Daily Archives: 05/04/2019

Guyana Politics: Portuguese Arrival Day: What would have happened…?

Yesterday, the government celebrated Portuguese Arrival Day. The observance is a plus for the government and shows that it is far more responsive than the PPP to the sensitivities of minority ethnic groups.

The PPPC prior to 2001 saw things through the prism of class. It was a socialist party which saw the class struggle as being primary and the elements of the superstructure as being secondary. The matriarch of the PPP, Janet Jagan, believed, quite naively, that once the economic situation of the working class was improved, the racial divisions within this class would disappear.

Dr. Walter Rodney did not discount the importance of race, but he misread it. He failed to appreciate how ethnic insecurity could undermine class unity. And he paid for that with his life, when the State apparatus turned against him and working class could not prevent his assassination.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Ramjattan to challenge Nagamootoo for PM post

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (left), and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

American Airlines to start selling tickets for NYC – GEO route from May 6, 2019

American Airlines starts NYC-GEO route

American Airlines is providing travellers with more direct access to Guyana. The U.S.-based airline will begin direct service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, USA to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown, Guyana on December 18th, 2019. Tickets go on sale from May 6th, 2019,” the Authority announced.

American Airlines, one of the biggest operators in the world, started flights here in 2018, with non-stop flights to Miami International Airport.

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Is Ex VP Biden the Democratic Ace in the 2020 Presidential race? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Would his past allow him to last? There’s history and then there’s his story!

The ex-Vice President jumped straight into the political foray, seeming unaware that things have changed a lot from his day.  Ex Vice President Biden’s senate career began in 1973 when he was 30 years old, and the youngest age allowed by the Constitution. It was a different era.  Then all 100 senators were men and the sole black senator, Edward Brooke, was a Republican.  

Now, the Democratic Party is a much younger party, more female and less white. Biden will face an African-American woman, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, and a Samoan-American woman, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, as well as perhaps two black men, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Attorney General Eric Holder, and three white women, Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.      Continue reading

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