“the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. Corruption can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs. – Transparency International As a certain budding blazer politician – who I once had pay for my fabulous Oasis coffee in the most rude manner possible – will testify, I am very fond of social … Continue reading What is Corruption?
Less than 24 hours ago His Excellency President Donald Ramotar named the big day: May 11, 2015. Campaign material flooded social media almost immediately and, of course, the inter-party battles begun. Guyanese will be attacking each other in the safety of cyber world with the worst possible weapon: words. But must it really be this way? Not so long ago, my elderly neighbour collapsed in … Continue reading Remember…We’re all Guyanese
In the land of the blind, one-eye man is king… From now until May 11, some of us will contemplate the answer to this question with much fear, hope or a combination of both. Will the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)win? Or will they lose? Before I answer this, I believe it is worth clarifying where I stand: I am the Bharrat who stands in the … Continue reading Will the PPP win in 2015?
Dear AG Anil Nandlall, Since President Donald Ramotar prorogued Parliament, I have not heard much about your Chatri-Coolie-Corruption tape. The proroguing seems to have worked out for you in more ways than one. Also, pardon me if I don’t use the word “alleged” anywhere in our correspondence because the president declared to the nation that the tape was not doctored but that your words were … Continue reading To AG Anil Nandlall – On the “Chatri Coolie”
By S. Bharrat I dreamt that the day of revolution would come; that thousands would storm the city streets screaming for justice. – Mahadai Dass The day for revolution has come and gone and I hear your cry echo the wind that carries nothing but my brother’s silence: mouth sealed shut by his own mud and water. One counterfeit general – his wings … Continue reading On the Twelfth Day