Daily Archives: May 30, 2015

Guyana: Analyzing the 2015 General Elections results – Freddie Kissoon

Analyzing the 2015 General Elections results

May 30, 2015 | By | Filed Under Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

ballot boxSerious episodes of impossibilities characterized the results of the 2015 National Elections. All three parties – APNU, AFC and PPP – will have to call in their analysts to help prepare political strategies for 2020.

First, the Amerindians devastated coalition hopes. In all the Regions where there were Amerindians, the indigenous people embraced the PPP. In what can be called a caricatured victory, the coalition won Region Eight by one vote. In 2011, the PPP was beaten badly there. In 2015, the coalition increased its take by a hundred votes; the PPP by one thousand.  Continue reading

Is Caribbean integration no longer practical? – By David jessop

The View from Europe – Is Caribbean integration no longer practical? 

David Jessop

David Jessop

Published on May 30, 2015 – By David Jessop

Earlier this year, Owen Arthur, the former prime minister of Barbados, described the malaise that now affects much of the Anglophone Caribbean.

Delivering the 15th Archibald Nedd Memorial Lecture in Grenada, Mr. Arthur observed that the typical Caribbean nation now has to rely for material progress on economic systems that are no longer viable.

“Conditioned for centuries to depending upon preferential access to foreign markets for their exports, on high levels of domestic protection for their industries, and on generous access to concessional financing to support their development, almost every Caribbean nation, has now to face the prospect of building economic systems without the benefit of such props,” he said.  Continue reading

Jagdeo moves to High Court to quash travel restriction – Request granted

Jagdeo moves to High Court to quash travel restriction – [Request granted –  see following article]

Jagdeo in the dock

Jagdeo in the dock

Friday, 29 May 2015 21:36 -Written by   –  Comments

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo wants the High Court to quash a temporary travel ban imposed by the Lower Court on him until the hearing and determination of private criminal charge that he allegedly uttered racially divisive remarks.

Through his Attorney-at-Law, Mursalene Bacchus, Jagdeo on Friday petitioned the High Court to remove the travel restriction because of his “international obligations he is required to leave Guyana regularly” and he may also need to seek medical treatment overseas.   Continue reading

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 MAY 2015 – Demerara Waves

Demerara WavesGUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 MAY 2015

Demerara Waves

GuySuCo’s $16B bailout request fast-tracks need for inquiry into sugar industry – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1JdgUC4

Stabroek Market, Sophia, South Georgetown joins cleaning frenzy – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1QfSZ5q

 Gun license, work permit issuances among areas to be investigated-Home Affairs Minister – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1GK5Zjb

Trotman responsible for Natural Resources, to meet various agencies soon – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1G8vgop   Continue reading

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