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GUYANA: OIL: The Natural Resource Fund Act: ZOOM Panel Discussion – January 29, 2022 – Moray House Trust

You are warmly invited to join the first Moray House Trust panel discussion of 2022:
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Title:             The Natural Resource Fund Act: perspectives
Speakers:     Tarron Khemraj, Mike McCormack, Christopher Ram
Moderator:   Alissa Trotz

Date:            Saturday 29th January 2022

Time:           5.00 PM Guyana —  4.00 PM EST — 9.00 PM London

Moray House Trust is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Panel: The Natural Resource Fund Act: perspectives
Time: Jan 29, 2022 05:00 PM Guyana
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 1520 1430
Passcode: 441934


The government of Guyana has opted to create a sovereign wealth fund with the revenue earned from the offshore extraction of oil. This has not proven to be a straightforward exercise. Join our panel as they offer perspectives on the economics, the ethics and the legislation involved. The panel will consist of Professor Tarron Khemraj (economist), Christopher Ram (of Article 13) and Mike McCormack (of Policy Forum Guyana). Professor Alissa Trotz will moderate.

Moray House Trust has spent a decade working to promote Guyanese culture and public discourse. We believe that a culture thrives and develops where ideas circulate and are robustly debated and interrogated.
If you would like to ask questions or make a comment, please join via Zoom.
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Moray House Trust: Guyana’s Oil: Priorities for 2021 – Virtual Event – January 16, 2021

Moray House Trust warmly invites to you to attend our fourth virtual event:

TitleGuyana’s Oil: Priorities for 2021

Panel: Dr. Vincent Adams, Dr. Janette Bulkan, Christopher Ram

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021
Time: 4.00 pm Guyana time [3.00 pm Toronto & New York, 8.00 pm UK].

Guyana Elections: Legal challenge to House-to-House could end up with the CCJ – PNCR

 Bharrat Jagdeo

Christopher Ram

Winston Jordan

A Conservatory Order has been requested by Attorney-at-law, Christopher Ram, to halt the process of House-to-House registration, which started on Saturday July 20, 2019. But so far, Chief Justice Roxane George has refused to grant the order, indicating that there is not enough evidence to do so.    Continue reading

Is Guyana Getting a Fair Deal for its Oil? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

I recently moderated a panel discussion on oil and gas in Guyana. The panel was made up of professionals that are household names in their own right.

Dr Tarron Khemraj is a professor of Economics in Florida. He writes a column in the ‘Stabroek News’ on economics and business and his interests include oil and gas.

Dr. Jan Mangal is a graduate in off -shore technology and has a PhD from Oxford. He was an advisor to President David Granger.

Christopher Ram is an attorney that is based in Guyana. He has a television show, and is involved in civic matters in Guyana. He holds a Master’s Degree in Oil and Gas.

READ MORE: – Is Guyana getting Fair Deal for its Oil – By Dr Dhanpaul 


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Guyana Politics: CCJ dismisses application to block sitting of National Assembly

Applications requested by Bharrat Jagdeo, Christopher Ram and Charrandass Persaud

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday dismissed applications by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram and former Member of Parliament Charrandass Persaud to block today’s sitting of the National Assembly.

The Application, filed by Attorneys Anil Nandlall and Sanjeev Datadin, sought an order of the Court to block the parliamentary sitting until the outcome of the appeals before the CCJ on the no-confidence matter.

Listing the grounds for application, the attorneys contended that the convening of the National Assembly is contrary to the rule of law in the circumstances of a No Confidence Motion.             Continue reading

GUYANA SPEAKS: Sunday, 26th November + Bourda Bazaar on 10th December 2017 – London

Dear All,

Please find below a reminder of this coming Sunday’s Guyana Speaks: ‘What will Oil do for Guyana?’ with Rex McKenzie, Christopher Ram and Dr Vincent Adams.     

 I’ve included a flyer about our Bourda Bazaar on Sunday, 10th December. The Bourda Bazaar will be opened by His Excellency F. Hamley Case and include musical performances from musicians, Keith Waithe, and Seetal Gurprashad (previously of the Hot Shots).  There will also be an exhibition of work by the artists, George ‘Fowokan’ Kelly and Rebecca Sharples as well as stallholders selling Guyanese products as varied as books, jewellery, greeting cards, cushion covers, collages, food  (e.g., conkie, pone, cassareep, etc) and drink.      Continue reading

WE DID NOT WANT TO KNOW – by Dave Martins + music videos

Dave Martins

WE DID NOT WANT TO KNOW – by Dave Martins

October 29, 2017

In an earlier comment about song-writing I made the point that while talent has to be there, the more critical quality is observation because that is almost always the ingredient that sets a song apart; the writer has turned a light on something in the society, or in an individual, that would have otherwise escaped the rest of us in the populace.

In fact, to look at the popular columnists or commentators in our local press – Freddie Kissoon, Ralph Ramkarran, Henry Jeffrey, Adam Harris, Christopher Ram, Ian McDonald, etc. – is to see this taking place as each writer brings us to something, or an aspect of something, that is new or revealing or thought-provoking.      Continue reading

Guyana and ExxonMobil: When a wrong is promoted as right – By Adam Harris

When a wrong is promoted as right – By Adam Harris


Oct 08, 2017  Features / Columnists, Adam Harris

There is a basic rule that states, “If something accrues from an illegality then that thing is also an illegality.” Simply put, you cannot do something wrong and claim that the end product is right. The end product may be acceptable but certainly not right.

Robin Hood was the epitome of doing something wrong and claiming that what he did was right because he would rob the rich and give to the poor. He was glorified. The society chose to ignore the wrong because the end result was what mattered to them. The Sheriff of Nottingham, however, wanted Robin Hood for the wrong.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Donald Ramotar talks of his plans and PPPC achievements

A confident Donald Ramotar talks of his plans for his second term

APRIL 12, 2015 | BY |  By Ralph Seeram  – From the Diaspora…
Pres. Donald Ramotar

Pres. Donald Ramotar

While many are predicting the demise of the PPP with the “Time for Change” campaign, incumbent President Donald Ramotar has plans in the works. He can’t wait for elections to be over so he can implement his party’s plans to move Guyana even further in his second term.
A confident Ramotar is looking not only to get over the 50 per cent mark but hoping to get substantially more.

I caught up with the President on his visit to Florida this past Easter weekend, and took the opportunity to interview him.
One of the main charges of the Opposition against the PPP administration is corruption, so naturally the first question I asked is what his administration will do to fight corruption at all levels. Continue reading

Guyana’s elections- It is all about numbers – analysis by GHK Lall + video interview

Also view video: GHK Lall being interviewed (June 2013), by Christopher Ram on his book “Sitting on a Recial Volcano” – a discussion on racial politics in Guyana.

Guyana’s elections- It is all about numbers – analysis by GHK Lall

Friday, 20 March 2015 –  Written by  GHK Lall

It is all in the numbers, and numbers don’t lie.  Guyanese know that talk of numbers during an election season is talk of race.  When the numbers were comforting, and a solid cushion of confidence existed, there was no need for any appeal of any kind at Babu John; or anywhere else for that matter.  Or to identify the ruling PPP as being of this or that particular kind of party.

Instead, all efforts were focused on trashing and demonizing the opposition.  But now there is open appeal, crude appeal (no matter how sanitized), and desperate appeals that start with the numbers.  What follows is a close scrutiny of the environment, and utilizes the few available figures, to extrapolate and arrive at some reasonable positions.
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