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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

A bleak prognosis?

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news   The government is silently leaning the economy towards Burnham’s socialist control system, to cooperativism and poverty, where the sugar workers suffer and the private sector has no influence. The past government’s policies favoured drug lords, the criminally inclined and business crooks. While these two parties are…

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Clive Thomas, Stabroek

Formulating Decision Rule 2: A state-owned oil refinery

By Dr Clive Thomas stabroek news Introduction Last Sunday’s column (September 3) marked one year of uninterrupted weekly articles addressing the topic: ‘Guyana in the coming time of its oil and gas industry, circa 2020’. A longer series on Guyana’s extractive sector has been ongoing since December 27, 2015. The topic currently…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Lessons from the Kenyan elections

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news september, 6 2017 The decision by the Kenyan Supreme Court to annul the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta brought back memories of the October 1998 decision by the British House of Lords that stripped the late Chilean President August Pinochet of his immunities and allowed for his arrest…

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Stabroek

An Act of Faith. Part One.

By stabroek news Staff Writer September 4, 2017   Address by Dr. Harold A. Drayton, on the occasion of the launch of his book, An Accidental Life, University of Guyana, August 24, 2017 To the memory of Walter Rodney and Josh Ramsammy I thank our University, and especially Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Barbara…

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WPA declares support for Lands CoI -pillories PPP/C

 By stabroek news Staff Writer  september 5, 2017 The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) yesterday declared its support for the Lands Commission of Inquiry (CoI), charging that 23 years of PPP/C rule had seen the country retrogressing on the “burning issue of land rights and justice”. Saying that a commission on land…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Stabroek

Coalition gov’t stifling diversity of opinion, playing into hands of PPP – David Hinds

By stabroek news Staff Writer  The APNU+AFC coalition government’s shutting out of smaller parties’ input in decision making and attacking constructive criticisms from its supporters not only stifles the coalition’s growth but is giving the opposition positive political artillery. This is the view of Working People’s Alliance executive David Hinds, who…

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Stabroek

Suppression of news

stabroek news letter Dear Editor, My training as a journalist as well as my experience over the years have led me to expect that all noteworthy occasions attended by the President of a country would be treated as a ‘news story’, if only to inform the populace about the agenda…

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fenty, Stabroek

I’m agreeing with the opposition-increasingly! -some social situations attracting my attention-one Brigadier, two Majors-General

 By A. A. Fenty September 1, 2017  stabroek news (Two upfront “relevant digressions”: Do you realise that one, two or three representatives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) have letters appearing in three local newspapers, daily!? (The Chronicle is as of the recent past-resorting to being overwhelmingly “government-friendly”.) And by “opposition” I mean…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Independent third world judges lead the way

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news The stunning news, unprecedented in Africa’s history, broke on Friday morning that the Kenyan Supreme Court had overturned the results of the August 8 elections which the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, had won with 54 per cent of the vote. The six-bench Supreme Court ruled four to…

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