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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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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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