On December 21, 2018, then AFC Parliamentarian, Mr Charandass Persaud, toppled the APNU/AFC Coalition government in a no confidence motion tabled by the PPP/C. The video above shows him speaking to reporters that night explaining why he did so. For many, Charandass Persaud is a National Hero, but for others, he is a Judas and traitor. It depends on which side of the fence you’re standing on.
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Maria Coria Machado, Venezuela’s political front runner and leader of the main opposition party which is expected to challenge Nicolas Maduro for the Presidency in October 2024, has condemned Nicolas Maduro’s December 3 referendum which seeks public support in annexing the Essequibo. But she has chosen her words very carefully and wisely. On one hand, she seems to want to send a message of peace and respect for international law to the Guyanese Government and people, but at the same time, she has to avoid being seen as a traitor to the Venezuelan people who were erroneously being taught since primary school that “the Essequibo belongs to Venezuela.”
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Stepping back into the Ashmins Building after two years was an emotional rollercoaster. My last interaction with this building was kicking in the very door you see in the picture and being frivolously charged for such. Yes, the door with the handles still missing onto this day.
As the case of the Guyana Government Versus the Opposition PPP/C unfolds, there are strong indicators that the Caribbean Court of Justice will rule in favor of the Opposition and declare that the No-Confident Motion was validly passed.