Daily Archives: May 17, 2015

Swearing in of President David Granger – Capitol TV News video

SPECIAL REPORT: Swearing in of President David Granger

By Capitol TV News – Guyana

The election African Guyanese have helped to lift our collective political culture – Dr. David Hinds

In the course of the election African Guyanese have helped to lift our collective political culture

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

The APNU-AFC Coalition’s victory in Guyana was made possible by the priceless contributions of Guyanese of all ethnicities and social class. Women and men voted and gave moral and practical support. The elderly, the not so old and the very young came forward in their numbers. In the end it was a Guyanese victory for all Guyanese.

But we would be dishonest if we did not recognize the particular role played by the African Guyanese section of the electorate. Some analysts have contended that it was the increased votes in Region 4 that ultimately made the difference. Perhaps the craziness that accompanies any discussion of race and ethnicity precludes any such assertion. So, at the risk of being accused of introducing race, let me be the first to do so openly and unambiguously.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Outgoing President Refused to Concede Defeat

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Executive President David Arthur Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo - Guyana Elections 2015

Executive President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo
Guyana Elections 2015
Photo Credit: Guyana Graphic

On Monday, 11 May 2015, the people of Guyana went to the polls to elect a new president and government. The following days were tense and frustrating for me as the ruling party refused to release the preliminary results, claiming irregularities in the electoral process – which, by the way, was conducted under their control – and demanded a full recount of the ballots.

With the nation in limbo awaiting results, Heads of Mission of the American, British, and Canadian diplomatic community in Guyana, joined by Guyana’s Private Sector Commission, issued a public declaration asserting that the alleged irregularities were unfounded and calling the elections “free and fair.”

On Friday, two days later, the Head of the European Union Delegation in Guyana supported the position of the ABC Heads of Mission and called…

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Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 16 May 2015

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 16 May 2015

  1. US, Britain offer to help build inclusive governance; private sector wants pro-business agenda
  2. PPPC going to court to challenge election results
  3. Transition team set up for handover- President David Granger
  4. Seelall Persaud will remain Police Commissioner
  5. Greenidge tipped to become Foreign Minister
  6. Budget preparation, streamlining of revenues high on agenda
  7. Employment of contract workers to be reviewed

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David Granger sworn in as Guyana’s eighth Executive President

David Granger sworn in as Guyana’s eighth Executive President

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