PUTIN’S VISIT TO NORTH KOREA

President Putin’s visit to North Korea and the revival of a Cold War defence treaty of mutual support has exacerbated the security concerns of the West, the US, South Korea and Japan. The war in Ukraine, which has shaken up the economic, political and security situation in the US, Europe and further afield continues to […]

LOOKING OVERSEAS – TRUMP AND THE ANC

There is always much to write about Guyana. But whether there is anything this week beyond the regular news, good and bad, to interest the reader enough to spend fifteen minutes on a Sunday morning on a 800-word article, is doubtful.  One exception is the election of Kamal Ramkarran as the new Bar Association President. […]

HOUSE LEADER HAKEEM JEFFRIES AND GUYANA

Most Guyanese welcomed the meeting between the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), led the House Democratic Leader, Hakeem Jeffries, and the delegation from the Guyana Government.  The statement of the CBC said that it had a productive meeting and discussed energy and food security, regional economic prosperity, and economic stewardship. The strength of the bilateral relationship […]

BLINKEN’S VISIT

The visit to Guyana of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is an indication of the growing importance of Guyana on the international stage. This importance is a by-product of Guyana’s bourgeoning, petroleum-based, economy which will soon place Guyana as the largest petroleum producer per capita in the world. This, however, means little because with production at 1 or […]

VESTIGES OF SOCIALISM

In response to a complaint by Dr. Terrence Campbell that higher wages and salaries by government and foreign companies areattracting workers away from local businesses which cannot compete, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo responded that “people want the vestiges of socialism still to hang on…” (Dem Waves Jan 9). It appears that the Vice President meant that the plea for the protection sought for local business is tantamount to relying on the ‘vestiges of socialism.’