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OPINION: Guyana 2020: Can we all get along?

By Paul Sanders Guyana 2020: Can we all get along? Two people. Two narratives. Same agenda. So you’d think they should be okay, right? Wrong. These people are long time adversaries. And, again, as usual, they are at cross purposes. This rendezvous is a festival of Indo and Afro Guyanese refining and mastering the art of bawling in high intensive ...

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OPINION: Return to election of direct representatives

by Surendra Dhanpaul The recently-concluded election in Guyana has drawn attention from almost every corner of the world. However, the fundamental problem of racism does not seem to get the attention it deserves. Racism in Guyana is dormant and resurrects every election cycle. It is a social problem that plagues, not only Guyana, but the world. In this opinion column, ...

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ACDA calls on western nations to stop recolonisation, intervention in Guyana’s electoral process

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Friday accused western diplomats of aligning with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) against the interests of Afro-Guyanese. “This peculiar recolonization effort is displayed in the relentless attempts of some Ambassadors to keep African Guyanese under the control of foreign sovereigns. This view is evidenced by the known fact that one of the ...

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PPP’s Mark Phillips slams Joseph Harmon over racial remark

The prime ministerial candidate for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday fired back at General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon for suggesting he is a token Black because he is on the PPP’s slate. Addressing thousands of supporters at a rally in Albion, Corentyne, Berbice, Phillips said everyone is free ...

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PPP-Civic’s PM candidate, Mark Phillips is Black tokenism -Harmon

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon Tuesday night slammed the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for attempting to win Afro-Guyanese support by putting up retired Brigadier Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate. “It is really a contemptuous act on the part of the PPP that says ‘look, once you put up a Black face ...

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Ethnicity a key factor for Citizenship Initiative coalescing with other small parties

The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) political party says it is still open to coalescing with two other small political parties—Change Guyana (CI), and A New and United Guyana (ANUG)—but TCI’s presidential candidate, Rondha-Ann Lam says “ethnicity” is among her party’s major concerns. Lam says after her party told ANUG and Change Guyana that a common slate must reflect youth, gender inclusivity ...

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New UG Chancellor calls for dismantling of racial polarisation, coarseness

Fresh from his installation at Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene on Saturday appealed to graduates to help transform the country’s political culture and improve race relations. Addressing the Convocation at the Turkeyen Campus, he called on the graduates as they leave the campus to use their investment and accomplishments to dismantle decades-old divisiveness in their communities ...

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