Daily Archives: June 30, 2020

Guyana: Electoral corruption by PPP must end – Pres. David Granger

DPI, Guyana, June 29, 2020

Pres. David Granger

His Excellency, President David Granger has emphasised the need for a total revamp of Guyana’s electoral system given the anomalies and irregularities that were discovered during the national recount of the March 02, 2020, General and Regional Elections.

The Head-of-State said that the system has been corrupted by the opposition PPP who have meticulously and methodically tampered with the votes.

“The critics of the Government over the last 119 days must accept that the electoral process was corrupted by the PPP and that has to be brought to an end,” President Granger said during an interview on Benshop Radio 107.1FM on Monday January 29.      Continue reading

Guyana’s political tragedy – By D. Alissa Trotz and Arif Bulkan – Commentary

Guyana is in a most profound crisis. This crisis has been

in the making for over 50 years – ever since the declaration of independence that came on the heels of the collapse of a multiracial anticolonial movement, the intervention of the joined imperialist forces of the UK and US and the convulsive coastal racial disturbances of the 1960s that delivered almost unshakeable constituencies of African and Indian Guyanese to the two major political parties in Guyana.

This has persisted through 24 years of rigged elections. It has persisted in spite of the return to elections that were free and fair in 1992 (but, if we are to be honest, never really free from fear of the racial other where these two groups are concerned). It has persisted across 23 years of PPP rule, five years of coalition government and it has now erupted in plain sight four months after the March 2nd election that has as yet failed to deliver a result.              Continue reading

Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy: Guyana presents border controversy case at ICJ

 Sir Shridath Ramphal speaking at today's hearing

Sir Shridath Ramphal speaking at today’s hearing

Sir Shridath Ramphal with support from several international lawyers, this morning argued before the International Court of Justice (World Court) that it has the jurisdiction to decide that the Paris Award which settled the boundary between Guyana and Venezuela is binding.

In his presentation to the Court, Ramphal maintained that a juridical settlement of this matter is the only recourse remaining as Guyana has exhausted all other measures including those provided for in the 1966 Geneva Agreement.        Continue reading

St Kitts – Opposition demands new election: allege “massive cheating”

 28 June 2020   – CMC

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Five defeated candidates of the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have filed petitions in the High Court challenging the results of the June 5 general elections in the twin island Federation.

“The petitions allege massive corruption in the elections, massive corruption, and I ask everybody when it is published in the newspapers to read them carefully,” said attorney Sylvester Anthony after filing the petitions late Friday.

SKNLP leader, Dr Denzil L Douglas later told supporters that the party’s agents had reported that there had been massive cheating in the conduct of the general elections held during a State of Emergency and COVID-19 conditions.  Continue reading

Music Videos: Real Old Guyana Shanto Calypso from the 1930’s and 1940’s – Bill Rogers

Real Old Guyana Calypso – Bill Rogers

Here are three really vintage Guyanese calypso recordings by Bill Rogers (Real name Augustus Hinds), a very popular Guyanese singer from the 1930’s and 1940’s. This type of music was called “Shanto”. Have a listen and a laugh at the lyrics as they scroll down as the music is played.   Enjoy!!

B.G BHAJI

B.G.(which stood for British Guiana in Bill Rogers’ time) was probably his most popular song. It was re-made by other artistes and was also used in commercial jingles.

JIMMY BLACK PUDDING AND SOUSE

As one comment said: “Love this old song brings back memories of “Hunt`s Cook Up” served late night at Bourda Market green, and also Nut/Channa man at Camp Street by the jail”.

WEED SONG

Old time Guyanese Shanto Song from the 1930’s sung by Bill Rogers. It’s about a woman selling medicinal plants

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