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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

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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Jagdeo has not projected a modern vision

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news August 3, 2016 8 hours ago Stuart Kaufman, speaking of extreme cases of ethnic violence, suggests that politicians can only stir up ethnic discontent if there is some historical experience to support their positions. According to his symbolic political theory of ethnic violence, ‘people respond to ethnic…

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Minister and GMSA: enmeshed in moral absolutes

By HENRY JEFFREY STABROEK NEWS July 13, 2016 On Wednesday 6th July 2016 president of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Mr. Eon Caesar, told Stabroek News that the association was notified by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) that the latter had decided to enforce import taxes on items ineligible for exemption…

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Can Guyana afford parking meters?

By stabroek news HENRY JEFFREY June 29, 2016 0 E ‘Cities love meters – they are a “captive” income source. … unless you know someone or are a “public figure”, the city will tow your car if you have too many tickets. A tow in Portland will cost a person at least…

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