GOVERNMENT SHOULD ACT ON THE UN REPORT

In 2012, in an article in the PPP’s Mirror newspaper, I argued that while the Government had done much to curb corruption, the time had come to consider additional preventative measures. The exponential growth of public expenditure, I suggested, provided fertile soil for the growth of corruption which had by that time become “pervasive.” I […]

PRESIDENT CHARGES POLICE TO UP ITS GAME

The theme of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Annual Police Officers Conference held during last week was “Promoting improvement of public trust and confidence, maintaining safety and security through competence, professionalism and partnership.” Against the background of this theme, President Irfaan Ali urged the GPF to up its game. He told the Police that the […]

ENDING MIS-MANAGEMENT AND CORRUPTION OF STATE-OWNED COMPANIES

When nationalisations of private owned enterprises took place in the 1970s, first bauxite, then sugar, followed by the banks and others, initiated by the PNC government and supported by the Opposition PPP, they were ideologically and politically driven. The ideological considerations were genuine, but there were also other important considerations, such as imposing political and […]

URGENT REFORMS

Yesterday’s online edition of SN contained four separate articles about oil, the most important of which were reports of speeches by the Canadian High Commissioner and the United States Ambassador. In her farewell address, Ms. Lilian Chaterjee said that Guyana lacked the labour force needed for the ‘explosive’ oil-linked growth that is coming. The US […]

NO FREE PASS

I congratulate the PPP/C on its electoral victory and Dr. Irfaan Ali on his inauguration as the President of Guyana. I congratulate Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and Ministers. I wish the Government every success.