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Democracy and politics – A review

Daily News Part I The Oxford dictionary defines democracy as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. American political scientist Larry Diamond says democracy consists of four elements – a political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair … Continue reading

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Unless the global is sensitive to the local …..

Running on borrowed time, all pain no gain (Island Opinion Page) It will be hard to find any other country among modern nations where the politicians treat citizens with condescension. Partly they deserve such treatment for they elect them time after time knowing very well their DNA makeup and then cry foul when they do … Continue reading

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President’s dilemma

Island Editorial Some constitutional flaws take years to manifest like the late-onset genetic disorders. It has taken four decades for the country to see a major flaw in the existing Constitution. The hurriedly introduced amendments have made the situation far worse. We are left with a system of government which is neither presidential nor Westminster, … Continue reading

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What is NEW this New Year?

    On Tuesday last, that’s January 01st, few asked me “what’s new this year?” My reply was in turn a short question; “New in what?” It’s a long list one began with; heavy road traffic, hospitals, schools, income and cost of living, solid waste disposal, rising apartments and more. But these were basically all issues … Continue reading

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The US has Saudi Arabia over a barrel

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman remains at large, the unapologetic murderer (according to the CIA) of the respected dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Although President Donald Trump came close to accusing him of the deed, he has pulled back, citing Saudi  Arabia’s importance as an oil producer and arms buyer. The Prime Minister of the UK, … Continue reading

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