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Release govt’s files on US-funded democracy project

First, I must express my most sincere gratitude to you, and by extension the Government of Guyana, for responding to my concerns regarding democracy, trust and tragedy in our nation. I hope that our interaction will inspire generations to come. I hope it serves as evidence that our leaders, our politicians, like you, are not unreachable or unwilling to engage ...

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I am a Swing Vote

By Saieed I. Khalil (First published on http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ ) Our pattern of voting influences the nature of government and its policies. The power to freely and informedly choose the political and socioeconomic data by way of the ballot is what constitutes the lynchpin of a peaceful democracy. Ideally, elections ought to reward governments for good policies and governance in line ...

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PPP’s was not not removed in 1964 through destabilisation- GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis

It is important GTUC respond to the PPP’s information regarding our role in the 1960’s as carried in Demerara Waves on December 24, 2013. Particular attention is paid to “Guyana has turned full circle to the extent that the country has returned to the days of the mid 1960’s when the AFLCIO funded opposition Trade Unions and political parties to destabilise the ...

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“Who to believe” – Luncheon responds

I sympathise with you with the dilemma you describe. “Who to believe” I am perplexed by your choice as you did not disclose valid reasons for rejecting my explanations. I will stand anywhere and at anytime to insist that the United States did not  consult the Government on this project. My assertion is supported by the documentation and disclosures that ...

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The Abuse of Guyana – A Culture of Fear and Silence

Reproduced from http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ with permission from the writer. Not so many years ago, I was an abused woman. Ever since I freed myself, Guyana has not looked the same. I think that once you’ve broken the chains of any type of oppression it sharpens your vision. So now when I look at our country I recognize a certain pattern, a ...

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To Roger F. Luncheon – On Democracy, Trust and Tragedy

Reproduced from http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ with permission from the writer Dear Roger F. Luncheon: I had a bone to pick with you about that USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. However, bone picking is exactly why we are the way we are. I have been many things, I am many things, I will be many things but I will never become the ...

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The Fear Complex, the Ramotar Administration and the USAID LEAD project

The issue is and remains the Ramotar Administration’s refusal of the GY$300 million USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. Shortly after 6:30pm on July 24, 2013 US Ambassador Brent Hardt addressed an audience at Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, Georgetown. Members of the government, the opposition, civil society and others associated with the USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project were present. ...

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The Dougla Defect

For Rochelle Etwaroo: the hybrid of two great people and a seed of hope. Dougla Defect?Indian speaks to a Dougla woman about her Dougla babyIndian: The baby getting nice now.Now he complexion comin’ lil clear.(Rochelle Etwaroo photo and testimony) The Dougla Defect is evidence of Guyana’s ongoing Black and Indian war. It is a source of shame to both the ...

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