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Red flags over Amaila Falls Hydro project and China Railway First Group

Red flags over Amaila and China First Railway are catalysts for a change in govt.

February 28, 2015 | By |Letter by Emile Mervin
Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

DEAR EDITOR,
Your Friday, February 27 lead article, “Controversial Amaila Falls hydro…Govt. stands behind Chinese contractor – says IDB has safeguards,” should be the catalyst for voters to send the PPP packing May 11.

I have not known of any project that has captured, with growing consternation, the attention of a nation because of its sheer enormity in size and price, yet not many are convinced it will benefit the nation.

It seems as though this project is about the PPP being determined to score political points, perhaps lining some politicians’ pockets, and not about the people of Guyana, despite pleas and concerns by others for a delay in pursuit of the project to ensure it has been thoroughly reviewed by important stakeholders.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 25 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 25 February 2015

  • UG described as “National Disgrace” as strike continues
  • Sam Hinds refuses discussion on why he was shunned by the PPP
  • 6, 000 solar panels for Amerindian, riverain communities
  • Sukhai in communist joke at bizarre ceremony
  • Nursing students protest relocation
  • A Look at the Courts
  • Sports

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 February 2015

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 February 2015

  • Elections: Returning officers Sworn in
  • Still no word from the PPP’s Prime Ministerial candidate
  • AFC/APNU mash band a big hit on the road
  •  GT -Mash is over but bachannal over rental of spots continue
  • UG strike enters its 5th week
  • A Look at the Courts

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Guyana: President announces dissolution of Parliament – on February 28, 2015

President announces dissolution of Parliament will be on February 28, 2015

Posted By  http://www.stabroeknews.com/ – February 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

President Ramotar

President Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar this evening announced the dissolution of parliament to pave the way for general elections on May 11th. The President had been criticised for not announcing the dissolution earlier.

His statement follows:

Address to the Nation by His Excellency Donald Ramotar
President of the Republic of Guyana and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

Fellow Guyanese,    Continue reading

Alliances and Compromises in Guyana’s Politics – By Ralph Ramkarran

Alliances and Compromises in Guyana’s Politics

Ralph Ramkarran

   Ralph Ramkarran

By Ralph Ramkarran – February 21, 2015 conversationtree.gy blog

The Cummingsburg Accord is only the latest in the history of alliances in Guyana’s post-war politics. The PPP emerged out of informal class and ethnic alliances in 1950. The PNC-UDP sought to merge African working and middle classes in the 1950s, with some resistance. The ‘moderate’ PNC came together with the ‘right wing’ UF in 1964. The opposition formed the little known VLD (Vanguard for Liberation and Democracy) in the late 1970s and the PCD in 1985, which comprised groups of differing ideological persuasions. The WPA emerged out of an alliance of several left/radical groups.

The PPP sought to engage the PNC by ‘critical support’ in 1976. In 1977 the PPP offered to sacrifice the presidency and take the second spot of prime minister in a new constitutional formula outlined in the National Patriotic Front in the interests of national unity. It was the epitome of political magnanimity in Guyana’s modern political history. The PPP saw working class unity and the strengthening of the left trend initiated by the PNC Government, as the outcome. It was rejected.   Continue reading

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana – US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana

Sunday, 22 February 2015 -Written by   – CMD

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

The United States (US) on Sunday- the eve of Guyana’s 45th Republic anniversary said it was looking forward to peaceful general and regional elections scheduled for May 11, 2015.

“Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to vote.  Your actions will strengthen the entire region’s commitment to democratic institutions,” said American Secretary of State, John Kerry on behalf of US President Barack Obama.  
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Ambassador Harper- PPP’s P.M. candidate – not a vote-getter — analysts

Ambassador Harper- a competent woman of integrity but not a vote-getter— analysts

Saturday, 21 February 2015 22:49  -Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol -CND

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand and PPPC Prime Ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper.

Elisabeth Harper

Elisabeth Harper

Just hours after the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began playing up the significance of a competent, honest woman as its Prime Ministerial candidate, two political analysts do not believe Ambassador Elisabeth Harper will bring much votes to the incumbent party against a combined opposition in the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.

“I don’t think she will contribute any votes to the PPP. I think she brings value in terms of atmosphere and aesthetics. I mean she is a nice lady, she has been competent in what she is doing,” said former PPPC government minister, Dr. Henry Jeffrey.   Continue reading

Alliance will rescue nation from flawed governance – Greenidge

Alliance will rescue nation from flawed governance – Greenidge

February 20, 2015 | By |
APNU’s Carl Greenidge

APNU’s Carl Greenidge

Since the Alliance for Change (AFC) and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) joined forces on APNU’s Carl Greenidge Valentine’s Day, there has been positive feedback as well as several concerns regarding the true intentions of the pre-election prodemocracy coalition.

Some letter writers and political activists, hold the view that the partnership seems to be more concerned about who gets what and not necessarily how certain critical issues will be tackled and the details of its action plan. Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 – Written by   – CMD

The PPP Headquarters, Freedom House.

The PPP Headquarters, Freedom House

A two-horse race at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections is expected to see the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) returning to office for a sixth straight term, according to government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon.

Luncheon, who is also an Executive Committee member of the PPP, welcomed the coalition between the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC).   Continue reading

Mixed predictions about coalition’s chances of winning elections

Mixed predictions about coalition’s chances of winning elections

Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:12- Written by   – CMD

APNU-AFC

Presidential Candidate, David Granger and his running mate, Moses Nagamootoo flanked by top officials of APNU and AFC at a joint news conference to announce their Valentine’s Day deal called the “Cummingsburg Accord”.

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