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Red Dragon owner charged with Trafficking in Persons

The owner of Red Dragon Night Club was Friday granted bail for allegedly trafficking in one Brazilian female. Raymond “Clement’ Ali,61, of  15 Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar Selwyn “Selly” Lewis of Nutmeg Street, Festival City, Georgetown are accused of keeping a female juvenile for the purpose of exploitation. The female’s name is being withheld. Lewis was not in court and  Ali was ...

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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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