Category Archives: Commentary

Guyana: Intense police presence needed to stomp out Georgetown’s minibus park chaos

Picture of the bus parks in the city

Kaieteur News understands that the pleading comes after the issue of overloading minibuses has increased drastically.    Continue reading

The Uneasy Truce of Trump’s Trade Deal with China – John Cassidy | The New Yorker

USA – China flags

John Cassidy | The New Yorker

When the history is written of how China came to replace the United States as the world’s biggest economy, the interim trade deal that Donald Trump and Liu He, China’s Vice-Premier, signed at the White House on 15 January 2020 will probably be relegated to the postscript.

The economic growth that China has experienced since Deng Xiaoping came to power, in the late nineteen-seventies, is so remarkable that, once you adjust for the fact that prices of the same goods can vary widely from country to country, China’s economy is already about four trillion dollars larger than the U.S. economy, according to the World Bank. As time goes on, this gap will almost certainly get larger and larger.            Continue reading

Opinion: Ensuring Progress is made in the Start of a New Decade – By Yvonne Sam

— By Yvonne Sam

Readers forgive me if I fail to reflect any change in my approach now that 2020 has arrived.  In fact, in the name of progress and enlightenment I have resolved to be even more brutally honest. Of late, for some strange reason it has become apparent that when Blacks climb to a position of power it seems as if they are afraid to help their own people.

Instead they sometimes display a willingness in part to help destroy us. Get it straight, I am not talking about the typical phrase, “I’m going to help you get a job.” I am strictly talking about the lack of a pure willingness to help our communities and our people to move forward.   

On the other hand, whenever individuals from other races are occupying positions of power or prestige, they go all out to help their people. They demonstrate their willingness of what they would do to put both them and their communities in a position to succeed, and quite frankly they could not give a hoot about what anyone says or thinks.            Continue reading

U.K.: The American beauty and the British prince are right to want their own fairy tale – By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A beautiful American actress falls in love with a British prince and he with her. They marry and she becomes a duchess. They have a son and live happily ever after.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

NOT…….

That is how the story is supposed to end but this is not the typical fairy tale couple. Meghan Markle is part African American and part white and her relationship with Prince Harry has been beset by racism from the beginning. The duchess and her prince have now decided to find their own happily ever after.

Friends introduced Markle, a divorcee and star of the hit television show “Suits,” to Harry, Duke of Sussex and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, in July 2016. They dated in secret for three months, then became engaged and a statement said the queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh “wish them every happiness.”        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Mr. Jagdeo eyes pass African-Guyanese – By Dr. David Hinds 

Commentary: Do We Have Enough Stuff? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

—– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

We live in a ‘disposable’ age. We have more than we need but few items are made to last because the world has been designed to encourage ‘throw-aways.’ Would you be happier if you have fewer things than you have now? Would you be happy to give up the BMW’s, Pradas, Guccis, the latest gadgets and that big house for the simple life? Must we go out of our way to get the new glossy toys to impress the neighbors?

The reality is that we live in a world of stuffocation. It’s a new word and it’s easy to define. You look in your wardrobe and it is packed with clothes but you can’t find anything to wear!

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Britain: Brand Sussex represents the biggest threat to the monarchy so far

BritainJan 14th 2020 — Harry, Meghan and Marx –   The Economist

Brand Sussex represents the biggest threat to the monarchy so far

MARX PREDICTED that capitalism would destroy every remnant of feudalism. It would tear asunder “the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors’”, in the words of “The Communist Manifesto”. It would drown ecstasies of religious fervour and chivalric enthusiasm in the “icy water of egotistical calculation”. And it would subject every national institution to the revolutionary logic of the global market.

So far the British monarchy, one of the last vestiges of the country’s feudal system, has proved a splendid refutation of Marxism. The Crown has survived both the high-noon of Victorian capitalism and the revival of market orthodoxy after 1979.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM: Flawed lists and ballooned numbers – Editorial by Kaieteur News

Commentary: Musings on 2020 | Sir Shridath Ramphal QC

By Sir Shridath Ramphal QC

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday January 13, 2020 – The Year 2000, we knew, began a new Millennium. It marked a measurable change. 2020 feels like the start of a new immeasurable era. As a Guyanese, as a West Indian, as a citizen of the developing world, and as a believer in what the United Nations stands for, as part of humanity, I face the new time with disquiet.

It should not be so. As a Guyanese, I should be confident that oil discoveries will so fortify our country that its national motto of One people, one Nation, one Destiny will find fulfilment; yet the deep divisions that infect it speak more to fearful jeopardies than unity and contentment.

As a West Indian, I should see an ever-coalescing Caribbean fulfilling the promise of integration it made to itself; yet its flattery of community has deceived so consistently that belief in unity and oneness is withering to a point of near non-revival.        Continue reading

See how the media reports on Harry and Meghan compared to William and Kate.

Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That May Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Over the years, Meghan has been shamed for the same things for which her sister-in-law, Kate, has been praised.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) didn’t just shockingly “step back” as senior members of the royal family this week — they gave the UK media a big “fuck-you” for years of what they said was biased and unfair coverage.

The couple’s new website on breaking up with years of royal protocol laid out — among a lot of other things — their media strategy, stating that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a select group of UK outlets.

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