Author: Ravi Dev

Ravi Dev is a consultant with the Guyana Times.
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Phagwah and Power

Phagwah and Power

A short while back, there was a dispute about which day exactly should we celebrate...

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The PNC and the Armed Forces

The PNC and the Armed Forces

As Guyana appears headed for another round of rigged elections under the leader...

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Bullshit in Politics

Bullshit in Politics

ROAR of Ravi Dev (3-1) About a decade or so ago, the Philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s...

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Being Guyanese: unity with many roots

Being Guyanese: unity with many roots

 In “Gardening in the Tropics”, the mixed heritage Jamaican poet Olive Senior uses...

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Race and Slavery

Race and Slavery

Some would dismiss the ubiquity of race and racism but these constructs, arising...

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Race and Racism

Race and Racism

With elections on the horizon, “race”, of course, has taken centre stage once again....

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For agonistic, not antagonistic politics

For agonistic, not antagonistic politics

The no confidence vote (NCV) and its subsequent passing in the House of Assembly;...

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Ethnic Impact Statements

Ethnic Impact Statements

Whether the PNC’s delaying tactics in the courts and in GECOM work or not, elections...

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The same politics of domination

The same politics of domination

With elections in the air – this time by the shock no-confidence vote – the ethnic...

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Rewarding the PNC for jettisoning the rule of law: again

Rewarding the PNC for jettisoning the rule of law: again

Once again, the PNC is refusing to heed the strictures of the Constitution to insist...

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Desperately seeking loopholes

Desperately seeking loopholes

Everyone has recourse in the courts to seek justice but it does appear to me that...

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PNC cathartic violence in the offing?

PNC cathartic violence in the offing?

Last Friday night, after Charandass Persaud voted his conscience on the PPP’s no-confidence...

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Morality, politics and the no-confidence vote

Morality, politics and the no-confidence vote

Guyana was exposed to the high drama of a political action, which was coincidentally...

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Psychological bases of ethnic conflict

Psychological bases of ethnic conflict

Groups placed in the same environment share a universal tendency to compare themselves...

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Solidifying ethnic blocks

Solidifying ethnic blocks

Volda Lawrence, Chair of the PNC, was caught in a dilemma when she candidly responded...

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PNC Ethnic politics

PNC Ethnic politics

Volda Lawrence, Chairwoman of the PNCR has created quite a firestorm over her comments...

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