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Coalition supporters heckle, intimidate reporters, as leaders allow onslaught – Press Association threatens boycott

 Nov 17, 2018  Peeping Tom The seats made available—at what was supposed to be a joint press conference hosted by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC)—were mostly occupied by party members and supporters. This reality forced several reporters to stand throughout the forum that lasted…

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Parliament is a place of intrigue

 Nov 04, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom Parliament can be bewildering. Imagine the Minister of Public Health could have provided the sums which the PPPC spent on medical and dental expenses for its Ministers, between 2012 and 2015, but did not indicate the value of the insurance premiums which were paid…

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A look at some of APNU+AFC’s appointments since May 2015

 Oct 21, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom The table below shows some of the APNU+AFCs appointments made of persons to head government Agencies, Constitutional Offices, Departments, and public offices and corporation since May 2015. There may have been others which  are not captured herein. Name Position Chief Executive Officer –  Central Housing…

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Did the Guyana Teachers’ Union blunder?

 Sep 07, 2018  Features / Columnists, News, Peeping Tom The Guyana Teachers’ Union believes that it has scored a major victory by having the government agree to go to arbitration over the dispute in teachers’ wages negotiations. But is this a victory for the union or is it an astute move by the…

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

 Aug 31, 2018  Features / Columnists, News, Peeping Tom A German Lutheran pastor, Martin Niemöller wrote the following poem: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was…

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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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