Category Archives: Governance

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at African Union HQ

[28 July 2015 – BBC News] US President Barack Obama has ended his visit to Africa by warning the continent will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end.  “Nobody should be president for life,” Mr Obama said.

He was speaking at the African Union‘s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the first time a sitting US president has addressed the body.

Earlier in the trip, Mr Obama visited Kenya, the homeland of his late father.    Continue reading

Black Churches in America – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Black Churches in America – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Black Churches Burned

Black Churches Burned

It is 1758 and a slave reports on the condition of Blacks. He says, ‘the white folks would come in when the colored people would have prayer meetings, and whip every one of them. Most of them thought that when colored people were praying it was against them.’ In 2105 in Charleston, South Carolina, a weapon that was deadlier than the whip was used and it brought tragic results.

Black churches were a cause of concern to the White establishment during and after slavery. A Black congregation was seen as a threat to White supremacy. The congregation was an example of faith, togetherness, and the ownership of property and this did not sit well with Whites. When Whites in the South wanted excitement they would set fire to Black churches. The flames provided relief from boredom and sent a message to Blacks to mind their message and manners.  Continue reading

GUYANA’S CRIME WAVE – SHAWN HINDS REVELATIONS – 2 videos + Articles

Shawn Hinds Interview  on HGPTV

Shawn Hinds Interview on HGPTV

GUYANA CRIME WAVE – SHAWN HINDS REVELATIONS + VIDEOS

Shawn Hinds, who has served as a bodyguard for various PPP personnel, recently divulged in a TV interview that there is a conspiracy to pin the Crum-Ewing murder of him.  In this first video he says that he went to Freedom House fearing that his life was in danger but was ignored by nervous personnel there.  In the second video he admits to his past as a member in the “Death Squad” which he says was orchestrated by the Police and PPP ministers Gagraj and Ramsammy.

So he has now gone public to dissociate himself from the Crum-Ewing assassination… and is calling names on TV….(although they have been beeped out in the videos). He has named ministers in the former government as well as others. He has also implicated Retired Asst. Police Commissioner Merai in Waddell’s assassination.  [Now view the videos and stories]  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Things to do on a Honeymoon – by Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Things to do on a Honeymoon

Posted on July 18, 2015 – by Ralph RamkarranConversation Tree Blog

It is only fair that the traditional honeymoon period of three months of the new APNU+AFC administration be exhausted before its performance is assessed. The Government has a plan against which a judgment will be made. It is called the hundred-day programme. Little is heard of it nowadays but we, the people, who are intended to be its beneficiaries, are looking forward anxiously to its fulfillment.

The public is not familiar with the inner workings of Governments and we acknowledge that urgent events are demanding attention. Last week it was the heavy rains and flooding which required top priority – a 4 am Cabinet meeting. It is not known if all Ministers were able to make it.   Continue reading

GUYANA: Latest News – 10 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA:  Latest News – 10 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

Presidential term limit unconstitutional, High Court rules

Presidential term limit unconstitutional, High Court rules

(by Denis Chabrol and Zena Henry – Demerara Waves

The High Court on Thursday 9 July 2015 ruled that having a presidential term limit is unconstitutional, paving the way for Bharrat Jagdeo to again contest future elections if there is a referendum or successful appeal.

“The court therefore holds that Act No. 17 of 2001, in so far as it seeks to trench on an dilute the pre-existing democratic rights of the electorate to elect as President a person of their own choice, needed a referendum and is invalid  and without legal effect for reason of non-compliance with Article 164 (2) (a) and/or repugnancy with Article 1 (democratic society) and Article 9 (sovereignty belongs to the people) both of which Articles require a referendum for any alteration,” said Chief Justice Ian Chang in his ruling.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 June 2015

  • PPP moves to file elections petition
  • Gov’t trying to weed out “ghost” employees in public service
  • Granger outlines development agenda for Region 7
  • M&CC – Georgetown to demolish city’s dilapidated buildings
  • Citizens often fail to give evidence against rogue cops
  • Inquiry launched into collapse of mining pits
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-   Continue reading

GUYANA – Recent News – 22 June 2015

    GUYANA – Recent News – 22 June 2015

We have not done enough talking on power-sharing – Eusi Kwayana

We have not done enough talking, grounding, conferences on power-sharing

eusi Kwayana -in 2014

eusi Kwayana (90) -in 2014

Letter: By Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor:  Mr Tacuma Ogunseye, arguing the case for Africans, has raised the issue of power-sharing as it can play a part in the governance of Guyana. My own view is that while he stands out as a voice for the future of all Guyanese society, he recommends marches as a means of achieving it. We need means that inform, educate, or appeal to reason or goodwill. He is in Guyana, and I am not, and perhaps he believes that none of these matter any more.

Political marches of one race, from when they started, and regardless of their cause, have terrified others. We do not seem to realise that what we have not done enough of is grounding, talking, conferences, on these important issues.   Continue reading

Official Results of 2015 General and Regional Elections online

Official Results of 2015 General and Regional Elections online

(Stabroek News – June 18, 2015 ) – GECOM LOGO The gazetted official results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections are now available on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) website: www.gecom.org.gy, GECOM said today.

These official results provide a detailed breakdown of each Registration District by Division and Sub-Division it added. GECOM says it has placed these results online so that anyone can have access to them for perusal in their own time.  Continue reading

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