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THE PPP HAS LOST ITS WAY – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on July 4, 2015 – by  – Conversation Tree Blog

The selection of Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo by the Central Committee of the PPP as its nominee for Opposition Leader seals that party’s fate in opposition for decades to come, unless the APNU+AFC coalition under-performs or unravels. The PPP has been shattered by defeat, its leadership disgraced by corruption and it has lost the sympathy of the international community through abuse, corruption and the refusal to hold local government elections.

With no intention by the ruling clique of giving up power, the return of its younger MPs and a sprinkling of new faces to Parliament, would be mere window dressing. This new generation of leaders stands no chance of influencing policy to rebuild the PPP or unite the country. Continue reading

Can the PPP be saved? – By Ralph Ramkarran

Can the PPP be saved?

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

By Ralph Ramkarran (reproduced from http://www.conversationtree.gy )

The end of the Jagan leadership of the PPP terminated the era of real, as opposed to formal, internal democracy. Its structure and leadership model, third world and Leninist influenced, lent itself to authoritarian methods. But the Jagans ensured full discussions and neither dictated conclusions. Both changed their views from time to time after being persuaded by contrary opinion in discussions.

The symbol of that openness was that after a debate where opinion was divided, a vote was taken. However, after the Jagdeo leadership gained traction, voting after discussions ceased at his instance. Jagdeo summed up all discussions and the summing up, containing his views, was the decision. He still does so. Elections at and after Congress began to be grossly manipulated. Both Donald Ramotar and Bharrat Jagdeo publicly opposed the 2011 presidential candidate being elected by secret ballot. Continue reading

Donald Ramotar once asked me what is “the poetic essence of history” – By Freddie Kissoon

Pres. Donald Ramotar

Donald Ramotar

Donald Ramotar once asked me what is “the poetic essence of history”.

May 16, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

In a letter in the Kaieteur News, published several years ago, long before he became President, Donald Ramotar, inquired about something I wrote in one of my columns, “the poetic essence of history.”  I didn’t reply. I felt if I had defined the term, it would not have made an ounce of difference to Ramotar.

I didn’t offer a definition because (at the time) I felt Ramotar had become disrespectful of the poetic essence of history when in a conversation at Bakewell’s, he bluntly told me that the giant of a woman, Andaiye, a founding member of the Working People’s Alliance, was racist against Indian people.  Continue reading

PPP also claims statistical victory in Monday’s election

PPP also claims statistical victory in Monday’s election

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:21- Written by   – Demerara Waves

BREAKING: PPP also claims statistical victory in Monday's electionThe People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is also claiming statistical victory in Monday’s general elections, less than one hour after its main opponent claimed that it was enjoying a commanding lead.

PPPC Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar told a news conference at his party’s Freedom House headquarters that of the 2,213 Statements of Poll, his party has won 182, 664 votes and A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) won 151, 095.

Reflections of the 2015 election campaign trail…Ramotar, Granger

Reflections of the 2015 election campaign trail…Ramotar, Granger reveal disappointments, surprises, make last-minute pitch

PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar

PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar

MAY 10, 2015 | BY By Kiana Wilburg    

The wooing is done. The mud-slinging is over. Tomorrow, the voting populace will decide if the incumbent government deserves another term in office or if it is time for a historic change.
Kaieteur News interviewed the main contenders in the political fight for the electorate’s votes.

Reflections of PPP/C Presidential Candidate  
From the red and black corner is the Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic
(PPP/C), Donald Ramotar.

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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’

Full Story | | Discuss

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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