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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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AFC has betrayed the people who supported it – Jeffrey -Ramkarran sees sign of likely demise of coalition by 2020

 By Staff Writer stabroek news august 16, 2018 Henry Jeffrey Following the AFC’s decision to contest local government elections on its own, political scientist Henry Jeffrey has accused the party of betraying the agenda of the people who had supported it while commentator Ralph Ramkarran sees it as a sign of…

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Dead Meat

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news august 12, 2018   Share   The AFC declared on Monday last that it would be contesting the November 12 local government elections on its own. It could be that in the discussions between the parties the AFC put forward for the local government elections the same formula agreed…

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Sweep away the cobweb

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news august 5, 2018 An extensive debate is currently raging in the media on the Government’s lethargic approach in preparation for the oil industry. Among the contentious issues are legislation for local content, the sovereign wealth fund, the petroleum commission, and the Department of Energy. The most glaring…

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SOCU, the State and the Judiciary

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news july 29, 2018   Share   It has long been recognized that the judiciary and its decisions are not and should not be immune from criticisms. It’s quite a different matter to attribute motives to the judiciary that can be construed as improper, such as failing to consider or…

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The $20 Billion Question For Guyana

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news july 22, 2018 On Friday last, the New York Times (NYT) published a report, headlined ‘The $20 Billion Question for Guyana.’ It was a lengthy review of Guyana and the impact that the oil discovery by Exxon and its partners in its offshore Guyana venture is likely…

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