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Opposition appears cautiously open to some talks with government

Opposition appears cautiously open to some talks with government

Friday, 14 November 2014 22:51 – by   – Demerara Waves

AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes addressing an APNU rally at the Square of the Revolution Friday night. November 14, 2014

AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes addressing an APNU rally at the Square of the Revolution Friday night. November 14, 2014

A narrow fissure Saturday night appeared to have developed in the opposition’s hard-line position that there would be no talks with government unless President Donald Ramotar revokes the suspension of the Parliament.

Joining with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at anti parliamentary prorogation rally at the Square of the Revolution, the Alliance For Change (AFC) called on the international community to dispatch a team of mediators to break the political impasse with the government. Continue reading

Granger shuts door to talks, expects street protests if President suspends Parliament

Granger shuts door to talks, expects street protests if President suspends Parliament

Sunday, 09 November 2014 – By  – Demerara Waves

President Donald Ramotar taking the salute at the Rembrance Day Parade

President Donald Ramotar taking the salute at the Rembrance Day Parade

The 2013 budget – commentary

The 2013 budget

Stabroek News – On April 1, 2013 n Editorial

What separates this year’s budget from recent renderings is the clutch of budgetary measures inclusive of amendments to the tax regime. The trend in previous years had been for broad declaratory policies and statements with few if any budgetary measures.

Do these additional measures hint that the government believes it has to be at the ready for an early election? The other brooding unknown is what will happen in Parliament during the consideration of the estimates amid the clear intent of the opposition to assert the Assembly’s right to cut allocations. Will an Appropriations Bill be presented and passed and if not what happens?

Those heady unknowns aside, at the macro-economic level, the budget is of interest to just a handful. The real engagement prevails at the level of the individual and how their circumstances might be improved or not as a result of the measures unveiled.   Continue reading

The Guyana Parliament – commentary

Parliament

Stabroek News – January 27, 2013  Editorial |

The general population has no idea what is going on with all these parliamentary motions with no outcome, followed by recourse to the courts and judges’ decisions whose implications the political parties then dispute among themselves.

The thing is, the bewildered electorate harbours the sneaking suspicion that the lawyers and senior politicians on all sides of the divide have no clear idea about what is going on either, let alone what the implications constitutionally of all these actions are. Whatever it is, as far as the average citizen is concerned, it has nothing to do with his or her daily life, and doesn’t seem to have any obvious connection to governing the country either.   Continue reading

National Assembly adjourns – opposition’s refusal to let Rohee speak – videos

National Assembly adjourns following opposition’s refusal to let Rohee speak  –  video

Posted: 08 Nov 2012 02:45 PM PST

The National Assembly was brought to a noisy end this afternoon just about an hour after the sitting began as the Opposition members prevented Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee from speaking by thumping on their desks and chanting that Rohee must go. The Speaker after two attempts to bring the house to order, was forced     [more plus video]

Home Affairs Minister Rohee has no intention to go  – video

Posted: 08 Nov 2012 02:44 PM PST

A defiant Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee today said, he does not intend to move from that portfolio as long as he enjoys the confidence of the President and his cabinet Colleagues. The Home Affairs minister was speaking just after the speaker was forced to adjourn today’s sitting of the National Assembly as the opposition     [more -plus video..]

AFC says “PPP cabal” controlling NICIL funds

AFC says “PPP cabal” controlling NICIL funds

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has accused the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) of directly controlling some GUY$50B in the coffers of the state holding company NICIL and pledges to soon push for an investigation of the entity’s assets.

This was relayed by AFC chairman Khemraj Ramjattan at a news briefing on Friday who said that they understand that a “cabal” of government officials was in control of NICIL’s purse strings.

“This money, which is being held in NICIL’s account, accrued from the sale of assets that were owned by the people of this country, as a result the money should have been placed in the people’s treasury. Instead the government which authorised NICIL to act as the sale agent has pocketed the money in account under their control.          Continue reading

APNU agrees to AFC’s Raphael Trotman as House Speaker

APNU agrees to AFC’s Raphael Trotman as House Speaker

Demerara Waves – January 10, 2012

The Alliance For Change and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) have reached agreement that Attorney-at-Law, Raphael Trotman would be Speaker of the National Assembly, according to insiders in both parties.

The 10th Parliament would be convened on Thursday at 2 PM at Parliament Building. APNU official, Joseph Harmon refused to be drawn into specifics, only saying that “If he is the only candidate on the AFC, we will have to work with what is there.” “We are still talking and I believe that by tomorrow we would arrive at a position that is acceptable.” Continue reading

Newsletter – June 2010

Newsletter – June 2010

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Guyanese Online Newsletter -June 2010< download

In This Issue

Parliament Building - Georgetown. Guyana

Parliament Building - Georgetown. Guyana

Page 1– Masthead Picture: Parliament Buildings in Georgetown; President Jagdeo’s Independence Speech for 44th Anniversary.

Page 2-  EditorialVideos on Life and Education.

Page 3– Guest Editorial – New Models of Governance

Page 4-  Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago Elections

Page 5– Guyana Tourism – Guyana Jamboree 2010.

Page 6—Guyana News with Headline News links

Amaila Falls Hydro Project;  RUSAL Hydro  Project Talks;   Governance links; Agriculture;  Gold and Diamond Mining Issues.

Page 7—Guyana News with Headline News Links; Golden Grove Community Centre Opens; St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Fire—News links

Page 8– Business Page with GO-Invest links

Page 9– Last Lap Lime – 15th Anniversary

Page 10- Associations: Guyanese Association of Georgia; Guyanese Association of  Barbados;

Page 11-  Associations: Guyanese association of Manitoba;Q.C. Alumni—”Fireworks in Queens”;“A Taste of Guyana” in Toronto; Friends of  Victoria Village “Creole Breakfast”; Buxton-  170th Anniversary Celebrations; The Arts Journal;  Ameena Gafoor’s column

Page 12- Arts and Culture: Tony Phillips—artist –  Website; Olga Lopes-Seale  – “Fun Run”  in Barbados;  Godfrey Chin: “The Forties in British Guiana.”

Page 13- Arts and Culture: “Reds” Perreira launches book on his life;“Come Walk With Me”  A book of  Poems by Francis Yvonne Jackson living in Chicago.

Page 14– 15- Historical:  “Glimpses of Kingston”  1948. Written by Joy W. Small in Kyk-Over-Al

Page 16– Advertising- Guyana Telephone Calling Cards;  Caribbean Cargo and Packaging Services.

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