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Medical check-ups: the President and his ministers

 Jun 19, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon When Prime Ministers and Presidents offer explanations to their nations for a policy, action, decision, indiscretion, mistake, etc., one assumes that it is watertight, so unfair criticism could be easily dismissed, and the result is that there is no credibility loss. Last month President…

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The unsinkable Titanic sank in 2015

 Jun 12, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  Three important occurrences last week should be noted – the court ruled that the President could select a GECOM Chairman of his own choice bypassing the Carter formula. Secondly, Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington have received more criminal charges. Thirdly, after a long absence…

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Guyana at 52: Are we a shithole country?

 Jun 10, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  52 years ago, we became a sovereign nation. By any stretch of the imagination, in any sphere of life – national, individual, professional, building, etc., 52 years is a long, long time. If you went into a freezing chamber in 1966 and woke up…

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APNU+AFC at 3: Moses, David and Lincoln

 Jun 07, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  This fifth article on the assessment of three years of APNU and the AFC in government concludes the series. Quite honestly, I think the performance has been so mediocre and controversial that I could have stretched the series to ten, literally ten evaluations. I…

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Where was the PPP between 1992 and 2010?

 Jun 04, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  I don’t want to run into a libel suit with Ralph Ramkarran so the lines in this column where Mr. Ramkarran has been mentioned were cleared by three lawyers and my editor. Mr. Ramkarran in writing on the exigency of the Judicial Review Act to…

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Stairway to Heaven

 Jun 03, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon I learnt from a tender age that music is a universal language. Music transcends age, cultures, and borders. I was young, in 1971, when one of the greatest pop songs ever written came out; Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” No matter what cultural background…

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