Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

Trinidad curfew lifted, but state of emergency remains

Trinidad curfew lifted, but state of emergency remains

Stabroek News from Trinidad Guardian – November 8, 2011

(Trinidad Guardian) – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has lifted the curfew on land and sea with immediate effect, but the state of emergency remains in effect.

After her meeting with the National Security Council, the PM declared that the state of emergency a success citing statistics which spoke to major reductions in criminal activity over the period, increased confidence in the protective services and greater participation by the community in the fight against crime.   more

Also this report from the Trinidad Express Newspaper:


Spontaneous celebration erupted across the nation last night as news spread that the curfew accompanying the State of Emergency had been lifted. Patrons at a downtown Port of Spain bar danced, waved and shouted as they viewed the live televised announcement made by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Her announcement came one day after she… Read more » Comments (117)

APNU promises audit of every Govt. Agency, Ministry

APNU promises audit of every Govt. Agency, Ministry


  …‘the only five more years PPP/C deserves is in Camp St’

“We intend to find the money and we intend to bring it back to Guyana and put it where it belongs in the National Treasury.”

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), held its first rally for the election in Buxton on Saturday November 5, 2011, and several thousand persons turned up in the once troubled village to listen the APNU leaders speak.
The meeting got underway shortly after 18:00hrs on Saturday evening with the coalition’s Prime Ministerial Rupert Roopnarine, Presidential Candidate David Granger, Peoples National Congress Reform Leader Robert Corbin and Volda Lawrence being among the main speakers.
The APNU leaders promised that immediately following its ascension to office they will be conducting an audit of every Government Agency and Ministry in an effort to locate the country’s financial resources, which they say have been pilfered, and return this money to the nation’s coffers.      more

APNU, AFC protest Brazilian Governor’s address at PPPC campaign rally

APNU, AFC protest Brazilian Governor’s address at PPPC campaign rally

November 7, 2011 – Demerara Waves

As Guyana prepares for general election later this month, the country’s major opposition parties on Monday, November 7, 2011, accused the Governor of the Brazilian State of Roraima,

José de Anchieta Junior of interfering in the internal affairs of another country by speaking on the campaign platform of the ruling party.

The opposition coalition- A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)- and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have both expressed grave concern about the Brazilian governor speaking Sunday at a campaign rally of the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC).

Guyanese go to the polls on November 28.    more

Also the Brazilian response of November 8, 2011:

Brazil assures neutrality in Guyana’s elections in wake of opposition protests

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