The one upside of the challenges facing the government of Guyana after a five-month impasse in declaring the result of the general election on March 2 is that the country’s economic growth in 2020 is projected at a whopping 52.8 per cent—surpassing all 26 Latin American and Caribbean states. This trend is likely to continue for many years to come.

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A convention of democratic elections is that the leader of the defeated party makes a statement of concession, paving the way for the winner to claim victory.

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The report from the conclusion of the matter involving the firings of workers from the critical Security Intelligence Agency (SIA) is troubling and revealing at the same time, on a number of levels.

If poetic justice is retributive justice (karmic justice, if you will)—the fate meted out to deserving wrongdoers by that “even-handed justice” that exists as a force in the world (Macbeth, Act 7, 9-12)—can it not be suggested that the UNC was served a telling dose of “poetic injustice” in this election, having to endure a fate it did not really deserve?

We have had another chapter in our democracy started under the same government we had for the previous parliamentary session. So, what has changed for the country?

Thank God that is over!

Today Trinidad and Tobago breaths a collective sigh of relief as election 2020 is finally over. Even though this campaign took place over only six weeks, one of the shortest election seasons ever, to my memory, it seemed like it lasted forever and the refrain “I can’t wait for this to be over” was all too prominent.

After many failed experiments, would historical circumstance be the factor which ushers in a government of national unity?

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PNM faithful who were quaking in their boots at the possibility of a UNC win should not get too complacent today.

UNC supporters who were salivating at the thought of benefits they could reap with a victory, or who hoped for redress of wrongs with a victory, should not despair.

Please allow me to congratulate both the Government and Opposition on the general election.

The descendants of slavery and indenture, with their large numbers of base support voters, continue to rule T&T.

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ELECTION 2020 has effectively retained the parliamentary status quo with the People’s National Movement surviving in Government with a majority reduced by one seat. A…


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