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PPP parliamentarians are “vulgarians” – Granger

 Denis Chabrol  November 4, 2017  demerara waves President David Granger has labelled as “vulgarians” opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians, in his first public reaction to their drowning out of his address to Parliament by heckling as they held up placards. Addressing  the 5th Biennial Conference of his People’s National Congress…

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AFC-Canada pulls out of party over GECOM Chairman’s appointment; Ramjattan vows not to back down

demerara waves Denis Chabrol October 31, 2017 Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan- one of the parties in the governing coalition- on Tuesday rubbished a decision by his party’s Canada Chapter to pull out until the AFC denounces President David Granger’s recent unilateral appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson…

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PPP, Afro-Guyanese groups slam each other over “Indian” vs “Afro” GECOM Chairman

Denis Chabrol in  demerara waves October 28, 2017   Several African Guyanese organisations on Friday lashed out at the East Indian-dominated People’s Progressive Party for submitting 18 mostly East Indian nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission in a bid to force President David Granger to select one of them. “The recent…

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PPP moves to High Court to quash GECOM Chairman’s appointment

 Denis Chabrol demerara waves October 23, 2017 The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday filed a High Court action, asking that President David Granger’s appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be quashed because he is allegedly biased and the Guyanese leader violated the…

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No legal basis for giving reasons for rejecting Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship- Granger

 by Denis Chabrol in demerara waves  October 23, 2017 President David Granger on Monday appeared cautious about giving reasons for rejecting Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, adding that a recent  High Court ruling is not enforceable. He said the constitution does not require…

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David Hinds' Media Comments, Demerara Waves

Bar Association: It’s back to court if Granger refuses to give reasons for rejecting Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship ; Justice Patterson’s integrity questioned

 Denis  Chabrol in Demera Waves October 21, 2017 The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Saturday threatened to take legal action to force President David Granger to disclose reasons for rejecting Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 18 nominees and instead unilaterally appointing Retired Justice James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission…

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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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