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Guyana: Oil Blocks awarded to four companies with no financial wherewithal

PPP Government: Canje, Kaieteur Blocks awarded to four companies with no financial wherewithal for exploration

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– Audited Finance statements and records of beneficial owners not submitted for EITI Report

When a government wants oil companies to explore the potential of a country’s resources, they court firms that have a track record of finding oil and gas.   But that has not been the case here.

Days before the 2015 General and Regional Elections, former President, Donald Ramotar acted in a manner that was contrary to this international best practice.

Ramotar signed away the Canje and Kaieteur Blocks, which total over 4.8 million acres, to four companies which have no track record of exploring for oil prior to 2015.        Continue reading

ExxonMobil was not entitled to CGX-like contract- Jagdeo; “We are not going back on it”- govt

ExxonMobil was not entitled to CGX-like contract- Jagdeo;

“We are not going back on it”- Guyana government

Bharrat Jagdeo

February 22, 2018- Demerara Waves: Today, the Guyana government said definitively that it would not be revising the Production Sharing Agreement with ExxonMobil, the same day that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo questioned why government did not negotiate better contracts than those signed by former Presidents Janet Jagan and Donald Ramotar.

The 2016 agreement between government and ExxonMobil contains a number of contentious clauses that are almost identical to those contained in the CGX Resources signed by President Donald Ramotar.      Continue reading

A RUDE AWAKENING AWAITS : Kaieteur News Editorial

A RUDE AWAKENING AWAITS

Jagdeo 2015 pix

Bharrat Jagdeo

September 13, 2015 | Kaieteur News | Filed Under Editorial

As the leader of the opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo is having a much harder time to fulfill that role than he had expected, but he could not resist the lure of being in the spotlight. By wresting the leadership from former President Donald Ramotar, Mr. Jagdeo felt that it was his call of duty to be the Leader of the Opposition.

As the former President, he believed that becoming the Leader of the Opposition is a true vindication of his quest to take control of the PPP. He is on a political trapeze trying to ingratiate himself with a younger generation; a feistier independent group who has grown up on social media and knows about the Jagdeo fatigue and is not motivated by it.   Continue reading

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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President Ramotar votes… says Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins

Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins; inclusive parliamentary governance best option–President tells Guyanese as he votes

Monday, 11 May 2015 09:50 – Written by 

President Donald Ramotar casting his ballot at St. John's College.

President Donald Ramotar casting his ballot at St. John’s College.

The Head of State’s message to the nation was, “vote for peace, progress and prosperity,” after explaining to the media that he expects to win some 40 seats in Parliament. “My most optimistic guess is 40 (seats),” he told the media.   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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Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’ + APNU+AFC jingles

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’; welcomes ex-military in politics

Monday, 04 May 2015 – Written by  Demerara Waves – by Zena Henry

Joey Jagan

Dr. Cheddi “Joey” Jagan

With seven days left to General polls son of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan has come out in full support of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU +AFC) Coalition, and has urged all Guyanese to vote for the opposition party.

Addressing media operatives at his dental office located at Charlotte Street, Jagan endorsed the Coalition saying that it is the best choice for Guyana.

Jagan alluded to what he considered the poor management of the country by the current administration and concluded that, “it is time for change.”   Continue reading

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

Guyana: Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran fired

Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran fired

Posted By Anand Persaud On April 29, 2015 – Stabroek News

Dr. Bheri Ramsaran

Dr. Bheri Ramsaran

President Donald Ramotar this morning fired Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran following his verbal abuse of rights activist, Sherlina Nageer on April 20 outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
A press release from the Office of the President today said:

“His Excellency President Donald Ramotar has named Dr Jennifer Westford to act as the Minister of Health.
Minister Bheri Ramsaran has since been relieved of his Ministerial duties following a meeting with the President.
The President reiterates his outrage at the verbal outbursts and insults uttered by the Minister recently.”

The firing comes after unrelenting public pressure for Ramotar to sack Ramsaran for his profane abuse of Nageer and a subsequent threat to have her stripped. Ramsaran’s dismissal comes nine days after the abuse of Nageer which he expanded on at a subsequent meeting with Regional Health Officers. Though he had condemned Ramsaran’s remarks, observers say that Ramotar had resisted sacking Ramsaran as it had not been the habit of the PPP/C to remove ministers, particularly one with a senior position in the PPP. Continue reading

US$60M Marriott opening greeted by protest and criticism – video

US$60M Marriott opening greeted by protest

April 17, 2015 | By APNU+AFC boycotts ceremony

By Kiana Wilburg

President Donald Ramotar and Senior Vice President of the Marriot International Inc., Brenda Durham during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Guyana Marriott Hotel.Photo:President Donald Ramotar and Senior Vice President of the Marriot International Inc., Brenda Durham at ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Guyana Marriott Hotel.

Anticipations were high for the much-touted grand opening of the Marriott Hotel at Kingston, the first of its kind in these parts. It was supposed to be a major project initiated by the former administration and now being completed by the Donald Ramotar government.

Ahead of the May 11 general elections, it was expected to be a proud moment. But the expected spectacular event complete with pomp and fanfare fizzled yesterday, falling short of expectations.  Continue reading

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