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Gov’t, opposition both ‘vindicated’ by ruling on selection of Gecom chair -Jagdeo signals possible support for appeal by businessman

 By  stabroek news STAFF WRITER  July 19, 2017 In the absence of a written ruling by acting Chief Justice Roxane George, both the Ministry of the Presidency and the Opposition Leader’s office have said that her findings on the interpretation of the Constitution vindicate their respective positions on the selection of a…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Abnormal life as usual in Guyana

 Jul 19, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Every morning I take my dog to walk on the Turkeyen seawall parallel to the UG Access Road. I take an unusual route to get there. Instead of using UG Road and parking by the Beharry Residence at the junction and cross over the…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Class, ethnicity and jail

By HENRY JEFFREY  stabroek news July 19, 2017 Last year, when considering the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into the March 2016 prison disturbances in which 17 inmates lost their lives, I made two recommendations having to do with imprisonment and sentencing, which I am following up on here, because I…

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Guyana Times

Identity and politics

ravi dev guyana times July 16, 2017 One of the most poignant cries heard in Guyana has to be, “Why do we have to call ourselves ‘Indian’ or ‘African’ or ‘Amerindian’ Guyanese? Why can’t we just be Guyanese?” The cries are always intensified as elections roll around, or when there’s a…

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Responsibility for July 9th

stabroek news editorial  July 17, 2017 Whenever your main penitentiary is obliterated by arsonists within and the main plotters make a clean escape and haven’t been recaptured a week later, the country faces a major problem. There can be no overstating of this. Less than a year after he was…

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