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Volda: an ethnic entrepreneur at work

By Henry Jeffrey dec 5, 2018 The chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform, Ms. Volda Lawrence, has rightly been taken to task  for the statement she delivered to the Region Four District Conference of her party a week or so ago.  Notwithstanding her apology to ‘those whom I have offended in…

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Coalition gov’t broke contract with the people on governance reform, Ogunseye looking for every opportunity to excuse it

stabroek news letter Dear Editor, ‘My question, now that the PPP/C had strong showings and many victories at the just concluded LGEs is that; is Jeffrey still optimistic that the results of those elections can be the basis for meaningful shared governance (SG) discussions between the two major parties?’ (‘Results…

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Low voter turnout in local elections

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news nov 21, 2018 Generally, there is high voter turnout at elections where the results matter. Unfortunately, in most countries people do not see local elections as particularly important and thus voter turnout is usually lower than at national elections. It follows that turnout will be particularly low…

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Guyana has never been the home of all Guyanese

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news nov 14, 2018 It is good that Mr. Tacuma Ogunseye, a senior member of the Working People’s Alliance and one of the most thoughtful, unswerving and prolific supporters of shared-governance (SG), who must be counted among those whom Dr. David Hinds (KN:04/11/2018) referred to as progressive supporters…

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Well, David: What now? Sri Lanka?

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news nov 7, 2018 In his column in Kaieteur News on Sunday, Dr. David Hinds claimed, “The WPA, of which I am a part, is still committed to power-sharing as a political solution to our problems. That logic drove us into a difficult alliance with the PNC and…

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Towards an ethnic non-democratic state?

By Henry Jeffrey october 31, 2018 stabroek news   Share   Recently, Israel’s constitution (Basic Law) was changed to described the country as ‘the national home of the Jewish people’ and Jerusalem, even the parts claimed by the Palestinians, as the ‘complete and united … capital of Israel.’ Needless to say, the Palestinians and…

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Elderly conservatism and agenda

By Henry Jeffrey october 24, 2018 Hardly a week passes without someone bemoaning, in one form or another, the plight of the elderly (persons 60 years and over).  Numerous unfulfilled promises have been made by governments to this group – about 60,000 people; about 8% of the population – that should be…

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Guyana, China and Africa

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news october 17, 2018 Given its pitiful management of the oil and gas sector, suspicions have also been raised concerning the many memorandums of understanding (MOUs) the government has been signing and particularly about those relating to that sector. Best practice suggests that these documents be transparently designed…

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‘Not getting to the poorest’

Future Notes By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news october 10, 2018 As this column has noted before, it was the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu who claimed, ‘If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.’ In an…

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Fixing migration by encouraging it!’

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news october 3, 2018 Ms. Volda Lawrence, the Minister of Public Health, when speaking to a gathering of overseas Guyanese in the United States last week, stated that Guyana and Caribbean countries should stop complaining about the impact of the brain drain of nurses. Instead, she intends to…

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