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OPINION: How I plan to vote and why

by GHK Lall As I prepare to exercise the franchise in the fast approaching elections, I share with fellow Guyanese for which group my vote is to be cast and why. I do this publicly, before all, whether those of like electoral mind, those who stand on either side of the fence, or those on the fence. My elections choice ...

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OPINION: Democracy & Elections: Navigating Guyana’s muddy waters

By Professor Evan Ellis From February 19 through 27, I traveled to Georgetown, Guyana, to speak with individuals in the government and the private sector about the nation’s security challenges and internal dynamics. The country is in a potentially explosive political crisis with at least some similarities to the polarized situation in Washington, DC. In the midst of legal battles ...

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Civil Society Forum urges Jagdeo find compromise with Granger on general elections

A broad-based Civil Society Forum on Thursday urged Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to seek a meeting with the Guyanese leader to end the almost two-month-old stalemate over the holding of general elections. “The Forum’s position is that there should be some level of compromise and so while the Forum would like to see compliance with the constitution, the Forum is ...

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Jagdeo wants international sanctions on gov’t if March 19 polling date is missed

Guyana’s Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would return to the National Assembly only to set a definitive date for general elections. “There is no date I have in mind outside of March 19,” he told a news conference. “We will not return to Parliament unless it has to do with a finite date ...

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Jagdeo may agree to extend 90-day election deadline

Guyana’s main Opposition People’s Progressive Party Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday left the door open for extending the three-month deadline by which general elections should be held. Jagdeo told a news conference that “only if I see good faith measures” on the government’s part would he lend his party’s support to the ruling coalition for a two-thirds parliamentary approval of ...

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Jagdeo blisters APNU+AFC’s first year in office

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday flayed the one-year old coalition-led administration for taking credit for several projects initiated by then People’s Progressive Party Civic government, while at the same time burdening Guyanese with higher taxes, joblessness and reduced confidence in the economy. “The people do not have confidence in this government and every single day they do things to ...

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PNCR youth arm rejects calls for Harmon to be stripped of powers

The youth arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) says that it stands resolutely behind Minister of State Joseph Harmon  against calls for the Minister to be stripped of some of his responsibilities. The Guyana Youth and student Movement (GYSM) in a press statement said that the political landscape of Guyana has been transformed with the advancement of coalition ...

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Harmon’s powers need to be looked at in a “sensible” way – Dr Henry Jeffrey

Political analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey is urging that State Minister Joseph Harmon’s powers be looked at in a manner that is sensible and beneficial to the Guyana. Dr Jeffrey, in an invited comment, told Demerara Waves Online News that at least one of the portfolios that Harmon now presides over was originally a public service post and it should held ...

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A Partnership for National Unity Press Conference

CND RADIO – Listen Live A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – a coalition of at least five political parties – on Friday formally announced its establishment to contest the 2011 general election. Coming months after most of them had been operating under the banner of the loosely knit Joint Opposition Political Parties (JOPP), APNU formally unveiled its symbols. Demerara ...

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