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Is the government winging it?

By Henry Jeffrey STABROEK NEWS SEPT 19, 2018 That some very poor and costly decisions in Guyana’s budding oil and gas sector have recently been visited upon Guyanese is now sufficiently established. We expect political decisions in competitive democratic societies to be marginally suboptimal: although usually done in the country’s name, they…

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Undercutting the goals of local democracy

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news august 29, 2018 Historically, never mind the lip service paid to it, local democratic elections have been a rarity in Guyana: 1959 then 1970, 1994 and finally 2016. This year it will, therefore, be the first time in decades that consecutive elections are being held at the…

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AFC has betrayed the people who supported it – Jeffrey -Ramkarran sees sign of likely demise of coalition by 2020

 By Staff Writer stabroek news august 16, 2018 Henry Jeffrey Following the AFC’s decision to contest local government elections on its own, political scientist Henry Jeffrey has accused the party of betraying the agenda of the people who had supported it while commentator Ralph Ramkarran sees it as a sign of…

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We all cut from the same cloth

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news august 15, 2018      Because it has so visibly betrayed the agenda of most of the people who have supported it from the inception, predicting the disaster that will befall the Alliance for Change (AFC) at the local government elections (LGE) scheduled for later this year…

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Co-operatives: a possible future to note

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news august 8, 2018   Share   Speaking last week to various emancipation gatherings, President David Granger sought to strike a note of optimism about the impending oil bonanza, but this backfired when he admonished his largely African audiences for spending too much time and money on liming and drinking…

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Co-operatives and emancipation

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news august 1, 2018 In late 1975, in an article – The colonial model facilitating co-operative underdevelopment in Guyana –published in the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics (Belgium. October 1975), I said that ‘In 1973 there were 1237 registered [cooperative] societies with a membership totaling 105,900 and…

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Failed states

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news july 25, 2018 Two weeks ago, with the current migration problem in Europe in mind, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Netherlands, Stef Blok, asked his audience consisting of Dutch employees of international organisations to ‘Give me an example of a multi-ethnic or multicultural society where the…

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Constitutional lessons from heaven

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news july 18, 2018   Share   As I was considering John Locke’s understanding of the ‘social contract’, which first placed men under governments (Essay Concerning Human Understanding & Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690)) , I came across Lincoln Lewis’ Guyana does not need an ethnic party as a…

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