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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

China’s New Investment Bank: A Premature Prophecy – By Mark Fleming-Williams

Has the U.S. Lost Its Role as Driver of Global Economy?‏

China’s New Investment Bank: A Premature Prophecy

Global AffairsGlobal Affairs – April 22, 2015 | 08:00 GMT – STRATFOR

By Mark Fleming-Williams

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wrote on April 5 that this month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system. His comments refer to the circumstances surrounding China’s launch of a new venture, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Wary of China’s growing ambitions and influence, the United States had advised its allies not to join the institution, but many signed up anyway. The debacle was undoubtedly embarrassing for Washington, but even so, Summers’ prophecy is a bit premature at this stage.

To understand why, one must first understand the basis of the United States’ dominant economic position in the world. At the height of World War II, the heavily indebted United Kingdom signed the Lend-Lease deal, which handed over British naval bases to its American cousins in exchange for financial support. This act was akin to passing the military superpower baton, since it transferred control of the world’s oceans to the United States.   Continue reading

After six years…Jagdeo speaks out on wife abuse allegations

After six years…Jagdeo speaks out on wife abuse allegations

April 23, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo

Six years after maintaining absolute silence on allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him former President Bharrat Jagdeo has said that despite numerous claims being circulated he never resorted to physical violence against his ex-wife, Varshnie Singh.

Jagdeo, who spoke out in defence of women, yesterday, stated that the only act of physical violence against women he had ever been involved in was when he was a lad of 10 years and had tussles with his older sisters.

He made these remarks during a press briefing at Freedom House, Robb Street, on April 22.  At the time, he was asked about Minister of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran’s confrontation with a female activist on Monday April 20.   Continue reading

Guyana: The arrogant and sick Government Minister – commentary

The arrogant and sick Government Minister

April 23, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Bherri Ramsarran vs Nageer

Dr, Bherri Ramsarran being confronted by Sherlena Nageer

On Monday, the Health Minister of Government Dr. Bheri Ramsaran created quite a stir during a confrontation with a female protestor (Ms Sherlena Nageer), outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court. In the process he demonstrated the kind of arrogance that Government Ministers and officials exhibit these days.

Indeed, this is not the first time that a government official will be confronted by a member of the public and lose his temper, neither will it be the last. But for the greater part Government officials exercise restraint because in the final analysis the very people they confirm can determine their future.  Continue reading

APNU+AFC promises-salary hike for law enforcers; gun amnesty, crackdown on corruption, drugs

APNU+AFC promises hefty salary hike for law enforcers; gun amnesty, crackdown on corruption, drugs

Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:27 –  Written by   -CND

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) is promising a 20 percent salary hike for all law enforcement officers in the first year, and a crack down on white collar crime, drug trafficking and illegal guns.

With the starting salary of constables just around GY$60,000 (US$300), the coalition hopes that an initial 20 percent hike in salaries will be among several measures that will help policemen and women go after criminals. “Public security is the bedrock of a safe human society and the crime situation is both the most pressing and most depressing problem facing ordinary Guyanese today,” says the grouping in its 44-page manifesto.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 April 2015

  • GHRA makes recommendations to ease corruption
  • CARICOM Skills Certificate could be processed online soon
  • After apology, Health Minister calls activist Nageer a miscreant who needs psychiatric help
  • Agricola man gunned down in minibus
  • WBD businessman shot; BMW hijacked
  • Bush Truck goes up in flames near gas station
  • Sports

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GHRA makes recommendations to ease corruption

Posted: 23 Apr 2015 07:06 PM PDT   Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015- APNU+AFC Joint Manifesto online

APNU+AFC Manifesto published

Guyana Elections 2015- APNU+AFC Joint Manifesto

Read/ Download:  Guyana Elections 2015- APNU+AFC Joint Manifesto 

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PLEASE NOTE:

APNU+AFC SAYS THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS INCOMPLETE

The coalition has issued the following statement:

APNU+AFC tonight is concerned about the dissemination of an incomplete and unofficial document purporting to be the coalitions’ official manifesto. 

While substantial parts of the document contain policy initiatives that are currently being discussed, it can by no means be considered an approved statement of policy of both the APNU and the AFC.

Further dissemination or reliance on this document is therefore not recommended, as it does not represent the official manifesto of APNU+AFC.

Editor’s Note: Since this document is already in the public domain we have not deleted it from this blog…but please note the statement of the APNU+AFC above.

President Carter, a true Friend of Guyana, visits again – by Ralph Ramkarran

PRESIDENT CARTER, A TRUE FRIEND OF GUYANA, VISITS AGAIN.

Posted on April 18, 2015  – by
Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter

When the US Government under President Bush decided in 1990 that it would support free and fair elections in Guyana, it was the Carter Centre that was called upon to act as the midwife for a new era of democracy in Guyana. Even though the Hoyte government’s lifeline of international financial and diplomatic support had been partially severed, the government still resisted the reforms demanded by the then opposition. It required the renowned stature and nuanced diplomatic skills of President Carter to negotiate the necessary concessions that would guarantee free and fair elections. President Carter’s name will remain forever associated with Guyana’s democracy.

President Carter and the Carter Centre remained engaged with Guyana. It established a permanent office, mounted a second full observer mission for the 2001 elections and conducted a focused observation for the 2006 elections. On both occasions it concluded that the elections were free and fair.   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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