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Willful ignorance

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news jan 30, 2019 Introduction For reasons explained over the last two weeks, I believe that Guyana is at present set upon a political trajectory that is unsustainable and dangerous. I also sought to identify the reasons the country is in this position, associate them with the very…

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The African political dilemma

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news jan 16, 2019 Last week, the president and the leader of the opposition met, and contrary to what many had hoped for but what Guyana’s political legacy suggested was most improbable, they emerged from their hour-long meeting just as they went in – with only smiles!   From…

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Silence or exile: the case of Charrandas Persaud

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news dec 25, 2018 The membership of the Alliance for Change (AFC) best represents the political dysfunction it was established to fix: disillusioned PPP/C and PNCR supporters with different empathies and perhaps even different notions of right and wrong, and once the African PNCR hijacked the AFC those…

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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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