Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

Guyana’s Acting Foreign Minister booed at US Independence reception

Guyana’s Acting Foreign Minister booed at US Independence reception.

02 July 2014 20:14-Written by   – Demerara Waves

Acting Foreign Minister, Priya Manickchand (left) and Presidential Advisor on Governance, Gail Teixeira walking out of the US Ambassador's reception

Acting Foreign Minister, Priya Manickchand (left) and Presidential Advisor on Governance, Gail Teixeira walking out of the US Ambassador’s reception

While Manickchand was launching her verbal salvos against Hardt, several persons among the gathering heckled and urged her to “Get on with it” and “Local Government Elections now”.  Sections of her speech were virtually drowned by the booing.  Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of New York Magazine – June 2014

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GCA NYC Magazine - July 2014

Ramotar conveniently cites constitution, gives weak excuses for delaying local govt polls- Hardt

Ramotar conveniently cites constitution, gives weak excuses for delaying local govt polls- US Ambassador Hardt

02 July 2014 06:32  – by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

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A section of the participants at the closing of Blue CAPS’ inaugural Building Communities through Leadership Training and Service (BCLTS) programme.

Outgoing United States (US) Ambassador, Brent Hardt has accused President Donald Ramotar of selectively abiding by Guyana’s constitution, even as the country awaits long-overdue local government elections.

Addressing the closing of Blue CAPS’ inaugural Building Communities through Leadership Training and Service (BCLTS) programme earlier this week, he noted that Ramotar’s reason for not assenting to one of the local government bills was because it was unconstitutional, but at the same time the Guyanese leader was not upholding the constitution as far as those polls are concerned.

“He cannot be an inconsistent defender of the constitution – ignoring the constitution’s very clear requirement to hold local government elections and, for that matter, to return bills to parliament no more than 21 days after they are sent to him,” said Hardt. Continue reading

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