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GUYANA: Politics: Oil Fund: Opposition to ramp up protests against new NRF law

 …  threatens court action against ‘wholesale thievery of oil money’

Scenes from the protest outside Arthur Chung Convention Center yesterday as Opposition MPs join in

December 30, 2021- Kaieteur News – Scores of Guyanese on Wednesday picketed in front of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC)—where a sitting of the National Assembly was being held to protest their opposition to the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Government’s rush to pass a new Natural Resources Bill, which many have since condemned as a move to legalise wholesale thievery of Guyana’s oil revenues.

The Bill aimed at replacing the NRF Act in place already in order to give sweeping powers and control over the oil fund and its use by the sitting President.          Continue reading


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

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 22 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 22 June 2015

  • Jagdeo absent from court because of illness – lawyers
  • Driver claims innocence in transfer of state vehicles to Westford, others
  • PPP will not attend National Assembly sitting Thursday
  • Granger announces plans to make Bartica a town within a year
  • Rupununi Music and Arts Festival gets solid gov’t support
  • Mother, son critical after Nandy Park shooting that killed boy’s father
  • Accident – Two dead after car plunges into trench
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-   Continue reading

PPPC must go to parliament and demonstrate national unity against Venezuela- IAC

PPPC must go to parliament and demonstrate national unity against Venezuela- IAC

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 23:48 -Written by 

In the face of intensified aggression by Venezuela to lay claim over the Essequibo Region, the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) on Tuesday called on the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) in the National Assembly and send a unified message to Guyana’s western neighbour.

“The IAC recognizes that at this critical juncture in the history of Guyana, the PPP must take up its 32 seats in the National Assembly and present a united front with the coalition government against the brazenly immoral claims of belligerent Venezuela,” said the IAC which is closely aligned to the PPP.  Continue reading

Bailout for GuySuCo to keep sugar factories operational

Bailout for GuySuCo to keep sugar factories operational

Friday, 05 June 2015 16:12 – Written by 

Undisclosed bailout for Guysuco

However, a well-placed source told Demerara Waves Online News on condition of anonymity that the money is far below the GUY$16 billion that has been requested by the company. Instead, the amount is expected to cover basic operational costs such as salaries and keep the factories grinding.

The source said the comparatively small amount of cash is expected to last Guysuco until the 2015 Budget is tabled and approved by the National Assembly.   Continue reading


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Guyana: APNU+AFC confident of a majority in Elections + video

Opposition alliance says confident of majority

By Anand Persaud On May 8, 2015 – Stabroek News

ballot boxAPNU+AFC today said that it is confident of a majority at Monday’s elections.

In a statement, the opposition alliance said the choice was clear, a government of national unity with it or a winner-take-all administration with the incumbent PPP/C.

The alliance statement follows:

The grand Coalition, comprising six parties – the Alliance For Change (AFC); Guyana Action Party (GAP); Justice For All Party (JFAP); National Front Alliance (NFA); People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) – is confident of winning a majority in the forthcoming General and Regional Elections. The Coalition looks forward to Election Day, Monday 11th May 2015, as a day when the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be removed from power.   Continue reading

Opposition shocked NICIL found US$58M to build Marriott

Opposition shocked NICIL found US$58M to build Marriott

March 7, 2015 | KNEWS    – urges shares be available to local businesses  

Moses Nagamootoo

The Opposition has recommended local businesses have an opportunity to bid for Marriott shares, now that the hotel in Kingston is near completion.

Responding to recent disclosures by Government that it has spent more than US$58M of taxpayers’ dollars to construct the hotel and its adjoinig casino and restaurant, Prime Ministerial Candidate, Moses Nagamootoo, of A Partnership For National Unity/Alliance For Change APNU/AFC) coalition, insisted that a strong case has been made by the Marriott project to warrant a full blown investigation.

On Wednesday March 4, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, disclosed that court cases and other factors caused investors’ monies to be delayed. This forced the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) to shell out more than US$58M to construct the hotel.  Continue reading

President Ramotar says …No more Parliament, elections next year

Ramotar says …No more Parliament, elections next year

December 7, 2014 | By By Abena Rockcliffe

The government is not remotely willing to allow a debate on the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) sponsored No-Confidence motion and has therefore decided to go to the polls.

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar


This was made known yesterday as President Donald Ramotar addressed the media at State House.
Ramotar declared that he will, early in the New Year, announce “further steps towards the direction of General and Regional elections in Guyana.”

The President said, as well, that he has communicated with the international community alerting of the “possibility” of early elections and the desire for observers.
Before he made this announcement, Ramotar chronicled the recent series of events that he took into consideration when he made a decision to prorogue Parliament. Continue reading

Opposition, Speaker condemn suspension of Parliament

Opposition, Speaker condemn suspension of Parliament

Monday, 10 November 2014 16:11 By  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves


A group of APNU supporters listening to a public meeting by Opposition Leader, David Granger and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine of the Working People’s Alliance

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar on Monday suspend the Parliament, dashing the opposition’s hopes of passing a no-confidence motion in his administration and paving the way for fresh elections in 90 days. Continue reading

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