Daily Archives: March 15, 2015

Guyana Elections: “We must not be enslaved by the past”; time to “kick ass” – Nagamootoo tells Lindeners

“We must not be enslaved by the past”; time to “kick ass” – Nagamootoo tells Lindeners

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"We must not be enslaved by the past"; time to "kick ass" - Nagamootoo tells Lindeners

Moses Nagamootoo

The opposition coalition’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo Saturday night  heaped criticism on the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for harping back to bad governance by the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration.

Nagamootoo, a former long-serving member of the PPP up to 2011 when he resigned and joined the Alliance For Change (AFC) as its Vice Chairman, attacked the ruling party for resurrecting the issue of rigged elections from the 1970s to 1985.  “Those who talk about rigging must understand that we must not be enslaved by the past.”

“Today we must bury the hatred and hatchet of division or else we do not deserve to be free,”  he told about 3,000 persons who attended A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition’s first campaign rally for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Politicles cartoons – Stabroek News

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Guyana Elections: Granger points fingers at ruling party for Crum-Ewing’s killing

Granger points fingers at ruling party for Crum-Ewing’s killing

Granger - Linden14 March 2015 – Written by   – Demerara Waves

Photo: President Candidate for the Opposition Coalition, David Granger addressing a rally held at the Linden Bus Park.

Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger Saturday night sought to link the gunning down of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing to the ruling People’s Progressive Party.

Addressing thousands of persons at the Linden Bus Park, Granger said “the rulers of the darkness of the world killed Courtney.” He observed that 10 years ago there was the phantom squad when Bharrat Jagdeo was president.”   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: DISCORDANT NOTES – by Ralph Ramkarran

DISCORDANT NOTES

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on March 14, 2015 –  by Ralph Ramkarran

As expected, the events at Babu John attracted wide attention and media coverage. A front page photograph in SN of President Ramotar belting out Bob Marley’s ‘Let’s Get Together’ was in striking contrast to the accusation by Dr. Bharat Jagdeo that during the 2011 elections, the Opposition APNU had sent drummers around calling on their supporters to ‘let’s get the coolies out,’ or words to that effect. Observers heard these two discordant notes, one a plea for unity in song, the other a divisive rant, and several others this past week.

The accusation against the PNCR created a storm and at press appearances, Dr. Jagdeo sought to defend his remarks. The PPP’s complaint is that it is treated unfairly. The media, it claims, focuses on the PPP and ignores the PNC’s historic appeal to racism. The fact is that when either political party appeals to its supporters to vote for its party, in whatever language, it is an appeal that is alleged to be directed to one ethnic group.   Continue reading