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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – March 4, 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – March 4, 2015

  • APNU/AFC formally launch coalition
  • Granger, Nagamootoo speak of coalition’s objectives
  • Youths represent APNU/AFC Coalition at media lunch
  • Three Guyanese arrested in three days in NYC for  60 pounds of cocaine
  • Urling – of Blue Caps NGO, responds to speculation of him entering politics
  • Young activists chide PPP over its complaint about a project to get young voters out on May 11
  • Civil society organisations meet GECOM
  • A look at the Court
  • Sports

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Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – February 2015

Guyanese Online Most Popular Entries -Top 20 – February 2015

Views: February 2015 = 73,362 – Total at Feb 28 = 2,951,883

Click: View Complete List – February 2014 – Most Popular Entries

  1. CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
  2. GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
  3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
  4.  “I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
  5. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  6. Guyanese in the USA: Are East Indians at war with themselves? – By Paul Sanders
  7. Guyanese prepared foods and fruits in pictures + video
  8. Guyana: Cash-jet pilot tried to dodge detection by U.S. authorities of US$6.3M – assets seized
  9. A Hundred Years Later – by Uri Avnery
  10. Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security Continue reading

Opposition coalition plans to end racially divisive politics, improve living standards

Opposition coalition plans to end racially divisive politics, improve living standards

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 14:16 – Written by   – CND

The opposition coalition on Wednesday March 4th officially launched its campaign for the May 11, 2015 general elections, pledging to end racially divisive politics for the first time since the 1950s and root out corruption, crime and bad governance.

The AFC-APNU Prime Ministerial and Presidential Candidates with their wives.

The AFC-APNU Prime Ministerial and Presidential Candidates with their wives.

Adressing a packed audience at the Pegasus Hotel, Prime Ministerial candidate Moses Nagamootoo said that after the 60 years Guyana was making another giant step towards national reconciliation, multi-ethnic and multi-party rule.

“It will be, as it has been, a bumpy road to the Promised Land. But we will not be daunted. We will not be intimidated.  We shall defeat the monster of racism.

Nagamootoo, who resigned from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) after more than 40 years and joined the Alliance For Change (AFC) as its Vice Chairman, said the restoration of electoral democracy in 1992 started a hopeful process but did not bring healing.  He hopes that the coalition between the AFC and David Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) will bring an end to the new cycle of autocratic, one-party rule, corruption and complicity in criminal enterprises.   Continue reading

19F – The Night Venezuela Finally Imploded

Originally posted on Caracas Chronicles:

Penned-in protesters in Altamira, awaiting their fate. Penned-in protesters in Altamira, awaiting their fate.

Tonight, Venezuela is seeing a spasm of violence that’s unlike anything the country has experienced since 1989. Information is fragmented, since an almost complete media black-out is in place, but you don’t need the media to hear your neighbor’s screams.

Caracas, Valencia, Merida and San Cristobal in particular have become virtual war zones: National Guard units and National Police have been shooting tear gas canisters and buckshot sometimes directly at protesters, sometimes into residential buildings and, raiding any place they think student protesters may be hiding. Alongside them, the government backed colectivos (basically paramilitary gangs on motorbikes, a tropical basij) shoot at people with live ammo.

But of course, this is no war zone: in a war zone you have two sides shooting at each other. Tonight one side is doing all the shooting, the other side is doing all the being shot at.

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The historic initiative of the AFC to build national unity ……. Nagamootoo letter

The historic initiative of the AFC to build national unity could pull us back from the brink

March 2, 2015 · By Stabroek News -Letter · Comments

Dear Editor,

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Moses Nagamootoo

If Sri Lanka can do it, after years of fighting, so can we!

It is with some reluctance that I have decided to engage Mr. Hydar Ally after reading his letter captioned `The AFC has taken a big political gamble’ which appeared in the SN of February 27th.

Mr. Ally said that political analysts were of the view that the alliance with APNU could very well be the end of the AFC.

Well, Sir, for a political scientist you have taken too much liberty to pronounce the death sentence based on self-serving views of “political pundits”, all of whom I presume are “Chatrees”. I trust that you could find equally authoritative pronouncements by Dr. Cheddi (Joey) Jagan and Mr. Ralph Ramkarran, both of whom were PPP/C candidates in 2011, but who believe sincerely that a national coalition is the way to go.  Continue reading

The New Rulers Of The World – By John Pilger – video

The New Rulers Of The World – By John Pilger

Note: This documentary was made some 15 years ago. What has changed?  Your comments are welcome!

‘The New Rulers Of The World (2001) analyses the new global economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater – two thirds of the world’s children live in poverty – and the gulf is widening like never before.

The film turns the spotlight on the new rulers of the world – the great multinationals and the governments and institutions that back them such as the  IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation under whose rules millions of people throughout the world lose their jobs and livelihood.  Continue reading

APNU-AFC’s economic plan…All agents of financial lawlessness will be dealt with

APNU-AFC’s economic plan…All agents of financial lawlessness in NICIL, GRA, GFC, GGMC etc will be dealt with – APNU-AFC

MARCH 2, 2015 | BY |  By: Kiana Wilburg

…so that the much needed transparency and accountability can be returned

Carl GreenidgePhoto: APNU’s Shadow Minister of Finance, Carl Greenidge

APNU’s Shadow Minister of Finance Carl Greenidge in a recent interview with this publication explained some of the details of the APNU-AFC programme for improved governance as it relates to economic development, financial legislation and taxation reform.

While it gears to launch its election campaign on Wednesday in preparation for the May 11 polls, A Partnership for National Unity-Alliance For Change (APNU-AFC) disclosed that it is practically in the final stages of preparing its joint economic plan for the nation. Continue reading

Guyana: Rice industry at boiling point – no markets for increased production

Rice industry at boiling point

Dr. Turhane Doerga

Dr. Turhane Doerga

MARCH 1, 2015 | BY - farmers ready to endorse Opposition – Alesie

The rice industry is facing a deep crisis with no markets for a significant quantity that will be generated in the coming crop.
The situation may even cause millers to reduce purchases of paddy and definitely affect the price being offered to farmers, says Dr. Turhane Doerga, senior official of Alesie Rice.

Doerga, a fierce critic of the way the rice industry is being managed, issued the warnings during a press conference on Thursday at the Georgetown Club.  He is part of the Rice Producers Association Action Committee (RPAAC), a breakaway faction of the Guyana Rice Producers Association (RPA). Also there was RPAAC’s official, Jinnah Rahman, a rice farmer from West Demerara.  Continue reading

THE PPP’S CHALLENGES – By Ralph Ramkarran

THE PPP’S CHALLENGES – By Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on February 28, 2015  by Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

The responses of the PPP to The Cummingsburg Accord by APNU and the AFC were a declaration by President Ramotar that it is a ‘farce’ and the unleashing of Ms. Elizabeth Harper as its prime ministerial candidate. The first reaction was bravado. The second had real substance. Ms. Harper has credentials – ability, integrity, experience, dedication – and her agreement to adorn the PPP’s ticket will add lustre to its appeal. If anything, it is the PPP that will damage Ms. Harper’s credibility. The silence they have imposed on her is a mistake. Ms. Harper’s qualities need to be on public display.

Having looked at the potential for the opposition coalition last week, some thoughts about the PPP’s prospects may be of interest. Facing the task of recovering lost support after 22 years in office, the PPP’s image badly needs to be enhanced with new faces like Ms. Harper’s, however limited the possibilities may be. Continue reading

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

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