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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

  • NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding
  • Government failed Citizens – APNU
  • No talks outside of Parliament – Granger
  • Taxi driver shot during robbery
  • Sports

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NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding   Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:09 PM PST   Continue reading

10 Inspiring Quotes by the Great Nelson Mandela

10 Inspiring Quotes by the Great Nelson Mandela

These quotes are full of the wisdom of this former South African freedom fighter, writer, politican and leader. A wise man and, above all – a peaceful man, Nelson Mandela was a person the world was sad to lose last year. But even if he is no longer around, some of his wisdom will always remain.
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Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 17 November 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 17 November 2014

  • Two children perish in city fire
  • GGMC workers protest for salary increase
  • Hicken proposes “moral attire” to prevent rape
  • AFC says record shows Ramotar not genuine about dialogue call
  • Pro-democracy rallies begin for early recall of Parliament
  • Air traffic controllers in Barbados strike
  • Sports

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GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parliament

GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parliament

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:50 By Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre on Monday called for the swift resumption of Parliament, one week after President Donald Ramotar suspended (prorogued) the law-making body to avoid a no-confidence vote against his administration.

“The central message is absolutely clear: Parliament should re-sit in Guyana and get on with the business of taking this country forward,” he said, adding that all parliamentarians have a duty to assist in that process. ““The UK (United Kingdom) believes that the central pillar of democracy is parliament and, therefore, parliament should re-sit with the shortest possible delay.” Continue reading

CONSULTATION OR CONFRONTATION? – by Ralph Ramkarran

CONSULTATION OR CONFRONTATION?

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 15, 2014 by Ralph Ramkarran

Proroguing parliament is a legitimate constitutional device in Westminster constitutions, whatever its origins and the purpose for which it is used. Much of the time prorogation has been used for partisan purposes, has been unpopular and has incurred much opposition. The Governor prorogued the legislature in 1963 to cause the lapse of the Labour Relations Bill, which would have resulted in a poll in the sugar industry and ultimate recognition of the PPP aligned GAWU to represent sugar workers.

The President said that the objective of prorogation is to prevent confrontation and encourage consultation. The opposite will be the result. The Government’s life has come to a natural end because stalemate reigns everywhere. The renewal of the Government’s mandate, not perpetuation of its life, was the solution. A national unity government is another. Continue reading

Elections are imminent, another minority parliament looms – commentary

Elections are imminent, another minority parliament looms

ballot boxNovember 16, 2014 | By KNEWS – | My Column

Some time back I wrote that if only people could talk to each other the country would be a better place. I remember back in 2012 there was a lot of fuss over the first budget that the Ramotar administration was presenting. The opposition which controlled the Parliament said that it should have had a say in the preparation.

The result is that there were cuts to the budget and the matter ended up in court. The same thing happened with the 2013 and 2014 budgets.

There were Bills that were considered important. These languished in the National Assembly because the government and the opposition could not talk enough to solve the problem. This trend has continued, with the result that Guyana saw its Parliament prorogued for the first time since it became an independent nation. Continue reading

Reopening of Guyana’s Parliament should be Unconditional – By Dr. David Hinds

Reopening of Guyana’s Parliament should be Unconditional: The PPP must pay a High Price for their Undemocratic Action

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

By Dr. David Hinds

Since the suspension of Guyana’s parliament almost a week ago the Parliamentary majority, in particular the APNU, has been making the right sounds and the right moves. They have vowed to build a national movement to restore parliamentary democracy. They have internationalized the issue. My colleague, Dr. Rupert Roopnarine, has articulated a sensible approach; he more than anyone in the Parliamentary Majority ranks understands this kind of politics. APNU Leader David Granger has been more forceful than he has ever been since assuming the mantle of leader—a most welcome sign.

The AFC has been somewhat tentative. Its stance on the need to avoid dialogue with the PPP is militant. But there is at least one concern the party needs to sort out.Despite Nigel Hughes’ articulate presentation, the decision not to send one of its top flight Indian Guyanese leaders to speak at the rally at the Square of the Revolution was ultra conservative and unhelpful. Continue reading

Guyana Politics – News Headlines – 15 November 2014

Guyana Politics – News Headlines – 15 November 2014

President addresses misconception…‘I have no new powers to become a dictator’

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Head of State, Donald Ramotar, addressed what he said were the misconceptions that have infiltrated the political President Donald Ramotar atmosphere as it relates to his most unprecedented decision – prorogation of the Parliament. At… [...]

The “dreaded” No-Confidence Motion…Ramotar must face his ‘jumbie’ – Granger

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 November 2014

Capitol TV News Videos – 14 November 2014

  • Speaker asks Commonwealth to mediate in political impasse
  • President wants to give dialogue a chance
  • Opposition launches peaceful protests against prorogation of parliament
  • Children of Burnham, Jagan weigh in on Parliamentary suspension
  • Transport worker fired following rape allegations
  • Kitty man fingered in disappearance of school teacher shot dead
  • Sports

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Speaker asks Commonwealth to mediate in political impasse  Posted: 14 Nov 2014 02:09 PM PST   Continue reading

Cheddi Jagan Jr (Joey) condemns suspension of Guyana’s parliament

Former president’s son condemns suspension of Guyana parliament
Published on November 15, 2014 - By Caribbean News Now contributor
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Cheddi Jagan Jr

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Cheddi Jagan Jr, the son of former president Dr Cheddi Jagan, one of the founding fathers of Guyana, in a release to the media, condemned the suspension of Guyana’s parliament by current President Donald Ramotar “as anti-democratic and bordering on dictatorship.”

In a stinging condemnation of Ramotar’s action,Cheddi Jagan Jr (Joey) said that, as a member of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)/Civic, he “was never consulted, invited to any PPP/Civic meeting or even canvassed over the telephone for an opinion.”

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