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How democratic is local government?

 Jul 27, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom Politics is ‘politricks’. You expect the Opposition to be critical of the government; you expect the government to be regularly patting itself on the back. True to form, the government was patting itself on the back at the launching of an old discredited forum,…

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The police overstepped their mark

 Jul 11, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom The Police Commissioner must explain why it is, two security guards operating on private premises were detained overnight based on an allegation that the men pointed a gun at a sitting Minister of government. According to a report in yesterday’s Kaieteur News, video footage…

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One man show!

 May 23, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom  The majority of Guyana have had no experience of one-man rule. They do not understand, therefore, the danger is inherent in perpetuating the cult of leadership personality. Unfortunately, despite all the claims about being democratic tend to like strong man rule. Even the young…

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Jagdeo, David Patterson, Khemraj Ramjattan and the IAC

 May 19, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  The brother of Minister David Patterson was arrested for narcotics in Grenada. Before that, there was a celebration in the New Amsterdam prison where prohibited items were in use. Bharrat Jagdeo took some nasty swipes at Minister Patterson. The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) took…

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The PPPC should cease its idle threats

 Apr 21, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom The PPPC must discontinue this foolish practice of issuing idle threats against the government. It should not, for example, be threatening legal action against the government for the manner in which the government has dealt with the signing bonus. It should take the legal…

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The next leader of the PNCR

 Apr 15, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom This year’s Congress of the People’s National Congress Reform will not elect a new leader. But this year’s Congress will be about political succession within the PNCR. It has to be. David Granger was a compromise candidate. After its disastrous performance in the 2006…

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PNCR runs things within the AFC

 Apr 14, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom The PPPC won the popular vote in the 2016 local government elections. Using its strong rural support, the party was able to command 25,000 more votes in those elections than the coalition. But it failed to make inroads into traditional PNCR strongholds as it…

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The idea of Guyana: Notepads and derelict fridges

 Nov 24, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Prime Minister of St. Vincent, Ralph Gonsalves in 2014 did an analysis titled, “The Idea of Barbados.” His analysis was published in Barbados Today and attracted widespread academic response. Gonsalves posits that the central core of the post-colonial British West Indies is Barbados. He…

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GUYANA’S UNDIGNIFIED PARLIAMENT

 Nov 05, 2017  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom The ruckus which broke out in parliament on Thursday was an accident waiting to happen. The decline in standards in the National Assembly has been long in the making. The ruckus which the PPPC created was merely reflective of a process of ongoing decline…

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Who killed Vincent Teekah?

 Oct 31, 2017  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom kaieteur news Vincent Teekah, a defector from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to the People’s National Congress PNC) was killed on October 24, 1979. The PNC government claimed that Teekah was assassinated. Burnham threatened to” repay this foul deed.” Burnham was extremely fond of Teekah….

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