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This Elderly Gentleman Welcomes AGE EIGHTY – by Francis Quamina Farrier

This Elderly Gentleman Welcomes AGE EIGHTY – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Please permit me to inform you that on March 12, 2018, I celebrated my Eightieth Birthday. I am hard pressed to realize it, since it seems to me as though it was only last year that I celebrated my 18th birthday. Now here I am at eighty years of age!

Goodness, Gracious, me! So it gives me great pleasure to relate to you, just a few of the things which happened in British Guiana/Guyana and the rest of the World, during the early and later portions of the past eight decades, and which I enjoy talking about from time to time.      Continue reading

Guyana Corruption: Six cases for Court on Stolen Government Assets – By Freddie Kissoon

Six cases for court on stolen assets from the nation’s resources

 Mar 14, 2018  Features / ColumnistsFreddie Kissoon 

In the entire world, except Guyana, the exposure of corrupt politicians who were in office or are in office brings extensive disgust from the citizenry. Humans feel that they work hard, do not get the pay they deserve from their government but the politicians they voted for end up with luxurious mansions and enormous bank books. Even sexual misconduct does not bring out the anger in citizens as corruption does.      Continue reading

Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100 – Opinion

Opinion: Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100

Amílcar Sanatan | Telesur TV

Among the many achievements of the Jagan-led PPP, his analysis of the conditions of sugar workers was intellectually profound and insightful.

Cheddi Jagan was born on 22 March 1918. As we celebrate his hundredth birthday, I reflect on his contribution to Caribbean social and political thought based on his sugar plantation experience and his formulations of Marxist political strategy.

Indo-Caribbean contributions to political and social thought in the region have not been given the attention and scholarly recognition it deserves.   Continue reading

Politics: October 5, 1992 destroyed Guyana; can it be reborn? – by Freddie Kissoon 

October 5, 1992 destroyed Guyana; can it be reborn?

 Oct 10, 2017 –  Features / ColumnistsFreddie Kissoon 

I don’t write about October 5, 1992 anymore. It has gone from my lexicon of historical milestones. Factually, it is a milestone. Philosophically it symbolizes everything that is ontologically defective about Guyana’s existence.

The closest analogy of October 5 in terms of degeneracy is the French Revolution. The rebellion of the oppressed in France led to a revolution that degenerated into psychotic excesses. The French Revolution led to dictatorship.     Continue reading

Guyana 411 – May 20, 2016 – Memory Lane: The Journey to Nationhood- GINA video

GINA logo Guyana 411 – May 20, 2016 – Memory Lane: The Journey to Nationhood 

Opposition Leader Jagdeo: Why the PPP/C Lost! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opposition Leader Jagdeo: Why the PPP/C Lost! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Jagdeo 2015 pix

Bharrat Jagdeo

They came even in the rain. These were the diehard supporters that wanted to hear why the PPP/C lost.  It was the first time that the PPP/C would engage the Queens community after the May elections in Guyana.

Queens has long been a stronghold of the PPP/C and the memories of Cheddi Jagan meeting New Yorkers are still fresh. Cheddi was known to work the crowd and even if you didn’t agree with his politics you ended up respecting him. It is no secret that the PPP, under Cheddi, was well oiled machinery when it came to national elections.

He understood the concerns of the ordinary person and he related to them. But Cheddi left us and entrusted his successors to carry on the job. After twenty-three years in power the PPP/C lost the May 2015 elections and are now confined to the Opposition benches. What went wrong? Bharrat Jagdeo is the former President of Guyana and he is currently the Opposition LeaderContinue reading

BALRAM SINGH RAI – By Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on June 6, 2015 by Ralph Ramkarran

Guyanese who have served their country with distinction can once again look forward to being recognized. National Awards to three persons, Brynn Pollard and Llewelyn John, the latter a vintage politician going back to the 1940s, and Hamilton Green, a politician from the 1950s with a controversial past, revive the possibility that distinguished service given in the distant past by those ignored by the PPP can still be recognized.

I refer to Fenton Ramsahoye and Balram Singh Rai, of the same era as the above three, but this article is about the latter. The atmosphere may now be more conducive and the time opportune to raise the issue of Rai.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Children of Guyana’s founding fathers endorse APNU+ AFC coalition

Children of Guyana’s founding fathers endorse APNU+ AFC coalition

Forbes Burnham's daughter, Ulele, and Dr.Cheddi 'Joey'Jagan.

Forbes Burnham’s daughter, Ulele, and Dr.Cheddi ‘Joey’ Jagan… Click to Enlarge

Demerara Waves – May 9,2015 – by Zena Henry

With mere hours to go before National and Regional elections 2015, the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition held its last lap rally Saturday May 9, with a massive turnout of several thousands to devour the Square of the Revolution and its immediate environs.

The Coalition’s theme of “change” to usher in a new era in the country’s political dynamic is the force that party leaders and those who have endorsed it urged Guyanese to drive them into removing the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) which has ruled the country for some 23 years.  Continue reading

Eusi Kwayana: A Guyanese Political Legend turns 90 – By Dr. David Hinds

Eusi Kwayana: A Guyanese Political Legend turns 90

By Dr. David Hinds

eusi Kwayana -in 2014

Eusi Kwayana -in 2014

 Today, April 4, 2015, Eusi Kwayana turns 90. It is difficult to properly analyze modern Guyanese politics without taking into consideration Eusi Kwayana’s wide ranging contributions. His political career has spanned the seven decades, which mirrors the period normally referred to as the modern phase of Guyanese and Caribbean politics. This article pays tribute to Kwayana by offering an overview of his political life and work.

Political Biography

Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King, was born 1925 and has been involved in Guyana’s national politics since 1947.He has been referred to as the “Sage of Buxton,”“Renaissance Man”and “Guyana’s Gandhi,” among other descriptions. He is multi-faceted– political activist, educator, writer, journalist, dramatist, folklorist and historian. But it is as a political activist that Kwayana has made his most telling contribution. He has become one of Guyana’s most distinguished political leaders. Ironically, he has also been one of the most controversial and misunderstood public personalities.   Continue reading

Guyana’s Eusi Kwayana will be 90 on April 4, 2015

Eusi Kwayana will be 90 on April 4, 2015  – (see note at end of this entry)

eusi Kwayana -in 2014

eusi Kwayana -in 2014 at the Walter Rodney Inquiry

The following links were compiled by the St Stanislaus College Blog

 Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King (born 4 April 1925),[1] is a Guyanese politician. A cabinet minister in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government of 1953, he was detained by the British Army in 1954. Later he left the PPP to form ASCRIA (African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa), a Pan-Africanist grassroots political group that, after a brief flirtation with the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Forbes Burnham, fused into the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).

Biography  – From Wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eusi_Kwayana He was born in Lusignan, Guyana, and his family moved to Buxton when he was aged seven. He became a primary school teacher at the age of 15. In 1956 he founded and became principal of County High School, later renamed Republic Cooperative High School, in Buxton.[2]    Continue reading
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