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Gov’t achieved “certain big things” but no guarantee promises won’t be broken again -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday  admitted not doing enough to push the government to address failed promises such as constitutional reform, collective bargaining and award of contracts to small contractors, but could offer no guarantees that there would not be a repeat if the governing coalition wins again. Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds said during an ongoing series ...

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WPA urges new GECOM Chair to resist “pressures” to scrap house-to-house registration

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday called on the new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson to resist pressure for halting house-to-house registration, amidst incessant calls by the opposition for elections to be held swiftly with a claims and objections period to update the existing voters’ list. “Justice (Claudette) Singh’s first task has to do with the contentious issue of ...

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Jagdeo’s overture to Granger a “starting point” for consensual GECOM Chairman – WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Saturday welcomed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s willingness to allow President David Granger to float names for the possible appointment of a new chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but cautioned against whittling away Jagdeo’s constitutional role. “We think that’s a starting point and the Opposition Leader should be commended for taking that position, ...

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WPA prefers Granger-Jagdeo agreement on cleaning voters’ list over CCJ-ordered claims and objections

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)—a vocal partner in the governing coalition—on Sunday urged President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to hammer out an agreement to clean up the voters’ list by either house-to-house registration or a claims and objections period. WPA executive member, Professor David Hinds told Demerara Waves Online News that while he was not optimistic that ...

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Women’s rights activist and former WPA executive member, Andaiye, dies

Veteran Guyanese women’s activist and former member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Andaiye Williams died Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer, her longtime friend Joceyln Dow confirmed. Andaiye was 77 years old. Dow said Andaiye, a cancer survivor for 30 years, passed away at about 6:30 pm at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown. Demerara Waves Online News was ...

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WPA picks parliamentary replacement for Rupert Roopnaraine

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has nominated Tabitha Sarabo-Halley to replace Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine who has resigned from parliament because he is a dual citizen, party sources said Saturday. The senior WPA sources said their executive unanimously reaffirmed a two-year old decision to pick the 31-year old Sarabo-Halley as a means of motivating youths to fulfill political roles and move ...

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WPA is “not dead”, “young people can and should join”- Chairwoman

The Chairwoman of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has rejected claims in several circles that her political party is non-existent, but instead she has issued a call for youths to join that once vibrant organisation. “We are not dead but we have a different way in going about things,” the US-trained Political Scientist said in a recent interview. ...

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