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Act now on African land issues

by HENRY JEFFREY May 3, 2017 No sooner had President David Granger, in his address to the Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum at the Critchlow Labour College in August 2016, declared that his government intended to ‘establish a Lands Commission in order to rectify the anomalies and resolve the…

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Coupling African and Amerindian land issues

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news April 26, 2017 Given its historical development and situational context, outside of pure formalism (an emphasis on form rather than content), to which this regime appears particularly prone, there are no good logical, historical, political, economic, social or other reasons why it should have decided to couple…

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Pradovilles: theory and practice

By HENRY JEFFREY March 15, 2017 The sight of the PPP/C leadership traipsing to the headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in relation to the Sparendaam Housing Project (Prado 2) has again raised the expectation, particularly among APNU+AFC supporters, that they are on the verge of some kind of reckoning…

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Predicting the AFC’s demise is precipitous

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news February 15, 2017  To paraphrase a now familiar adage, ‘if the AFC did not exist someone would have invented it’ for the simple reason that it suggests logical and historical/nostalgic ways out of the ethnic divide that still plagues this country. Certainly, it is still logical…

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Mr Rohee, the plague is upon both houses

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news February 22, 2017 Let me thank Mr. Clement Rohee for publicly engaging me on perhaps the most important question that has been on the political agenda of Guyana for the past 60 years: ‘how do we get to a government that can ensure the psychological and…

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Is the AFC still relevant?

By HENRY JEFFREY February 8, 2017 stabroek news The Alliance for Change (AFC) must be congratulated for conducting what appears to have been a most transparent, competitive and well executed leadership election. I recognise that there was a level of oligarchic intervention in the process but my impression is that there…

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About the PPP

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news February 1, 2017 Nearly six and a half decades after the PPP first came to government in 1953, with other hopeful junctures in 1964, 1992, 2011 and 2015, Guyana stands at another political crossroads and the outcome will again depend largely upon how the political elite and our…

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The regime is feasting its ‘detractors’

By HENRY JEFFREYJanuary 4, 2017 6 hours ago  Can someone please explain what is happening to political governance in Guyana? In just two days – the 29th and 30th of December – unnecessary controversies erupted over two issues, the Amaila Falls hydroelectric project and the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC), which,…

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Hypocrisy and public outrage

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news December 28, 2016 Detractors aside, there is a large number of APNU+AFC supporters who are genuinely alarmed by its behaviour. So much so that some of its members are calling upon them to end the practice of referring to it as a ‘one term government’. (We should…

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The elderly: broken promises

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news December 21, 2016 The Christmas season has traditionally been a time when we try to universalize our good fortune by ensuring that those less fortunate than ourselves, and particularly the elderly, are able to partake in the festivities and merriment. The end of 2016 had been pegged…

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