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A rape did occur last year in Parliament

 Jan 08, 2018  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Looking back at the year that has just gone by, it should not be hard to come up with some very disgraceful acts, one of which was the behaviour of a few female PPP parliamentarians. Last year, while the police moved into the National…

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The Dominant Party Mentality in Guyana’s Politics

huffington post 01/04/2018 09:25 am ET I explained in One Caribbean and Other Essays that one of issues with Caribbean politics has been a two-party system in which Caribbean countries typically rotate between two corrupt political parties. As George Lemming, the Barbadian author, explained, there typically is no significant ideological difference between these…

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Guyana Chronicle News

Power Sharing

guyana chronicle Editorial January 9, 2018    EVEN before the current government came to power, there was much talk about constitutional reform. But this government campaigned on that issue—it was a central tenet of their manifesto and their campaign platform. Since attaining office, the government has taken some steps in that direction—a…

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in the diaspora, Stabroek

RISE UP – Time to Speak

stabroek news january 8, 2017 By Andaiye, Moses Bhagwan and Eusi Kwayana Sometimes in political life, movements that promise relief to the majority of the population fail to perform and are left to flounder and crash. In the case of Guyana, there was much hope in the air when the…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Disrupting local politics

By henry jeffery stabroek news january 3, 2017 The ancient Greeks, considered the progenitors of modern democracy, referred to the rule of one person as ‘tyranny’ and particularly in countries with weak institutions, modern presidentialism and prime ministership quickly morph into one-man autocracies in which the single leader, to whom access…

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