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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Which fork in the road will the AFC take?

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news dec 2, 2018 At the Georgetown mayoral elections on November 30, AFC Councillor Michael Leonard was nominated by his lone colleague. Having only two members, no one seconded the nomination and it was declared to be invalid. This event, embarrassing for the AFC, symbolises the decline from…

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Standing behind the CCJ

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news nov 25, 2018 The PNCR appears to have had no difficulty in accepting the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction. The CCJ was established in 2005. As a court of original jurisdiction, its function is to interpret and apply the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas,…

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Still time for constitutional reform

By Ralph Ramkarran October 21, 2018 stabroek news President Granger’s address to the National Assembly completely omitted any reference to constitutional reform. Since a budgetary provision was made, the Guyanese people were entitled to be told what legislative initiatives to expect from the Government. Constitution reform was promised by the APNU+AFC manifesto and…

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Relations between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago

By Ralph Ramkarran sept 23, 2018 Of all the other Caricom countries, Guyana has enjoyed the closest relations with Trinidad and Tobago. Language, common colonial history, ethnic make-up, common cultural patterns, similar systems of government and laws and long established people to people contact have all come together to keep us close….

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I am Ryan “*@#*+=?” Crawford

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news september 16, 2018 Ryan Crawford, whose middle name you will have to guess, is an attorney-at-law in practice in Berbice, and the son of the late Marcel Crawford, one of the Ancient County’s distinguished lawyers. He was the victim of a stop on the East Coast public…

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Food and booze in Parliament

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news august 19, 2018 A report on the cost of food for each sitting of Parliament being $700,000 has triggered a particularly sharp debate about the cost and the alleged supply of alcohol. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, confessed that he consumes the food. He…

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