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WPA won’t be part of elections rigging; calls for national unity government and end to “old” politics

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Civil Society, Elections, News, Politics June 12, 2019 As the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) observes the 39th assassination anniversary of its co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney, that party vowed that it would not be part of any plot to rig the upcoming general elections and that it knows of no such plans to…

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New Public Service Minister intends to take WPA’s positions to Cabinet; getting oil cash transfers to the poor a priority

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in demerara waves News, Politics May 2, 2019 Newly-appointed Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley says she plans to take the positions of her party, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), to Cabinet and among her priorities is cash-transfers from oil revenues to the working poor. She said, as WPA Chairperson, she would…

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Education, ethnic impact statements can address race, ethnicity and wealth gaps

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Culture, Economy, Education, News, Politics, Race & Class February 10, 2019 Two US-based political science professors have strongly recommended education and ethnic impact assessments to close wealth gaps among Guyana’s races, and constitutional reform to help Guyana resolve decades-old politically charged differences. However, former President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party said Guyana…

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Afro-Guyanese urged to own businesses, seek gov’t support

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, Economy, National, News January 27, 2019 Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Sunday virtually ruled out the State paying a living minimum wage and urged the predominantly Afro-Guyanese government workforce to grasp opportunities to become entrepreneurs and create wealth. Noting that the minimum wage is now GYD$64,000 up from GYD$39,000 in three…

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Retired Brigadier Phillips, among others, touted for PPP prime ministerial candidate

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Defence, National, News, Politics January 20, 2019 Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday suggested he is “available” to enter the political arena. When asked whether he has been approached to become the prime ministerial candidate for the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP),…

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All AFC candidates had declared they weren’t dual citizens

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics January 16, 2019 The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said the party had asked now expelled parliamentarian, Charrandass Persaud and other candidates whether they were foreign citizens, but he never admitted being a Canadian. “My predecessor and the other persons that were asked have confirmed that at…

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Charrandas Persaud hints at supporting PPP

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics December 30, 2018 Less than two weeks after voting in favour of a People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion, then government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud stopped short of saying that he was now backing the country’s opposition party. In an interaction with a pandit (a Hindu priest) before Hindu…

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Former Guyana Attorney General Dr. Fenton Ramsahoye dies

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Courts, News, Politics December 27, 2018 Attorney General of Guyana, Dr. Fenton Ramsahoye died in Barbados, Thursday morning,  sending shock waves throughout the legal fraternity across the Caribbean. He was 89 years old. Former Guyana House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran said he was saddened at the passing of Ramsahoye who…

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