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On democracy and ‘filtering’ truth

democracy

GUYANA is in its fiftieth year of self-Governance yet many of our citizens are still unaware of what it means to live in an independent democratic state. Years of authoritarian rule seemed to have shaped the psyche of the average citizen into believing and accepting whatever those holding the reins ...

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While the nation bleeds…

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THE realities of governing Guyana seem to be dawning on the new Granger Administration.

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The Jagdeo Factor

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The announcement of the return of the Former President Dr Bharat Jagdeo to the National Assemble and to the life of active politics in Guyana is an interesting development in Guyana’s still young democracy.

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It Is Time for Change

Time for change

SINCE the conclusion of the May 11 General and Regional Elections in Guyana and the swearing in of the new government, the country has declined in to a state of what many have described as ‘chaotic’.

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Not by simple majority

law

The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill No. 1 of 2015 seeks to amend the Third Schedule of Article 222A of the Constitution by adding certain entities to the said Schedule. There are many complex implications which arise from this, ex facie, innocuous amendment. However, in this missive, I will only address the ...

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A question of resolves

Claim

DECLARATIONS of support from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) for the perseveration of Guyana’s territorial sovereignty in the face of Venezuela’s renewed claims on the county of Essequibo as their land has been met by Venezuela with declarations of its own.

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Will CARICOM stand up to Venezuela over its Guyana territorial claims?

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The escalating Guyana-Venezuela border dispute threatens Guyanese national sovereignty, reflects Venezuela’s attempts to recover influence and power, and represents a conflict of interest for CARICOM nations.

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Reviewing the Former Presidents (Benefits and Other Facilities) Bill 2015

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

This Bill seeks to repeal the Former Presidents (Benefits and other Facilities) Act 2009 and in its place, install a regime of benefits and other facilities to be accorded to Executive Presidents after they demit office.

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On hangovers, headaches ….and Ramjattan’s rationale

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CHATTER about the imposition of a curfew for entertainment establishments as part of an effort to address the increasing incidents of crime in Guyana has left quite a few with a headache of sorts.

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Examining gun crimes at close range

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GUYANA is a country that may sooner or later have to take the bull by the horn to take on the issue of murders, guns and, by extension, crime within the society. Just recently a report was released that placed Guyana as the 15th most murderous country in the world, ...

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