BREAKING NEWS: Donald Ramotar accepts PM post in coalition government

BREAKING NEWS: Donald Ramotar accepts PM post in coalition government

April 1, 2016 | By | Filed Under News

As we inch closer to the 50th Independence anniversary, in a surprise move President

President David Granger and former President Donald Ramotar.

President David Granger and former President Donald Ramotar.

David Granger announced that former President Donald Ramotar is joining the coalition government.

Now, in a historic move by a sitting President, David Granger has announced that Ramotar has joined the coalition. His joining came after he accepted the office of Prime Minister in a Cabinet to be revamped.

Details have not been released as yet, but are expected to be known within days.  Early indications are that Moses Nagamootoo has agreed to be an associate to the Finance Minister and a Presidential Advisor.

Never before in the history of Guyana has people from the top three political parties joined forces in Guyana.  Just prior to last year’s elections, APNU and AFC formed a coalition then won narrowly the elections.

There are others who have been approached by the coalition but only two have accepted the invitation. They are Clement Rohee, and Carolyn Rodrigues.
Rohee is being considered to oversee the Police Department.
Carolyn Rodrigues would be working along with Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge.
Robert Persaud who made an approach for a position, was turned down.
When contacted for comments about this newly formed coalition, Khemraj Ramjattan said he was not briefed on any of these new developments.
He said it was the same thing with Brian Tiwarie and his Ministerial Advisor on Business.

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  • Leslie Chin  On 04/01/2016 at 3:48 am

    Is this an April fool’s joke?

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/01/2016 at 8:17 am

    Ha – ha – ha – ha – I am with you Leslie Chin – It is 01 April, after all – But the PPP did support the PNC government in the past – Of course, they called it back then “Critical Support”.

    No harm in reaching out to a fellow Guyanese – We got work to do!!

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/01/2016 at 8:41 am

    Leslie Chin: I just remembered the old message you shared from back in the 1950s – the cartoon you shared of the two jackasses pulling against each other trying to reach separate and opposing piles of hay – once they decided to work together and eat one pile, then eat the other pile – belly full – story done!!

    That lesson is still valid for Guyana and the Caribbean ….

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 04/01/2016 at 12:33 pm

    This has to be an April Fool’s joke!

  • BERNARD N. SINGH  On 04/01/2016 at 3:02 pm


  • guyaneseonline  On 04/01/2016 at 3:23 pm

    From Peter Halder….

    Hi Cyril,
    Nevah de day canoe bore punt.
    Today, April 1, is ALL FOOL’s DAY. I therefore believe that the Breaking News in the KN that Ramotar has accepted the PM post in the Coalition Government is an All Fools Day prank. Reason 1: Ramotar is not an APNU/AFC MP and the PM must be an MP since he is the Leader of Government Business in the House. Reason 2: He would also have to be listed number 2, after Granger, in the Party List. If he was on the PPP list, which I doubt, Jagdeo would not allow him to cross the floor. Rohee also cannot cross the floor.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/01/2016 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for the reminder, Peter Halder: I totally forgot they call it “All Fools’ Day!”
    Actually, I like that label better …

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