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January 2018

in the diaspora

“We are Here Because You Were There”

stabroek news  January 15, 2018 By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the Diaspora Column Last week, in meetings with lawmakers to discuss a bipartisan deal addressing immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and several African nations, US president Donald Trump commented (in remarks later verified by several present) “Why are…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Could the President box himself in?

 Jan 17, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  President Granger is certainly not incapable of understanding how dialectically connected is the exercise of power to all the veins of a society. State power has a presence in every sector of public life. Even in the private realms of citizens’ existence state power…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Guyana needs a new political party

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news january 14, 2018 There are frequent, frustrated, refrains from observers that it is Guyana’s political parties that are mainly responsible for promoting the culture of ethnic dominance and without it, Guyana’s politics would not be dominated by race and instability. This is not true. Guyana’s main political…

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Guyana Chronicle News

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

guyana chronicle editorial January 14, 2018    TOMORROW the world remembers the life and contributions of the drum-major of the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year we celebrate his birthday on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, which occurred on that fateful night of April…

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barrington braithwaite, Guyana Chronicle News

The necessary foundation toward cohesion is the shattering of age-old political myths

barrington braithwaite guyana chronicle January 11, 2018    I recently attended Dr. Paloma Mohamed’s professional lecture on December 6, titled ‘The Fear Factor, Race, Oil and Reforming Guyana’ at the UG Lecture Theatre. Dr Mohammed touched fervently on the question of Social Cohesion and its tremendous necessity for the betterment…

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Why did the PPP go to India?

STABROEK NEWS January 12, 2018 Dear Editor, It was widely reported that the PPP sent 17 of its members of parliament to the first People of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi, India. This is a welcome development but it comes 75 years too late. Given the PPP’s…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Fiscal space, billboard face, sugar disgrace, bonus ace

 Jan 12, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  It was hardly an exhilarating year in Guyana in 2017. Across Guyana, state and society failed. If you disagree with the word “failed” because it is too harsh, then substitute, “unimpressive” but don’t go near adjectives such as “elegant,” “successful,” “inspiring.” It was another…

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