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in the diaspora, Stabroek

Haiti we’re sorry for this latest disgrace, from a CARICOM member no less: Jamaican Government confers national honours on Dominican President Danilo Medina Sánchez

stabroek news December 4, 2017   ShareTweetPrintEmail A protest in Trinidad and Tobago By The Clement Payne Movement, Barbados The ‘Clement Payne Movement’ was founded in Barbados in 1988 by David Commissiong along with such colleagues as Trevor Prescod, Sally Comissiong, the late Martin Cadogan, Joy Workman, Onkphra Wells, David Denny, Gregory Noel, and…

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KNEWS-Freddie Kissoon

Granger’s green, Burnham’s purple

 Dec 05, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Once you lived through the epoch of Forbes Burnham’s tenure of power, there must be snippets of his style that you will always remember. I can recall one incident. I was having lunch with some of my classmates in an old, beautiful Victorian styled…

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Kaieteur News, lincoln

Repainting of State House…Govt. wrong to ‘desecrate’ state buildings with partisan colours – Lincoln Lewis warns PPP can follow in areas they control

 Dec 04, 2017  kaieteur News  Criticisms are weighing heavily on the decision by President David Granger to repaint State House, which is designated a national monument, green. State house, formerly coated in white, is one of nine gazetted national monuments in Guyana that falls under the vested responsibility of the National Trust….

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Stabroek

Donald Ramotar criticises State House green paint -David Hinds acknowledges political ramifications

 By stabroek news Staff Writer december 4, 2017 Former President Donald Ramotar has strongly criticised the painting of State House in green while Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive and political analyst David Hinds says that the colouring can have political ramifications for the governing coalition. “You can argue that painting government buildings…

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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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