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The politics of abuse

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news december 3, 2017 Minister Khemraj Ramjattan responded to my article last Sunday, entitled, ‘To preserve itself, the AFC must resign from the government,’  with the following epithets – “nonsensical”; “vacuous chatter”; “idiotic”; “we are not going to block [the] chatterati”; “foolish”; “Ralph kept his mouth shut then…

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The crocodile strikes

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news november 19, 2017 Wracked by dissention and uncertainty, compounded by the dismissal of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, known by the nickname of ‘Crocodile’ which he embraces, the army on Wednesday occupied strategic points in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and deposed President Robert Mugabe, aged 93 and…

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The Socialist Revolution

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news november 12, 2017 The Russian Revolution, referred to as the ‘Great October Socialist Revolution,’ took place one hundred years ago on November 7 (October 25 on the calendar in force in Russia at the time). Although the revolution was inspired by noble ideas and ideals, mainly the…

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What do rising political tensions mean?

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news november 4, 2017 Political tensions in Guyana took a turn for the worse over the past two weeks. This has resulted from the appointment by President Granger of former Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Elections Commission. Claiming that the third set of names contained no…

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The Petroleum Commission

By Ralph Ramkarran stsbroek news Very little debate has taken place on the Petroleum Commission of Guyana Bill. It is to the credit of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry to have initiated a public discourse on the legislation around the country, albeit late in the day. The lead speaker was former…

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Anger and frustration

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news october 22, 2017 The Peoples’ Progressive Party went to extraordinary lengths over ten months to find eighteen Guyanese willing to agree to have their names submitted to the President of Guyana for consideration to be appointed to one of the most difficult, controversial and thankless of jobs…

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Granger under fire for “political mistake” of unilaterally appointing GECOM Chairman

Denis Chabrol demerara waves October 20, 2017 Political analyst, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran and Political Scientist, David Hinds Friday expressed disappointment in President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Hinds lamented that Granger’s move does not send the right signal to Guyanese about “holding the country…

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What I said in New York: A synopsis

By Ralph Ramkarran October 15, 2017 stabroek news October 5 will forever be remembered in the history of Guyana as the date when a short-lived democracy was restored. Our freedom was obtained on May 26, 1966. The period of formal democracy lasted from 1966 until 1968 when it was crushed by rigged elections….

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Ethnic dominance

Conversation TreeBy Ralph Ramkarran  stabroek news The drive for ethnic dominance is an unavoidable consequence of our social history. It manifests itself in numerous ways and appears in discourses relating to social and economic policy. More importantly and fundamentally, it appears in political competition. Ideas of ethnic dominance have always shaped…

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