Daily Archives: October 22, 2012

Guyana: Lethem – commentary

Lethem

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 21, 2012 – Editorial

It is a pity perhaps that Governor Lethem’s idea of a railway link between the Rupununi and Georgetown in the 1940s was never followed up. Railways are arguably less destructive to our kind of environment than roads, and in this particular instance would have integrated the south of the country with the coast at a meaningful level at a much earlier stage. In addition, this would have occurred at a more leisurely pace than would have been possible with a highway.  Continue reading

Coping with accountability – commentary

Coping with accountability

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 9, 2012 – Editorial |

Setting aside the importance of finding out the truth about the circumstances that attended the killing of the three men at Linden during the July 18 protest in the mining town, the ongoing work of the Commission of Enquiry is important for another equally good reason, which is that it brings us – and more particularly the Guyana Police Force – face to face with the principle of accountability as an important tenet of democracy.

If the truth be told we have often been left with the impression that some institutions of state, not least the Force, are uncomfortable with accountability. That is precisely why sections of the independent media are doing everything in their power to report the unfolding events of the Commission of Enquiry. Quite simply, we are witnessing the altogether unaccustomed spectacle of the police being made to account publicly for civilian killings.  [read more]

Guyana: Violence in Conflict Resolution

Another well written entry in Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog. Rosaliene is a regular contributor on the Guyanese Online Blog. Thank you Rosealiene.

Three Worlds One Vision

Excessive Use of Force by Police – Guyana

Source: http://www.barbadosgazette.com

 

Guyanese continue to use violence to resolve persistent political, socio-economic conflicts facing our nation. Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Alleyne, in an opinion column published in Demerara Waves on 17 October 2012, wrote: “There has to be another way…to address honestly the sharp disagreements and roiling controversies that plague (the nation).” He called on all Guyanese to “share in the uplifting and the progress of this nation of ours…in a spirit of genuine commitment and steadfast dedication…

The World Health Organization defines violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.”

I grew up and came to adulthood during a period…

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Percy Sledge – 60 videos – continuous play

Percy Sledge – 60 videos – continuous play

Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1940, Leighton, Alabama)[1][2] is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966.  read more about Percy Sledge at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Sledge

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