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The PPP is responsible for the militarization of large segments of society – GHK Lall

The PPP is responsible for the militarization of large segments of society

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:27  –  Written by  GHK Lall

Today there is loud talk of the militarization of the opposition.  It is part of the mauling of apprehensive supporters, through persistent injections of fear.  This was followed by the comment of “big trouble” brewing; and the bravado of being “battle ready.”  More and more this has progressed beyond the regular stridency of an election campaign, and clearly into the ferocity of war talk from a war party.  Today, however, the focus is on this business about “militarization.”

First, there is this pointed slur against those who have served this country loyally, including during multiple PPP administrations.  To attach sinister motives to their presence in the opposition ranks is not only disturbing, but dangerous.  The concern is self-serving, and ignores conveniently what has grown exponentially in this society under the PPP.  That is, the militarization of this society, through its own policies and actions, and its failures, too.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Major political candidates agree to public forum

Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates agree to public forum

April 12, 2015 | By KNews |

David Granger Photo: APNU+AFC Presidential candidate, David Granger

The Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates for the two major political parties have agreed to participate in a public forum hosted by the Guyana Women’s Roundtable (GWR) and the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC).

According to the organisers, the forum is aimed at allowing the candidates from both the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition, to address youth and women issues.

Each political party will have separate days to address the forum at the Theatre Guild, Parade Street, Kingston. The general public will be allowed to participate by pre-submitting questions via email to gnycteam@gmail.com or the GNYC Facebook page by noon April 13 and April 15, respectively.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: PPP/C Kitty Rally on 29 March 2015 – 3 articles

PPP/C Kitty Rally…Party promises Specialty Hospital, Amaila Falls Hydro, ICT park, improved UG

Pres. Ramotar - Kitty Meeting

Pres. Ramotar – Kitty Meeting

FULL STORY | |- only scamps and criminals change their names – Pres. Ramotar

Attractive election promises and wounding criticisms of the Opposition characterized the presentations delivered to a massive crowd yesterday during the political rally of… […]

Rohee plans to bury APNU+AFC

FULL STORY | | By Abena Rockcliffe

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, yesterday told thousands who gathered in Kitty for a political rally that his Party will bury the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for… […]

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Guyana Elections: Opposition may forge ahead with Amaila Falls Hydropower project if it wins

Opposition may forge ahead with Amaila Falls Hydropower project if it wins elections

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 – By   -Demerara Waves

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger on Tuesday said his “green energy” strategy could incorporate the current government’s proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower Project that his party had up to recently rejected on grounds of transparency and feasibility.

“We will also develop hydro electric power within a project, which we have identified as the Potaro Basin Development Authority which could embody the present Amaila Falls but it will not be a stand-alone project,” he told a Business Luncheon organized by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA). 

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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Opposition, Speaker condemn suspension of Parliament

Opposition, Speaker condemn suspension of Parliament

Monday, 10 November 2014 16:11 By  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

parliament

A group of APNU supporters listening to a public meeting by Opposition Leader, David Granger and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine of the Working People’s Alliance

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar on Monday suspend the Parliament, dashing the opposition’s hopes of passing a no-confidence motion in his administration and paving the way for fresh elections in 90 days. Continue reading

Guyana Politics: When appreciation turns to depreciation – commentary

When appreciation turns to depreciation

AUGUST 12, 2014 | BY | FREDDIE KISSOON

There are photos of Uncle Donald enjoying himself at the Guyana Festival. (Website-  http://www.guyanafestival.gy/)  In one frame he is hugging an African dancer. Then there is a shot of him with an African drum between his legs beating away. Other photos have the President dancing with the performers. There was no back-balling as when he performed that act with a dancer at an Old Year’s Night party.

The ambience reminded us of Bharrat Jagdeo’s Day of Appreciation. The Chronicle put that crowd at fifty thousand. Jagdeo brought in well known names to eulogize him. The dancers gyrated as if they were afflicted with Saint Vitus dance disease. Jagdeo walked around the pavilions at the National Stadium and hugged those fifty thousand souls who hugged him back. Continue reading

Drug purchases…New GPC invoices contradict Govt’s defence

Billion-dollar drug purchases…New GPC invoices contradict Govt’s defence

JULY 27, 2014 | BY
Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop’s

Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop

Invoices supplied to a New York court by the Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop’s New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) have clearly contradicted the Guyana government’s defence of drug purchases from his company.

Yesterday Head of State, Donald Ramotar, echoed the sentiments of Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran. They both tried to defend the purchases from New GPC, which has been supplying Government with drugs to the tune of billions of dollars for 15 years – since 1999 to be exact.Members of Parliament and other pharmaceutical suppliers had raised concerns about the seeming exorbitant prices that the government was paying to the New GPC for drugs.
Reports on the comments by the critics led to the pharmaceutical company taking legal action in the courts of New York, and in Guyana, against Kaieteur News.

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Rodney inquiry – commentary

Rodney inquiry

Dr. Walter RodneyMarch 9, 2014 · Stabroek News – Editorial
The government received justified commendation for announcing last year that a commission of inquiry would be held into the death of Dr Walter Rodney in 1980. Never mind that it has taken two decades for it to reach this point, or that key potential witnesses, not the least of whom is Gregory Smith, are now beyond the reach of earthly interrogation. 
It is unfortunate, of course, that this is likely to be an election year of some variety or other, and the possibility that an inquiry might be seized on for partisan purposes in an election campaign cannot be dismissed out of hand. That said, however, in and of itself there is no reason why 2014 should be ruled out as the year for holding the inquiry if it is handled in a straightforward way.   Continue reading

Amaila Falls: A picture is worth a thousand words – Ralph Seeram

Amaila Falls: A picture is worth a thousand words

OCTOBER 20, 2013 | BY  |

By Ralph Seeram

An overhead view of the dried out Amaila Falls

An overhead view of the dried out Amaila Falls

Just when you think the controversy over the Amaila Falls has died down, another round of doubts about the feasibility of this project has erupted, creating another Public Relations nightmare for the PPP government.

The PPP spent the greater part of this week defending and justifying going forward with the project, in face of doubts created by that iconic picture published by Kaieteur News of a near dried up Amaila Falls— the same falls that the government planned to spend  US$850M. When I saw that picture of a dried up falls, it created doubts in my mind about this project.

My idea of a waterfall is water roaring ferociously over the precipice, cascading down to rocks below, in full fury, certainly not one that flows less than I can urinate figuratively speaking.    Continue reading

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