Daily Archives: November 15, 2014

Reopening of Guyana’s Parliament should be Unconditional – By Dr. David Hinds

Reopening of Guyana’s Parliament should be Unconditional: The PPP must pay a High Price for their Undemocratic Action

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

By Dr. David Hinds

Since the suspension of Guyana’s parliament almost a week ago the Parliamentary majority, in particular the APNU, has been making the right sounds and the right moves. They have vowed to build a national movement to restore parliamentary democracy. They have internationalized the issue. My colleague, Dr. Rupert Roopnarine, has articulated a sensible approach; he more than anyone in the Parliamentary Majority ranks understands this kind of politics. APNU Leader David Granger has been more forceful than he has ever been since assuming the mantle of leader—a most welcome sign.

The AFC has been somewhat tentative. Its stance on the need to avoid dialogue with the PPP is militant. But there is at least one concern the party needs to sort out.Despite Nigel Hughes’ articulate presentation, the decision not to send one of its top flight Indian Guyanese leaders to speak at the rally at the Square of the Revolution was ultra conservative and unhelpful. Continue reading

Guyana Politics – News Headlines – 15 November 2014

Guyana Politics – News Headlines – 15 November 2014

President addresses misconception…‘I have no new powers to become a dictator’

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Head of State, Donald Ramotar, addressed what he said were the misconceptions that have infiltrated the political President Donald Ramotar atmosphere as it relates to his most unprecedented decision – prorogation of the Parliament. At… […]

The “dreaded” No-Confidence Motion…Ramotar must face his ‘jumbie’ – Granger

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 November 2014

Capitol TV News Videos – 14 November 2014

  • Speaker asks Commonwealth to mediate in political impasse
  • President wants to give dialogue a chance
  • Opposition launches peaceful protests against prorogation of parliament
  • Children of Burnham, Jagan weigh in on Parliamentary suspension
  • Transport worker fired following rape allegations
  • Kitty man fingered in disappearance of school teacher shot dead
  • Sports

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Speaker asks Commonwealth to mediate in political impasse  Posted: 14 Nov 2014 02:09 PM PST   Continue reading

Cheddi Jagan Jr (Joey) condemns suspension of Guyana’s parliament

Former president’s son condemns suspension of Guyana parliament
Published on November 15, 2014 – By Caribbean News Now contributor
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Cheddi Jagan Jr

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Cheddi Jagan Jr, the son of former president Dr Cheddi Jagan, one of the founding fathers of Guyana, in a release to the media, condemned the suspension of Guyana’s parliament by current President Donald Ramotar “as anti-democratic and bordering on dictatorship.”

In a stinging condemnation of Ramotar’s action,Cheddi Jagan Jr (Joey) said that, as a member of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)/Civic, he “was never consulted, invited to any PPP/Civic meeting or even canvassed over the telephone for an opinion.”

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Opposition appears cautiously open to some talks with government

Opposition appears cautiously open to some talks with government

Friday, 14 November 2014 22:51 – by   – Demerara Waves

AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes addressing an APNU rally at the Square of the Revolution Friday night. November 14, 2014

AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes addressing an APNU rally at the Square of the Revolution Friday night. November 14, 2014

A narrow fissure Saturday night appeared to have developed in the opposition’s hard-line position that there would be no talks with government unless President Donald Ramotar revokes the suspension of the Parliament.

Joining with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at anti parliamentary prorogation rally at the Square of the Revolution, the Alliance For Change (AFC) called on the international community to dispatch a team of mediators to break the political impasse with the government. Continue reading

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