Should President Granger pursue a second term or retire to his family?

(Reading Time: 2 minutes) I remember the first time I spotted him on the campaign trail leading up to the Coalition’s victory in 2015. He was wearing that green shirt and he wasn’t the one to make a lasting impression on me. It was his wife. First Lady Sandra Granger struck me as a no-nonsense woman who was well acquainted with rolling her sleeves up … Continue reading Should President Granger pursue a second term or retire to his family?

No-confidence motion or not, we still have to secure Guyana’s future

I did not believe that the no-confidence motion would go in favour of the Opposition because I refused to entertain the idea that our political culture of party-over-country had suddenly shifted. The 33rd vote which passed the motion is not an indicator that there is any interest in placing country above partisan interests. At most, it suggests that one group is better at playing checkers. … Continue reading No-confidence motion or not, we still have to secure Guyana’s future

There is no future for Guyana without teachers

“The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.” V. S. Naipaul   Teachers are not to be blamed for the empty classrooms at the beginning of the school term tomorrow. The problem is the structure of the system in which they operate and our support of that system through ignorance or silence. Part of the solution is to ensure … Continue reading There is no future for Guyana without teachers

A question every successful leader should be able to answer: “Who is replacing you?”

This is the third article in a five (5) part series – Parliament: It’s not about Politics, it’s about People. The series was inspired by a string of occurrences during the 74th to 82nd sittings of the Eleventh Parliament of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. It offers brief commentary and analysis in simple language to anyone interested in learning, and thinking more deeply about the types … Continue reading A question every successful leader should be able to answer: “Who is replacing you?”

The most important question Guyanese will ever ask themselves

This is the second article in a five (5) part series – Parliament: It’s not about Politics, it’s about People. The series was inspired by a string of occurrences during the 74th to 82nd sittings of the Eleventh Parliament of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. It offers brief commentary and analysis in simple language to anyone interested in learning, and thinking more deeply about the … Continue reading The most important question Guyanese will ever ask themselves