APNU stands by AFC on No- Confidence motion


APNU AFC

APNU AFC

There seems to be nothing in the way to hamper the safety of the No-Confidence Motion which the Alliance For Change (AFC) tabled against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has given all assurances that it will vote in favour of the Motion.

APNU and the AFC met yesterday at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and discussed matters relating to the Motion.
At that meeting APNU re-affirmed its unwavering commitment to passing the vote of no confidence
against the government at the earliest sitting of the National Assembly.
Those who attended the meeting on behalf of the AFC included Party Leader Khemraj Ramjattan, Vice-Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo, Catherine Hughes (Party Whip) and General Secretary David Patterson.

APNU’s delegation comprised its Chairman and Leader of the Opposition, David Granger, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Basil Williams (Deputy Speaker), Amna Ally (Opposition Chief Whip), Ronald Bulkan and Winston Felix.

APNU “strongly” reiterated support for the motion of no confidence, which was tabled in the National Assembly by AFC’s MPs, Nagamootoo and Hughes. on the parliamentary agenda when the National Assembly re-convenes this month.
The Parties, which hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly, agreed that the holding of local government elections or the setting of a date for such elections would not deflect from or affect passage of the vote of no confidence.
The government, they maintained, is bound by the Constitution to periodically hold local government elections, which were last held in 1994.

The AFC and APNU declared their united position on the no confidence motion, and insisted that it is clear and unambiguous. They rebuffed the various sinister attempts of the PPP/C to create confusion over the issue and to divert attention from it.
Both AFC and APNU have assured the Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, of their support in the execution of his official functions.
Yesterday’s meeting came at a time where there was growing belief that APNU would have boycotted support that it had pledged for the Motion.

This belief begun after APNU renewed calls for Local Government Elections even though the Motion will result in the premature holding of General Elections.

PPP General Secretary, bicycle thief and website hacker Clement Rohee, on Monday told the Media that the AFC should prepare itself for major political fallout. This fallout, Rohee said, would be as a result of APNU’s non support for the Motion.

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Norway expresses concerns over Chinese timber firm operations in Guyana


Despite the company’s record, among its supporters is Guyana’s ex-President BharRAT Jagdeo. His photograph is included in Chu Wenze’s presentation, as part of the Guyanese Project Promotion Team for an Economic and Trading Cooperation Park that Bai Shan Lin is developing in Guyana. Other members of the Project Promotion Team include Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, and Prime Minister, Sam Hinds. BharRAT Jagdeo is currently the roving ambassador for the Three Basins Initiative, part of which seems to include begging the international community for more money to stop deforestation. Meanwhile, back in Guyana, he’s promoting a Chinese logging company, which seems to be operating above the law.

Despite the company’s record, among its supporters is Guyana’s ex-President BharRAT Jagdeo. His photograph is included in Chu Wenze’s presentation, as part of the Guyanese Project Promotion Team for an Economic and Trading Cooperation Park that Bai Shan Lin is developing in Guyana.
Other members of the Project Promotion Team include Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, and Prime Minister, Sam Hinds.
BharRAT Jagdeo is currently the roving ambassador for the Three Basins Initiative, part of which seems to include begging the international community for more money to stop deforestation. Meanwhile, back in Guyana, he’s promoting a Chinese logging company, which seems to be operating above the law.

Oslo, Norway: A senior monitoring official at Norway’s Ministry of Climate and the Environment is alarmed at reports highlighting the apparent green-house abuse of Guyana’s rainforest by a Chinese firm. Referring to several articles in the Guyana’s Kaieteur News, a leading private daily newspaper from Georgetown, the senior Norwegian climate monitor told this Publication that Oslo will be launching a silent investigation into the timber harvesting activities of the Chinese firm Bai Shan Lin. He stressed that the investigation will help to determine whether Bai Shan Lin’s operation is impacting on the terms that Norway had entered into with the Guyana Government under the REDD+ initiative. Sharing a series of inferences that he could have drawn from the articles, the official said that an EU corrupt practices investigation may also be likely, depending on what the initial REDD+ investigations may unearth.

Question on whether the investigation would be a joint initiative between the Guyana and Norwegian Government, the official was quick to say ‘NO’, thus revealing Norway’s obvious distrust of the officials responsible for enforcing Guyana’s environmental laws.

Norwegian officials have practically considered Bai Shan Lin to be an arm of Sinopec and several other Chinese investment firms that were already commercially convicted for flouting the conservation laws of Gabon, and for collaborating with criminals in the exploitation of several forest concessions throughout Africa. Oslo is also worried over intelligence information which suggests that three Chinese operatives, who were reportedly criminally fingered in Cameroon for siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in undeclared timber, are now part of Bai Shan Lin’s operation in Guyana.Bai Shan Lin. Guyana

Their worry is practically hinged on those operatives alleged tendency to illegally exploit rainforest concessions, with impunity. Generally associated with the story of El Dorado, and known for its magnificent forests, rivers and the Kaieteur falls, Guyana is home to a large swath of the Amazon rainforest. During November, 2009, the South American country had launched a controversial Low Carbon Development strategy under its previous President, Bharrat Jagdeo. Norway was one of the first countries to support the initiative by offering the country millions of dollars in exchange for protecting its rainforest, under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF).

However, straddled by poverty, rampant corruption and a low GDP, Guyanese forestry officials are usually very willing to suppress lawful processes in exchange for bribes, thus making the country’s sprawling rainforest a natural attraction for under-dealing companies like Bai Shan Lin.

PPP’s devious action in the Rupununi


 

PPP’s devious action in the Rupununi

PPP forcing youths to join PYO in the Rupununi

Dear Editor,
There is a typical case here in the Rupununi of misplaced priorities by the PPP government. There is an intense campaign, almost an obsession by the party, to convert all and sundry to PPPites. This campaign has now shifted focus to the youths.

On most weekends the PPP operatives, mostly from Georgetown, visit villages on this divisive quest. The youths are lured to the meetings on the ruse of government officials seeking to ascertain the communities’ problems.
At these meetings the youths are given forms to complete and their induction into the PYO is finalised. What deviousness! What happens next demonstrates the lack of patriotism and crookishness of the Party. For anyone to have access to a job in the village, whether it be the dubious and confrontational Community Support Officers (CSOs), or Health Worker, or teacher, one has to be a PYO member. Qualifications or suitability are of no importance
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But while millions of taxpayers’ dollars are being spent to fortify the position of the Party, the Police in the region are languishing without resources to fight crime.
The Rupununi is 23,000 square miles and consists of five Sub-Regions, each in itself, a huge expanse of land.
There are four Police Stations in the Region—one each in the Sub-Regions except the South-Central Sub-Region. The station at Aishalton is manned by two ranks. That area extends from Shea in the east, 42 miles from Aishalton, to Parabara in the West, which is some 57 miles away.

The area also takes in the mining area of Marudi mountains which is 38 miles to the South. This police station has no vehicle.
In examining Annai, the largest Sub-Region, the situation is no different. This area extends to Fairs View in the North, some 68 miles away. The communities in this Sub-Region are widely scattered and are hours driving from one village to the next. There are also communities along the Rupununi River like Apoteri, Rewa, Crash Water and Yakarinta. The police station at Annai does not have a vehicle or boat to access these communities.
The station at Karasabai is responsible for Yarong Paru in the East to Taushida in the West. This area is mountainous and probably requires an ATV to enable the police to access theses villages.

This leaves the Regional headquarters, Lethem.
The ranks at Lethem number no more than 15. They are responsible for the Central and South-Central Sub-Regions. This is one massive tract of land with villages widely scattered. Apart from St. Ignatius Village which is 30 minutes walk from Lethem, the next village, Kumu, is seven miles. As you go to the next the distances increase to double figures. Sand Creek, the center of the South-Central Sub-Region, is at least 58 miles from Lethem and there are other villages further away.
The Police at present have no vehicles to patrol, much less to respond to crimes in these areas. Just before their vehicle became unserviceable, there were always five ranks in the vehicle whenever it left the compound. The reason? Whenever the vehicle was parked it had to be push-started. Hence the driver dared not venture too far least he will not be able to get a quick start. That in itself was an undesirable situation, not to mention a dangerous one.

I am quite certain that the condition of this vehicle would have been included in the station’s routine reports to the Division Command.
Additionally, the Rupununi has over 1,000 miles of border with Brazil. Hence one can appreciate the impossible mission the ranks have in policing the Region. In the meantime, illegal cross-border activities continue unabated. Even with one vehicle, the police were engaged in mission impossible.
One has to sympathise with the ranks here.

The government by not addressing these shortcomings has failed the residents of this very region which they are desperately trying to retain. It has neglected the residents in the same way they have neglected the sugar workers.
My advice therefore is that the government stops this wanton waste of scarce resources and spend it where it is needed. Leave the people to decide which party they want to be members of. That decision will be made in two years’ time.
Carl Parker Sr.
Regional Councillor,
Region 9

Former President dicktaker BharRAT Jagdeo is adding more expense to the national coffers.


one of dicktor Barrat   drivers on an unexplained mission, drove one of the cars that the State has provided for the former President’s security detail, into a canal at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara.

one of dicktor Barrat drivers on an unexplained mission, drove one of the cars that the State has provided for the former President’s security detail, into a canal at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara.

In addition to costing the guyanese taxpayers millions of dollars each month for Presidential support, former President dicktaker BharRAT Jagdeo is adding more expense to the national coffers.

Yesterday, one of his drivers on an unexplained mission, drove one of the cars that the State has provided for the former President’s security detail, into a canal at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara.
The vehicle then slammed into a concrete fence that borders the Plaisance playground.

All of which will be fixed or replaced at the expense of the Guyana tax payer.

It is advisable to stay away from goats,Rohee and those wild accusations


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Dear Editor,
Earlier in the evening as I was looking at the HGP’s Nightly News I saw a very disgusting comment coming from none other than the Minister of Home Affairs and the PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee.

Mr. Rohee went on a tirade accusing the PNC and APNU leader, Brig David Granger, of being associated with criminal elements. Rohee, I think, is the most idiotic and naïve person and Minister that this country has produced.

This man who goes on national television and makes these wild accusations is also the man in charge of the Security forces of this country. I am beginning to wonder why or what is preventing him from handing over whatever information he may have in his possession to the Guyana Police Force which is the legitimate organization and the organization that comes under Mr. Rohee’s watch.

It leaves a lot to be desired why the subject Minister has not as yet handed whatever evidence he has to the relevant organization or is it that he is literally and figuratively at the same time saying that he doesn’t have the confidence in the G.P.F. the same as the average Guyanese or is he following Bharrat Jagdeo who had also told this nation that he has in his possession a video tape or recording implicating senior members of the P.N.C of having ties to the Buxton “ freedom fighters”.

The nation is still awaiting the surfacing of this tape too.

Mr. Rohee should be the last person to talk about criminals because he may have forgotten the days when he made the lives of the bananas and plantains farmers on the West Coast of Demerara / West Bank areas miserable.

Mr. Rohee it is best to hand over your evidence to the GPF and if during their investigations it is proven that Brig Granger indeed has ties to criminal elements then that by itself is a surplus for the government. In the mean time, Mr. Rohee, while you contemplate on whether or not to hand over your evidence it is advisable to stay away from goats.

Randy Persaud

Flashback : Guyana Police Commissioner Henry Greene, Accused of Rape – Victim’s Testimony


Flashback : Guyana Police Commissioner Henry Greene, Accused of Rape – Victim’s Testimony

Dictator bharRAT Jagdeo, Electricity bills from December 2011 to February 2014 amounted to $9,875,680. Paid for by you.


BharRAT Jagdeo

Dicktor BharRAT Jagdeo

The figures provided by Dr. Singh, represent the money the State spent on Jagdeo on the item (electricity bills) from the time he demitted office in December 2011 up to February 2014.

Jagdeo’s total electricity bill for the duration stated has amounted to $9,875,680. His average monthly bill is $365,766. Or over 6.866 Kilowatts per month.

Massive amount of electricity is being used by Jagdeo, what can the dicktaker Jagdeo have plugged in at his Pradoville 2 house to use over $365,766. In his electricity consumption, do bharRAT Jagdeo have several electrical dildos plugged in to the power supply.