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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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APNU+AFC eyes overseas Guyanese vote now

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is now eyeing overseas-based Guyanese to return home to vote on March 2, 2020, after at one stage insisting that the names of migrants must be removed from the voters list. APNU candidate, Ronald Bulkan declared this position Sunday night at a public meeting held at the Kitty Market Square, ...

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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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