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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

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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Race: President Granger has the power in his hands

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news Membership of our two main political parties does not necessarily imply that one is a racist or subscribes to an ethnic approach to politics. The leaderships of both parties seriously strive, largely unsuccessfully, to broaden the leadership and membership of their parties. That they have not been successful…

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A bleak prognosis?

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news   The government is silently leaning the economy towards Burnham’s socialist control system, to cooperativism and poverty, where the sugar workers suffer and the private sector has no influence. The past government’s policies favoured drug lords, the criminally inclined and business crooks. While these two parties are…

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Independent third world judges lead the way

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news The stunning news, unprecedented in Africa’s history, broke on Friday morning that the Kenyan Supreme Court had overturned the results of the August 8 elections which the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, had won with 54 per cent of the vote. The six-bench Supreme Court ruled four to…

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Sex for women was better under socialism

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news August 20, 2017   Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was a leading Bolshevik and the earliest champion of women’s rights under the new Soviet government. From an aristocratic background, she was attracted to left wing ideas as a student and in 1899 joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, under which…

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Camp Street was a tragedy waiting to happen

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news There are approximately 2,000 prisoners in the five facilities in Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Mazaruni, Lusignan and Timehri. Of these 35 per cent are on remand awaiting trial. The Georgetown Prison at Camp Street was designed to accommodate 600 prisoners but held in the vicinity 1,000. Violent incidents…

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Absence does not make the heart grow fonder

by RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news  July 30, 2017 Being away for the past six weeks allowed me the luxury of leisurely contemplating Guyana from afar. The news emerging was not encouraging. The prison was burnt down and prisoners escaped; then more escaped from Lusignan. A disaster waiting to happen, it was said, but…

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