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Jagdeo, political analyst differ on impact of sugar industry downsizing on PPP support base

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in demerara waves August 31, 2017   Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday feared that closure of key operations of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) might be aimed at eroding the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) support base,  but at least one political analyst believed they would remain Guyana in…

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PPP wavers on Jagdeo’s family ties to radio, TV licencees

Posted by: Denis chabrol demerara waves August 5, 2017 The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) attempted to downplay that at least two relatives of top party officials were among those granted radio and television licences by the Bharrat Jagdeo administration. “Clearly, from the names we read out they are not PPP, nor are…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves

Bring back overseas voting; each ministry must have Diaspora office – David Hinds

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in demerara waves August 3, 2017 United States (US)-based Guyanese Political Science Professor, David Hinds has called for the return of overseas voting 32 years after it was drastically reduced amid concerns that the then People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration had used it to help to cheat elections and…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves

PPP, Political Scientist, Ramon Gaskin lambaste President Granger for rejecting Chief Justice’s ruling on GECOM Chairman

Denis Chabrol in News, Politics July 19, 2017 The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Political Science Professor David Hinds and outspoken political commentator, Ramon Gaskin on Wednesday slammed President David Granger for virtually dismissing a High Court ruling on how the Constitution should be interpreted for the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves

WPA supports Roopnarine’s resignation from government; party expects another ministerial appointment

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in News, Politics July 19, 2017 The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday said Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine resigned in consultation with that party’s executives and cautioned that if another party member is not appointed a minister, it would be unable to influence policy-making inside government. “If it is not given space,…

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