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Did Burnham err in nationalising sugar and rice?

 Sep 07, 2019  Peeping Tom kaieteur news Did Forbes Burnham err when he nationalised the commanding heights of the economy and removed foreign involvement from the local financial sector? If Forbes Burnham erred, it means that the socialist experiment pursued by the PNC was ill-conceived. The fundamental basis of the socialist experiment…

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The AFC is comfortable being a utensil of the PNCR

 Jan 29, 2019  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom  The Cummingsburg Accord was fatally flawed. It was an agreement which was mainly intended to remove the PPPC from office and not one intended to promoted consensus within government. The APNU, using the 2011 elections as a benchmark, knew that it could not by…

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‘Person of the Year’ for 2018 is…

 Dec 30, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom  One week ago, there was a clear frontrunner for this column’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2018. But in Guyana things can change overnight. One week ago, the frontrunners for this column’s ‘Person of the Year’ Award were Dr. Glenn Lall, Mr. Christopher Ram,…

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Christmas after 30 years as a columnist

 Dec 25, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon This year marked thirty years that I have been a newspaper columnist. Each year, I have done an article related to Christmas or had some bearing or relevance to this day. Obviously, the question must be; what more can you write on Christmas? Really,…

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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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