THE DEFENCE OF GUYANA’S SOVEREIGNTY.

Contempt such as Ambassador Hardt is accused of in relation to the Head of State is a serious matter. In 1631, in one of the earliest reported cases of contempt, a prisoner, condemned for felony, threw a brick at the judge that narrowly missed. An indictment was there and then drawn against him, immediately upon […]

THE WAR OF THE CLERKS

Events at City Hall once again intruded into national consciousness and demanded the nation’s attention amidst the major concerns of budget cuts, the AML/CFT Bill, the LEAD Programme, the Rodney Inquiry and local government elections. It is not yet known if the indomitable Mayor Green has finally met his match but his resourcefulness is being […]

A PETTING ZOO FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS

At Dr. Roger Luncheon’s press conference last week, the approval of funds for the establishment of a petting zoo took only second place to the continuing controversy over the USAID LEAD Programme to which the Government has taken objection. In announcing Government’s no objection to the expenditure of $32.5 million for the petting zoo, Dr. […]

‘HALL YUH ASS’

Just as the year was ending, a popular phrase used as often jocularly as insultingly, has become very contentious. Two politicians, who are likely to be with us for a long time, have been squabbling for two weeks over it. Unless resolved early in this New Year, the dispute can lead to the phrase dominating […]

SN + KN + MN + RR + KR = 0

While the local television news was being read during last week, my attention was attracted to the announcement by the interviewee at a press conference to pay attention to the ‘algebraic’ equation about to be announced. The journalists were cautioned that they might not understand if they did not listen carefully. I listened and was […]