Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

Statement by an involved elder on the Suspension of Normalcy- By Eusi Kwayana

Statement by an involved elder on the Suspension of Normalcy

By Eusi Kwayana    –  November 11, 2014

President Donald Ramotar has officially called off the so-called Return to Democracy   before it could happen.  In his latest act of State he seems to combine an actual power to suspend or prorogue the National Assembly with an assumed power to convene the Assembly after a recess. The Minority status of the President’s party in the Assembly pushed him in this direction, into this excess, presumably on the expert advice of his unique and eloquent Attorney General, more prepared for other roles.

Viewed from the standpoint of Guyanese constitutional history,  the President has slapped down the most important reform of the 1980 Constitution, a reform approved by all parties in the National Assembly on the recommendation of a semi-civic, all- party Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC), chaired by the PPP. It was given force in .Article 106(6)  of the existing Constitution  and  allows a no- confidence vote  if successful  to  compel  the government to resign, allowing new elections to take place. This had not been possible in the original 1980 Constitution. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 November 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 November 2014

  • Parliament prorogued
  • Angry protests against suspension of Parliament
  • President wants talks with Opposition
  • Opposition resists talks with Gov’t, unless Parliament is resumed
  • Sports
  • President prorogues parliament
Parliament prorogued   Posted: 10 Nov 2014 01:09 PM PST

The seven-seat Alliance for Change which pushed a no-confidence motion and forced the government to suspend the House, is vowing non-cooperation with the government following the President’s move to suspend the House. Just after lunch today, leader of the Alliance for Change Khemraj Ramjattan, started to make out his case against the President’s decision to […] Continue reading

Ramotar neutralizes elected representatives of the people

Ramotar neutralizes elected representatives of the people

November 11, 2014 | By | Filed Under News

…we cannot submit to this kind of bullyism and state terrorism-AFC

By Gary Eleazar
Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, officially informing the members of the Opposition of the President’s decision.

No member of the government side was present yesterday in the Chambers, when Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, officially informing the members of the Opposition of the President’s decision.

No member of the government side was present yesterday in the Chambers, when Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, officially informed members of the Opposition that Head of State, Donald Ramotar, prorogued the Parliament.

In what can only be described as a somber yet assertive tone, Trotman declared that the Guyana Parliament is now the most interesting one in the region, if not in the world.

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Opposition, Speaker condemn suspension of Parliament

Opposition, Speaker condemn suspension of Parliament

Monday, 10 November 2014 16:11 By  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

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A group of APNU supporters listening to a public meeting by Opposition Leader, David Granger and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine of the Working People’s Alliance

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar on Monday suspend the Parliament, dashing the opposition’s hopes of passing a no-confidence motion in his administration and paving the way for fresh elections in 90 days. Continue reading

Eusi Kwayana comments on Anil Nandlall’s Taped Conversation

Eusi Kwayana comments on Anil Nandlall’s Taped Conversation

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eusi Kwayana

eusi Kwayana

There have been many justified calls from opinion makers for the PNC to apologise for its share in the deformation of the State. In any case the PNC head of State of many years ago is being X rayed at this moment before a world wide  audience

Regardless of the final outcome there will be a major list of allegations, not a complete one against a party that once ruled and as some of us have “truthfully alleged” run riot at home.  Many Guyanese with a focus on Today, want to know why the present government is not being investigated. Continue reading

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