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Guyana Politics: Heroes, Monsters and ORDER – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Heroes, Monsters and ORDER – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The result of the December 21, 2018, NO CONFIDENCE vote in the Guyana Parliament, remains a HOT TOPIC in Guyana, as well as in the vast Guyanese Diaspora worldwide. In fact, it is still unfolding with a number of unexpected twists and turns, as it was spawned by the “YES” vote itself. As a colleague of mine described it as, “The mother of all “YES” votes in the history of the Guyana Parliament”.

Recently I came across an old photograph of the Public Buildings, which seemed to be well over 100 years old. The photograph also showed scores of ordinary people on the Brickdam pavement and military clad persons inside the compound. It seems that there was no fence around the building at the time the photograph was taken, and certainly no statue of the iconic labour leader Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow in the north east of the compound. In addition, there was no big screen and loud speakers that now project the sitting of Parliament to citizens outside its chambers in real time. Since the photograph was not dated, I wondered what was the specific event and whether it had resulted in as dramatic an upheaval as occasioned by the recent December 21, 2018 sitting of the Parliament.          Continue reading

MASH 2014 – Eleven finalists in the Calypso Competition – video

Stage is set for the 11 finalists in the Calypso Competition


[ Picture: De Professor – 2013 Champion]

The stage is set for the  11 finalists in  the Mashramani Calypso Competition due for the Thirst Park ground on the evening of February 15.  Defending Champion is De Professor and he made it clear that he is not ready to relinquish the crown that he also won in 2009/ 2011.

 Among the challengers is another multiple winner Roger Hinds who is also confident.
But the women would not be outdone by the men and Queen Makeba who is a seasoned campaigner and Queen Dairy who made her debut last year.
And making a comeback after his absence last year is 2005 junior champion the Mighty Believer.
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