Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

Guyana Elections 2015- PIT BULL POLITICS – By Mr Ralph Ramkarran

PIT BULL POLITICS

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on April 25, 2015 by

The OAS Observer Mission, the British High Commissioner, the United States Representative and the Private Sector Commission have all publicly raised concerns about the dangers of inflammatory language being used in the election campaign in Guyana. The US representative went further and pointed out that the consequences that such language could endanger post-election peace and stability.

The pit bull politics of aggression and personal villification were launched this elections season, as it was at the last elections, with Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo. The elections of 2011 were characterized by the excessive use of hostile and accusatory language, focused mainly on the PNCR’s past and abuse of political opponents.   Continue reading

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’ + APNU+AFC jingles

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’; welcomes ex-military in politics

Monday, 04 May 2015 – Written by  Demerara Waves – by Zena Henry

Joey Jagan

Dr. Cheddi “Joey” Jagan

With seven days left to General polls son of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan has come out in full support of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU +AFC) Coalition, and has urged all Guyanese to vote for the opposition party.

Addressing media operatives at his dental office located at Charlotte Street, Jagan endorsed the Coalition saying that it is the best choice for Guyana.

Jagan alluded to what he considered the poor management of the country by the current administration and concluded that, “it is time for change.”   Continue reading

INGRATITUDE WORST THAN OBEAH …. Joey Jagan Speaks Out

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INGRATITUDE WORST THAN OBEAH …. Joey Jagan Speaks Out

By Waltie Ainsworth

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Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’; welcomes ex-military in politics

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo has issued a fatwah claiming there will be no debates between and among the candidates for elections. He claims that he cannot multitask: suck cane and whistle. His focus seems to be reclaiming support for his party which from all accounts is fraying at the seams. “boat gone a falls can’t turn back.”

GAWU, the sugar workers union in Guyana, last Friday heckled President Donald Ramotar and called him names that imply that the party is over. Big business men like Ramkarran, Yesu Persaud have also put the PPP on notice that their support will go elsewhere forcing Jagdeo to…

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Guyana: The May 11 election in Guyana is about an electoral revolt – Dr David Hinds

Guyana: The May 11 election in Guyana is about an electoral revolt – By Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Ms Ryhaan Shah has ignited a debate over the role of the “past” in Guyana’s public political discourse. She has accused the APNU-AFC Coalition of urging Guyanese to forget the past – something she thinks is disadvantageous to the youth. Ms Shah hints that the coalition leaders, in their quest to win the imminent elections, are deliberately trying to hide the past. One is tempted, at first glance, to agree totally with Ms Shah. In fact I sympathize with the underlying principle of her intervention.

But the more she writes on the issue, it becomes clear that she is not primarily interested in rallying young people to study Guyana’s history in its totality as a means of both understanding our present and informing choices, aspirations and dreams for a more cohesive and perfect nation. Rather, she seems more interested in remembering that part of our history, which she accuses the coalition of wanting to forget.
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Letter: The critical Muslim vote: Democracy, transparency and human rights in Guyana

Letter: The critical Muslim vote: Democracy, transparency and human rights in Guyana
Published on May 4, 2015- Reprinted from Caribbean News Now!
Dear Sir:

The recent election in Sri Lanka reflects how the Muslim minority bloc-vote was instrumental in deposing the autocratic government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was accused of human rights abuses, including disregard for minorities, intimidation and suppression of the press, among other charges in that country.
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Guyana’s former president Bharrat Jagdeo headed a Commonwealth Secretariat observer mission to monitor the electoral process in Sri Lanka to ensure that the process was conducted in a free and fair manner without threats from the sitting president or the armed forces.  Continue reading

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