On Friday last, 13 political parties submitted lists of candidates to the Elections Commission in a self-nomination process to contest the general and regional elections on March 2.
The financing of political campaigns without accountability can lead to corruption and it often does.
There has been much discussion about the number of small parties which have announced their intention to contest the elections due on March 2, 2020.
If one of the two main political groups in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) or A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) achieves an absolute majority at the March 2 general elections, one half of the population will feel alienated.
The spectacle of a Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, a world renowned fighter for human rights, and former political prisoner, denying genocide during last week at the World Court is sobering.
With the Conservative Party polling at 42 per cent and the Labour Party at 32 per cent, the results on December 12 appear to be a likely Conservative Party victory.
At its 130th Anniversary gala dinner during last week, the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer, outlined a development plan which he urged political parties to support and implement, whichever political party holds office.
The terms of the coalition between the APNU and AFC appear to have been agreed.
The impeachment inquiry now going on in the US House of Representatives, and televised daily, is as gripping as any psychological thriller.
During last week, the Stabroek News published an article (Akola Thompson – “Towards a post-racial future” and a letter (Ryhaan Shah – “Little hope of a post-racial future for Guyana any time soon”) on the future of race in Guyana.
Esther Perreira, a PNC supporter, filed an elections petition in 1998, challenging the validity of the 1997 elections on several grounds, one of which was that the elections were unlawfully conducted.
Jaded by the PPP/C’s 23 years in office, many were elated at the coalition between the APNU and AFC because it offered the real possibility of ending the PPP/C’s long incumbency.
As Guyana’s political season enters its beginning stages, a plethora of new political parties are coming forward to present their programmes to the electorate and seeking its support.
It was on October 9, 1953, 66 years ago last week, that the Conservative British Government of Winston Churchill suspended what was known as British Guiana’s Waddington Constitution.
October 5, 1992, the date of the return to democracy after a quarter of a century, promised not only a new era of democracy, but of winner-does-not-take-all politics.
On 26 September, 2019, Justice Claudette Singh, Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), signed Order No.
The Guyana Government’s lawful tenure in office came to an end on September 18.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty binds the European Union (EU).
Elections in March 2020, after a no-confidence motion in December 2019, mandating elections in three months, is an intolerable constitutional travesty.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has extensive powers to make the orders that had been sought in the no-confidence motion cases.