Category Archives: Caribbean News

Guyana’s Coalition Government Asked to Reject No Confidence Vote

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President of the Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) Dear Editor: The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) reiterates to all Guyanese and the international community that the December 21, 2018 no confidence vote against the APNU+AFC coalition government of Guyana was unconstitutional. The vote violated several provisions of extant law. The coalition government must embrace all

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The Sandals Re-MoU

Afra Raymond continues his relentless prosecution of the Sandals MoU matter in Trinidad – Blogmaster Many years ago, in an earlier life, I was taught about the perils of the short-lived ‘remou’ and that word snapped back into my mind when considering the current position with this Sandals MoU, in which all points are supposedly open for discussion. That stated

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Trinidadians Blamed for Guyanese Political Crisis

The People’s National Congress (PNC)-led coalition government in Guyana has refused to resign after it was defeated in a no-confidence motion in Parliament on Friday December 21, 2018. As expected, the drowning party is grasping at straws to illegally survive another year before it sinks on its own in the 2020 general elections. PNC Executive Member Aubrey Norton has accused

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Jagdeo Desperate to Grab Oil Money

  CGID slams Jagdeo as desperate to grab Guyana’s oil money, warns of PPP secret deals to give part of Essequibo to Venezuela BROOKLYN: A war of words is brewing between Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and his former student, Rickford Burke, President of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID). Jagdeo on Thursday attacked Burke as a “political neophyte”

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Charrandass Persaud: Open Letter to Speaker Dr. Bartland Scotland

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) corrected submission December 24, 2018 Hon. Dr. Bartland Scotland, M.P. Speaker of the National Assembly Republic of Guyana Parliament Buildings Brickdam, Georgetown Guyana Dear Honorable Speaker: Article 156.3 of the Guyana constitution states that: “A member of the National Assembly elected on a list shall cease to be a

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