Daily Archives: December 8, 2014

Guyana: Amerindian Affairs: Aishalton incident – commentary

Amerindian Affairs – Aishalton incident

When those in power suffer from power disease, then the confidantes and employees who surround them will often exhibit arrogance themselves, as if the conceit of their superiors has radiated outwards to touch them too with the scourge of what perhaps should be called power association disease.

Well last week power association disease was on full display, along, it might be added, with a few other unsavoury human traits. On Friday (Dec 5), President Ramotar was in Aishalton in Region Nine, no doubt engaged in an early campaign initiative to ensure that the Amerindian vote would be solid enough to give the ruling party an overall majority when the general elections descend on us. If so, then the PPP’s carefully choreographed encounter did not go quite according to script.  Continue reading

President Ramotar says …No more Parliament, elections next year

Ramotar says …No more Parliament, elections next year

December 7, 2014 | By By Abena Rockcliffe

The government is not remotely willing to allow a debate on the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) sponsored No-Confidence motion and has therefore decided to go to the polls.

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

 

This was made known yesterday as President Donald Ramotar addressed the media at State House.
Ramotar declared that he will, early in the New Year, announce “further steps towards the direction of General and Regional elections in Guyana.”

The President said, as well, that he has communicated with the international community alerting of the “possibility” of early elections and the desire for observers.
Before he made this announcement, Ramotar chronicled the recent series of events that he took into consideration when he made a decision to prorogue Parliament. Continue reading

Michaëlle Jean chosen as new head of la Francophonie

Michaëlle Jean chosen as new head of la Francophonie

Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean

Former Governor General of Canada,  Michaëlle Jean has been chosen as secretary-general of la Francophonie, the organization announced on its Twitter account today.

Jean was elected at the summit of French-speaking nations in Dakar, Senegal, which began on Saturday. The organization has 57 members or associate members, while another 20 jurisdictions have observer status.  Continue reading