Daily Archives: January 9, 2020

Guyana Politics: Granger publicly declares Ramjattan prime ministerial running mate

 in Demerara Waves – January 8, 2020

APNU+AFC prime ministerial candidate Khemraj Ramjattan, and presidential candidate, David Granger.

Presidential candidate for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger Wednesday night for the first time publicly announced that AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan would be his prime ministerial running mate, even as he issued a stirring appeal for supporters to vote out the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) from controlling Region 5 (Mahaica-West Berbice).

“Khemraj and I have signed on the dotted line. Khemraj Ramjattan will be my prime minister,” he said to rousing applause at an APNU+AFC rally at Hopetown, West Berbice. APNU and AFC on December 24, 2019 signed a revised political agreement named the Cummingsburg Accord after protracted negotiations.        Continue reading

U.S.: Killing Iran’s number-two leader as a way to force negotiations is a pipe dream — By Mohamed Hamaludin

—  By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

 General Qasem Soleimani was the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force

Qasem Soleimani

The U.S. Senate will not remove President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. Still, his presidency will be forever marred by the impeachment and that offends his narcissistic sensibilities. He could not do anything about it. What he could do was create a diversion which he could control. Hence, the January 3 assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Now the president has complete control of the narrative, especially since no whistleblower is expected to contradict his claim that Soleimani posed such an imminent threat that he had to be killed in a third, friendly, country. The problem, though, is how Iran will retaliate. To understand what is likely to happen, it is important to look at the history of U.S.-Iran relations.            Continue reading

Guyana Elections: History not on side of smaller political parties – By Christopher Ram

— unless they can win Geographical Constituency seat

Dear Editor,

There are four days before Nomination Day to be followed by fifty-two days before elections for the sixty-five seats in the National Assembly – twenty-five for geographical constituencies (GC) and forty for the national top-up list. So far, apart from the APNU+AFC and the PPP/C, there are about a dozen parties which have announced their intention to contest the elections on their own, despite the general call that they seek some form of electoral alliance.

It has to be assumed that their leaders are confident that they can overcome the formidable hurdles in their way posed by the election laws, the resource challenges and the experiences of smaller parties in past elections.          Continue reading

Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association – Guyana Together Gala – February 29. 2020

Guyana: JetBlue to start NYC/GEO/NYC route on April 2. 2020

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