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Reminiscence: me and Zimbabwe

By Henry Jeffrey November 29, 2017  stabroek news The Christmas season is as good as any to indulge in ‘lite’ nostalgic ruminations and what follows in two parts tells the story of a minor event leading up to the political ascendency of Robert Mugabe. It may also remind us of the toxic influence…

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Equality: a requirement for justice

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news Last week two events were reported that deserve some comment. The first had to do with the case between DIPCON Engineering Limited and the Attorney General (AG) of Guyana before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which the AG, Mr. Basil Williams, lost and which means that…

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The President: assuaging moral anxieties

By Henry Jeffrey stbroek news November 15, 2017 About a week after President David Granger made his controversial choice of Justice James Patterson as the chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, which many viewed as signalling the PNCR’s intention to manipulate future elections, he took to the podium to speak to the…

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AFC: hijacked

By Henry Jeffrey 4stabroek news november 8, 2017 Seething with unaddressed grievances, the AFC’s support for President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission being the final straw, the Canada chapter of that party has temporarily withdrawn its support from it ‘unless and until’ all its grievances…

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PPP/C: a massive deficit in leadership

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news november 1, 2017 The present political impasse has yet again presented opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP/C with an opportunity to reposition the party as a positive national rather than communal institution. With hindsight, the decision-making space was too close, i.e. the party was still smarting…

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Bullshit cannot perennially baffle brains

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news october 25, 2017 In a lecture at the London School of Economics earlier this month in support of his book ‘Post-Truth: why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it’, Evan Davis, the eminent British journalist,  stated that never has there been more…

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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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