END THE CONFRONTATION

The confrontation between the Government and the Georgetown City Council has gone on for far too long and should now come to an end. The Government, having overall responsibility for the welfare of all the citizens of Guyana, including of Georgetown, and being the senior party, ought to take the responsibility for ending the decades […]

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 […]

‘EXPLORE ALL TOOLS’ FOR FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

What are these tools? I was a member of the Elections Commission for the 1973 elections. I was also a member of the Elections Commission for the 1992, 1997 and 2001 elections. I have witnessed first-hand the ‘tools’ used in the darkest days of election rigging in 1973, the incipient steps in 1992 to put […]

ISRAEL CANNOT SURVIVE AS A PARTIALLY LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC STATE

Israel is in the throes of a struggle between opposing forces in support of its partly liberal democratic state and those proposing a fully neo-fascist one. For seven months now large demonstrations have taken place against legislative proposals by the most rightwing government in Israel’s history to remove the power of the judiciary to overrule […]

WHITHER APNU?

All agree that there is a democracy deficit when an Opposition is unable or unwilling to hold a government to account. In 1992, APNU, then known as the PNC, was voted out of office and remained in opposition for 23 years. After 19 years, circumstances began to change when two opposition parties, APNU and the […]