If Ramotar will not participate in a debate he should release a full CV
By Stabroek staff Letters.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

Editor, the November 28 general elections are now ahead. And there are major, vital and critical issues facing our nation. Crime is rampant in Guyana. Our country is now a narco-state. Unem-ployment is rife. Poverty is everywhere, especially in the interior areas. Taxes are high, and the 16% VAT especially is a burden around the necks of workers. Partyism, nepotism,cronyism and racial bias dominate life and living in our society.

It was therefore of major importance to learn from the three presidential candidates their visions, plans and programmes to deal with those issues, since one of them will be head of state, come November 29.

Relatives of mine who live in Berbice, West Coast Deme-rara and Essequibo were eagerly looking forward to a national presidential debate so they could learn from the lips of each candidate how he would address the issues.

Alas and alack, Mr Ramotar of the PPP/C declined to participate in the debate on the grounds that he is too busy campaigning. But Editor, the debate is a form of campaigning, so Mr Ramotar’s excuse is puerile at best.

The debate would have been an act of transparency in what is supposed to be a democratic society. It would have been a good guide to voters, including my relatives, on who they should vote for.

In the absence of the debate and since voters need to know more about the presidential candidates, I call on Mr Ramotar to release to the media a full curriculum vitae so we may judge for ourselves his qualifications, experience, ability and suitability to be President of Guyana. Brig Granger and Mr Ramjattan have publicly issued their CVs, and Mr Ramotar should do the same.

Yours faithfully,
Valda A Forsythe
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Merundoi proposes town hall-style forum for contesting parties
By Stabroek staff.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The refusal of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s presidential candidate Donald Ramotar to participate in a presidential debate organized by Merundoi, has forced the organization to opt instead for a β€œtown-hall” styled forum, for which it is again seeking participation from the four major groups contesting the elections.

Merundoi Incorporated’s Managing Director Margaret Lawrence yesterday told Stabroek News that invitations would be dispatched to the four main political parties shortly.

This news comes after the much anticipated Merundoi debate was stalled because of the status of Ramotar’s participation.

β€œWe have decided that we will change the debate format to a β€œtown hall format” where the parties will make their presentations and then invite questions from the floor…We are currently in the process of inviting the four main partiesβ€”the incumbent People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Alliance For Change (AFC) and The United Force (TUF)β€”to participate and will also be sending invitations to three hundred stakeholders to be part of the questioning audience,” she said.

She added that since the Theatre Guild, the planned venue for the event, could only accommodate 300, the organization will take questions from the public by email or post, so that citizens can participate from across the country and parties can address the issues from a cross- section of possible voters countrywide. Lawrence noted that as soon Merundoi formalizes final plans, details of the event will be made known to the public.

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry has already pulled out as a partner in holding the previously planned debate, after the PPP/C said the event was not in keeping with Ramotar’s tight campaign schedule.

PPP/C Campaign Manager Robert Persaud, who has said that Ramotar is unafraid of a debate, said recently that the party is committed to participate in a forum organized by another group.

The PPP/C, however, has not named the group or persons associated with the debate to which Persaud has alluded.

Meanwhile, the Jamaican Observer yesterday reported that although their elections was one year away, the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) is already in a preparatory state to host at least three national debates, with representatives of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the opposition People’s National Party (PNP).

The report also stated that both parties have agreed in principle to their participation. However, discussions are currently ongoing to ascertain the number, subject areas and formats of those debates.

The newspaper quotes JDC chairman Gary Allen as saying, β€œWe have not gotten to the stage where we have a signing off on a written commitment, and we have not yet gotten to the stage where we flesh out issues [like] the number of debates, the timing of debates and the format that will be used, but we have had an agreement in principle.”

In addition, the Observer also states that the JDC was the organization responsible for planning and holding the general elections debates in 2002 and 2007, through a partnership with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and the Media Association of Jamaica.

The JDC is, however, looking to make a few changes to how past debates were held. Those changes range from format change, focusing on local government issues and reform and focusing on how to achieve accelerated economic growth, rather than repetition of statistical growth rates over years.

The JDC also highlighted the importance of debates, since they said that their polls illustrated not only that over 60% of viewers tuned in to watch the debates but that more than 50% stated that the debates influence which party they voted for while, 24.8 persons said that the debates influenced their change to which party they would have voted for at those elections.
The real judas are the ones raping and pillaging Guyana getting land at bargain basement super crasher prices, living on the Guyanese tax payer in govt funded houses.

Having a crazed lunatic running around the country waving a gun and running over women.

When a man can go from owning nothing but a pair of pants to become president and in 12 years he owns a multibillion dollar house that is pure and simple theft.
No shame. DUCKING THE ~DEBATE.

Common Donald, Ramjattan waiting.


Let us talk ethanol Donald. Let us talk sugar.

We do not want to hear about 1957 and 1964 and all that rubbish you have been talking about on the campaign trail.

Let us talk what have you done for sugar in Guyana.



COMPETITION TIME.


WHAT HAS THE DONALD DONE FOR GUYSUCO.


HOW HAS HE BRUK UP GUYSUCO?

THE FIRST 10 ANSWER GOT A PRIZE FROM ME.
quote:
Originally posted by Sase Singh:
No shame. DUCKING THE ~DEBATE.

Common Donald, Ramjattan waiting.

Let us talk ethanol Donald. Let us talk sugar.

We do not want to hear about 1957 and 1964 and all that rubbish you have been talking about on the campaign trail.

Let us talk what have you done for sugar in Guyana.

COMPETITION TIME.

WHAT HAS THE DONALD DONE FOR GUYSUCO.

HOW HAS HE BRUK UP GUYSUCO?
THE FIRST 10 ANSWER GOT A PRIZE FROM ME.

Why you think he is ducking out and waddling to the far corner of the ring! It easier to tell lies, fool and hype the people and before the settle down to ask questions, its election day. A debate will fast-forward the questioning, something which he cannot stand the test.
The PPP have put all their incompetent stooges on Guysuco board and then they wonder why its in the toilet.

Ramotar - Chief thief on the board and incompetent loser - Said the board was a policy board? huh? policy board? running a company? This is what Bookman supports.

Geeta Singh knight - Clico thief and lawrence Duprey co-conspirator, responsible for syphoning off NIS money for Jagdeo and routing it to florida to purchase a strip mall and supermarket in Jagdeo's sister name. Now the sister has told Jagdeo to get lost he has no claim over that property now so he is going mad. - Zero Experience in the sugar industry.

Raj Singh - Claims he is Dr. Raj singh, bought his PHD and other degrees from a diploma mill, grad ceremony was held at the mailbox. Lives in NY, Guysuco pays for him to fly back and forth to NY and live in Guyana on the backs of poor sugar workers. Zero experience in sugar industry.

Nanda K Gopaul - On more boards than toolsie persaud sawmill, chief thief and money funnel man who works out of the OP at direct direction of Jagdeo, has sold of a litany of Guysuco lands to friends and family also in the pocket of several vendors who supply Guysuco with equipment and materials.



There is the board for ya folks, that is the truth. Let Bookman and these other PPP soupies come here and refute this.

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