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GECOM discusses removing 20,000 names from national register

— GECOM also ticking off names of previously registered persons

Posted by:  Demerara Waves -October 15, 2019

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is discussing the possibility of removing the names of at least 20,000 persons from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) because they have not uplifted their national identification (ID) cards over the years, and also ticking off the names of thousands of others who were previously registered as part of a heightened vigilance.

However, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says if the commission by a majority vote decides to go ahead with doing so, the matter is likely to go to court.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP virtually endorses WPA’s cash transfers to poor: Hinds warns APNU of losing votes

Oil rig

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday virtually endorsed the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfer of some projected oil revenues, but preferring to target the poor and needy instead of all just over 200,000 households across Guyana.

“In fact, in our manifesto, we are going to be talking about conditional transfers, targeted transfers to vulnerable groups right at the beginning. We have to help single parents, we have to help children, we have to help the older people first and as our capacity grows and we get more money – we constantly have to see that it’s sustainable though.          Continue reading

PPP not budging on Irfaan Ali as presidential candidate – Bharrat Jagdeo

Almost eight months after choosing Irfaan Ali as the presidential candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for the next general elections, leader Bharrat Jagdeo remains convinced that it was the right decision.

Under the spotlight: Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, who was a guest on the Political Show on Wednesday September 4, 2019 on Kaieteur Radio. At left is Senior Reporter, Leonard Gildarie while at left is the other panelist, Sara Bharrat.

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NYC: Outrage over Guyanese publication – Guyana Times- critical of Haitian migrants

Caribbean Life News NY – August 9, 2019 – BY NELSON A. KING

Several Haitian-American legislators in New York have led outrage over a Guyanese publication critical of what it describes as the influx of Haitians migrating to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state.

An unauthored article published in the Guyana Times on Friday, under the headline, “Influx of Haitians into Guyana raises major health concerns,” has drawn the wrath of not only Haitian-Americans but of other Caribbean-American legislators and leaders.  The Guyana Times supports Guyana’s Opposition  People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

PHOTO:  Showing unity: Guyanese and Haitian NYPD officers flank, from left, Haitian-American Assemblywoman, Rodneyse Bichotte, Guyanese-born New York State Senator, Roxanne Persaud and Haitian-American New York City Council member, Farah Louis.

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HISTORY: MI5 Files Reveal Details of 1953 Coup That Overthrew British Guiana’s Leaders

Cheddi and Janet Jagan

Documents released by National Archives show prime minister Winston Churchill feared the colony would turn communist

Associated Press – August 2011 | The Guardian UK [This article is more than 7-Years Old]

Secret documents declassified by MI5 reveal in detail how in 1953 the UK under prime minister Winston Churchill overthrew the elected government of British Guiana – now Guyana – because he feared its left-wing leader and his American wife would lead the British colony into the arms of the Soviet Union.

The documents reveal how British spies kept up intense scrutiny on Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet, who together founded the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to campaign for workers’ rights and independence from British rule for the sugar-producing colony in northern South America.                   Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Ramjattan to challenge Nagamootoo for PM post

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (left), and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

Guyana Politics: Court of Appeal invalidates No-Confidence Vote; Gov’t stays in Office

—Jagdeo tones down call for polling date – Will Appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appeared to tone down calls for President David Granger to announce an early election date after Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed.

He, however, said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would continue to demand that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be in a state of readiness for  early polls because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) could soon decide whether Friday’s decision by the Appeal Court that last December’s no-confidence motion needed 34 instead of 33 votes was valid.      Continue reading

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

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