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December 2018

Demerara Waves

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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Kaieteur News

GECOM has money for house-to-house registration, but not for elections– Commissioner Desmond Trotman

 Dec 31, 2018  kaieteur News Should the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) plan to conduct house-to-house registration in 2019 be abandoned now? This question was posed by Government-nominated Commissioner, Desmond Trotman in response to assertions made by People’s Progressive Commissioner, Bibi Shadick who reportedly stated that GECOM is ready to hold General and…

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KNEWS-Peeping Tom

‘Person of the Year’ for 2018 is…

 Dec 30, 2018  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom  One week ago, there was a clear frontrunner for this column’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2018. But in Guyana things can change overnight. One week ago, the frontrunners for this column’s ‘Person of the Year’ Award were Dr. Glenn Lall, Mr. Christopher Ram,…

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David Hinds Blog, Kaieteur News

My line in the sand

 Dec 30, 2018  Features / Columnists, Hinds’ Sight with Dr. David Hinds This is the last column of the year. I want to wish all readers a happy new year and urge you to continue reading. The objective of this column is to offer a perspective on Guyanese politics and society that…

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Demerara Waves

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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