This site has been created so that, even when barred from expression elsewhere, I may enjoy the human right to freedom of expression. I am grateful because to deny human beings reasonable freedom of expression is to return them to slavery.

I hope to use this space so generously offered for expressing solidarity and encouragement, not with the high and mighty, but with those of any race or place, gender, age or opinion anywhere who, in my grandmother’s phrase, are being treated like “floor cloth”.

It is my hope that what appears on this site will allow it to develop as one of Guyana’s models of justice, fairness, the priority of means of livelihood and hostility to abuse of power, repression and modern forms of bondage.

(Readers who have a taste for gutter comments, hints at unstated crimes overlooked by government and police, can get pleasure by reading the writings of some of my very busy critics).

Eusi Kwayana

https://www.frelusja.com – One of the world’s oldest bloggers, (b. 1925), now writing orally, with computer helpers.

GUYANA: Energy Crisis: The time has come for CSME to play it s role – Letter by Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor:

In a discussion on Sunday June 19, 2022, the panelists on Observer Radio in Antigua considered a statement by Prime Minister Gaston Brown of Antigua and Barbuda. That statement suggested that it might be necessary for the Caribbean countries in CARICOM to approach Venezuela for a second chapter of Petro Caribe which was designed to help Caribbean countries at the time of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution.

At this point it is good to remember that Trinidad and Tobago during the days of its oil boom had extended credit facilities to some of the Caribbean islands in CARICOM. One of them, Guyana, benefitted from these credits up to its limit of $500M in US dollars, I suppose largely for fuel imports. It was reported that a substantial amount of these debts ($482.5M US dollars) were eventually written off by the Trinidad and Tobago government as Guyana was unable to honour its debt. (See note at end).            Continue reading

GUYANA: Letter to the Editor: Election Malpractice Cases – By Eusi Kwayana

Letter to the Editor: Election Malpractice Cases

By Eusi Kwayana

Something has gone wrong in the Criminal Justice System of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

During the impasse following Guyana’s 2000 General Elections, the entire world was effectively alerted to a perceived plan or plots to steal the election and give the victory to the wrong List.

The returning government (PPP) will claim that because of its vigilance the plot to steal the elections failed, though narrowly, because the perceived plotters were caught red-handed. The suspects were roundly denounced; exposed and criminal charges were made against them.        Continue reading

LETTER: “A City of Gold – ElDorado” – Gold Mining in Guyana – By Eusi Kwayana

LETTER TO THE EDITOR –   By Eusi Kwayana

Unlike Financial Representatives (MP’s) , A.R.F. Webber and Joseph Eleazer, and other members of the Popular Party  of British Guiana in 1920’s, the present government is very ready to hand over to extractors Guyana’s most precious assets. The oil giveaway and scandal is still being exposed as the most unpatriotic agreement signed by any government anywhere on the planet in the history of mining.

Not only citizens, such as Mr. Glenn Lall, have exposed the lopsided giveaway of Guyana’s wealth to the oil company ExxonMobil and its partners, but financial experts long acquainted with oil industry have taken the same position.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Agri-Investment Forum – Letter to Editor – By Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor: — Letter By Eusi Kwayana – Submitted on May 19, 2022

Oily, newly rich Guyana has become a center of assembly for various bodies of state and private officials who wish to justify their activities in economic projects with popular appeal of wealth creation; even though some of them will aggravate the climate crisis in a region already highly vulnerable to climatic crisis.

Some months ago, there was the energy symposium at which the voices of perceptive Guyanese critics were repressed. Yesterday the Agri-Investment Forum opened in our capital city.

Unlike the menace posed by oil exploration and its hazards, agriculture is without a doubt population friendly.  If well planned with popular participation, it can be one of the most beneficial of economic activities.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Oath of Office Case – after 1980 Elections – By Eusi Kwayana

Oath of Office Case – after 1980 Elections – By Eusi Kwayana

This recounting of the “OATH CASE” brought by me against President Forbes Burnham soon after the 1980 General Elections is taken purely from memory and is therefore not word perfect.

The circumstances are that the 1980 Constitution had been imposed on the country. This recounting is timely as the present Attorney General publicly undertook on Globespan after the end of the 2020 Elections impasse a revision of the Guyana Constitution after full consultations with the citizens. He promised that the consultations will be thorough. Our experience is that a constitution can be imposed in spite of the fact that there had been in the post-referendum period after 1978, a Constituent Assembly sitting in the Chamber of the National Assembly, with much media publicity in the very restricted media of those days. I will now explain what I recall about the merits of the Oath Case and leave for later my reminder to the present population of how the 1980 Constitution was imposed.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Notice to Concerned Citizens: the Official Gazette – By Eusi Kwayana

Notice to Concerned Citizens: – By Eusi Kwayana

FRELUSJA advises citizens concerned about Government and Governance to make sure members of their circle keep an eye on the weekly and special publications of the Official Gazette ( see Link below).

In particular, there should be someone in the circle who reads the LEGAL SUPPLEMENT of the Official Gazette. In that section Bills to be debated in the National Assembly and to become laws, are published in advance. Executive Orders made under existing laws, by cabinet members and other officials are printed.        Continue reading

Article 29 of the Constitution – By Eusi Kwayana

Article 29 of the Constitution – By Eusi Kwayana

A civic society group named Article 13 has a lot of urgent oversight to do in order to hold the rulers accountable for the billions that are being talked about so loosely. No doubt Article 13 is relying on rights granted to the Guyanese people in Chapter 2 of the 1980 constitution as amended.

Other Guyanese concerned about accountability may also be relying on rights such as the right to inclusive government framed in the same Chapter of the same Constitution. What will surprise Guyanese is the fact that the rights referred to as granted in Chapter 2 are rights not available. To explain this paradox I must recall a bit of Constitutional history.      Continue reading

His Excellency The Landlord – By Eusi Kwayana

His Excellency The Landlord – By Eusi Kwayana

The world knows of my publicly stated preference for a much younger Bharrat Jagdeo becoming the President of Guyana. I have said: “Give the young man a chance”. I did not know at the time that he was a landlord, or had ambitions of becoming a landlord.

When Vice President Jagdeo was questioned by the US media house VICE Media about  ”misconduct in public office”, he made public the fact that the person named – a Su Zhi Rong (Mr. Su) – who was making the allegation was his tenant. Mr. Jagdeo denied allegations of misconduct and his political rivals and concerned citizens have called for an investigation. What Mr. Jagdeo cannot deny is his recklessness in public office.              Continue reading

The Energy Con-Conference – By Eusi Kwayana

The Energy Con-Conference – By Eusi Kwayana

In advertising and promoting the recent Energy Conference in Guyana the Government promotion said among other things, “Meet and Engage with Energy Experts” of global standing. Never since 1595 when Sir Walter Raleigh promoted Guyana as the home of a golden city has Guyana been in such demand among the money vultures that scour the earth.

First, they were the chartered royal companies empowered by European monarchs to take possession of foreign people they had never seen before and their god-given resources, and do with them as they please. India, Africa and the Caribbean as well as North America have all bled from this experience.          Continue reading