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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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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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