Tag Archives: General Elections

Guyana: Oil and Gas: We Must Use Oil to Help the People– Says Dr. Mangal

OIL and GAS – featuring Dr Jan Mangal – Commentary By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Jan Mangal

First Oil will find a Guyana that is divided right down the middle. After 53 years of independence, and various governments, the country is no closer to unity as many would like.

The mere mention of the words ‘general elections’ is good enough to harden attitudes and to send the racial groups into their respective camps to widen the divisions. Guyana is a country in which racism continues to cast its pernicious shadow over the body politic and no amount of sweet-talk from the politicians can paper over the deep divide.

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Guyana Elections 2015: PPPC asks observers to focus on list of potential trouble spots

PPPC asks observers to focus on list of potential trouble spots

Saturday, 09 May 2015 23:31 -Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

PPPC supporters at their party's rally held at the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara.

PPPC supporters at their party’s rally held at the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara. – click to enlarge

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Saturday night disclosed that it has asked international observers to focus on several potentially troublesome polling stations, fearful of a repeat of alleged ballot-stuffing in opposition strongholds in Monday’s general elections.

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo said the polling stations are in several places including Lichfield, Hopetown, Belladrum , New Amsterdam Multilateral School and South Georgetown,
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Radio-TV: PSC demands equitable elections campaign access for Opposition

Radio-TV: PSC demands equitable elections campaign access for Opposition

Jagdeo’s illegal radio licences refuse to die…

March 28, 2015 | By – issue seen as critical to fair elections
President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

The unfair distribution of radio licences by the ruling party in late 2011 to mainly close friends, shortly before General Elections, continues to raise significant concerns among the Opposition.

Now, more than three years later as early elections looms, the issue is continuing to embarrass the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).

This is because political parties have been complaining incessantly of being refused access to the radio stations and even television operations closely linked to Government.
The matter is so serious that the business advocacy body, the Private Sector Commission (PSC), has written President Donald Ramotar, urging him to take action to ensure equitable coverage for political parties, during the lead up to the General Elections on May 11, and afterwards. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 04 December 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 04 December 2014

  • Presidential Guards assault Amerindian teacher over dissenting views
  • Civil society organizations call for “swift” recall of Parliament or general elections
  • East Coast Rice Factory destroyed by fire
  • Small and medium scale miners plead for concessions
  • Sports

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Presidential Guards assault Amerindian teacher over dissenting views

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 03 December 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 03 December 2014

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New General Elections loom

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Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 15, 2014 by Ralph Ramkarran

Proroguing parliament is a legitimate constitutional device in Westminster constitutions, whatever its origins and the purpose for which it is used. Much of the time prorogation has been used for partisan purposes, has been unpopular and has incurred much opposition. The Governor prorogued the legislature in 1963 to cause the lapse of the Labour Relations Bill, which would have resulted in a poll in the sugar industry and ultimate recognition of the PPP aligned GAWU to represent sugar workers.

The President said that the objective of prorogation is to prevent confrontation and encourage consultation. The opposite will be the result. The Government’s life has come to a natural end because stalemate reigns everywhere. The renewal of the Government’s mandate, not perpetuation of its life, was the solution. A national unity government is another. Continue reading

Guyana Politics- News Headlines – 14 November 2014

Budget not a priority, only General Elections – Granger

Prorogation a gimmick for PPP to “thief more” – Ramjattan


APNU meets international community

…as it holds pro-democracy protest today As the coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), gears for a “pro-democracy” APNU representatives met yesterday with diplomats from the US, Britain, Canada, and the European Union. protest… […]

Granger supports PPP’s “national alliance policy”; AFC calls it “a delaying tactic”

Granger supports PPP’s “national alliance policy”

 – prepared to sit and talk with ruling party

David Granger

David Granger

September 1, 2014 | BY KNEWS | Some critics got it wrong this time when they assumed that Opposition Leader, David Granger would be worried about government’s recent move in calling for a national alliance, which according to its PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, has been well received thus far.

In fact, Granger told this publication that he would not seek to checkmate the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) move, which apparently came in light of looming early general elections. The Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said that he fully supports the policy for he believes that it is quite desirable.

Granger asserted that the APNU was established three years ago with the aim of creating a government of national unity but its call was not supported by the PPP at that time, for they were still wedded to the winner-takes-all attitude.  Continue reading

APNU discusses no-confidence vote with US envoy

APNU discusses no-confidence vote with US envoy


Granger meets US Envoy

David Granger (right) meeting US Envoy Bryan Hunt (APNU photo)

Main opposition coalition APNU yesterday met with the top US envoy here and among the topics for discussion was the looming motion of no-confidence against the government which can trigger fresh general elections.

A statement  today said that yesterday, Bryan Hunt, Deputy Chief of Mission, paid a courtesy call on Brigadier David Granger- Leader of the Opposition at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.

Granger was accompanied by Joseph Harmon, Shadow Minister of Public Infrastructure and Ronald Bulkan, Shadow Minister of Local Government, a statement from the Leader of the Opposition said.

The discussion centred on:
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Administration has no reason not to hold Local Govt. Elections – Ramkarran

Administration has no reason not to hold Local Govt. Elections

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

AUGUST 4, 2014 | BY – Ramkarran  

There is no reason why the Government cannot now proceed to hold Local Government Elections, since a decision on whether to hold General Elections is not likely to be taken until next year.

This is the view held by former Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) stalwart, Ralph Ramkarran who opined too that Local Government Elections can be held in the second half of the year.

According to Ramkarran, the holding of Local Government Elections would be a wise option since it would divert attention from some unwelcome issues.  Continue reading