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Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

Thursday, 30 April 2015 – Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves


Jagdeo at News Conference

Jagdeo at News Conference

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday denied knowing convicted Guyanese drug lord, Roger Khan or being part of any death squad.

Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of his incumbent People’s Progressive Party, Jagdeo broke his silence on the widely held view that he had been associated with Khan who is serving an extensive jail term in the United States for cocaine trafficking. “I never met Roger Khan,” he said.

“Roger Khan was never my friend. In fact, he was friendlier from my intelligence reports with some of the names I mentioned before,” he added.

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A Government of National Unity is the Best Solution for Guyana – By Dr. David Hinds

A Government of National Unity is the Best Solution for Guyana

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

The APNU/AFC coalition is campaigning on a promise of a Government of National Unity (GNU).

The APNU campaigned on it in 2011. Everywhere the message was enthusiastically embraced by Guyanese people of all races and classes. Above all it was embraced by the young people. This simple but powerful message of national unity and reconciliation provides Guyanese with the opportunity to once and for all break out of the political prisons in which we have been trapped since 1955. In voting for a GNU, Guyanese are voting directly for a solution to our problems of political and racial division.

The PPP, the WPA and the PNC at different times in the past have embraced the idea of a GNU. Now the AFC has embraced it. The political crisis brought on by 23 years of PPP misrule can be corrected by a government that includes all of the representatives of the people. Continue reading

Govt. facilitates Chinese takeover in mining, logging and commerce – Businessman

Govt. facilitates Chinese takeover in mining, logging and commerce – Businessman

APRIL 28, 2015 | BY |- endorsing A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change
Businessman Jacob Rambarran

Jacob Rambarran

 (APNU+AFC) coalition, local businessman, Jacob Rambarran, said, recently, that too many incentives are being granted to foreign investors while Guyanese are left to fend for -+themselves on an unleveled playing field.

According to him, more than or equally disturbing is the fact that the government looks out for friends and families of those in ruling positions. Foreigners are being allowed to gain more from the country’s natural resources than born and bred Guyanese, he added.  He said that Chinese nationals have control of the logging industry, the gold mining industry and have a firm grip on commerce.

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 April 2015

  • Rohee dismisses questions about lynched effigies of Granger, Nagamootoo
  • Dataram, wife and others remanded on cocaine trafficking charge
  • APNU+AFC Opposition coalition holds meetings in Toronto
  • Jagdeo dodges court appearance on charges of issuing racially divisive statements
  • Teen girl murdered at dance
  • Sports

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Rohee dismisses questions about lynched effigies of Granger, Nagamootoo

Posted: 20 Apr 2015 08:04 PM PDT   Continue reading

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua
Published on April 18, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua — Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday.

Jason Holder

The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure to finish 103 not out off 149 balls with 15 fours in 3 1/2 hours. West Indies got support from a crowd of over 9,000 and batted close to 130 overs in their second innings to close on 350-7 after being set 438 to win.

Holder earned the Man-of-the-Match award and shared a resolute seventh-wicket stand of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 57 off 141 balls. Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers


Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter who played a pivotal role in spurring electoral reforms that led to free and fair elections in 1992 will be heading the Carter Center observer team to next month’s general elections.

The announcement was made today by the Atlanta, Georgia-based Carter Center. The Center had not mounted observer missions to the 2006 and 2011 elections. Calls were made by the private sector here and others for the Center to mount a mission.

The Carter Center press release issued April 16 follows:  Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos -13 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos -13 April 2015

  • Election Campaign rhetoric heats
  • HIV/AIDS infections on the decline in the Caribbean
  • Dead bodies continue to turn up
  • Hand in hand Insurance offers more services
  • Election Campaign- PPP candidates complain
  • Sports

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Election Campaign rhetoric heats

Posted: 13 Apr 2015 07:09 PM PDT      Continue reading

All our political leaders must embrace the desire for change- commentary

All our political leaders must embrace the desire for change

It is a moot point as to whether the PPP/C recognises this, so intent are they on maintaining the narrative that whatever ills the country might be suffering are the fault of Mr Forbes Burnham (who died in 1985) and the PNC (defeated at the polls in 1992). Indeed, so keen are they to trumpet their success in developing the country during the past 23 years that party apparatchiks like Mr Hydar Ally can speak of “the creation of a modern and broad-based economy,” as in a letter to the editor on Wednesday.   Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc- Toronto – Spring Dance – May 16, 2015


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Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc- Toronto – Spring Dance – May 16, 2015

at Pickering Recreation Complex , 1867 Valley Farm Road. Pickering ON. Canada

Tickets from:

Joe Castanheiro – 416-286-1956;  Dennis Choy – 905-839-0434;  

Dexter Gonsalves – 905-428-3883;  Mike Gonsalves – 905-420-0565

Karen Heifa – 416-287-2526  or any GCC member

e-mail:  gccaninc@gmail.com

ON ETHNICITY – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on April 11, 2015  – by

I must confess that I have had an ambivalent attitude to ethnicity for most of my life. My mother was a Hindu and so were all my relatives on both sides of my family. I grew up in the midst of celebrations of Hindu religious festivals, tempered by the dominant influence of the Lutheran Church in my mixed community, as in much of Guyana.  Even though I was socialized as a Hindu and, therefore, considered myself, whatever the reality, as Indian by race, my approach to my own ethnicity was determined by factors that had little to do with high principle.

In my mid to late teenage years after I discovered girls, I unconsciously developed a certain approach on the issue of ethnicity, dictated by my dark complexion and curly hair which caused me to be viewed in a particular way.   Continue reading


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