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 […]

POLITICAL DEFECTIONS

Political defections in Guyana have a long and ignoble history. A rare exception was that of Henry Jeffrey towards the PPP, although he never joined that Party. Faced with the choice between academic integrity and dishonesty in the mid 1980s when he was writing a book, ‘Guyana,’ while preparing his doctoral thesis in the UK, […]

THE AFC’S POSITION ON AMAILA WAS POLITICALLY ASTUTE

The Alliance For Change (AFC) made its position on Amaila known from the outset. It said that it would rely on the outcome of the IDB’s assessment in order to determine whether or not to support the project. The AFC joined others in expressing its concerns but when confronted with Sithe Global’s position that unless […]

AUTONOMY OF THE PARLIAMENT

A Motion and a Bill, tabled by Khemraj Ramjattan of the AFC and Volda Lawrence of APNU respectively, relating to the autonomy of the Parliament Office, are before the National Assembly. The Motion resolves that a Special Select Committee be appointed to examine two sets of recommendations, one by Sir Michael Davies, a Commonwealth Senior […]