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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Making the small man a real man

By RALPH RAMKARRAN May 21, 2017 stabroek news The collapse of the Palmyra foundation structure intended to support an Indian Arrival Monument which was unveiled on Arrival Day was reported by the Stabroek News on April 27. Stabroek News had interviewed a Mr Marlon Cumberbatch, who said he was the supervisor of…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

When should a judge recuse himself or herself?

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news May 14, 2017 ‘Inappropriate recusals are potentially very damaging.’ This statement begins the concluding portion of an article by Professor Abimbola Olowofoyeku, Professor of Law, Brunel University, London, UK, entitled ‘Inappropriate Recusals’ in The Law Quarterly Review, April 2016. The main basis for recusals by judges (or other…

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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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