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Guyana Elections: PPP/C Wants Assurances Regarding Role Of Police On Elections Day – Jagdeo

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 28, 2020 (CMC) – The main opposition political party, People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C), says it is seeking assurances that police officers will maintain a neutral role on March 2, when voters go to the polls to elect a new government in Guyana.

PPP/C General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, told a news conference, he had raised the issue with the various regional and international observer teams, here, to monitor the elections, in which his party is seeking to reverse the 2015 defeat, at the hands of the David Granger led-coalition — A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC).

He has also called on the Police Commissioner to give the public assurances that the police will carry out its functions, in keeping with the provisions of the law, on election day.              Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Portuguese Arrival Day: What would have happened…?

Yesterday, the government celebrated Portuguese Arrival Day. The observance is a plus for the government and shows that it is far more responsive than the PPP to the sensitivities of minority ethnic groups.

The PPPC prior to 2001 saw things through the prism of class. It was a socialist party which saw the class struggle as being primary and the elements of the superstructure as being secondary. The matriarch of the PPP, Janet Jagan, believed, quite naively, that once the economic situation of the working class was improved, the racial divisions within this class would disappear.

Dr. Walter Rodney did not discount the importance of race, but he misread it. He failed to appreciate how ethnic insecurity could undermine class unity. And he paid for that with his life, when the State apparatus turned against him and working class could not prevent his assassination.        Continue reading

The election African Guyanese have helped to lift our collective political culture – Dr. David Hinds

In the course of the election African Guyanese have helped to lift our collective political culture

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

The APNU-AFC Coalition’s victory in Guyana was made possible by the priceless contributions of Guyanese of all ethnicities and social class. Women and men voted and gave moral and practical support. The elderly, the not so old and the very young came forward in their numbers. In the end it was a Guyanese victory for all Guyanese.

But we would be dishonest if we did not recognize the particular role played by the African Guyanese section of the electorate. Some analysts have contended that it was the increased votes in Region 4 that ultimately made the difference. Perhaps the craziness that accompanies any discussion of race and ethnicity precludes any such assertion. So, at the risk of being accused of introducing race, let me be the first to do so openly and unambiguously.   Continue reading

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’ + APNU+AFC jingles

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’; welcomes ex-military in politics

Monday, 04 May 2015 – Written by  Demerara Waves – by Zena Henry

Joey Jagan

Dr. Cheddi “Joey” Jagan

With seven days left to General polls son of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan has come out in full support of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU +AFC) Coalition, and has urged all Guyanese to vote for the opposition party.

Addressing media operatives at his dental office located at Charlotte Street, Jagan endorsed the Coalition saying that it is the best choice for Guyana.

Jagan alluded to what he considered the poor management of the country by the current administration and concluded that, “it is time for change.”   Continue reading

Guyana: The May 11 election in Guyana is about an electoral revolt – Dr David Hinds

Guyana: The May 11 election in Guyana is about an electoral revolt – By Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Ms Ryhaan Shah has ignited a debate over the role of the “past” in Guyana’s public political discourse. She has accused the APNU-AFC Coalition of urging Guyanese to forget the past – something she thinks is disadvantageous to the youth. Ms Shah hints that the coalition leaders, in their quest to win the imminent elections, are deliberately trying to hide the past. One is tempted, at first glance, to agree totally with Ms Shah. In fact I sympathize with the underlying principle of her intervention.

But the more she writes on the issue, it becomes clear that she is not primarily interested in rallying young people to study Guyana’s history in its totality as a means of both understanding our present and informing choices, aspirations and dreams for a more cohesive and perfect nation. Rather, she seems more interested in remembering that part of our history, which she accuses the coalition of wanting to forget.
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Guyana Elections: I Fear for Vanessa Kissoon’s life – By Dr. David Hinds

I Fear for Vanessa Kissoon’s life

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

By Dr. David Hinds

I write in solidarity with Vanessa Kissoon. This young woman has been bearing too much on her own. I have hesitated in the past to say anything about her travails because I did not want to become embroiled in the affairs of a party to which I do not belong. And I still don’t.  From my estimation Ms. Kissoon is of the political type that elites would rather not have around. She is working class, fearless, independent and most of all driven by an instinct for resistance not as a convenient tool but as a way of political life. I am sure she, like all of us, she has not always conducted herself in the most disciplined manner.

According to news reports Ms. Kissoon heckled at a recent PPP meeting in Linden. The newspapers originally reported that she was subsequently arrested. The public only leaned that this was not true when Ms. Kissoon wrote to the media. We then read in the media that she may still be charged. The PPP media also reported that Ms. Kissoon’s party has condemned her behavior. Her party has not denied this report.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: “We must not be enslaved by the past”; time to “kick ass” – Nagamootoo tells Lindeners

“We must not be enslaved by the past”; time to “kick ass” – Nagamootoo tells Lindeners

Sunday, 15 March 2015- Written by 

"We must not be enslaved by the past"; time to "kick ass" - Nagamootoo tells Lindeners

Moses Nagamootoo

The opposition coalition’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo Saturday night  heaped criticism on the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for harping back to bad governance by the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration.

Nagamootoo, a former long-serving member of the PPP up to 2011 when he resigned and joined the Alliance For Change (AFC) as its Vice Chairman, attacked the ruling party for resurrecting the issue of rigged elections from the 1970s to 1985.  “Those who talk about rigging must understand that we must not be enslaved by the past.”

“Today we must bury the hatred and hatchet of division or else we do not deserve to be free,”  he told about 3,000 persons who attended A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition’s first campaign rally for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Granger points fingers at ruling party for Crum-Ewing’s killing

Granger points fingers at ruling party for Crum-Ewing’s killing

Granger - Linden14 March 2015 – Written by   – Demerara Waves

Photo: President Candidate for the Opposition Coalition, David Granger addressing a rally held at the Linden Bus Park.

Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger Saturday night sought to link the gunning down of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing to the ruling People’s Progressive Party.

Addressing thousands of persons at the Linden Bus Park, Granger said “the rulers of the darkness of the world killed Courtney.” He observed that 10 years ago there was the phantom squad when Bharrat Jagdeo was president.”   Continue reading

Opposition shocked NICIL found US$58M to build Marriott

Opposition shocked NICIL found US$58M to build Marriott

March 7, 2015 | KNEWS    – urges shares be available to local businesses  
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Moses Nagamootoo

The Opposition has recommended local businesses have an opportunity to bid for Marriott shares, now that the hotel in Kingston is near completion.

Responding to recent disclosures by Government that it has spent more than US$58M of taxpayers’ dollars to construct the hotel and its adjoinig casino and restaurant, Prime Ministerial Candidate, Moses Nagamootoo, of A Partnership For National Unity/Alliance For Change APNU/AFC) coalition, insisted that a strong case has been made by the Marriott project to warrant a full blown investigation.

On Wednesday March 4, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, disclosed that court cases and other factors caused investors’ monies to be delayed. This forced the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) to shell out more than US$58M to construct the hotel.  Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – March 4, 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – March 4, 2015

  • APNU/AFC formally launch coalition
  • Granger, Nagamootoo speak of coalition’s objectives
  • Youths represent APNU/AFC Coalition at media lunch
  • Three Guyanese arrested in three days in NYC for  60 pounds of cocaine
  • Urling – of Blue Caps NGO, responds to speculation of him entering politics
  • Young activists chide PPP over its complaint about a project to get young voters out on May 11
  • Civil society organisations meet GECOM
  • A look at the Court
  • Sports

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