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THE PNCR – ITS PAST AND FUTURE – by Ralph Ramkarran

THE PNCR – ITS PAST AND FUTURE

    Written by Ralph Ramkarran – Conversation Tree 

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Blog – Saturday, 21st June 2014.

Once again the issue of an apology from the PNCR has become topical. First raised with Opposition Leader David Granger while he was on a visit to the United States, it emerged again at a press conference in Guyana. Mr. Granger repeated a long established PNCR policy, designed to deflect public pressure, that there would be no blanket apology on the basis of hearsay or conjecture as if rigged elections fall in those categories. He called for all errors of the past to be investigated and said that other political parties needed to apologise as well.

Even though the PPP has made the most of the PNCR’s history during its ’28 years’ in office, as far as I am aware it has never formally called for an apology or given support to those who have done so. Continue reading

Guyana Politics – Walking Backwards into the Future – commentary

Guyana politics – Past and future – commentary

JUNE 22, 2014 · BY STABROEK NEWS –  EDITORIAL

The current political panorama is not of a quality to lift the electorate’s spirits. Neither of the two major political forces has been behaving altogether rationally in more recent times, in addition to which both lack coherence and cohesiveness. The one has gone into atavistic mode, while the other is in stasis. There are no new insights, no novel approaches to our problems and no inspiration emanating from either quarter; it is all about doom, gloom and above all else, recrimination.

Short of making an open declaration, the PPP has more-or-less made it clear that it is going for a general election before local government elections. No doubt that accounts for the unusually malignant atmosphere, even by Guyana’s none too sanitized standards. The party still clings desperately to the belief that what worked for it in electoral terms decades ago, will still work for it now. In other words, it insists on walking backwards into the future. Continue reading

Vintage Black Beauty & History!! – in pictures

Vintage Black Beauty & History!! – in pictures

Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story. She was bullied and hit with stones.  The harassment started when the wife of John Z. Warlick, the leader of the White Citizens Council, urged the boys to "keep her out" and at the same time, implored the girls to spit on her.

Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days.

That’s 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story. She was bullied and hit with stones.

The harassment started when the wife of John Z. Warlick, the leader of the White Citizens Council, urged the boys to “keep her out” and at the same time, implored the girls to spit on her.

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