Internet Radio

Politics

GTUC, GAWU demand broad-based consultations on Wales Estate closure

The Guyana Trades Union Congress Sunday called on government to stop giving lip-service to social cohesion and the constitutional right to participatory decision-making and instead hold wide-ranging consultations with sugar workers and the community of Wales about plans to close the sugar estate there. “Consistent with Article 13 there cannot be a plan for any community without the involvement of ...

Read More »

PPP warns of retaliation if election violence isn’t addressed

The People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) late Thursday night warned that if poor elections management by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) continues to lead to violent attacks against its supporters, it would eventually be forced to retaliate. PPP parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba urged A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to stop taking his party’s supporters for ...

Read More »

Govt explains elections unrest in Sophia, votes against compensation

An opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-sponsored motion seeking compensation for properties burnt during Elections Night 2015 mayhem in Sophia was Friday morning defeated as government sought to justify the reaction by residents there. At exactly 12:40 Friday morning, the government benches defeated the motion for the compensation by a vote of 33- to 28. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix ...

Read More »

Wales sugar workers protest estate closure outside of Parliament

Scores of sugar workers that are attached to the Wales Estate descended on Parliament Buildings on Thursday afternoon in staunch protest of a decision by the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) to shut down the estate. They shouted “Don’t Close Wales,” “We need sugar,” “Long live Wales Estate” and “Dont close no estate,” while their placards read “No to the closure ...

Read More »

Jagdeo dismisses talk of rift with Rohee

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday dismissed suggestions that there is a rift between himself and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee, saying that he as “full confidence” in the veteran politician. “I have full confidence in Clement Rohee. Clement Rohee is a valuable member of our party,” he said. While Jagdeo is Guyana’s longest serving Executive President (1999 ...

Read More »

Key AFC supporter named GPL Chairman

A strong supporter of the Alliance For Change and businessman Robert Babal has been named  Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). Badal, the owner of the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, is a known supporter of one of the governing political parties in the coalition and even spoke at election campaign events. In recent ...

Read More »

Zulfikar Mustapha debunks Ramkarrans article as “mischievous”

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentarian Zulfikar Mustapha has debunked a column written by Former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran as mischievous. Ramkarran in his January 16, 2016 post on www.conversationtree.gy stated that he with Mustapha and Faisal Jafarally in 2011 to rally their support for his nomination as the PPP’s presidential candidate. He stated that the two men expressed the view that ...

Read More »

Rohee brands SOCU interrogation as “rigmaroles”

The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that current steps by the Special Organised Crime Unit to question members of the PPP is nothing more than a lengthy procedure that has to unfold. Over the past week several members of that Party and current serving Parliamentarians have been questioned by SOCU relative to a probe at ...

Read More »

Top PPP Berbice leaders knew Ramotar was not vote-getter- Ramkarran

Former long-serving People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Ralph Ramkarran said at least two leading members in Berbice had pledged to support him for the presidential candidacy at a secret ballot because that they had already predicted that Donald Ramotar would not have been a vote-getter. Ramkarran recalled that back in 2010, “two influential local leaders in the PPP’s heartland ...

Read More »