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Dominica’s opposition refuses to recognise PM Skerrit gov’t; calls on supporters to “rise up” against rigged elections

Leader of Dominica’s opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton says he does not recognise the administration of Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit because last Friday’s general elections were rigged as a result of the importation of thousands of overseas-based Dominicans to vote. The UWP Leader indicates that it is now time to continue the struggle for fresh elections that must ...

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GECOM has not considered voting by disabled in 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not discussed voting by the estimated 30,000 disabled and visually-impaired persons at next March’s general elections, although provision had been made for physically challenged persons to vote on the kerb of polling stations in 2015. Concerns were also raised about the confidentiality of balloting by visually-impaired persons who have to vote by proxy with ...

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OPINION: Manifestos: exhibitions in political pornography 

by GHK Lall What is a manifesto, other than a collection of words and a rush of marketing messages? What is a manifesto, besides being a piece of paper made to mean something, especially that which the circumstances demand? Give the people what they want to hear, what sells, and the rest usually takes care of itself. As I see ...

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OPINION: Queen Elizabeth fired her own son; nobody getting fired here

by GHK Lall “Step back from public duties for the foreseeable future.” That’s what His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew announced that he was going to do. In these politically disinfected and perfumed times, that’s the sweet syrupy version of what went down last week. I believe this royal rogue was “fired” by his mother. I really have little patience and ...

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Public servants to get salary increase but no bonus

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Thursday announced that public servants would get an increase in salary retroactive to January, 2019 but no bonuses would be paid for a third straight year. “While there will be no one-off end-of-year bonus, the retroactive salary increase will be applied to salaries for 2020 as well,” the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted ...

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OPINION Wanted: a leader of a different caliber

by GHK Lall I look around and am forced to admit: it is the most boring of times. The normalcy of the most careful, sobering, and methodical kind of election imaginable that graces what is now the hands-down national pastime. Dilapidated, it is. Somebody has got to ‘bring back that lovin’ feelin’. Since there are no Guyanese Righteous Brothers in ...

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OPINION: Even good news means nothing, only election news does

By GHK Lall Guyanese have neither time nor interest for any news, other than elections news. Good news, encouraging news, is wasted on us. Place it before them and heads and backs turn away. Even the government has lost focus (and its marbles) in the hysterias of a most scorching elections season. Good news, promising news, gets swallowed up, trampled ...

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OPINION: When tones are sharper and temperatures higher – time to tighten and stay cool

by GHK Lall Things are getting testy. I detect impatience, exasperation, and indignation from His Excellency, President David Granger. More than frustration and, more accurately, growing anger. This is from a leader, who has a well-earned reputation for unruffled calm and the disciplined strength of stoics in his words and comportment. Thus, when even a David Granger feels compelled to ...

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