Jagdeo to be Opposition leader – says Rohee

Jagdeo to be Opposition leader – says Rohee

June 30, 2015 | By | PPP completes 32-member parliamentary list Rohee
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

After weeks of suspense, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has finally selected its 32 members of Parliament. One of them will be Deputy Speaker for the eleventh parliament, at a time when there was much doubt over whether Guyana would even have an opposition presence in parliament.

The PPP/C has however maintained its silence over the future of former President Donald Ramotar, with former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has been widely rumored to have been selected as Leader of the Opposition, being tipped by General Secretary of the PPP/C Clement Rohee as a front runner for the post of Opposition Leader.

During the PPP/C weekly press conference yesterday, Rohee was asked for an update on the party’s list of parliamentary members. However the General Secretary refused to divulge specifics, despite a recent Guyana article appearing in the media during which Rohee appeared as the interviewee; in the interview Rohee  appeared to lend credence to the rumors of Jagdeo’s return to parliament as Opposition Leader. Continue reading

(YBBB) MAGISTRATE HAS OPPOSITION LEADER JAGDEO KUSSERING

Watchman – Leader of the opposition

(YBBB) MAGISTRATE HAS OPPOSITION LEADER JAGDEO KUSSERING

By Waltie Ainsworth

The Young Beautiful Bold and Boviander (YBBB) magistrate Carolyn Artega has self-appointed and self-acclaimed opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo kussering. Jast week, instead of appearing in court he sent her a medical loose leaf saying he had back problems. Jagdeo, in a deliberate ploy to avoid imminent jail had become creative in using all kinds of techniques and schemes to avoid going to court at Whim in Corentyne.

Jagdeo feels that by remaking and rebranding himself as opposition leader he can avoid being sentenced for race baiting and creating chaos in the new and upwardly mobile Guyana. Let the records show that he must appear in court in pyjamas or on a stretcher. Continue reading

WALL STREET FEMALE MOGUL INGRID AUSTIN DIES

WALL STREET FEMALE MOGUL INGRID AUSTIN DIES

By Waltie Ainsworth

There was a certain reverence and grace in which Ms Ingrid Austin conducted herself ever since we were youthful. She upkept her family tradition of philanthropy and Christianity…..in that order and now that she has expired, I shed a tear.

Ingrid left Guyana….Victoria to be precise in the days when neighbors used to keep vigil and farewell parties. The entire family left around 1962 but they never stopped looking back irrespective of their accomplishments and professional status.

Ingrid pursued a career in banking and finance and worked for several years in management and supervisory positions on Wall Street. The last decade was not so great. She fell ill and on her own volition retired from professional work but actively engaged with her church and needy communities.
Here is a complete assessment of her life and times as provided by her family.  Continue reading

PRESIDENT GRANGER CHATS VENEZUELA TERRITORIAL ISSUES WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

PRESIDENT GRANGER CHATS VENEZUELA TERRITORIAL ISSUES WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

By Waltie Ainsworth

President David Granger had a very productive meeting with President Barack Obama at the White house on Friday June 12, 2015. High on the agenda was the perennial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Since the completion of the recent election cycle in Guyana, Venezeula, at the goading of the losing PPP, has renewed its territorial claim to the entire Essequibo Region and delta which is rich in gold, timber and holds significant offshore oil reserve. Brazil has also put Guyana on notice to reclaim land on the southern border.

On Wednesday last, parliament was convened and the PPP refused to show up. Instead they picketed outside of GECOM headquarters in Kingston much to the dismay of the Civic faction of the party. A prominent citizen, who prefers to remain anonymous, said that his understanding of elections and campaigning is that it should end after the official count has been announced. He also expressed disgust at the PPP claiming that Jagdeo may have demitted office and never gave up powers. The problem is of him still suffering a hangover having lost the elections. Continue reading

Kid Brother…..James Murray passes on – By Waltie Ainsworth

Kid Brother…..James Murray passes on

By Waltie Ainsworth

Those close to him in his heyday had to be cautious and polite in calling him Norton in reference to the English motorcycle rider. All others succumbed to calling him kid brother because of his forever childish pranks. His mantra and philosophy was that boys drove cars and men rode motorcycles. Kid brother did nothing else of import other than riding fast bikes.

Victoria’s per-eminent cultural cartoon and speedster…. James Murray...better known as Kid Brother, has passed on. He was merely 68 but had more salt than most others had rice.  Continue reading

GUYANESE COOKING WITH GAS EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

Cro Cro- Kam-lie

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GUYANESE COOKING WITH GAS EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

By Waltie Ainsworth

Come July in another six weeks or so the Guyanese citizenry want their great leader Mr. David Granger to be in tip-top shape and to be always ready to deliver on all promises and projects and to wave off the five thousand odd squatters from GuySuCo lands off the East Coast and West Coast Demerara. By the time the first 100 days are over Bartica will be a town and it will be less than one thousand dollars for cars to cross the Berbice Bridge.

September will be reinstated as Agriculture month and Anna Regina will be host to the first Agriculture month exhibition and ethnic festival. The zoo will be realigned to civility and the kissing bridge reinstalled. And Jagdeo will have his name written in lights at the Georgetown prisons where he will be a client of malintent.  Continue reading

WHEN WOOD ANTS CAN EAT IRON POT IMAGINE THE FATE OF CALABASH

UPDATE:  LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS  [see list at end of this entry]

CRO CRO – JAIL THEM

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WHEN WOOD ANTS CAN EAT IRON POT IMAGINE THE FATE OF CALABASH

Within the first 72 hours of the swearing in of President David Granger, there has been a deliberate effort to unbundle the criminal gangs marauding the landscape. A prime subject, Steve Marai former chief of the Berbice police division and chief of security to Bharrat Jagdeo, has been taken into custody as a person of interest for several murders including that of Crum Ewing.

Mr. Granger has met with his security team and will retain Seelall Persaud as Commissioner of Police and Mr. Phillips head of the army. Other changes in the Police Force have been put on hold.  Continue reading

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