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Guyana Politics: The race drum is out in Jagdeo’s hands – By Adam Harris

Jun 30, 2019  Features / ColumnistsMy Column – Adam Harris

Guyana Politics: CCJ dismisses application to block sitting of National Assembly

Applications requested by Bharrat Jagdeo, Christopher Ram and Charrandass Persaud

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday dismissed applications by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram and former Member of Parliament Charrandass Persaud to block today’s sitting of the National Assembly.

The Application, filed by Attorneys Anil Nandlall and Sanjeev Datadin, sought an order of the Court to block the parliamentary sitting until the outcome of the appeals before the CCJ on the no-confidence matter.

Listing the grounds for application, the attorneys contended that the convening of the National Assembly is contrary to the rule of law in the circumstances of a No Confidence Motion.             Continue reading

GECOM Chairman tells President General Elections possible in November 2019

PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy.
The GECOM Chairman also asked the President to provide GYD$3.5 billion to conduct the general elections and 10 regional council elections later this year, as the existing funds are to be used for house-to-house registration.

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Guyana Politics: Political rejection of Africa entitlement under the guise of scholarship

Mar 04, 2019  Features / ColumnistsFreddie Kissoon 

The lava spewing from the no-confidence volcano is engulfing the society where masks are falling off like mangoes on a tree in a yard of one of the managers’ home on a sugar estate. Some want to see the PNC retain in power because of ethnic loyalty.

Some want to see an Indian government return to rule Guyana. Some want to see Jagdeo ride the waves again. Some are so annoyed with the failures of the AFC that they want to see the PPP return so they can laugh at the humiliation of Nagamootoo and Ramjattan. Some feel the APNU+AFC’s time was an abject failure and the no-confidence vote (NCV) offers a new pathway. Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Many Candidates… Little Choice – By Verian Mentis-Barker

Two is a coincidence but three is a trend, says statisticians and now the three Political Parties that have taken advantage of the No Confidence Motion is a trend,  that may be even more alarming than the Charrandass vote itself.

By normalizing the consequences of MisGovernment all through its Post-Independence, politics in Guyana has become the producer of the nation’s leading product – moral hazard.

And if there is any hope that the upcoming snap elections will usher in some divine rectification, one need only look at the members of the Parties throwing their hats into the arena, to get the picture.

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Only people power can save us! – By David Comissiong – (Barbados)

Only people power can save us!

February 16, 2015 • Stabroek News

David Comissiong

David Comissiong

By David Comissiong – (Barbados)

Virtually the entire Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region is in crisis, and at the heart of the crisis are dysfunctional and corrupt Governments. It has now become plain for all to see that the so-called “Westminster two party political system” that was conferred upon our Caribbean nations as they moved into Independence has turned out to be fundamentally flawed.

The fundamental flaw consists of the fact that the system permits the powerful institution of Government to be held hostage and used as an instrument of personal financial profiteering by venal politicians, without adequate provision being made for interventions by the citizenry to hold politicians accountable or to punish them with dismissal when their behaviour so merits. Indeed, the only intervention that the Westminster system permits is a once every five-year intervention at General Election time, and this is clearly not good enough.  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

Guyana Politics – News Headlines – 15 November 2014

Guyana Politics – News Headlines – 15 November 2014

President addresses misconception…‘I have no new powers to become a dictator’

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Head of State, Donald Ramotar, addressed what he said were the misconceptions that have infiltrated the political President Donald Ramotar atmosphere as it relates to his most unprecedented decision – prorogation of the Parliament. At… […]

The “dreaded” No-Confidence Motion…Ramotar must face his ‘jumbie’ – Granger

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Ramotar to call General elections if opposition pushes no-confidence motion

Ramotar to call General elections if opposition pushes no-confidence motion; Local Govt elections possibly next year

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 – Demerara Waves –  by 

President Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar Tuesday night (November 4, 2014), announced that general and regional elections would be held soon if the opposition refuses to deal with important national issues on the parliamentary agenda when the National Assembly resumes sittings on Monday and instead pushes ahead with its no-confidence motion.

“I disclose these, my intentions, on the assumption that the post recess sittings of the National Assembly would proceed uninterruptedly, deliberating on the urgent matters I have listed in the interest of the people of Guyana.

I also wish to declare that were this not to be so, and I am provided with reasons to believe that the Parliamentary Opposition intends to disrupt Government’s business by forcing a debate on their No Confidence Motion, I resolve to respond immediately by exercising my Constitutional options to either Prorogue or Dissolve Parliament paving the way for holding of General Elections,” he said in an address to the nation.  Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 29 October 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos –  29 October 2014

  • Scandal-hit Anil Nandall has no plans to resign
  • AG suing Kaieteur News over recorded phone conversation
  • Ramotar says “foolish” for Local Gov’t polls given No-Confidence motion
  • Date to be announced this week for reconvening of National Assembly
  • Amerindian leaders in town for biennial conference
  • Sports
  • Anil Nandlall must go; opposition
  • Former Presidential Adviser on the Environment dead
  • Shot Woman clinging on to life
  • Queen’s College celebrates 170th anniversary
Scandal-hit Nandall has no plans to resign  Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:09 PM PDT
AG suing Kaieteur News over recorded phone conversation   Posted: 29 Oct 2014 01:08 PM PDT   Continue reading