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Multiple absurdities–Henry Jeffery

stabroek news By Henry Jeffrey  October 2, 2019 I have been informed that this is the first time in Guyana’s post-independence electoral history – certainly the first time since the electoral reforms in the early 1990s – that elections have been called without the major parties having agreed upon the list of…

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A contempt order awaits the government

stabroek news By Henry Jeffrey  September 25, 2019 Since the no-confidence motion (NCM) last December, the quarrel about what is and is not legal has been building in the public mind a healthy scepticism about the law. Such uncertainty is useful as it guards against the excessive dogmatism inherent in the quasi-religious…

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A Tragicomedy–Henry Jeffrey

By Henry Jeffrey  September 18, 2019 Anyone closely associated with an ethnically divided society such as Guyana understands that because the saliency of ethnicity usually makes compromise difficult, much of the time is spent in or on the brink of political turmoil. As we speak, the two major political parties, the PNCR…

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When compromise becomes surrender

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news  September 11, 2019 In 1992, the celebrated year of the return of democracy after much sought after electoral reforms, including house-to-house (HtH) registration, the population of Guyana was about 748,600 and there were 348,195 registered voters.  In 2015, the year of the last general and regional elections, the…

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An unjust law is no law at all–Dr.Henry Jeffrey

Henry Jeffrey stabroek news august 28, 2019   Share   No interpretation of the constitution or any law should support the holding of general elections in a democratic society until the major participants are satisfied that the quality of the electoral list will allow for free and fair elections. To do this would…

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