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Op-ED: Public Budgeting and Performance Need Urgent Improvement: Taxpayers Pay More to Get Less

Op-ED: Public Budgeting and Performance Need Urgent Improvement: Taxpayers Pay More to Get Less

Economic growth almost halved, thousands of workers lost their jobs, access to and the quality of critical services deteriorated and public safety weakened over the period. Evidently, the government was…

The $20 Billion Question for Guyana

The $20 Billion Question for Guyana

By Clifford Krauss GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana is a vast, watery wilderness with only three paved highways. There are a few dirt roads between villages that sit on stilts along rivers…

Op-Ed: Berbice Bridge Financial Troubles created by APNU

Op-Ed: Berbice Bridge Financial Troubles created by APNU

The People’s Progressive Party rejects the APNU/AFC’s attempt to blame it for a proposed 150% toll increase as called for by the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI…

Opposition calling for SOCU advisor to resign

Opposition calling for SOCU advisor to resign

The Parliamentary Opposition, yesterday (July11, 2018) attended and participated in the Anti-Corruption Seminar for Members of Parliament which was held in the Parliament Chambers. Dr. Sam Sittlington, an advisor…

“Family Planning is a Human Right”- World Population Day theme

“Family Planning is a Human Right”- World Population Day theme

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP…

IAC congratulates Dr Lomarsh Roopnarine for winning 2018 book award

IAC congratulates Dr Lomarsh Roopnarine for winning 2018 book award

Dear Editor, The Indian Action Committee (IAC) wishes to congratulate Dr Lomarsh Roopnarine, PhD, Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at the Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, for…

IAC expresses support to L. Seepersaud Maraj Sons and calls for swift and thorough investigative action

IAC expresses support to L. Seepersaud Maraj Sons and calls for swift and thorough investigative action

Dear Editor, The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is appalled and outraged to learn from the media, that L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons, an esteemed family business which has been in…

Op-Ed: GAWU members concerned about the future as the situation appears bleak

Op-Ed: GAWU members concerned about the future as the situation appears bleak

The Demerara Area Conference of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) concluded on (Saturday) June 23, 2018 with delegates expressing deep anxieties about the future. The Conference noted…

A Bridge That May Sink Us

A Bridge That May Sink Us

Ours is an economy which is comparatively small, relatively undiversified and precariously dependent upon primary production. In such an economy, experience, if not common sense, militates against the over-expenditure…

Op-Ed: Deaths By Suicide Remain a Major Public Health Issue in Guyana – Lawmakers Can Do More to End This Tragedy and Save Lives

Op-Ed: Deaths By Suicide Remain a Major Public Health Issue in Guyana – Lawmakers Can Do More to End This Tragedy and Save Lives

By Ryan Ramphul Deaths by suicide in Guyana remain among the highest in the world, despite progress in recent years. In 2018, 31 of every 100,000 persons died by…