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The media, party politics–and the shaping of political attitudes in contemporary Guyana

By David Hinds -October 1, 2017    TODAY’S column expands on an issue I have hinted at in previous columns without elaboration: the convergence of party politics, the media and the shaping of political attitudes in contemporary Guyana. Over the last few months, PPP leaders and activists have been on a seemingly…

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The Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett Issue—putting, Blackness and our public discourse on Race and Ethnicity in perspective

By David Hinds – guyana chronicle September 24, 2017    THERE is understandably a lot of chat about the issue surrounding the young lady, Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett, who referred to her Indian-Guyanese colleagues by the term that is both officially derogatory and to some extent informally accepted and used even by some Indian-…

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Give thanks to the WPA

By David Hinds, Guyana Chronicle September 17, 2017    EVERY society must grapple with its complexities at one level or the other. After all, societies are made up of and defined by the activities of humans who are ultimately complex beings. Whatever the shortcomings of Guyana’s media, it is characterised…

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Political Miracle: How the PPP has taken advantage of the governing coalition’s critical political weakness

By David Hinds – guyana chronicle August 27, 2017    IT is DIFFICULT to remain objective about the PPP when one opens the newspapers every day and be subjected to that party’s relentless criticism of the government. On the one hand, much of that criticism is justified—they highlight some of the inevitable…

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