Monthly Archives: March 2022

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