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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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October 5

By RALPH RAMKARRAN October 16, 2016 stabroek news  October 5, 1992, was an historic day for Guyana – the day when democracy returned in free and fair elections for the first time in twenty-four years.  It is commemorated only by the PPP but in a way that aids its own credentials and…

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A liar at the heart of American politics

By RALPH RAMKARRAN September 11, 2016 stabroek news A liar, racist, demagogue and misogynist is the presidential candidate of the once great Republican Party. He won the nomination by exploiting the deep insecurities generated by decades of growing inequality in the United States. This in turn exacerbated and exposed the racist hostility…

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Echoes of the ever-present past

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news September 4, 2016 In 1838, as former slaves were celebrating the abolition of slavery the British colonial empire, Jesuit priests of Georgetown University in Washington DC, in the US, were selling 272 slaves to Southern estates to raise funds for the university. This trade in human degradation lasted…

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Guyana still reeling from one party rule

By RALPH RAMKARRANStabroek News August 21, 2016 The above headline to this article was borrowed from yesterday’s Guyana Chronicle, which reported on an assessment conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  While observers of the Guyana political scene did not need a foreign agency to confirm what some have…

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Guyana’s future as an oil producer

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news August 7, 2016 4  The official information is that Guyana’s petroleum deposits are estimated to be equivalent to 800 million to 1.4 billion barrels of oil from the results of two wells. Many more wells are expected to be drilled by Exxon in the future and no one…

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Jagdeo has transformed PPP into ‘ethnic interest’ party: “Dr. Cheddi Jagan must be turning in his grave” – Ramkarran

Kaieteur NewsAug 01, 2016 News A former stalwart of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) since 1962, Ralph Ramkarran, has called out Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo for comments he made during a recent meeting in Queens, New York, which have since attracted much condemnation. Ramkarran, who had sharp words…

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Who ‘gonna take back Guyana?’

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news July 31, 2016 Accusations of racial discrimination in Guyana’s politics by Guyanese politicians are nothing new. Between 1957 and 1964 the PPP governments endured charges of ‘apaan jaat,’ adapted to mean ‘support your own kind.’ During 1964 to 1992 the PNC governments were consistently accused of racial…

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The PPP, WPA and Clive Thomas

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news  July 3, 2016    A recent exchange of six letters took place between Tacuma Ogunsaye and Clairmonte Lye, contributed to by Manzoor Nadir, in SN between the June 22 and July 2 triggered by Mr Ogunseye’s claim that Dr Roger Luncheon allegedly withdrew an offer made by…

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