The political row over the choice of a Speaker of the National Assembly may well have raised concerns over the likely effectiveness of the parliamentary opposition
A mere of two months after the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) polled sufficient votes to secure a single seat more than the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in the National Assembly, questions have arisen as to just how effective a parliamentary opposition they are likely to be.
A conversation with Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman
Raphael Trotman readily concedes that the political tumult that preceded his belated emergence as the Speaker of the National Assembly makes his eventual accession to office a wholly unexpected turn of events.
One of the pressures of conducting a newspaper interview reposes is pursuing a line of questioning that elicits responses that allow for the creation of a logical order in which you set down what you are told.
By Jagdish Bhagwati
Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently edited, with Gordon Hanson, Skilled Migration Today.
That the Government of Guyana ascribes an altruistic motive to its intervention in the feuding among the rival factions in the struggle for control of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which had placed local cricket in an even more perilous state than it had been previously, does little to disguise the fact that the intervention was “political,” initiated as it was by President Bharrat Jagdeo during his last few months in office.
Up to the time that this issue of the Guyana Review was published, Raphael Trotman was still the only named Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2011 General Elections
A friend Raphael Trotman’s remarked recently that he felt that while the law was his profession politics was his “real calling.”
The commentator was quick to add that the remark was not intended to call Mr.
To many people’s surprise The United Force (TUF) announced earlier this year that it would contest the 2011 general elections. Up until the announcement the general feeling among the electorate was that the party’s best moments were behind it, that its time had come and gone.
The Indaba, and the Future of the Village Economies in Guyana
By Leyland Lucas, PhD,
Donald Ainsworth, MA,
Rawle Lucas, MA, CPA,
Sheranne Doorgasingh Wickham, M. Sc.
In November 2009, The Friends of Victoria Diaspora Inc., an organization made up of Victorians and descendants of Victorians based in the New York area, held the 170th Commemorative Anniversary of the purchase of the village by the 83 Ancestors.
… Last Sunday, I advised my party’s central executive that I would not seek re-election at the annual general conference to be held next month and I would step down as prime minister as soon as a new leader had been elected.