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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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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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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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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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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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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Camp Street was a tragedy waiting to happen

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news There are approximately 2,000 prisoners in the five facilities in Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Mazaruni, Lusignan and Timehri. Of these 35 per cent are on remand awaiting trial. The Georgetown Prison at Camp Street was designed to accommodate 600 prisoners but held in the vicinity 1,000. Violent incidents…

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Broadcasting Bill

stabroek news editorial On Thursday a Bill was introduced in Parliament intended to amend the Broadcasting Act of 2011. For all those sensitive to issues related to freedom of the press, one section leapt from the page: the requirement that every broadcasting agency should broadcast public service programming for sixty…

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