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Let these be the last tribal elections- Human Rights Assoc.

There exists no compact between voters and candidates in our electoral system: we vote for lists of largely anonymous people. Voters are more influenced by what they see rather than what they hear or read and, regrettably, what they tend to see is race. To this extent our electoral system encourages clannish or tribal behavior. The more closely the electoral ...

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Women and Gender Equality Commission speaks on Elections 2015

On the eve of Guyana’s Elections, the Women & Gender Equality Commission urges all the political  parties and women in particular who are candidates to lead by example. They must demonstrate tolerance of opinions and perspectives and uphold with respect the freedom of association and the constitutional right of all Guyanese to vote for the party of their choice; and ...

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The PPP is responsible for the militarization of large segments of society

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 ...

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ANALYSIS: Machiavellian media machinations

“He who controls the present controls the past.  He who controls the past controls the future.”  That was George Orwell in his timeless masterpiece1984.  The mighty can sift arbitrarily and select capriciously to manage minds to direct a specific outcome.  This is not about appearances, or speculation of what might be happening here in Guyana.  It is the cold, irrefutable ...

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ANALYSIS: The youth vote: catalyst for change or wishful thinking

It is said that the youth vote will be one of the deciding factors in the upcoming elections.  While there is little dispute that youths form a sizable voting segment, two questions are raised: What is an approximation of the numerical size of the group?  Secondly, and more importantly, if it is a potentially key voting constituent, will it actually ...

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ANALYSIS: Guyana’s elections-It is all about numbers

It is all in the numbers, and numbers don’t lie.  Guyanese know that talk of numbers during an election season is talk of race.  When the numbers were comforting, and a solid cushion of confidence existed, there was no need for any appeal of any kind at Babu John; or anywhere else for that matter.  Or to identify the ruling ...

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Let us not be drawn into any form of ethnic revenge or tit for tat by Dr. David Hinds

Tonight (Tuesday) Guyana has crossed yet another dangerous line. A mere 48 hours after a former Head of Government and State publicly suggested to his successor that governance in Guyana should include “kicking some asses,” an activist known for his anti-government protest was shot dead while walking the streets of his community urging his fellow citizens to come out and ...

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An opportunity for the Indian voter to take a stand

Can this society rid itself of the race albatross?  Or heal its leaking, hurting, crippling race wound?  It can do this May what it has never come close to doing before. The year 1992 heralded a fresh start after decades of despair and loss.  Many black Guyanese were in the thick of the struggle for change; disgusted, conscientious and patriotic ...

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