Daily Archives: 02/23/2013

The Home Affairs Minister and the Linden crisis – Eusi Kwayana letter

The Home Affairs Minister and the Linden crisis – Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor,

The Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee, loomed large as a figure in the July crisis of 2012 in Linden, Guyana. Three people were killed by gunfire and over 20 others were injured by firearms.

There was outrage at the news. The Government of Guyana told the OAS, “Agreement (i.e., on the electricity tariff increase) was reached on April 19, 2012, and this was announced on the same day in the National Assembly by the Prime Minister with the concurrence of the Leader of the Opposition,. On April 20, 2012, the Leader of the Opposition reneged on the agreement.”   The December 2012 statement of the Government to the  International  Community blamed the  July 18 death and injuries at Linden on people ”inflamed by the Opposition parties.:”\ It seems that APNU agreed in the name of the people without consulting  the people of Region10  and then corrected itself when the people  rejected the high-handed decision.  Continue reading

Barbados Elections: Narrow victory for ruling party- DLP

Narrow victory for ruling party in Barbados general elections

February 23, 2013 – By Caribbean News Now

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

Barbados — The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) won a narrow victory in the general elections in Barbados on Thursday, beating the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) by 16 seats to 14. In the previous Parliament the DLP had 20 seats and the BLP 10 seats.

However, a recount was taking place in one of the constituencies narrowly won by the BLP candidate by fewer than ten votes.
Both party leaders, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and BLP leader Owen Arthur, retained their seats; however, three ministers lost their seats.  Voter turnout was close to 60 percent. Continue reading