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Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

May 1, 2015 · By Stabroek News –  EDITORIAL

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Guyana Elections 2015

If one were to try to predict the electoral outcome on May 11, simply by surveying the social media and online blogs, one might be forgiven for believing that Guyanese are ready for change and that the APNU+AFC coalition is heading for victory. The online battle is, however, but one aspect of the election and, whilst important, not necessarily a true and reliable indicator of how the majority of Guyanese will vote. In other words, reports or predictions of the demise of the PPP/C government are premature, if not greatly exaggerated.

Recent developments would, nevertheless, suggest that the PPP hierarchy perceives the threat to its almost 23-year old hegemony as very real indeed. Dr Bheri Ramsaran’s repulsive abuse of activist Sherlina Nageer, for example, bore all the hallmarks of the snarls of a cornered cur. At least, Freedom House seemed to have recognised very early that their comrade had overstepped the bounds of basic decency, even if it took President Donald Ramotar too long to act in firing him. But then, the PPP’s default position, ever since 1992, when faced with criticism, has been either to bury its collective head in the sand or to circle the wagons, if you will forgive the confusion of metaphors.  Continue reading

Is Public Stripping a PPP Political Tool – Dr. David Hinds

Is Public Stripping a PPP Political Tool

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

I join with others in expressing utter disgust at Minister Ramsaran’s abuse of Sherlina Nageer. But I have to say that I am not the least surprised. For the last 23 years we– all of us–have allowed the PPP to criminalize others while they, the PPP, have used the cover of the government and state to abuse and intimidate others without sanction.

Some of us have been crying out as loud as we could, without success, for some acknowledgement that political abuse, violence and otherizationhave now become systemic in Guyana. Sometimes we are shut down by the press. WPA’s Professor Clive Thomas has long pointed to the criminalization of the State under the PPP.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 24 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 24 April 2015

  • Ramotar reprimands Health Minister over abuse of activist Nageer
  • Increased salaries, other benefits for security sector if coalition wins
  • Ramotar will have to “address” Best’s endorsement of coalition– Luncheon
  • Young opposition coalition leaders say promises will be kept
  • Kazakhstan wants improved ties with Guyana, CARICOM
  • Sports

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Ramotar reprimands Health Minister over abuse of activist Nageer

Posted: 24 Apr 2015 07:09 PM PDT    Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos: 22 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos: 22 April 2015

  • Ramotar makes re-election pitch to private sector
  • Activist Sherlina Nageer refuses apology from Health Minister
  • Army chief says ex-military men have a right to participate in elections
  • Police Force prepares for elections
  • Coalition details plans for women
  • Health Minister threatens to slap, strip woman activist
  • Elderly Guyanese man robbed after arriving home from airport
  • Sports

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