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Guyana Politics: Jagdeo’s “irresponsible” call to chase out Granger can breach peace – Gov’t

Jagdeo’s “irresponsible” call to chase out Granger, other gov’t officials can breach peace – gov’t

Jagdeo at Babu Jaan 2019

The Guyana government on Monday cautioned Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that his call on supporters to chase out President David Granger and other government officials from their communities could breach the peace and incite racial hostilities in an election year.

“Mr. Jagdeo has a history of wanton utterances and his most recent at Babu Jaan has serious implications on peace, race relations and national security, particularly in an Election Year,” government said.    Continue reading

Guyana: Ex-Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

Guyana: Ex-Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

December 15, 2018 = Kaieteur News

Former Home Affairs Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration, Ronald Gajraj, died at the Woodlands Hospital today after he was rushed there for medical attention.

He passed away shortly after noon. He was 65.

Gajraj served as Minister of Home Affairs from January 1999 to May 2005 under the Bharrat Jagdeo administration. He was forced to resign under local and foreign diplomatic pressure, particularly from the Americans due to allegations linking him to the activities of a terror gang known then as the ‘phantom squad’.    Continue reading

“No guarantee” that the PPP will regain power in 2020 – Vishnu Bisram

“No guarantee” PPP will regain power; better to fight for constitutional reform, executive power sharing- Vishnu Bisram

A New York-based  Guyanese pollster, teacher and political commentator, who has constantly predicted a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) victory, on Saturday said the incumbent David Granger-led APNU-AFC coalition would be in power for the foreseeable future.      Continue reading

Guyana: Commission of Inquiry into 1,000-odd extra-judicial killings to be named

Commission of Inquiry into 1,000-odd extra-judicial killings to be named this week

Victims of the massacre at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River.

A Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the extra-judicial killing of more than 1,000 persons during a six-year period will be named this week, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said just days after top opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials said they were ready for the wide-ranging probe.

Government estimates that 1,431 persons were killed during that period that began with a jail-break in February 2002 of five inmates and ended in August 2008 with the security forces gunning down Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins.       Continue reading

Sugar workers sacking politically, racially motivated- Jagdeo; President’s Office: race-baiting is PPP’s “essential plank”

Bharrat Jagdeo

Urging sacked sugar workers to get registered in the right districts to vote for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at the 2020 general election, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo accused the David Granger-led administration of sending them home because of racial and political reasons.

Addressing hundreds of workers at Enterprise Community Centre, East Coast Demerara,  Jagdeo said government’s decision to make the 4,763 sugar workers redundant, which would adversely impact on at least 30,000 persons, was aimed at forcing a section of the PPP’s East Indian support base to leave Guyana.  Continue reading

Read the Riot Act to those PPP-affiliated bureaucrats who are undermining the Government – By David Hinds

Read the Riot Act to those PPP-affiliated bureaucrats who are undermining the Government

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Opinion - commentary -analysis

By David Hinds

SINCE losing power, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been hammering the new Government on alleged discrimination of persons in the Government system who are known to be PPP members and supporters.

The point-man for this campaign is former president, Donald Ramotar. Mr. Ramotar has been trying to proverbially ‘suck cane and blow whistle’ at the same time. He has argued that the Government has been going specifically after African Guyanese PPP members and supporters; then, in the same breath, he has charged the Government with ethnic cleansing of Indian Guyanese from the Public Service. In the June 18, 2016 edition of the Guyana Times, he complained about ethnic cleansing at GuySuCo, and listed nine persons — all Indian Guyanese — whom he claims were either “dismissed, asked to resign, or pressured to resign.”  Continue reading

Wikileaks cable… Teixeira accused Gajraj of visa racketeering

Wikileaks cable… Teixeira accused Gajraj of visa racketeering

Ms. Gail Teixeira

Ms. Gail Teixeira

TOP executive of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and former Home Affairs Minister Gail Teixeira had told the United States back in 2005 that her predecessor Ronald Gajraj was corrupt and was involved in visa racketeering with another senior official, whom she was forced to sideline. After being forced to resign under international pressure  for his alleged involvement in a “death squad” here, Gajraj was posted to head Guyana’s mission in New Delhi. This revelation was made in a cable dated December 28, 2005 and written by then Charge d’Affaires at the US mission here, Michael Thomas.   Continue reading

Anil Nandlall’s ex-bodyguard detained for Crum-Ewing murder

Anil Nandlall’s ex-bodyguard detained for Crum-Ewing murder

July 24, 2015 | By |– Former Attorney General denies involvement
Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall reads a statement to the media

Anil Nandlall

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall yesterday categorically denied any involvement in the assassination of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, and said that an ex-bodyguard of his, Rajput Narine, who police have detained, was hired several days after Crum-Ewing’s death.

Nandlall made the denial during a press conference in which he repeatedly refuted suggestions that he, or any members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), orchestrated the murder, which is being deemed a politically motivated killing.    Continue reading

Jagdeo, Westford, Selman among PPP parliamentarians announcement – Ramotar out!

Joining APNU/AFC unity govt not an option for defeated PPP

Joining APNU/AFC unity govt not an option for defeated PPP

Thursday, 14 May 2015 17:36 – Written by    – by Zena Henry
Joining APNU/AFC unity govt not an option for defeated PPP

PPP Joining APNU/AFC unity govt? – NO!

Apart from their refusal to accept defeat at the General and Regional Elections 2015, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) does not see joining the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition in a government of national unity as an option.

President Donald Ramotar when asked about joining the Coalition’s unity train said that, “That has not arisen… that is not an option in front of the party.”
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