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Guyana Politics: The Familiar Ring of the Elections Season – By Ralph Ramkarran

The Familiar Ring of the Elections Season 

By Ralph Ramkarran – 6th October 2018

Local government elections are to be held on November 12. With it, the never-ending stream of suspicions emerged as the Government established new local government units and merged others. The Opposition argued that these were done to give an advantage to the Government and the Opposition, through one of its representatives, promptly launched legal proceedings. This event provided the explanation for the ‘disappearance’ of the Chief Elections Officer, Mr. Keith Lowenfield, on one of the most critical days of the elections process, namely, the day after the submission of lists, when corrections have to be made and defects rectified.       Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Final results of the 2015 General Elections – David Granger sworn in as President

Gecom imageFinal results of the 2015 General Elections declared

Demerara Waves:  1.30 PM  – Saturday 16 May 2015

The Final Results of the 2015 General Elections were declared by the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield today. The APNU+AFC have 33 seats and the PPPC has 32 seats in the National Assembly.

Mr David Granger is expected to be sworn in as the next President of Guyana on the balcony of Parliament Building.  [see results below – click to enlarge]   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: PPPC unwilling to concede defeat

PPPC unwilling to concede defeat

Thursday, 14 May 2015 14:00-  Written by   – by Zena Henry and Denis Chabrol

Gail Teixeira and Charles Ramson.

Photo: PPP Executive Committee Member, Gail Teixeira and Attorney-at-Law, Charles Ramson.

Executive Committee member Gail Teixeira said her party preferred to await the official declaration of the final results by the Chief Elections Officer. “There has to be an official declaration by law,” she said when asked whether her party would be conceding defeat to the coalition of A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC).   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Jimmy Carter falls ill, leaves Guyana with several others

Jimmy Carter falls ill, leaves Guyana with several others

Sunday, 10 May 2015 12:10 – Written by   – Demerara Waves

U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center election observation delegation co-leaders — Dame Billie Miller of Barbados and Dame Audrey Glover of the United Kingdom with Guyana presidential candidate David Granger. (Carter Center photo)

Photo: U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center election observation delegation co-leaders — Dame Billie Miller of Barbados and Dame Audrey Glover of the United Kingdom with Guyana presidential candidate David Granger. (Carter Center photo)

The Carter Center said the mission would continue to observe the elections slated for May 11, 2015.    Continue reading

With Confucius: Morality is Heaven! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

With Confucius: Morality is Heaven!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Confucius

Confucius

We met at Hyde Park in London. We were from different worlds. He was Confucius, teacher and educator who is known for his lessons on propriety, virtue  and morality. I was a transplant. My ancestors went from India to the Caribbean and many of us are now part of a second indenture in which questions of identity, inclusion and outsidership are constantly asked and debated.

We sat on an elongated bench that overlooked the pond and the sounds of the Sunday soapboxes filled the air. The speakers bawled about every injustice imaginable and one man in a red suit called for the end to the world. This brought a short applause from a nearby group and a smile from Confucius. Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Machiavellian media machinations – By GHK Lall

Guyana Elections: Machiavellian media machinations – analysis

By GHK Lall – Saturday 18 April 2015

 “He who controls the present controls the past.  He who controls the past controls the future.”  That was George Orwell in his timeless masterpiece1984.

EU Media  picThe mighty can sift arbitrarily and select capriciously to manage minds to direct a specific outcome.  This is not about appearances, or speculation of what might be happening here in Guyana.  It is the cold, irrefutable reality.

State owned print media, state controlled television have been exemplary in dedicating resources of space, time, and agents to highlight selectively things hoary and hateful; and to infuse new life into the fearful, acrimonious, and divisive.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Major political candidates agree to public forum

Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates agree to public forum

April 12, 2015 | By KNews |

David Granger Photo: APNU+AFC Presidential candidate, David Granger

The Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates for the two major political parties have agreed to participate in a public forum hosted by the Guyana Women’s Roundtable (GWR) and the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC).

According to the organisers, the forum is aimed at allowing the candidates from both the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition, to address youth and women issues.

Each political party will have separate days to address the forum at the Theatre Guild, Parade Street, Kingston. The general public will be allowed to participate by pre-submitting questions via email to gnycteam@gmail.com or the GNYC Facebook page by noon April 13 and April 15, respectively.  Continue reading

Writ issued in Guyana over ‘racist remarks’ by former President Jagdeo

Writ issued in Guyana over ‘racist remarks’ by former President Jagdeo
Published on April 10, 2015 – By Caribbean News Now Contributor
Former President Bharat Jagdeo

Bharat Jagdeo

WHIM, Guyana — On Thursday, a summons was issued in Whim, Guyana, by magistrate Charlyn Artiga to be served to former president Bharrat Jagdeo to appear personally in court and plead to a criminal charge of “racially divisive remarks” he made on Sunday, March 8, at a public meeting, “which can result in racial or ethnic violence or hatred among the people” as set out in Section 139 D of the Representation of the People Act.

In his court filing, attorney at law, Chis Ram stated that Jagdeo said:” The opposition consistently shout about the racism of the PPP but they practice racism. The opposition beat drums at six in the morning and say let us throw out those coolie (Indian) people.”

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 08 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 08 April 2015

  • ELECTIONS: Is it a friends and family thing
  • ENFORCE THE LAWS
  • President says he has done much
  • SASOD looking to see what the Politicians have to offer
  • Vendors continue to use unsafe Stabroek wharf
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-

ELECTIONS: Is it a friends and family thing

Posted: 08 Apr 2015 05:09 PM PDT      Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Nomination Day 2015…Large crowds, high spirits, scattered drizzles

Nomination Day 2015…Large crowds, high spirits, scattered drizzles and police face-offs

April 8, 2015 | By | By Abena Rockcliffe

The overall number of those who assembled at City Hall yesterday must be

PPPC nomination Day

PPPC nomination Day

somewhere in the tens of thousands.  It was Nomination Day and citizens made no qualms to turnout in support of the Political party of their choice.
Occasional confrontations between police and politicians, police and supporters, supporters of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and supporters of the Coalition and a few scattered drizzles characterized the scene in the vicinity of City Hall yesterday. Continue reading

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