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Guyana Politics: I feel personally insulted by Irfaan Ali’s Press Conference – Freddie Kissoon

I feel personally insulted by what Irfaan Ali did

The absentee PPP Presidential Candidate – What are the Messages? – By GHK Lall

OPINION: Possible messages concerning the absentee presidential candidate

Irfaan Ali

The opposition presidential candidate (Irfaan Ali) is nowhere around at this crucial moment, in this surging frantic race to an election date and day. He has become a nowhere man in a no man’s land. It is as if a captain abandoned ship during the roughest seas, or is sidelined by, believe it or not, a claim of seasickness. In this particular instance, it might even be a case of do not be seen, and whatever else is done, do not be heard saying anything about anything. What are the messages that resound from this bizarre situation? How should reasonable citizens interpret what is becoming increasingly, painfully obvious?

First, the leading player (Bharrat Jagdeo) is not just in the forefront of every issue, every development, and every occasion; he has arrogated to himself a pure monopoly presence and power. He is presence and party; he might already be president, truth be told, at least, in his own head. This is today and a harbinger of what is to come.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Canada blocks PPP’s Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali’s entry to Canada – Meetings cancelled

Canada blocks Ifraan – …raises questions over 19 criminal charges – Pradoville 2 Scheme

Guyana Chronicle – 30 January 2019

Irfaan Ali

The presidential ambitions of Irfaan Ali has hit a snag with the Government of Canada blocking his travel to that country owing to the 19 criminal charges against him for his role in the sale of lands in the Pradoville 2 Scheme.

This development is viewed as a major blow to Ali whose controversial selection as the party’s candidate was roundly condemned by rank and file members. Ali was scheduled to travel to Canada for a round of engagements commencing from today (Wednesday 30. January 2019. He was to be accompanied by Canadian citizen, Gail Teixeira.           Continue reading

Guyana Politics: I’m disappointed, but I will work with him – Anil Nandlall

Irfaan Ali and Anil Nandlall

Anil Nandlall expressed frustration after losing the contest forPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)’s presidential candidacy to Irfaan Ali, yesterday. However, he said that he will work with Ali to ensure that the party wins the election.

An abrupt turn of events caused the two men to face-off in a two-person contest, following the withdrawal of the candidacies of the three other persons who had made presentations for the nomination: Drs. Frank Anthony and Vindhya Persaud, and Gail Teixeira.     Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Irfaan Ali selected as the PPP Presidential candidate

Anil Nandlall disappointed; Irfaan Ali, Jagdeo tout youth, experience, teamwork

Irfaan Ali

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate is Irfaan Ali. The former housing minister defeated former attorney general Anil Nandlall 24 to 11. The secret balloting followed the withdrawal of three other candidates: Gail Teixeira, Vindhya Persaud and Frank Anthony.
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After winning, he touted his youthfulness and experience in the finance sector as major advantages going into the next general elections. “The very fact that our party leadership has elected a young person shows that our party is committed to young people, not only by talk but by action,” said Ali, 38. Continue reading

PPP presidential candidate to be named before end of month – Jagdeo

Stabroek News – 03 January 2019

Bharrat Jagdeo

The presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party to contest the upcoming general elections will be named before the month ends and not by the end of this week.

Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo told Stabroek News that according to the timeline “around the third week in January” the Central Committee of the party should vote for the candidate.      Continue reading

Ramson most likely interrupted a “carefully orchestrated selection process” for PPP presidential candidate – Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ramkarran, a former long-standing member of the PPP, made his view known in his most recent column.

There, he acknowledged that Ramson recently announced publicly that he would seek the PPP’s nomination to be its presidential candidate for the 2020 general elections. But, Jagdeo chided Ramson and said that he deviated from party principles.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 02 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA: Latest News – 02 July 2015 –  Demerara Waves

  • Investors promised predictable rules as Guyana welcomes opening of Giftland Mall – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1Cf4f19
  • High Court action seeks to block two ministers from sitting in National Assembly – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1NApHOt
  • Guyana’s growth slumped to 3.9 percent in 2014; PPP, PSC differ on economic recession – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HzJXj3
  • Irfaan Ali distances self as “free fuel” culprit, urges government to name abusers – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1C3MCRx
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$200M frozen…Ramotar Cabinet moves $$$ millions from BoG to private bank

$200M frozen…Ramotar Cabinet moves $$$ millions from BoG to private bank

Irfaan Ali

Irfaan Ali

June 14, 2015 | By The Ministry of Communities has launched a major investigation into the operations of the government-run Scrap Metal Unit and a bank account containing almost $200M that was under the control of the former Minister, Irfaan Ali.

The unit, once controlled by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce, was placed under Ministry of Housing during the tenure of the previous administration. It was tasked with collecting fees and monitoring the scrap metal industry.
It is how that unit ended up under the control of former Minister Irfaan Ali and a senior staffer, Taslim Baksh that has the new Government perplexed and extremely curious.   Continue reading

Expect a “different” Guyexpo 2014 – Tourism Minister

Expect a “different” Guyexpo – Tourism Minister

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 | BY |

Staying true to this year’s Guyexpo theme, “Developing Guyana through Innovation”, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Irfaan Ali, expressed confidence at a press briefing yesterday, that this year’s exhibition will be bigger and better than previous ones.
As it stands, the National Exhibition Centre in Sophia has registered 353 exhibition booths with the Minister stating that the planning committee is aiming for 400.

Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali (centre) with members of the Guyexpo Planning Committee

Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali (centre) with members of the Guyexpo Planning Committee

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