Daily Archives: November 6, 2011



Gene Lawrence is one of the finest Caribbean musicians/entertainers.
His one-man show ranges through his unique interpretations of “ol’ time calypsos”, his own calypsoes and ballads.

His HISTORY OF PAN encapsulates the birth and growth of the steelband and the caypsoes that it spawned.

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Nagamootoo: “Give us a chance to make a change”


November 6, 2011  —    Letter to all Guyanese By Moses Nagamootoo

Dear Friend:

Following my resignation from the PPP, ending 50 years of association with that organization, I responded to proposals by Messrs. Raphael Trotman and Khemraj Ramjattan, to join the platform of the Alliance for Change.  I did so, not as an AFC member, but an independent citizen, in exercise of my constitutional and democratic right to choose with whom to associate.

I had wanted to leave the PPP since 1998, when the process to destroy the party’s internal democracy had started. I didn’t do so then.  I again wanted to resign in 2004-2006 when the leadership refused to investigate many of my complaints including allegations of corruption, fraud at the Wildlife Department, illegal export of bottle-nose dolphins, phantom squad.   Continue reading

Ramotar to participate in state radio, TV organised debate

Ramotar to participate in state radio, TV organised debate, UG forum; APNU, AFC want own terms

Guyana Waves -November 4, 2011

The state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) says its organizing at least a two-hour live presidential debate but the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity’s participation is hinged on its own terms.

A senior NCN official told Demerara Waves Online News ( www.demwaves.com ) that invitations were dispatched to the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic, Alliance For Change (AFC), APNU and The United Force for the debate scheduled for November 15.

The official said journalists from both the privately-owned and state-owned media would be invited to ask questions after presentations by the candidates. The duration would be 90 minutes to two hours.    more

APNU says PPPC’s TV ad is anti-Black; ruling party denies

APNU says PPPC’s TV ad is anti-Black; ruling party denies

November 5, 2011 – Demerara Waves

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has accused the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of racial profiling of African Guyanese in its campaign advertisements in a bid to scare away East Indians.

But the PPPC insists that the advertisement reflects the reality rather than portraying Blacks negatively, saying “a leopard never loses its stripes.”

APNU noted that the PPP’s TV juxtaposes enthusiastic supporters of the coalition jostling to lift its presidential candidate, Brigadier (ret) David Granger, on Nomination Day 2011, “with one of blacks rioting, is dangerous racial profiling and race baiting.”  more

Nagamootoo “frees” his village from bond to PPP

Nagamootoo “frees” his village from bond to PPP

October 31, 2011  – Demerara Waves

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stalwart Moses Nagamootoo took to the AFC platform in his home village Whim, Corentyne Sunday and told the thousands who came out that they were now free of the bond which made them vote for the ruling party.

“People of Whim, my brothers and sisters, I come to you tonight to free you from the bond I might have made for you when I called on you every elections to support the PPP blindly because for many considerations I want to free you from that bond tonight and ask you to do as I have done, to move away, walk with a clear conscience and make the decision to change,” Nagamootoo exhorted them.     more