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Guyana Politics: AFC calls for Constitutional Amendment on Dual Citizenship

AFC calls for Constitutional Amendment

Raphael Trotman

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC) , Raphael Trotman, is of the firm conviction that the time has come to amend the constitutional provision, which stipulates that a dual citizen cannot sit in the National Assembly.

He expressed this view yesterday at his party’s press conference, which was held at the AFC’s Head Office in Kitty. Responding to questions from Kaieteur News on the said provision, Trotman noted that it essentially shuts the door on the Diaspora. The lawyer commented, too, that it is doing the nation a disservice.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Terrence Campbell withdraws from new ANUG party

Terrence Campbell withdraws from ANUG, cites polarization over confidence vote

Terrence Campbell

Stabroek News – 07 January 2019 – This story is developing and will be updated.

Businessman Terrence Campbell has withdrawn from the new political party, ANAUG and civic group RISE, citing polarization over the December 21 No-Confidence Vote and attacks by “by my own people”.

A post from his Facebook page follows:

Today a knife was stuck into my back by my own people. I have supported the PNC/APNU/APNU-AFC in every general election since I started voting. Carl Greenidge, Raphael Trotman, Cathy Hughes, Rupert Roopnarine and Lance Carberry can attest to this. This support ran into millions of dollars. I served this Coalition as Chairman at GNPL and turned that organization from losses to profit.        Continue reading

The AFC at 12: The journey has ended – by Freddie Kissoon  

The AFC at 12: The journey has ended31

 Yesterday marked one dozen years since the Alliance for Change came into being at the Ocean View Hotel, Liliendaal on October 29, 2005. I thought of doing this article yesterday, the actual birthday, but I considered the topic on the insensitivity of our leaders to poverty in Guyana more pressing and relevant for a Sunday column.

Has the AFC become a fading superstar? I think the final performance on stage will be 2020. It is definitely outside the scope of one newspaper column to analyse the twelve-year journey of the AFC. The AFC has not had an attractive birth or continuation of its life. It was essentially a middle class formation that followed Raphael Trotman out of the PNC, and Sheila Holder brought a few middle class admirers with her.   Continue reading

Guyana and ExxonMobil: When a wrong is promoted as right – By Adam Harris

When a wrong is promoted as right – By Adam Harris

 

Oct 08, 2017  Features / Columnists, Adam Harris

There is a basic rule that states, “If something accrues from an illegality then that thing is also an illegality.” Simply put, you cannot do something wrong and claim that the end product is right. The end product may be acceptable but certainly not right.

Robin Hood was the epitome of doing something wrong and claiming that what he did was right because he would rob the rich and give to the poor. He was glorified. The society chose to ignore the wrong because the end result was what mattered to them. The Sheriff of Nottingham, however, wanted Robin Hood for the wrong.    Continue reading

The gusher in Guyana Will oil corrupt a small Caribbean state? – The Economist

The gusher in Guyana Will oil corrupt a small Caribbean state?

It will take better politicians to resist the corrosive power of petrodollars
Jun 29th 2017 | GEORGETOWN Print edition | The Americas- The Economist Magazine

Oil rigs and production

SOUTH AMERICA’S only English-speaking country is one of its poorest. But perhaps not for much longer: Guyana has struck black gold. By 2020 ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest private oil firm, expects to be pumping oil in Guyanese waters, with Hess and Nexen, its American and Chinese partner firms.

In the past two years they have found reserves of around 2bn barrels. Five more promising prospects will be drilled by 2018, and then perhaps a dozen more. Guyana could be producing 120,000 barrels per day by 2020, and more than 400,000 by the mid 2020s.    Continue reading

Canada-based Guyanese likely to plug solar power into homeland

Canada-based Guyanese likely to plug solar power into homeland

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson; Minister within the Ministry, Annette Ferguson; and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment,Raphael Trotman during their engagement with Canada-based company, Greenheart Tree Energy.

A newly-formed Canada-headquartered solar energy company has signed a Letter of Intent with the Guyana government to supply clean electricity, the Chief Executive Officer of Greenheart Tree Energy, Esmonde Klass. 

“We were given a letter of interest from Minister (of Public Works David) Patterson and now we are waiting for the bidding process,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Continue reading

Guyana – Oil Talks with ExxonMobil

Bright prospects for oil –Granger says after meeting with Exxon officials

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – By Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – By Ralph Ramkarran

A report appeared in the press last week of a meeting between the Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman and AFC executive and prominent attorney, Mr. Nigel Hughes to discuss constitutional reform. Constitutional reform is one of the undertakings given by the APNU+AFC coalition in its 100-day programme. No doubt the Government is looking to make an announcement on the issue before the end of the 100-day period.

On July 24 a symposium took place at Moray House on constitutional reform. The panelists were myself, Henry Jeffrey and Haslyn Parris. The proceedings were chaired by Miles Fitzpatrick. We were engaged in what might well be regarded as unfinished business. As leading member, Secretary and Chair, respectively, of the Constitutional Reform Commission, Miles Fitzpatrick, Haslyn Parris and I handed in our report to the Speaker of the National Assembly some fifteen years ago. The feeling at that time by some was that the process we had concluded did not resolve the most fundamental problems facing Guyana.   Continue reading

ExxonMobil oil find may be 12 times Guyana’s GDP

ExxonMobil oil find may be 12 times Guyana’s GDP

President David Granger during his visit to the ExxonMobil's rig.

President David Granger during his visit to the ExxonMobil’s rig.

July 21, 2015 4:45 pm [Bloomberg.com] – An Exxon Mobil Corp. discovery off the coast of Guyana may hold oil and natural gas worth 12 times the South American nation’s entire economic output.

The Liza-1 well, which probably holds the equivalent of more than 700 million barrels of oil, may begin pumping crude in as few as five years, Raphael Trotman, Guyana’s minister of governance, said in an interview Monday 20 July 2015. Continue reading

Guyana: Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

MAY 23, 2015 | BY – Govt creates special ministry in charge of passports, citizenship
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A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) yesterday (May 22), swore in nine more candidates as Ministers of Government.
During the ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, it was revealed that President David Granger has crafted three new Ministries – the Ministry of Governance, Ministry of Citizenship and Ministry of Business.

Those portfolios will be held by co-founder of Alliance for Change (AFC) and former House Speaker, Raphael Trotman; former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix and businessman, Dominic Gaskin.

AFC Leader, Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan was appointed Second Vice President and Minister of Public Safety, formerly the Ministry of Home Affairs. Continue reading

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