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GUYANA: African Guyanese existence again systematically targeted, continually eroded – By GHK Lall

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Kaieteur News – The PPP Government and leadership can either be congratulated or condemned for its relentless commitment, its premediated visions, to target African Guyanese communities, interests, ways of life, and then systemically erode all three.  The latest involves cooperatives and idle lands (Demerara Waves, January 23), as presented by the Hon. Minister of Labour.  On the one hand, I go out of my way to congratulate the PPP brain trust for coming up with yet another perverse scheme that indicates the energies that are devoted to delivering the vindictive, vengeful, and vicious thrusted again at the breast of African Guyanese.      Continue reading

GUYANA ECONOMY: Not one Guyanese should be without, not with so much – By GHK Lall

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Dec 30, 2022 Features / Columnists, News, The GHK Lall Column

Kaieteur News – Happy holidays to all Guyanese, no exceptions.  Happy holidays also to those who have made Guyana their home, some temporarily due to commerce, others because of the necessity of circumstances.  Having been there and lived with my own circumstances for an eternity, I know what it is like to be away from the land of one’s birth.

Every Guyanese should have plenty, enough to enjoy a hearty holiday season; enough leftover to share a little good cheer.  This is the size of the endowment that has been given, the inheritance that is ours.  The wish and prayer are that what is in mind is accurate.  All have something, none is without.  In a land as filled to overflowing as it is with riches, we are the ones that should be sharing joy to the world because we have such joy in our times, and also resonating in our hearts.  Look at our numbers and how they gleam. Listen to how we feature in the conversations of countless others.  When we were always on the move to elsewhere, others are tumbling over themselves to get here.      Continue reading

Guyana: Massive scale of corruption and money laundering will have surprises – by GHK Lall

Opinion: Massive scale of corruption and money laundering will have surprises

by GHK Lall

Professor Clive Thomas, Head of SARA, went public to point out that international documents show the “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” in once cash choked Guyana (Demerara Waves April 20).  It has been a long hard road to arrive at this ugly well-known place, which made many locals impatient and doubtful.

This was further fueled by the defiant snarls of “show the evidence.”  I, who should have known better, must confess to my own occasional misgivings; and this despite being privy to some names, documents, and circumstances way back over there.  Well, many who made an art form of existing in wicked darkness now will be hauled into the cleansing light of day.     Continue reading

An end to tribal politics must be more than phraseology…. by GHK Lall

An end to tribal politics must be more than phraseology, must be ideology and spirituality

  • Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:03 – Written by 
  • by GHK Lall

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    GHK Lall

The calls are for an end to tribal politics.  This has been the mantra of an intrepid few on the sidelines for the longest time here in Guyana.  It is neither sound bite nor phraseology; it is ideology.  Most important, it is part of a deeper, wider spirituality: of being brother’s keeper; of loving neighbor; and of a sweeping individual ethos.

After 50 years and counting of outward and internal strife, and sharp, unsparing memories is an end to tribal politics possible?  Or is it the soothing convenience of another quickly forgotten moment?  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Machiavellian media machinations – By GHK Lall

Guyana Elections: Machiavellian media machinations – analysis

By GHK Lall – Saturday 18 April 2015

 “He who controls the present controls the past.  He who controls the past controls the future.”  That was George Orwell in his timeless masterpiece1984.

EU Media  picThe mighty can sift arbitrarily and select capriciously to manage minds to direct a specific outcome.  This is not about appearances, or speculation of what might be happening here in Guyana.  It is the cold, irrefutable reality.

State owned print media, state controlled television have been exemplary in dedicating resources of space, time, and agents to highlight selectively things hoary and hateful; and to infuse new life into the fearful, acrimonious, and divisive.   Continue reading

The word ‘normalcy’ lacks meaning in Guyana’s political context

The word ‘normalcy’ lacks meaning in Guyana’s political context

Whatever the normal definition of ‘normalcy’ might be, it lacks meaning and application in Guyana’s political context. For clearly the ruling PPP has its own immovable ideas of what such ‘normalcy’ means, or should mean. And unless all else is bent and willing to conform to the party’s standard and rigid mould of this latest fallacy called ‘normalcy,’ then nothing doing. Nothing doing, unless under the fateful circumstances of extreme prejudice and duress are impressed upon its consciousness.

Here it is that for three years, the political and social rancour, the sturdy disagreements raged almost continuously. Here it is now that the same Head-of-State, who stood high and wide, and implacably so in non-assent after non-assent, speaks blandly and disingenuously of ‘normalcy’ while proceeding with this self-serving moratorium on parliamentary process. Using Cromwellian language, Guyana is not the PPP, but obviously the PPP sees itself (and itself alone) as Guyana, and that is that. Because of this, nothing else matters in the twisted thinking of the governing party, as best embodied in the latest posture and words of the President himself.  Continue reading

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