LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND

The struggle of the working class and the organised activity of the trade union movement have substantially determined the course of Guyana’s history. While Guyana was not unique, it led the way with the formation in 1922 by Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow of the BGLU (British Guiana Labour Union), the first trade union registered in the […]

MINING IN THE MURI MOUNTAINS

Like every other serious investment venture in recent times, the PGGS (Permission for Geophysical and Geological Surveys) granted to Muri Brasil Ventures Inc. in November last year has come under serious questioning and has given rise to suspicion and innuendo. Little public information has ever been given to the issue of a PGGS before. Even […]

A CONSENSUS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Frustration at the political gridlock which obstructs all progress now pervades our politics. It has resulted in well meaning persons raising the issue once again of a consensus presidential candidate for the Opposition. This proposal, always just below the political surface, has more resonance at this time than any other in view of the 2011 […]

THAT THIRD PRESIDENTIAL TERM

There has been much, inevitable, speculation about the future of President Jagdeo. It started while his second term was coming to an end as supporters, including the late Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud, publicly expressed support for a third presidential term. It intensified when flyers and buttons were produced and widely circulated. Speculation about a third […]

LOCAL DEMOCRACY – AS DISTANT AS ‘A PALE BLUE DOT’

In the 47 years of Guyana’s post independence history, Guyanese have had the opportunity only once, in 1994, of having freely elected our local leaders. Local government elections were held twice after 1966, once under the 28 year rule of the PNC in 1974 and once under the 21 year rule of the PPP in […]