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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

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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2017: Perhaps the best budget ever

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news December 14, 2016 ‘The national budget is a document that … authorises the government to raise revenues, incur debts and effect expenditures in order to achieve certain goals …. The process of allocation of resources to different institutions and purposes is essentially a political, rather than purely…

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Dining with Fidel

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news December 7, 2016  On 27th  April 1953, three months before Fidel Castro and his compatriots began their revolution by storming the Moncada Barracks in Santiago on 26th July 1953 the People’s Progressive Party won its first elections and was preparing to take government in Guyana. The…

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Let local authorities provide housing

By HENRY JEFFREY, Stabroek News November 16, 2016 When the PPP/C came to government in October 1992, 2,025 government apartments were dotted around the country but largely in urban areas. They were in ‘deplorable condition largely because of the political difficulty the PNC government confronted in adequately increasing rent in areas it…

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National Youth Policy: a charade?

By HENRY JEFFREY stabroek news October 26, 2016 The social environment created by those striving for political dominance does not allow for an authentic popular expression of national concerns for it cannot accommodate the kind of democratic participatory institutions that are necessary if such policies are to be found and fructify. Thus the…

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PNC: again pandering to national unity?

PNC: again pandering to national unity? By HENRY JEFFREY September 21, 2016 Just after the completion of the 19th Biennial Congress of his People’s National Congress Reform some three weeks ago, the chairperson of that party, Mr. Basil Williams, is reported to have said that he expects the People’s Progressive Party to…

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Structural disenfranchisement

Structural disenfranchisement By HENRY JEFFREY September 14, 2016 stabroek news Last week I spoke of the growing perception, even among the supporters of the APNU+AFC government, that what happened at the last general elections was, as they say on the streets, an exchange not a change of government. This assessment of the…

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Social cohesion lite

By HENRY JEFFREY August 31, 2016, stabroek news   Understandable though it may be, is it not ironic that precisely at the time President David Granger was telling the 19th Biannual Congress of his People’s National Congress Reform that ‘We need not be divided, we need to build cooperative relationships at all…

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Africans and APNU+AFC: wishful thinking?

By HENRY JEFFREY August 17, 2016  After outlining some of the historical hardships that confronted African Guyanese, the dire condition in which Africans still find themselves and some of the more recent international and nations responses to this condition, President David Granger, in his presentation to the Fourth Annual State of the…

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