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Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran


A report appeared in the press last week of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman and AFC executive and prominent attorney, Mr. Nigel Hughes to discuss constitutional reform. Constitutional reform is one of the undertakings given by the APNU+AFC coalition in its 100-day programme. No doubt the Government is looking to make an announcement on the issue before the end of the 100-day period.

On July 24 a symposium took place at Moray House on constitutional reform. The panelists were myself, Henry Jeffrey and Haslyn Parris. The proceedings were chaired by Miles Fitzpatrick. We were engaged in what might well be regarded as unfinished business. As leading member, Secretary and Chair, respectively, of the Constitutional Reform Commission, Miles Fitzpatrick, Haslyn Parris and I handed in our report to the Speaker of the National Assembly some fifteen years ago. The feeling at that time by some was that the process we had concluded did not resolve the most fundamental problems facing Guyana.   Continue reading

THE PPP HAS LOST ITS WAY – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on July 4, 2015 – by  – Conversation Tree Blog

The selection of Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo by the Central Committee of the PPP as its nominee for Opposition Leader seals that party’s fate in opposition for decades to come, unless the APNU+AFC coalition under-performs or unravels. The PPP has been shattered by defeat, its leadership disgraced by corruption and it has lost the sympathy of the international community through abuse, corruption and the refusal to hold local government elections.

With no intention by the ruling clique of giving up power, the return of its younger MPs and a sprinkling of new faces to Parliament, would be mere window dressing. This new generation of leaders stands no chance of influencing policy to rebuild the PPP or unite the country. Continue reading

Guyana Independence Day 2015: A New Beginning – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Dawn on the Rupununi River - Southern Guyana

Dawn on the Rupununi River – Southern Guyana
Photo Credit: Dagron Tours

On May 26, 2015, the people of Guyana will be celebrating their forty-ninth independence anniversary under the new leadership of a multiracial coalition government. After forty-nine years of racial divisive politics, the nation embarks on a new beginning of a more inclusive government.

At the recent swearing-in of eight Cabinet Ministers, Guyana’s newly-elected President David Granger told those present: “We are determined to bring good governance back to Guyana. We are determined to have a Cabinet which is committed to National Unity.”

As with several new beginnings, expectations run wild; dreams hang within reach like ripening fruit on a mango tree; hope is born anew.

Those of us who have entered adult life and have already experienced new beginnings as a married couple and as newbie parents know the challenges each new beginning brings to our lives…

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Parliament Building - Georgetown Guyana

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Georgetown Guyana: City celebrates APNU+AFC coalition’s win

Georgetown Guyana: City celebrates coalition’s win

May 14, 2015 | By KNEWS |
Supporters of the APNU+AFC coalition celebrating on Thursday 14th May at their Queenstown command center and around Georgetown. [click pictures to enlarge]
Supporters of the APNU+AFC coalition celebrating yesterday at the Queenstown and around Georgetown command center

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Joining APNU/AFC unity govt not an option for defeated PPP

Joining APNU/AFC unity govt not an option for defeated PPP

Thursday, 14 May 2015 17:36 – Written by    – by Zena Henry
Joining APNU/AFC unity govt not an option for defeated PPP

PPP Joining APNU/AFC unity govt? – NO!

Apart from their refusal to accept defeat at the General and Regional Elections 2015, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) does not see joining the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition in a government of national unity as an option.

President Donald Ramotar when asked about joining the Coalition’s unity train said that, “That has not arisen… that is not an option in front of the party.”
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APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:51 – Written by 

Granger at GECOMPhoto: APNU+AFC Presidential candidate, David Granger and delegation leave GECOM’s compound after meeting with the Commission.

The A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition hopes the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will scrap a partial vote recount in several districts because of questions surrounding the legality of doing so.

Demerara Waves Online News could not immediately confirm with senior GECOM officials whether they would give into the coalition’s demand for the recount to be stopped.   Continue reading



Watchman – My People


By Waltie Ainsworth

Click link: Joey Jagan endorses APNU-AFC to read the Joey Jagan article:
Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’; welcomes ex-military in politics

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo has issued a fatwah claiming there will be no debates between and among the candidates for elections. He claims that he cannot multitask: suck cane and whistle. His focus seems to be reclaiming support for his party which from all accounts is fraying at the seams. “boat gone a falls can’t turn back.”

GAWU, the sugar workers union in Guyana, last Friday heckled President Donald Ramotar and called him names that imply that the party is over. Big business men like Ramkarran, Yesu Persaud have also put the PPP on notice that their support will go elsewhere forcing Jagdeo to…

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PPP/C-government trying to bankrupt Guyana – Coalition says

PPP/C-government trying to bankrupt Guyana – Coalition says 

Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:27 – Written by  Demerara Waves

David Granger

Opposition Leader David Granger

by Zena Henry

As the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition continues to promise increased wages and salaries, it is pointing to the unauthorized use of public funds by the governing -People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C).

The PPP/C’s main opponent in the upcoming election;- 11 days away- has noted that apart from allegedly siphoning off public money, the ruling-party is also spending state funds excessively, and seems bent on emptying the nationals purse before they demit office.
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Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

May 1, 2015 · By Stabroek News –  EDITORIAL

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Guyana Elections 2015

If one were to try to predict the electoral outcome on May 11, simply by surveying the social media and online blogs, one might be forgiven for believing that Guyanese are ready for change and that the APNU+AFC coalition is heading for victory. The online battle is, however, but one aspect of the election and, whilst important, not necessarily a true and reliable indicator of how the majority of Guyanese will vote. In other words, reports or predictions of the demise of the PPP/C government are premature, if not greatly exaggerated.

Recent developments would, nevertheless, suggest that the PPP hierarchy perceives the threat to its almost 23-year old hegemony as very real indeed. Dr Bheri Ramsaran’s repulsive abuse of activist Sherlina Nageer, for example, bore all the hallmarks of the snarls of a cornered cur. At least, Freedom House seemed to have recognised very early that their comrade had overstepped the bounds of basic decency, even if it took President Donald Ramotar too long to act in firing him. But then, the PPP’s default position, ever since 1992, when faced with criticism, has been either to bury its collective head in the sand or to circle the wagons, if you will forgive the confusion of metaphors.  Continue reading

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