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A perfect storm – the radio broadcast licences – commentary

In the DiasporaBy Dr Arif Bulkan

Stabroek News – APRIL 15, 2013 · BY  · 
Dr. Arif Bulkan teaches constitutional law and Caribbean human rights law at the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies

The forced disclosure of the Prime Minister that on the eve of demitting office in November 2011, former President Jagdeo issued ten radio broadcast licences in his discretion, brings to mind the concept of a ‘perfect storm’. This refers to a natural phenomenon whereby a series of aggravating circumstances combine to produce one monster event. Jagdeo’s decision to issue those licences was a perfect storm of lawlessness, for it embodied simultaneously a series of unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful acts, all of which are integral aspects of PPP-style governance.

These include their intolerance of criticism, their serial disregard for the law, the nepotism that overshadows employment decisions and government spending, and a shameless policy of racial discrimination targeted at the country’s Afro-descendants. Issuing those licences must have been among the last of Jagdeo’s official acts, and it was wholly in keeping with a tenure that caused Nadira Jagan to lament, shortly after Jagdeo left office, that her parents must be turning in their graves.   Continue reading

“Dr. Cheddie Jagan would not have tolerated the rape and plunder of the state Treasury” – APNU


Georgetown, Guyana – Thursday 22nd March 2012  –  For immediate release


A Partnership for National Unity (A.P.N.U) has read the Stabroek News report of Wednesday 21st March 2012, of the address by President Donald Ramotar to the annual Cheddi Jagan lecture that was held at the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre at Red House Kingston Georgetown, on Tuesday 20th March 2012.

President Ramotar told his audience that Dr. Jagan would not have liked what was happening in the National Assembly, as regards the composition of the Committee of Selection in which the governing PPP has a minority status. He also stated that it was a reversal of what Dr. Jagan struggled for.

A.P.N.U wishes to inform the public that Dr. Jagan would certainly not have tolerated the rampant corruption, nepotism, and rape and plunder of the State Treasury that the PPP/C Government has engaged in over the past 20 years. Dr. Jagan would not have tolerated the abuse of power, by the PPP leaders, who have been implicated in all sorts of crimes, as well as predatory behavior, such as the rape of under-aged girls and school boys, vehicular manslaughter, pistol whipping of citizens, drunken rum shop brawls, sex for house lots, sex for the return of cell phones, the sale of gun licenses, and the sale of work permits. Continue reading

The election carnival – letter by Cheddi “Joey” Jagan

Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011  – Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

 The election carnival is about to begin and everyone running for President and Parliament are already basing all chances on different racial and ethnic configurations in order to cast the fishnet and haul in a majority of “hassa” and if a few “houri” or “bangamary” enter the cast net, then OK because then they claim “cross-over” voting.
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