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UK calls for resumption of Unasur-member Guyana parliament and local elections

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:44 UTC
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The United Kingdom again called on the Guyana government for the earliest possible resumption of Parliament as required by the country's constitution and Commonwealth charter, and urged the government to name a date for long-delayed general elections. Guyana is a member of Unasur, Celac and associate member of Mercosur. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Give them self rule and look what they do with it, Dictatorship.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Well done, United Kingdom!

    Democracy is our passport to sustainable growth and improvement of our people!

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Self governing or do you not understand the term, of course not you are a Latino.
    They are members of UNASUR, CELAC and MERCSUR tells you all you need to know.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. And what exactly have unasur and mercosur DONE? Oh, I forgot. Neither believe in democracy except when it suits their self-interest.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Isn´t Guyana an independent country???? why not leave them alone??
    and do what the please....ummmmmmmmmmmmm

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Aussie Quite agrree. They can go to hell on their own handcart. But why are these idiots stiil granted observer status to Merosur etc when Paraguay was suspended for much less? Doesnt this idiot know that Venezuela is claiming sovereignty of the Guyanan province of Essiquibo which amounts to about 50% of Guyanian terretory?

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @5 aussiesunshine

    It is everyone's interests that Guyana remains a free country and democratic rights are respected. Simple.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Victor Laszlo

    @ 7 Brit Bob.
    I agree with your above statement.

    It should be in everyone's interest to note that Venezuela considers a huge part of Guyana to be nominally Venezeulan. It is taught in schools as the “Zona de Reclaimacion”. Very similar to the Argentine lies/myth regarding the Falkland Islands.
    There is cause for concern that the dictator Maduro, (ruling by decree for over one year now), may make a similar stupid decision to invade in order to prop up his failing regime.

    We should watch closely.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 01:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    5# “why not leave them alone??”

    No, we can’t leave them alone, because as Brit Bob has said:
    “It is everyone's interests that Guyana remains a free country and democratic rights are respected. Simple.”
    It is especially so for other SA countries, they need all the democracy they can get.

    Besides, Guyana is a former British colony and a member of the Commonwealth and, as such, Britain and all the other Commonwealth countries have a legitimate interest in ensuring that the democratic process continues to exist and thrive in Guyana. We don't want Guyana turning into just another banana republic with a tin pot dictatorship!

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Victor Laszlo

    well said! @9 downunder
    As a member of the British Commonwealth no-one wants it to become another Vene-Cuba/Argentina.
    However we must respect their own self-determination.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    10# “However we must respect their own self-determination.”


    Jan 10th, 2015 - 03:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    10 Victor Laszlo
    11 downunder

    I second that !

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    I agree that we must respect their self determination but at the moment they are operating a one man one vote system and that man is Ramotar. Hardly self determination for the people. Constitutionally this is worse than Cuba in the 60s, although the abuse of individuals is much less I.e. No work camps, no spurious executions, at least Castro agreed to share some power with some of his cronies.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    we could send diplomats backed up by the military if required,

    not as an occupying force, but a peaceful one,

    its just an idea if it turns bad,

    anyway at the very least it would pixx CFK of..

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Briton, a UK help would be welcome.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Well it would not do any harm.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Personally I think we should keep our noses out of this completely. They wanted independence, they got it. They are the architects of their own destiny for good or for bad, they make their own choices, it is absolutely nothing to do with us.

    WE in the UK need to look after and concern ourselves with what is ours, our Islands, our Crown dependencies, our BOT's and stop interfering in other foreign sovereign nations internal affairs. It gets us in to no end of trouble, we get no thanks for it, we get our soldiers killed and invariably we make the situation even worse and we end up with a colossal bill.

    When will we ever, learn!!

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @17. Can't agree with you. For obvious reasons, who is the lead nation of the Commonwealth of Nations? What is wrong with calling for the resumption of the democratic process?

    It might help if you were to take the time to research the objectives of the Commonwealth.

    It is, regrettably, the case that many in the UK these days have fallen in love with the phrase “it is absolutely nothing to do with us”. Is that right? What will you be saying when Guyanese start turning up at UK ports and airports looking for asylum? So isn't it better to try finding a solution while it's still in Guyana?

    Jan 11th, 2015 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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