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Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Why is the Judicial Review Act important?

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news june 3, 2018 I will stay away from the continuing controversies between the current and past Attorneys-General. To coin a phrase, when elephants rumble, it’s the insects in the grass who get trampled. I will likewise stay away from the merits or otherwise of the Chief Justice’s…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Silentium’

By Ralph Ramkarran  stabroek news When I read the headlines in SN yesterday morning, ‘AFC says constitutional reform still a priority,’ I could not feel a sense of elation. Instead, I sunk into a dejected mood of déjà vu. The headline itself subtly editorialized that it was not impressed with the…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Misconduct in public office

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news The offence of misconduct in public office carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. It is what is known as a ‘common law’ offence and is triable on indictment. This means that it is derived from the judge-made law of England which Guyana has legally inherited. And…

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Tit for tat

By Ralph Ramkarran  Tit for tat politics have arrived with a vengeance. The APNU+AFC police has charged PPP supporters and the PPP has struck back by charging APNU supporters. The charges against former members of the past PPP/C administration will be seen as a political vendetta and will kill any possibility…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Fundamental rights and the citizen

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news april 15, 2018 On Wednesday last the public was treated to a brilliant and expansive lecture by the former Chancellor (ag) of the Judiciary and now Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence at the University of Guyana, Carl Singh. The subject was ‘The Constitutional Guarantee of Fundamental Rights and the Citizen’….

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Alexander further obfuscates Burnham’s history

stabroek news letters april 14, 2018  Dear Editor, I refer to Mr Vincent Alexander’s letter of Thursday, April 11, correcting an editorial of the Stabroek News about Forbes Burnham’s alleged relationship with the British Guiana Labour Party (BGLP) in 1949-1950. Mr Alexander denies that Burnham was the leader, but leaves…

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The root of the evil

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news april 8, 2018 At the event marking the 100th Birth Anniversary of Cheddi Jagan sponsored by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, former President Bharrat Jagdeo expressed fears that the general elections due in 2020 will be rigged. President Jagdeo cited the circumstances leading up to the appointment…

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