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December 3, 2017

Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

The politics of abuse

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news december 3, 2017 Minister Khemraj Ramjattan responded to my article last Sunday, entitled, ‘To preserve itself, the AFC must resign from the government,’  with the following epithets – “nonsensical”; “vacuous chatter”; “idiotic”; “we are not going to block [the] chatterati”; “foolish”; “Ralph kept his mouth shut then…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Stabroek

Ministerial directives to commissions due to bad advice, David Hinds says -calls court oversight step forward for democracy

 By stabroek news december 3, 2017   Saying that ministerial directives to two constitutional commissions were due to bad legal advice, political analyst David Hinds believes that the government ought to be mindful of the political implications. Hinds made these comments in reaction to a recent court ruling by Chief Justice…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Watching the reckless mind at a wake

 Dec 03, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon One of my favourite non-fiction books of the 21st century is the philosophy text, “The Reckless Mind” by Mark Lilla. Lilla looks at the writings of some seriously strange philosophical thinkers including the Nazi sympathizer, Martin Heidegger (who for me, wrote the best book…

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Guyana Chronicle News

Listening to the people and changing course

guyana chronicle editorial December 2, 2017    THERE were two important announcements by the government this past week that should give some encouragement to those who believe that despite our contentious party politics, our leaders can still reach for political compromise. First, The Finance Minister in his budget presentation announced…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

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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mosa telford, Stabroek

We are not objects

By Mosa Telford stabroek news december 2, 2017 It is almost impossible to find a woman who has not been subjected to some form of sexual harassment. Disparagement is familiar to many women due to the unwelcome attention of men, with whom they often have no affiliation. And it is sad that…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Incident in Linden

 Dec 02, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon In 2010, I was about to deliver an academic presentation at the National Library as one of the guests of the Guyana Historical and Research Institute when a group of persons barged in and disrupted my talk. I recognized in the crowd two faces…

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