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Crossing the line – commentary

Crossing the line


Shock waves reverberated around the country Tuesday evening. Former Home Affairs Minister and current General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform, Oscar Clarke, had been shot. He had just returned home with his wife who was expecting some relatives.

Four young men, said to be no more than boys, entered the yard and placed a gun to Clarke wife’s head and proceeded to rob the family. This is most remarkable and it tells the story of the level to which the society has descended.   Continue reading

UN urges Guyanese to craft a home-grown governance model

UN urges Guyanese to craft a home-grown governance model

The United Nations (UN) Sunday night urged Guyanese to seize the difficulties being faced by the country’s first ever minority government and craft a model that will best serve the South American nation.

UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Kahdija Musa was at the time addressing the opening ceremony of a training seminar for parliamentarians being sponsored by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In clear reference to bickering between the 32-seat government in the National Assembly and the 26-seat combined opposition over the National Budget, she recommended that politicians and other stakeholders strive for efficient running of the country whether or not there is a minority government.  [more]



By Mark McWatt


   I is the best politician, y’all must vote for me

I ent come with no baggage, so don’t hesitate

—no businessman friends, no damn law degree,

nor tainted by any former leader’s mistake:

what you getting is just what you see,

the baddest, ugliest bull-frog that God ever make.

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