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US: Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Run With People-Powered Political Revolution

by Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams
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“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward.”
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With an interview with Vermont Public Radio that aired early Tuesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) officially announced his candidancy for president in 2020, telling listeners in his home state he is determined to defeat President Donald Trump while building a grassroots-style campaign—with a network of “at least a million people”—designed to win :  Medicare for All, a national $15 minimum wage, reduced student debt, bold climate action, criminal justice and immigration reform, and create a political and economic system that works for the many and not just the few.

Guyana Politics: The Pros and Cons of Irfaan Ali as PPP’s Presidential Candidate – By Tacuma Ogunseye

Letter by Tacuma Ogunseye

This letter is late, but still topical, I believe. It has been some time since the much-anticipated announcement of the PPP/C’s Presidential Candidate  was made public, and in what turned out to be a two-man contest, Mr. Irfaan Ali defeated Mr. Anil Nandlall  by 24 to 11 votes in the 35-member Central Committee. The election results demonstrated that it was a “no contest” – confirming what political pundits predicted, that Jagdeo’s handpicked candidate would be selected, in spite of the party’s adoption of secret balloting.

As was expected when the decision was made public there were intense and continuing discussions in the society, both in and out of the PPP’s constituency, on the party’s choice for Presidential Candidate, and how this decision will impact its chances of winning or losing the upcoming general and regional elections. These debates are taking place in every area of the country, and in the diaspora. Citizens’ views on the matter have been reflected in newspaper articles, letters to the Editor, TV programmes and social media.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections … APNU says voters’ list bloated, PPP calls it valid

February 19, 2019. Kaieteur News By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell

At a time when Guyana is supposed to be speedily gearing for General and Regional Elections, even the Voters’ List is something that the main political parties cannot agree on at the level of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

February 19, 2019 marks 60 days since the Bharrat Jagdeo-sponsored no-confidence motion was passed against the APNU+AFC government.

According to the constitution, the passage of a no-confidence motion results in the automatic fall of government and elections are to be held within three months. However, just a few days shy of two months after the motion was passed, no date for elections has been given.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM to tell President it cannot meet 90-day deadline

-will pursue house-to-house registration

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has by majority vote decided to continue with its approved work plan for the year 2019 inclusive of the house-to-house registration process for which $3 billion was allocated and it will advise the President that the 90-day constitutional timeline for general elections cannot be met.

This decision was made following advice received from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) which noted that the annual budget of a constitutional agency, such as GECOM, approved by the National Assembly shall not be altered without the prior approval of the National Assembly.      Continue reading

The Guyana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) celebrates 40 years in radio broadcasting

Radio Orealla, East Berbice is one the stations

Guyana: Bauxite Company RUSAL fires 61 workers with immediate effect

Stabroek News – 18 February 2019

-fails to attend Labour Dep’t conciliation meeting

The Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), which is controlled by Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), today fired 61 striking workers and its management refused to attend a scheduled conciliation meeting at the Department of Labour.

It was after the meeting that Sheldon Thomas, a representative of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) revealed that the workers were dismissed.

Thomas explained that a notice was issued to the workers identifying the 61 workers who were dismissed with immediate effect. He also said over 100 workers are on strike.         Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Screaming loudly and grabbing attention while ignoring history – Adam Harris

Just Friday, I got a call from a woman who was so disgruntled that she found fault with just about everything that the government has done or has not done. The roads in the new Diamond Housing Scheme are deplorable. The condition is being blamed on the government.

But that is small potatoes to the reason she called. The conversation began with a criticism of Kaieteur News for not publishing something that “is all over the media.” This “something” is that the sons of two government Ministers were arrested for shooting Brian O’Toole.     Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The sub-text we are witnessing is our Ethnic Dynamics – Dr. David Hinds 

Guyana Court of Appeal: Hearings on February 20, 2019 regarding CJ’s Rulings

Wednesday set for hearing of applications for stay of CJ’s confidence vote rulings

The Guyana Court of Appeal

Justice of Appeal Rishi Persaud will next Wednesday hear the applications made by Attorney General Basil Williams SC, to stay the effects of two of Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire’s judgments on the December 21st no-confidence vote against government and to keep the president, the Cabinet and government in place until the appeals he has filed are heard and determined.

Stabroek News was told earlier today that the matter will be called at 2 pm at the Court of Appeal located in Kingston.         Continue reading

Guyana: 49th Republic Anniversary Reception – Toronto Consulate – 22 February 2019

Download: Invitation_Guyana_49th Republic Anniv_Reception -_Toronto

 

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