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Guyana’s Legislature: “A Brawling Parliamentary Slum” – By Ralph Ramkarran

 Written by Ralph Ramkarran – Conversation Tree Blog – Saturday, 15th December 2018

Ralph Ramkarran

A scathing editorial in the Kaieteur News last Friday shockingly castigated Members of Parliament in most un-parliamentary language, from which the headline is taken. Here is another sample: “In some respects what Guyana has is not a legislative body, but a Roach Motel overflowing with a cast of creepy characters, a real life Bates Motel horror of shocks that frightens the public. It is obvious that the great majority of members have little by way of shame or nonnegotiable moral imperatives.
“This is a set of people paid well to perform and deliver the crass and the cheap. They like being the way they are. They do not prepare, do no research, have no pride. They falsify, they exaggerate, they dissemble and all the while revel with their fellows in what has been reduced to a brawling parliamentary slum. They care neither about the image projected nor the impressions left.”               Continue reading

AFC insists on Nagamootoo as new House Speaker

AFC insists on Nagamootoo as new House Speaker


The Alliance For Change (AFC) is adamant that Moses Nagamootoo is perfect for the post of Speaker of the National Assembly.
This was expressed by Chairman of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan, during the party’s weekly press conference at their Fourth Street, Campbellville, headquarters yesterday.
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is recommending Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran, to return as Speaker while A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) has endorsed attorney-at-law, Deborah Backer.
Leader of the AFC, Raphael Trotman, whose name was up in the air has withdrawn. Continue reading


 For Immediate Release to All Media Houses

December 13, 2011
Georgetown, Guyana

PRESS RELEASE: APNU/AFC MEETING, Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Representatives of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) met again yesterday to continue the exploratory process of a creating a sustainable framework for joint engagement in the National Assembly, and the shaping of a common agenda that takes into account the needs of the Guyanese people, their expectations, and the Parties’ commitments made during the just concluded campaign.

Most importantly, the representatives discussed a wide range of issues that address governance, and the economic wellbeing of the state and its citizens.  These included wide-ranging parliamentary reforms leading to a strong and participatory National Assembly, support for the strengthening of the rule of law, the lowering of the Value Added Tax, and increasing public service wages, among the most urgent.  Increases in Old Age Pension, increase of public sector wages and a re-examination of the Presidents’ Pension package were also listed for review.   Continue reading

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