THE UNITED NATIONS AND MINING ON AMERINDIAN LANDS

I return to the issue of mining on Amerindian lands because of the international dimension introduced by a letter to the Government from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD). The letter expressed concern over mining on Amerindian lands of the Isseneru and Kako communities and has asked the Government to […]

THE BLEEDING OF SYRIA AND THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE

As the killings continue, renewed focus is being directed to Syria and Palestine due to President Obama’s recent visit to Israel and the West Bank, Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Iraq, the resignation of Moab al-Khatib as head of the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the latter’s occupation of Syria’s seat at the Arab […]

THE PPP’S 30TH CONGRESS

The twice postponed 30th Congress of the PPP will be held in Port Mourant, Corentyne, on August 2 – 4. It will provide an opportunity for the Party to seek out inspiration from the birthplace of its founder. It was in Berbice, the traditional stronghold of the PPP, that the greatest loss of votes took […]

RESTORING THE JAGAN LEGACY AND THE ELECTORAL PROSPECTS OF THE PPP.

The annual Babu John memorial rally for Cheddi Jagan is to be held on March 3. At this time of year Jagan’s life, work and ideas are promoted by rallies, lectures, seminars and discussions. Athletic events and essay competitions are held in commemoration. While he was alive and the PPP was in opposition, there was […]

REPAIRING GUYANA’S BROKEN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

The debate about the most suitable form of government for Guyana has been ongoing since the 1970s and continues with vigour today. Ravi Dev wrote on the issue recently in the Kaieteur News and Henry Jeffrey made suggestions earlier this week in SN. After the 1973 elections, at which the PNC seized a two-third majority, […]