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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Actually separating political power

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news january 10,2018 , ‘ Government should be set up so that no man need be afraid of another.’ Charles-Louis Baron de Montesquieu I can say without fear of contradiction that the vast majority of us would accept the above as a useful general rule. Yet, for most…

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Disrupting local politics

By henry jeffery stabroek news january 3, 2017 The ancient Greeks, considered the progenitors of modern democracy, referred to the rule of one person as ‘tyranny’ and particularly in countries with weak institutions, modern presidentialism and prime ministership quickly morph into one-man autocracies in which the single leader, to whom access…

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Ending ethnic political conflict

By henry jeffery stabroek news december 2017 I have repeatedly argued that the attempts to establish ethnic dominance of various sorts by different means are unnecessary and cannot solve the ethnic security problem that exists in Guyana and I have often been asked to outline what form of government best suits…

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Still gat to vote fu these jokers

By Henry Jeffrey december 20, 2017 stabroek news Two Saturdays ago, in keeping with a rural African tradition, my cousin found a local pig and cattle rearer from whom we went to purchase pork for the holidays. As we approached, we saw the farmer splitting a nicely cleaned pig in half down…

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Sad but not at all surprising

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news december 13, 2017 One must have to be a dolt to believe that the treatment at present being meted out to the sugar workers is because the country cannot afford to keep them at work. One only needs to ask oneself if these workers would have been…

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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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