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Race

WPA accuses Muslim organisations of using observations to stoke racial divisions with Indo-Guyanese

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Thursday defended the right of a woman at the recently held Cuffy250 forum to characterise the role and status of Muslim women at home and at mosques,and accused two Muslim organisations of creating divisions between the party and Indo-Guyanese. In a joint statement, the Central Islamic Organisation (CIOG) and the Guyana Islamic Trust (GIT) ...

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Burke fires back at Jagdeo’s plan to “embarrass” participants at US Conference on discrimination in Guyana

New York-based Guyanese opposition political activist Rickford Burke has fired back at Guyana’s Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo’s plan to go after participants at a conference on alleged racial and political discrimination against Afro-Guyanese that is expected to be headlined Democratic Leader in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Mr Jagdeo clearly expressed his disgust at plans by ...

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IDPADA-G tells UN forum time for assessments of Afro Guyanese, Afro-Caribbean peoples

The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G) on Tuesday told the United Nations (UN) permanent forum for the people of African descent that the time has come for Guyana and other Caribbean states to assess and compensate Afro-Guyanese for their contribution to the development of the country. “It is imperative that the government establishes a national commission ...

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Racial slurs at centre of policewoman’s GY$150 million defamation lawsuit against lawyer

An Afro-Guyanese policewoman, who has accused an Indo-Guyanese lawyer of using racial slurs against her while she was on duty at his father’s residence, is seeking GY$150 million in damages for allegedly defaming her. “By reason of the publication of the said  column, the claimant has been severely injured in reputation, credit, subject to ridicule and lowered in the estimation ...

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Roysdale Forde supports Harmon for PNCR leadership; says no room for ‘Black people party’ tribalism

Prominent Attorney-at-Law, Roysdale Forde Thursday night came out with a ringing endorsement of Joseph Harmon for the leadership of their People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), saying there was no place for a tribal or divisive leader. Mr. Harmon has also publicly accused the governing largely Indo-backed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of discrimination against Afro-Guyanese. In hailing incumbent leader David Granger’s ...

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Ethnic Relations Commission takes trio to court for exciting racial hatred

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has taken three persons to court for allegedly inciting racial hatred or hostility among Guyanese, and one of them has since pleaded guilty, the commission said Thursday. “Based on the specific nature of their conduct and words, the charges against the defendants included causing ethnic/racial violence or hatred and exciting hostility or ill-will on the ...

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Ethnic Commission launches colouring book; hopes to get copies into schools

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Wednesday launched a colouring book to help promote racial and ethnic harmony across Guyana, and already that constitutional body intends to get copies into the schools through the Ministry of Education. Titled “Harmony Colouring Book – Colour our History and Heroes” , the  26-page publication, which was authored by Commissioner Barrington Braithwaite , features ...

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Research data, govt policy key to resolve race and ethnic problems -Nigel Hughes

Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes on Monday cited the need for scientific evidence about racial discrimination and economic disempowerment, to a meaningful National Conversation on Race and Ethnic Relations. Speaking during day-1 of the  two-day virtual event, Mr. Hughes said was needed to back-up certain statements in areas such as wealth and income distribution based on race. He said such data would ...

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