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Guyana Politics: IMF’s projected 86% growth rate giving Guyanese the wrong impression – says Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

It is the view of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, that news of an 86 percent economic growth for Guyana after the first year of oil production is not painting the whole picture for the Guyanese public.

During a press conference at his Church Street office on November 7, Jagdeo said, “I’ve seen another set of so-called positive news which says the gross domestic product (GDP) of Guyana will increase by 86 percent next year and within, say five years, we can triple the size of our economy… That sounds really good… [But] does it mean it’s all great news for Guyana?”      Continue reading

Opposition Leader Jagdeo: Why the PPP/C Lost! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opposition Leader Jagdeo: Why the PPP/C Lost! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Jagdeo 2015 pix

Bharrat Jagdeo

They came even in the rain. These were the diehard supporters that wanted to hear why the PPP/C lost.  It was the first time that the PPP/C would engage the Queens community after the May elections in Guyana.

Queens has long been a stronghold of the PPP/C and the memories of Cheddi Jagan meeting New Yorkers are still fresh. Cheddi was known to work the crowd and even if you didn’t agree with his politics you ended up respecting him. It is no secret that the PPP, under Cheddi, was well oiled machinery when it came to national elections.

He understood the concerns of the ordinary person and he related to them. But Cheddi left us and entrusted his successors to carry on the job. After twenty-three years in power the PPP/C lost the May 2015 elections and are now confined to the Opposition benches. What went wrong? Bharrat Jagdeo is the former President of Guyana and he is currently the Opposition LeaderContinue reading

Guyana Elections: Voters list is “dirty”- Granger

Voters list is “dirty”- Granger

Monday, 23 March 2015 06:41 – Written by   – Demerara Waves

Voters list is "dirty"- Granger

Addressing supporters of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) at a fund-raising event in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, he urged them to be vigilant.

“Do not take things for granted. Do not be complacent. The list has suddenly gone up by a hundred thousand to 567 thousand. Keep your eyes open. We do not believe in that. How in three years in a country in which the population is falling the voters list has gone up by a hundred thousand,?’ he told more than 300 persons at the fund-raising meeting held at Naresa’s Place.   Continue reading

Granger dumps Ramotar’s invitation for talks

Granger dumps Ramotar’s invitation for talks

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:58  By Denis Scott Chabrol Caribbean News Desk

Opposition Leader, David Granger has rejected President Donald Ramotar’s invitation to high-level talks, a move that appears to inch Guyanese closer to the polls very early New Year to elect a new government of their choice.

A spokesman for Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) told Caribbean News Desk following an executive meeting of the parliamentary alliance that a decision was made not to accept the invitation. Granger has previously insisted that Parliament must be reconvened because that is the highest decision-making forum.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Reports- 13 November 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Reports- 13 November 2014

  • No support from AFC for 2015 National Budget
  • Key diplomats meet Opposition Leader, APNU
  • Manufacturers warn of “conflagration” if Parliament not resumed soon
  • Citizens against Prorogation of Parliament
  • Social activist Gaskin comments on Prorogation of Parliament
  • New applicants sought for Industry/Plaisance Overseer position
  • Sports

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Jagdeo’s 12-year reign a maze – Granger

Jagdeo’s 12-year reign a maze – Granger

JULY 12, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 12-year reign at the helm of the Administration, has been “a commercial and industrial maze” that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is still attempting to unravel.

This was the comment by Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Brigadier (rtd) David Granger yesterday during a party briefing to mark the coalition’s one year anniversary.

Granger was asked to weigh in on the completed review by the Ministry of Public Works, over allegations of corruption surrounding China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC).
That Chinese Company has secured the US$150M expansion project for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

                                Former President Bharrat Jagdeo  >>
Granger said that with Jagdeo at the helm, the commercial transactions have been a maze and APNU is using whatever mechanisms available, to garner the relevant information on the several Chinese projects in Guyana.            Continue reading

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