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Fate of APNU/AFC’s coalition of convenience

by ravi dev guyana times November 26, 2017 Revelations, via leaked e-mails from the AFC camp, on President Granger’s unilateral choice of the GECOM Chairman, and most recently his choice of the replacement Opposition GECOM Commissioner, reveal severe stresses in the relationship between APNU and the AFC in the coalition…

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Unilateral appointment of GECOM Chair makes no political sense – WPA executive– questions President’s lack of meaningful consultation with coalition partners

guyana times October 23, 2017   By Jarryl Bryan While it is not against the Constitution of Guyana to so do, the unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is a “politically senseless” move. This is according to political commentator and Working People’s Alliance…

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Can the Indian-Guyanese speak?

by ravi dev, guyana times September 17, 2017 In a recent letter to the press, Eric Phillips, Executive of ACDA, but now Advisor to the President of Guyana and SARA, and Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Commission, accused me and four other “feature writers” of the Guyana Times as follows:…

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“When Unity in Diversity?”

ravi dev guyana times August 27, 2017  In my last two articles, I examined the ideas the late Indian political leader Deen Dayal Upadhayaya put forward towards creating a really independent nation in a society that had been colonised for a thousand years. As I followed the hearings of the Commission…

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Group identity and constitutional change

by ravi dev guyana times August 6, 2017   While the Government has finally proposed a consultative mechanism for initiating its campaign promise for “constitutional change”, they are once again putting the cart before the horse. A Constitution basically allocates power in the State to ensure the society is governed according…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Guyana Times

Roopnaraine’s rescinded resignation was not WPA decision…will not “weaken party” – Hinds

guyana times July 27, 2017  The decision taken by Dr Rupert Roopnaraine to rescind his resignation on Wednesday last was not guided by the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Executive Member Dr David Hinds has said. Dr Roopnaraine’s rescindment occurred three days after he submitted his WPA Executive David Hinds resignation to…

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Identity and politics

ravi dev guyana times July 16, 2017 One of the most poignant cries heard in Guyana has to be, “Why do we have to call ourselves ‘Indian’ or ‘African’ or ‘Amerindian’ Guyanese? Why can’t we just be Guyanese?” The cries are always intensified as elections roll around, or when there’s a…

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