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Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC seeks to link US State Department official to PPP image makeover firm

 in Demerara Waves – December 9, 2019

Photo: Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the United States War College Strategic Studies Institute, Dr. Evan Ellis

The governing coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Monday night slammed a United States (US) State Department Advisor on Latin America and Caribbean Affairs, Dr. Robert Ellis for predicting a “likely” People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) victory at the next elections, by seeking to link him to a company that is helping to clean up that party’s image.

“We also wish to advise the Guyanese public that Mr. Ellis is a ‘known asset’ of a certain lobbying firm in Washington DC, USA. This firm has a known connections [sic] to the PPP. The Guyanese public is aware that this very firm is being paid tens of millions of dollars by the PPP and is tasked with whitewashing that party’s tainted and tattered image,” the coalition said.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: President remains in office until next elections if no PPP support for House extension -AG

Anil Nandlall (left) and Basil Williams

Attorney General Basil Williams  on Monday August 5, said President David Granger would remain in office and call elections if the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) refuses to give its parliamentary support to extend the timeframe within which general elections must be held following last December’s no-confidence motion.

He said it would now fall to the President to fix a date for an election and dissolve parliament. “There is no constitutional crisis,” he said.      Continue reading

Budget Debate: “In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

“In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

  • Saturday, 22 August 2015 – Demerara Waves
  • Photo: PPP parliamentarians walking out of the National Assembly’s Chamber.

PPP parliamentarians walking out of the National Assembly's Chamber.

Immediately after pledging solemnly to work with the government to improve the lives of Guyanese, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and his colleague People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians walked out of the House.

During in his estimated 90-minute contribution to the 2015 National Debate, Jagdeo lambasted the Finance Minister Winston Jordan for crafting a budget that would fail to stimulate the economy.
“It does not respond to the concerns of the people. It doesn’t focus on creating jobs, it doesn’t focus on creating wealth. It focuses on redistribution of wealth,” he told the House.
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Pro-PPPC Indian Arrival Committee welcomes, congratulates APNU+AFC-led government 

Pro-PPPC Indian Arrival Committee welcomes, congratulates APNU+AFC-led government

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:46 – Written by    – 15 Comments
Donald Ramotar addressing an IAC-organised 'Hamara Guyana' concert at the Albion Community Centre Ground on May 5, 2015 (GINA photo)

Donald Ramotar addressing an IAC-organised “Harama Guyana” concert

Donald Ramotar addressing an IAC-organised ‘Hamara Guyana’ concert at the Albion Community Centre Ground on May 5, 2015 (GINA photo)

APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:51 – Written by 

Granger at GECOMPhoto: APNU+AFC Presidential candidate, David Granger and delegation leave GECOM’s compound after meeting with the Commission.

The A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition hopes the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will scrap a partial vote recount in several districts because of questions surrounding the legality of doing so.

Demerara Waves Online News could not immediately confirm with senior GECOM officials whether they would give into the coalition’s demand for the recount to be stopped.   Continue reading

APNU+AFC coalition claims victory in Monday’s elections with “commanding lead”

Opposition coalition claims victory in Monday’s elections with “commanding lead”

APNU_AFCdeclare votesTuesday, 12 May 2015 15:41 -Written by   – Demerara Waves

Coalition Presidential candidate, David Granger said that after  counting from 2,025 statements of poll, APNU+AFC has won 182,176 votes compared to 157,947 by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)—a commanding lead that “we feel will be difficult to close.”   Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: PPPC asks observers to focus on list of potential trouble spots

PPPC asks observers to focus on list of potential trouble spots

Saturday, 09 May 2015 23:31 -Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

PPPC supporters at their party's rally held at the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara.

PPPC supporters at their party’s rally held at the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara. – click to enlarge

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Saturday night disclosed that it has asked international observers to focus on several potentially troublesome polling stations, fearful of a repeat of alleged ballot-stuffing in opposition strongholds in Monday’s general elections.

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo said the polling stations are in several places including Lichfield, Hopetown, Belladrum , New Amsterdam Multilateral School and South Georgetown,
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Guyana Elections 2015: PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal electionsFacing its toughest electoral battle in 23 years, Guyana’s People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday night accused the opposition of plotting to create confusion and steal next week’s general and regional elections.

Addressing thousands of persons at a rally at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, President Donald Ramotar urged vigilance against the stuffing of ballot boxes near the end of polling day and collusion between the opposition and Presiding Officers to prevent ballots from being stamped. “Some of the Presiding Officers do no stamp the ballots and when they come to count the votes, they reject them as spoilt ballots,” he said. He stressed that the ballots must be stamped in two places and voters must ensure that the Presiding Officers do so.  Continue reading

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

Kamal Persaud addressing the crowd

Kamla Persaud addressing the crowd

Monday, 27 April 2015 – By Denis Scott Chabrol – CND

Fed up of waiting 23 years for the incumbent administration to provide quality basic services, many residents of the gold mining township of Bartica are prepared to give the opposition a chance to run Guyana’s affair.

In turn, the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is promising better health care, reliable electricity, proper roads, a modern ferry stelling, improved security, proper garbage collection and disposal and incentives for the gold mining sector.

Bartica television producer and broadcaster, Edward Persaud, who was previously associated with the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), sent a recorded endorsement that was played and greeted with excitement by attendees. “I am going to tell you now that for you to see that change, it is time for that change and you have the power in your hands in the form of that ballot to place your X next to the boxes for the APNU+AFC come the 11th May. It’s time Bartica,” he said.  Continue reading

Guyana: The arrogant and sick Government Minister – commentary

The arrogant and sick Government Minister

April 23, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Bherri Ramsarran vs Nageer

Dr, Bherri Ramsarran being confronted by Sherlena Nageer

On Monday, the Health Minister of Government Dr. Bheri Ramsaran created quite a stir during a confrontation with a female protestor (Ms Sherlena Nageer), outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court. In the process he demonstrated the kind of arrogance that Government Ministers and officials exhibit these days.

Indeed, this is not the first time that a government official will be confronted by a member of the public and lose his temper, neither will it be the last. But for the greater part Government officials exercise restraint because in the final analysis the very people they confirm can determine their future.  Continue reading