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The PPP’s 30th Congress by Ralph Ramkarran

The twice postponed 30th Congress of the PPP will be held in Port Mourant, Corentyne, on August 2 – 4. It will provide an opportunity for the Party to seek out inspiration from the birthplace of its founder. It was in Berbice, the traditional stronghold of the PPP, that the greatest loss of votes took place and the greatest apathy ...

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Abuse has no place in political discourse- Ralph Ramkarran

The slow dismantling of Cheddi Jagan’s legacy of reasoned debate as a method of convincing opponents and educating supporters began at the turn of the century. It created the opening for the introduction of  an alternative approach to political discourse – the cuss-down. Many had hoped that with the change in Government, this particularly degrading and offensive type of verbal ...

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COHA Special Report: Venezuela’s Foreign Policy Without Chavez: Is this the End of ALBA?

by W. Alejandro Sánchez,  Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Hugo Chávez Frias, President of the BolivarianRepublic of Venezuela, passed away on March 5, 2013, due to severe health complications. For at least the past year and half, the Venezuelan head of state had been battling cancer that continued to appear in spite of several surgeries. He traveled to ...

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Restoring the Jagan Legacy and the Electoral Prospects of the PPP

The annual Babu John memorial rally for Cheddi Jagan is to be held on March 3. At this time of year Jagan’s life, work and ideas are promoted by rallies, lectures, seminars and discussions. Athletic events and essay competitions are held in commemoration. While he was alive and the PPP was in opposition, there was usually a small, internal, annual ...

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Opposition “abandoned the people”- Prof. David Hinds

I endorse the spirit of Nigel Hughes’ letter (Guyanese may now be willing to urge their political representatives to talk about urgent constitutional reform before the next elections, Stabroek News, March 2). One opposition entity already has that mandate—all twenty six of them. The central thrust of the platform that ensured their selection to parliament was—An End to One-Party Government. ...

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Ruling of the Speaker on the Continued Restraint on the Right of Hon. Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee M.P. to Speak and Participate in the Business of the National Assembly.

Ref: No. 2-2013 PARLIAMENT OF GUYANA SPEAKER’S CHAMBERS PUBLIC BUILDINGS, BRICKDAM, GEORGETOWN   RULING OF THE SPEAKER ON THE CONTINUED RESTRAINT ON THE RIGHT OF HON. MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS CLEMENT J. ROHEE, M.P. TO SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE, IN THE BUSINESS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The matter of whether Minister Clement Rohee can be restrained from speaking, in his Ministerial ...

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