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New guidelines for Commonwealth election observation have been agreed and released at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) today – the first such update in 27 years. In that time, the Commonwealth has observed 137 elections in 38 countries. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “Since 1991, there have been many developments in approaches to […]

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Supervisor of Elections Tanteen St. George’s 15/4/18 Dear Sir I write to thank you and your staff for your roles in our just ended General Elections; as well as to draw you attention to my grave concerns Reflecting is necessary, both in victory and defeat, and as one of the losing debutantes in the just […]

EX-PRESIDENT LULA STARTS 12 YEAR JAIL TERM Over the weekend South Africans received a glimpse of what awaits their unlamented former leader, Jacob Zuma. On Saturday former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva finally threw in the towel. He handed himself over to the police and has started a 12 year jail sentence. Described in 2009 by Barack […]

The nation state of Grenada has seen increasing moves away from a society based solely on male leadership by the emergence of more and more women at every level and in every sphere of functioning – politics, law and order, education, public service, commerce, sports, media etc. And, for the writer, this has been good […]

Within the space of an hour of listening to the BBC World News of Friday, April 06, 2018, was heard the indictment of two powerful world leaders – Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Luis Inacio Lulu da Silva of Brazil – the former charged with corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering; the latter convicted […]


On listening to a radio program a few days ago hosted by a gentleman who represents the New National Party,  he stated that it was past time for the NDC candidates to take down their posters, billboards and other items because general elections are long gone. I got the impression that the NDC was negligent […]

IN THE DIGITAL AGE, DEMOCRACY IS BECOMING A DELUSION The Spectator Andrés Sepúlveda sleeps behind bombproof doors in a maximum-security prison in central Bogota, Colombia. When travelling to judicial hearings or to meet prosecutors, he is accompanied by a caravan of armed guards with serious firepower. As they move at high speed through the capital, […]

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