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Spare the rod

By Mosa Telford September 23, 2017  stabroek news The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and approved by the Government of Guyana in 1991. Article 19 (1) states: “States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Leguan, Big Kiss and Wallerby’s Delight

 Sep 25, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon  I spent last Saturday at the funeral of one of my wife’s cousins (my wife has more relatives than hurricane-hit Dominica) in the island of Leguan. I haven’t been to Leguan in twenty years. And honestly, the place looks the same as back then….

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Kaieteur News

Guyana will remain stuck unless there is real Constitutional Reform… Racial inequality, winner takes all politics must be addressed- Dr. Hinds

 Sep 25, 2017  kaieteur News    By Abena Rockcliffe- Campbell Political scientist, Dr. David Hinds thinks that no amount of oil money can save Guyana from its current trajectory. Dr. Hinds thinks that Constitutional Reform is imperative to the dismantling of racial divide which in turn is vital for progress in Guyana. In…

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David Hinds Blog, Essays, Guyana Chronicle News

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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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Ethnic dominance

Conversation TreeBy Ralph Ramkarran  stabroek news The drive for ethnic dominance is an unavoidable consequence of our social history. It manifests itself in numerous ways and appears in discourses relating to social and economic policy. More importantly and fundamentally, it appears in political competition. Ideas of ethnic dominance have always shaped…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Context rules life Ms. Nicholas-Garrett

 Sep 24, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon I am annoyed at the whirlpool of news that is swirling around the Communication Officer in the Office of the President, Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett. For me it is surreal. I can’t believe what I am seeing and reading. People in Guyana, not in Barbados, Germany,…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Are most of our political elite racists?

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news ‘Is it possible to vote and/or encourage others to vote racially and not be a racist?’ The incident involving Ms. Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett, President David Granger’s public information and press officer, was being considered when the above question was raised. Briefly, in a private group on Facebook, she…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Pathological liars who have lost power

 Sep 19, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon There has been an outpouring of sentiments the past week denouncing the hypocrisy of people like Gail Teixeira and Bharrat Jagdeo. The list includes well known Guyanese names – Khemraj Ramjattan, Adam Harris, Lincoln Lewis and Dr. David Hinds. No responding exposure from Guyanese…

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