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President’s ‘royal power’ will be taken away, Hughes promises at APNU+AFC rally

President’s ‘royal power’ will be taken away, Hughes promises

April 8, 2015 | By | Filed Under News
AFC Executive Nigel Hughes addressing the gathering.

AFC Executive Nigel Hughes addressing the gathering

…as thousands turn up for APNU+AFC rally post Nomination
With A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) having presented its lists of candidates, thousands of supporters marched through central Georgetown yesterday afternoon, escorting their leadership to Independence Park for their first post-Nomination Day rally.

AFC executive Nigel Hughes, addressing the milieu of gold and green, reminded those gathered of the historical significance of the ground. He also called for a moment of silence in reflection of all who had lost their lives in the process of fighting for freedom.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Jagdeo warns US visas will be hard to get if opposition elected

Jagdeo warns US visas will be hard to get if opposition elected

Former President Bharat JagdeoMonday, 30 March 2015 – Written by 

Sunday’s rally marked the official commencement of the party’s election campaign ahead of the May 11 general and regional elections.

Former president Bharat Jagdeo told a rally in Kitty on Sunday that the opposition parties, if elected into power, will create adverse conditions which will force Guyanese to apply for visas in increasing numbers, thereby forcing the United States (U.S.) Embassy in Guyana to clamp down on visa distribution here.

As hundreds of Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) supporters, decked in their white and/or red tops, listened intently, cheering for him ever so often, the former president outlined several predictions which did not adduce evidence to substantiate.
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Crum-Ewing was more a nuisance than a threat – President Ramotar

Crum-Ewing was more a nuisance than a threat – President Ramotar

MARCH 25, 2015 | BY |
Pres. Donald Ramotar

Pres. Donald Ramotar

Even as the police investigations drag on into the murder of Courtney Crum-Ewing, President Donald Ramotar has described the slain anti-government protestor as nothing but a nuisance.

The Guyanese leader while addressing a West Berbice Chamber of Commerce meeting last Saturday dismissed suggestions that Crum-Ewing was assassinated, claiming that his (Ramotar’s) party, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic had nothing to gain from the killing.

“He was no threat to the PPP…he was no threat to the government…he was a nuisance value more than anything else. He was spreading a lot of racist talk on his Facebook, and all kind of things of that nature he was doing,” Ramotar told the Berbice business community. Continue reading

Funeral: Thousands bid farewell. Area to be named after Crum-Ewing; fund to be established

Area to be named after Crum-Ewing; fund for his children to be established

The casket, draped with Guyana's National Flag and a bullhorn, containing the body of Courtney Crum-Ewing.

The casket, of Courtney Crum-Ewing, draped with Guyana’s National Flag and a bullhorn

Hours before the mortal remains of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing were due to be interred, City Mayor Hamilton Green announced that intends to take steps to memorialize the name of the man who became well-known for his solo protests outside the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs.

Publisher of the Kaieteur News newspaper, Glen Lall also announced that he intends to begin a fund for Crum-Ewing’s children in honour of the man who held daily protests outside Attorney General, Anil Nandlall’s office for remarks that government official made in a private conversation with a Kaieteur News reporter.
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Granger announces protests for local govt elections; AFC says no-confidence motion is priority

Granger announces protests for local govt elections; AFC says no-confidence motion is priority

Thursday, 18 September 2014 – Demerara Waves

Even as Opposition Leader David Granger formally announced that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would be embarking on protests to pressure government into holding Local Government Elections (LGE), the Alliance For Change (AFC) said the priority should be passing the no-confidence motion to boot the Donald Ramotar administration out of office.

In an address to the nation that largely said nothing new but reiterated APNU’s call for the President to name a date for LGE, Granger said he had no other choice but to call protests.
“We have called on the President to simply set the date on which local government elections will be held. He has not done so. We have therefore embarked on a campaign of lawful, orderly, peaceful public protests – including picketing, rallies and vigils – to raise public awareness of the threat to our collective rights. Continue reading

Have Afro-Guyanese become like Afro-Brazilians?- commentary

Have Afro-Guyanese become like Afro-Brazilians?


Today I will walk into the National Park with some of my African-Guyanese activist friends. I will meet with many African activists whose main agenda is to save what they believe is a dying political economy of African-Guyanese. A year will pass and if I am alive, I will repeat the routine in 2015. And if I am alive in 2016, I will repeat it again.

Then I will say to myself in 2016 what I said in preceding years after leaving the National Park and walking back to the mainstream of life in my country – so where are the changes?

Make no mistake about it; the challenge to Robert Corbin’s leadership by Team Alexander was not about power. Maybe it was. But it was surely not the motivating factor. It was about the direction of the PNC’s praxis.  Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 05 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 05 Sep 2013

  • Courts Guyana promises to make fitness walk better than its last edition
  • AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls Company
  • Police searches for businessman fingered in the murder of biker, Kurt Davis.
  • APNU insists that Gov’t present a comprehensive Bill concerning all aspects of the Amaila Falls Hydro project
  • Meeting planned to remove Timehri residents standing in the way of CJIA expansion project
  • ACTO meeting focuses on Indigenous issues at the start of Amerindian Heritage Month
  • Caribbean Airlines wants to operate in a sustainable manner
  • Giftland Office Max continues to give back

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Courts Guyana promises to make fitness walk better than its last editionPosted: 05 Sep 2013 07:05 PM PDT

The courts Guyana 10 k run and 3m fitness walk is on again in just over 2 weeks and the Company is promising to make the event even better than its last edition. It starts at 6 in the Morning on the, 22nd of September, in front of the Main Street head office and is […]
AFC Chairman seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls CompanyPosted: 05 Sep 2013 06:49 PM PDT   Continue reading

Hughes tenders resignation as AFC Chairman – AFC rejects resignation

Hughes tenders resignation as AFC Chairman

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 – Demerara Waves


Nigel Hughes

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and attorney –at-law Nigel Hughes has tendered his resignation in the wake of a newspaper article which reports that he is the Company Secretary of the entity that will operate the opposition-maligned Amaila Hydropower station.

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan declined to immediately comment on Hughes’ move. “Can you kindly stop this. You can have what you want on the (DemWaves) website. It’s something I’ll have to deal with,” said Ramjattan when contacted. He had moments earlier denied that Hughes had resigned. “Absolutely not, as far as I’m aware.”

Ramjattatn described Hughes as “a very good Chairman” and he has recused himself from all meetings on the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project.     Continue reading

Kissoon details why he called former President ‘ideological racist’

Kissoon details why he called former President ‘ideological racist’


With the Bharrat Jadgeo libel case making its first call for the year, defendant, and Kaieteur News columnist Frederick Kissoon yesterday (January 25, 2013),  returned to the witness box for the continuation of his evidence-in-chief before presiding Judge Brassington Reynolds at the Supreme Court. Kissoon, and National Media and Publishing Company, publisher of Kaieteur News, and Editor-in-Chief Harris, are being sued for over $10M, by the former head of state who is claiming libel in one of Kissoon’s daily columns published in 2010.


Frederick Kissoon

Under the direction of Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes who is partnered with Attorney Christopher Ram, Kissoon started to explain how he came to term the former President an “ideological racist.”

With investigative research materials which have already been provided to the court, Kissoon said he has based his conclusions on his findings.

The columnist and former University of Guyana lecturer stated that from 1978, when he commenced research on Guyana’s political economy, it was revealed that there were two major ethnic communities, distinct in spheres and existence. He said they were the Afro-Guyanese and the Indo-Guyanese who were manifestly different in culture, religion, politics and economy.

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AFC blames Dr. Luncheon for Agricola protest – video

Alliance For Change blames Dr. Luncheon for Agricola protest

The Alliance For Change hits back, saying Luncheon’s singing is what taunted the people of Agricola, causing Thursday evening’s protest.

The seven-seat parliamentary opposition party, AFC, is putting the blame of Thursday’s protest at Agricola, squarely at the feet of Dr. Roger Luncheon, the Head of the Presidential Secretariat. The Government has sought to blame the AFC for the protests which left thousands stranded for hours and some persons robbed.    Continue reading

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