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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Everything is wrong with this deal from hell

By RALPH RAMKARRAN  stabroek news February 19, 2017 The pacu is a fish related to the pirhana. The sweet water pacu has fearsome, human-like, teeth. However, unlike the pirhana, it feeds principally on nuts, fruit, insects and small fish. Its love for ‘nuts’ is not related to its rumoured taste for…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Public rage

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek new February 12, 2017 Public rage in Georgetown continues to grow and expand as last Thursday’s massive demonstration shows, even as the government has finally been forced to intervene in the parking meter fiasco. But it is too little too late. Boat gone a’ fall. The demand is now…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

The silent revolt of empty streets

By RALPH RAMKARRAN February 5, 2017 stabroek news No one doubts the dire need of the city council for resources. Its current income from rates and taxes is inadequate to maintain even the basic services it now provides. The city council has had to rely on the help of the central government…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

A portent of what will happen in 2017?

By RALPH RAMKARRAN January 1, 2017 On December 29 the Attorney General’s Chambers issued a statement asserting that the lease that had been granted to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) in connection with the property in Kingston, Georgetown, known as ‘Red House,’ was invalid. Extensive reasons were given as the basis…

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Growing incidence of armed robberies ….Legislate to make armed robbery a non-bailable offence – Ralph Ramkarran

Dec 20, 2016 News Former Speaker of the National Assembly and former People Progressive Party /Civic Executive Ralph Ramkarran is of the view that legislation to make armed robbery a non-bailable offence is the simplest solution to decreasing such incidences. Ramkarran noted that even though crime statistics reported by the…

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Faltering between a rock and a hard place

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news December 11, 2016 Guyana’s economy is declining. The growth rate fell this year and the projection for next year is modest. This means that the income of the government has declined significantly and so has its ability to spend. Public expenditure is one of the two main props…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Fidel Castro

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news November 27, 2016 The world woke up to the news yesterday that Fidel Castro had died. Although his increasingly frail health and advancing years suggested that Fidel’s continued sojourn amongst us would be of limited duration, the news of his passing nevertheless delivered a shock, then sadness,…

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On the warpath against the Constitution

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news November 20, 2016 Many may remember that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) recommended the appointment of prominent lawyer Miles Fitzpatrick as an acting judge in the early 1970s. Mr Fitzpatrick then turned up at State House on the appointed day to be sworn in by the then…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

President Trump!

By RALPH RAMKARRAN Stabroek News November 13, 2016 Against all expectations, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. From the moment he appeared on a descending escalator in Trump Tower, his luxury building and home in Manhattan, New York, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination,…

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