berbice […]

It is unfair, unjust and criminal not to do so There is no doubt that City Mayor, Ubraj Narine came to the horse shoe table with youthful exuberance and bounding enthusiasm, determined to continue the coveted goal of bringing stability to the administration of City Hall, more so its finances; while working together with his council for the better good […]

This month is Black History Month and quite fortuitously it is the birth month of the late Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, First Chairman of the People`s Progressive Party, Founder of the People`s National Congress, First Prime Minister of Guyana and First Executive President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Those achievements by themselves are significant achievements and milestones in the […]

The garbage in Georgetown is piling up again. Those who remember Georgetown during the days when the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was in government, this will come as no surprise. Georgetown is the capital of Guyana and once internationally famed as the GardenCity given its tree-lined avenues, roadways and cleanliness.  Georgetown is the seat of Central Government, diplomatic organisations, and […]

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