“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.” Adam Smith: “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” (1759) and, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” (1776)
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 30, 2021 - So, let's talk. A few days ago the Chief Justice (CJ), Madam Roxane George, dismissed the elections petition which alleged that the Recount Order was unconstitutional. The Recount Order permitted the recount of the votes cast in the March, 2020 general and regional elections. The PPP party prevailed at the close of the recount and was accordingly installed as government. The CJ held that the Order was valid.
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, April 27, 2021 - As previously indicated in part 1 of this article, one of the biggest surprises of the September 03, 2020 general election, was George Wright's victory over the PNP incumbent of two terms, Dwayne Vaz who seemed to have squandered his political good-will during the period of his incumbency.
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, April 23, 2021 - From The Curse of Eve to intimate gender violence in Jamaica, it is important to point out from the beginning, that what has become known as "The George Wright Saga" has its roots in the biblical canard replete with its connotations of the superiority of man and the subordinate standing of the woman.
JAMAICA, April 14, 2021 - “Offensive,” “Disrespectfu,l” and “Shocked,” were among the words used by Gleaner’s New York correspondent Lester Hines, to describe the sentiments expressed by diaspora 'leaders in relation to remarks made by Minister of National Security Dr. Horace Chang during last Thursday’s on-line town hall meeting, hosted by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks.
MIAMI, Fla, March 29, 2021 - Proposals for a changed governance structure of The University of the West Indies set forth in the July 2020 “Report of The UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance of The UWI” are disturbing. They seem to place decision making in the hands of a small unit that defeats years of the normal democratic structure that affords true academic participation in determination of critical aspects of the university’s core activities.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 28, 2021 - A powerful letter written by academics to UWI’s Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, entitled “It’s a Travesty of Justice! 146 International Academics Flay Beckles Contract Delay”, was published in Jamaica’s Wiredja.com on March 25, 2021. This letter now brings into clear perspective the raging media controversy surrounding the Chancellor’s Governance Report perpetrated by seemingly vicious bulldogs on the one hand, and civil rights activists akin to members of the Black Panther Party, (a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California), on the other.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda, March 27, 2021 - Let me correct a mistake that many, myself included, have been making. The Byron Report or the ‘The Report of The UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance of The UWI’ has ceased to be. The contents of that document now constitute the CHANCELLOR’S REPORT (referred to in this article as The Report). This was confirmed in the Press Statement made by Sir Dennis Byron, Chair of the UWI Chancellor’s Commission when he indicated that the report of the Commission was accepted by the Chancellor.
New York, March 24, 2021 - The recent 2020 Guyana Labor Force Survey (GLFS) highlights major interest indicators in Guyana's labor force participation. In the first quarter of 2020, the total population aged fifteen (15) and above residing in Guyana was 602,765 persons. This population is comparable to American cities like Boston, Massachusetts, El Paso, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday March 25, 2021 - One hundred and forty six members of the international academic community, have written to the Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Robert Bermudez, over the failure of the UWI Council to make a decision on the reappointment of the current UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, despite his stellar service.