By far the most significant outcomes of Guyana’s 2011 general elections was the loss of its parliamentary majority by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/CIVIC and the emergence of the Alliance for Change (AFC) as a critical power broker in the National Assembly.
By Susan Giles, Senior Assistant Registrar – Examinations Administration & Security
Caribbean Examinations Council
Extract from a Paper presented at the 37th International Association for Educational Assessment Conference, 23 – October 23-28, 2011, Manila, Philippines
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a regionally funded non-profit examining board established in 1972.
Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, and The Life You Can Save.
Home Affais Minister Clement Rohee is nothing if not the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) lightning rod for controversy. Generally regarded as one of the administration’s toughest adherents to an uncompromising party political line Rohee was appointed Foreign Affairs Minister in 1992 on the back of the PPP/C’s elections victory and a promise by the late President Cheddi Jagan to curb the excesses of the Ministry.
One doubts that there is any international cricketer who has been more maligned than West Indies captain Darren Sammy though from the way he handles his critics you might think that they simply do not exist.
Australia’s seemingly somewhat risky declaration on the penultimate day of the first test match in the current series against the West Indies was reflective of a belief that not much had changed in Caribbean cricket at least as far as the will to win was concerned.
Long before Donald Ramotar was eventually chosen by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to be its presidential candidate at the 2011 general elections, there was talk that a way was being sought to have Bharrat Jagdeo circumvent the constitutional provision which he himself had signed into law in order to have a third presidential term.
What Guyanese usually become preoccupied with whenever the country goes to the polls – apart from who will win the elections, of course – is whether or not the outcome will be attended by violence, race on race violence.
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.