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April 30, 2019 ovp

Apr 30, 2019 The APNU+AFC Coalition must be commended for passing a motion in the National Assembly honouring the late former PNCR parliamentarian, Abdul Kadir, describing him as “a great man, a stalwart, a bold and courageous man”. Indeed he was. Kadir, a civil engineer by training and profession, was also a scholar of Islamic…

April 22, 2019 ovp

April 22, 2019 DR Troy Thomas, director of Transparency International Guyana Inc. (TIGI), has called on the Government of Guyana to establish a policy regarding ministers owning companies (SN 4/16/2019). Such a call is very timely, given the expected spoils that will spill over from Guyana’s nascent oil and gas industry. Under the leadership of…

March 5, 2019 ovp

March 5, 2019 After reading the article, ‘Britain’s Brexit Military Base Plan in Chaos’ (Stabroek News, 4/3/2019), I decided to visit the online edition of the British newspaper, The Morning Star (25/1/19) to read the first-hand account. Journalist, Phil Miller, reported that “officials from Guyana have refused to comment on a report that Gavin Williamson has…

February 1, 2019 ovp

Feb 01, 2019 Peeping Tom’s column, A Nation of Hustlers (KN 28/1/19) correctly pointed out that the PNCR, the PPP, the AFC and the WPA are pursuing neo-liberal policies which can only lead to a widening of the gap between rich and poor.However, the Peeper is completely incorrect in saying that “all the new parties…

January 27, 2019 ovp

Jan 27, 2019 The Charrandas Persaud Affair has highlighted Guyana’s very real constitutional crisis, namely, that in breach of the constitution, many politicians and presidential aspirants possess dual citizenship and are citizens of the so-called ABC countries.These politicians, regardless of which side of the political divide they find themselves, are all compromised. Their dual citizenship…

November 23, 2018 ovp

Nov 23, 2018 Political commentators and organizations, who today are critical of APNU+AFC’s performance, were only three years ago rallying around them, enthusing about the change they would bring.In his Sunday column (KN, 18/11/18 ), David Hinds reminisces, “For many of us, then, the coming to power of APNU+AFC was more than electoralism, more than…

October 6, 2018 ovp

October 6, 2018 DR. David Hinds rightly pointed out that in the current environment, “local government elections are less about communities and more about national parties” (KN, 30/9/18). Dr. Hinds’ position converges with that of Organisation for the Victory of the People (OVP). When the political parties were lining up to contest the local government…

September 11, 2018 ovp

Sep 11, 2018 Responding to the suggestion by Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, that Guyana should ask for an international agency to take over the running of the local government elections, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, said that an “international agency running local elections would be an insult to Guyana”(KN. 9/10/2018). Really Mr. Nagamootoo?While I…

September 3, 2018 ovp

September 3, 2018 In responding to the striking teachers’ demands for salary increases, Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott said the teachers are “selfish and uncaring” (yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek). This statement exposes not only the anti-working class character of the APNU+ AFC regime, but its unadulterated double standards and hypocrisy. When the regime awarded…