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Are most of our political elite racists?

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news ‘Is it possible to vote and/or encourage others to vote racially and not be a racist?’ The incident involving Ms. Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett, President David Granger’s public information and press officer, was being considered when the above question was raised. Briefly, in a private group on Facebook, she…

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Repositioning a not so `noble idea’

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news sept 13, 2017 Around midnight on Saturday the 5th of August Varnika Kundu, a 29-year-old female Indian DJ based in Chandigarh alleged that she was involved in a motor car chase with the son of a politician and his friend who tried to abduct her. Apparently such…

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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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A universal basic income for all Guyanese

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news ‘I am now convinced that the simplest solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a new widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.’ Martin Luther King, 1967. In a paper Why we should all have a basic income published in January this year by the World…

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Police Service Commission and the President’s diktat

By Henry Jeffrey August 16, 2017 stabroek news ‘[O]ptimum functioning or malfunctioning of the Public Service Commission … depends on the type and nature of the regime within which the institution operates.’. (Shahan, Asif (2008) Politics − Bureaucracy Relationship in Bangladesh: Consequences for the Public Service Commission.) This obviously goes for most public…

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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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Thinking diaspora

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news  August 2, 2017 Please excuse me if I am somewhat jaded by all the talk and little action surrounding diaspora involvement. Vocal elements in the diaspora bemoaned their exclusion from and disappointment with the pace of promised change (SN: 01/10/2016); government ministers were promising a diaspora policy…

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New old stories

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news  July 26, 2017 This has been an unusually good week for finding issues to comment upon, but apart from joining those celebrating the success of the 2017 STEM Guyana team, I want to focus on two matters – the African Business Round-table and acting Chief Justice Roxane George’s…

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Class, ethnicity and jail

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news July 19, 2017 Last year, when considering the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into the March 2016 prison disturbances in which 17 inmates lost their lives, I made two recommendations having to do with imprisonment and sentencing, which I am following up on here, because I…

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The politics of education

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news July 12, 2017 In view of the accepted  importance of eduation, some of what has taken place during and in the aftermath of the removal of Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine as the Minister of Education and the publication of the results of the 2017 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA)…

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