Guest Info

The party was established in January 2019 under Timothy Jonas’s chairmanship. Its primary objectives include shared governance, poverty reduction, agreement on regulating the oil business, and climate change. During the launch, Ralph Ramkarran, Beni Sankar, Kian Jabour, Henry Jeffrey, Akanni Blair, and Timothy Jonas were notable attendees. With Ralph Ramkarran as its presidential candidate, it participated in the 2020 general elections. 

The party earned 2,313 votes and acquired a joint seat in the legislature thanks to an agreement with the New Movement and the Liberty and Justice Party. The second round of internal elections for ANUG took place on July 13th, 2021, and Timothy Jonas, Ralph Ramkarran, Althia King, Kian Jabour, and other newcomers were elected as the party’s chairman, general secretary, assistant general secretary, organising secretary, and assistant general secretary, respectively. 

Alex D’Aguiar, Stephen Patterson, Mark deFrance, Celina Kishna, Bruce Camacho, Mary Correia, Niall Stanton, Javeed Ally, Bhavita Sukh, and Dirk Walker are the ten members of the committee who were elected.

About the Show

In this captivating episode of the Global Indian Podcast, Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with the Chairman of ANUG and lawyer Timothy Jonas, shedding light on ANUG (A New and United Guyana).

Despite its wealth in oil and vast geographical expanse, Guyana grapples with deep political divisions, with two main parties holding significant influence. The country’s racial composition is diverse, with individuals of African, Indian, American, and European heritage, reflecting its rich cultural tapestry.

Sadly, the concentration of power has led to rampant corruption, tarnishing the once moderately well-off ex-British colony. The average Guyanese, however, displays a remarkable ability to get along with everyone, devoid of feelings of inferiority or superiority. There is a collective sense of duty to resist racial institutions and promote inclusivity.

The political landscape often leaves those not aligning with either party with few friends, fostering the need for a potential third party. Despite the presence of excellent and efficient individuals in both parties, corruption remains a dominant force due to a majority tainted by dishonest practices. Consequently, corruption, social unrest, and poverty continue to escalate.

The country yearns for an inclusionary system that unites people and champions transparency and equality.

For a comprehensive understanding of the current situation in Guyana and the potential of ANUG, we invite you to tune in to the podcast. Discover the complexities and aspirations of this dynamic nation through our enlightening conversation.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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