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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

An unnecessary media quarrel

By Henry Jeffrey August 9, 2017   Former President Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP/C’s pontifications about the need for a free and open media must have elicited if not the vast hilarity coming from his detractors at the very least a timid smile from even his ardent supporters.  After solemn promises of various…

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fenty, Stabroek

Guyana and Carifesta -Why we admire our ministers

 By A. A. Fenty stabroek news This is the briefest of reminiscences of the Caribbean Festival of the Arts – Carifesta. Another edition of this Caribbean Community cultural mega–event begins in Barbados next Thursday. For me, every Carifesta evokes recall of the visionary and integration-specific brilliance of the late Forbes Burnham. This…

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Stabroek

Legalise it

By Mosa Telford stabroek news Most people who use marijuana in Guyana consume by smoking the herb. It is not only members of the Rastafarian community who engage in the practice, which is sacred to them, but people of every class, religion, ethnicity and gender. However, it is mostly the common man…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon, Uncategorized

Politics and journalism in a dead zone

 Aug 12, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Over the past five years, I have read about this and that training programme that foreign entities have offered to Guyanese journalists. But I have a question that is motivated by honest curiosity: What have our journalists done with these rich exposures? This country…

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Stabroek

Diaspora conference for youths mooted

stabroek news By Tifaine Rutherford  Wazir Mohammed Even as the University of Guyana recently concluded its inaugural Diaspora Engagement Conference, the lack of youth involvement is something that certainly has not gone unnoticed. Two Fridays ago, the University brought the curtains down on its five-day conference which was held under the…

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Stabroek

Shooting of Winston Hinds requires answers

stabroek news letter Dear Editor, The reported death of 26-year-old remanded murder accused Winston Hinds, who was being held at the Timehri Prison and the circumstances surrounding his shooting, have raised many eyebrows and questions that to my mind, require answers. Based on what has been reported, particularly the statement…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Not even the smallest of apologies

 Aug 08, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon In the raging debate on sugar, the union, GAWU, has fought back fiercely with those who argued that sugar is dead. The union’s rebutting dictionary is voluminous. These include the following expressions – “we will fight for the workers”; “we have always struggled for…

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