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The 40% existential threat

By Henry Jeffrey  November 27, 2019 Stabroek News’s ‘Prison-break carnage’ (SN:18/11/2019) presents us with broad facts that occurred during a specific period, namely February 2002 to September 2006, but facts are mainly useful if they can help us to find explanations that prevent the recurrence of unwanted events and/or facilitate the…

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Unnecessarily dithering on UBI

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news  October 23, 2019 There is a belief in some quarters that the present universal basic income (UBI) debate is being motivated by the wish to gain political popularity and win votes at the 2020 elections and such is the nature of democratic politics. Therefore, it is quite…

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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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