Monday, April 4, 2011

Boigraphy of Donald Ramotar PPPC 2011 Presidential Candidate

Mr. Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar was born on the 22nd October, 1950 in the village of Caria Caria on the Essequibo River, to Mr. Sam Ramotar and Ms. Olive Constantine. His father was a Timber Grant operator and his mother a housewife. He has eight (8) siblings.

Mr. Ramotar, an economist by training, received his primary education at Caria Caria Congregational School and the St. Andrew’s Primary School. He later pursued studies at the Government Technical Institute and went on to become a graduate of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Guyana. He also pursued studies in what was then the Former Soviet Union.

He began his working career on his father’s timber grant. Between 1966 and 1975 he worked at GIMPEX, the commercial arm of the PPP. In 1975 he was appointed Manager of Freedom House, a position that he held for eight years. From 1983 to 1988, he served as a member of the Editorial Council of the magazine ‘Problems of Peace and Socialism’ and as the International Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) between 1988 and 1993.

Having joined the PPP in 1967 he has been in the leadership of the party since 1979 when he was elected to the Central Committee. He became a member of the Executive Committee of the PPP in 1983 and assumed the position of Executive Secretary of the party one year after the PPP was restored to office in 1992. He became the General Secretary in March 1997 when Dr. Cheddi Jagan passed away, a position he holds today. Mr. Ramotar has had extensive experience within the party and has represented the party on numerous occasions overseas. He has published a number of articles and is a regular columnist for the mirror Newspaper. He was also a member of the ACP- EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a Bureau member of that organization and a serving member of Guyana’s National Assembly since 1992. Ramotar also served on several Corporate Boards.

Mr. Ramotar is the husband of Deolatchmee Ramotar and the father of three children.


  1. Fabulous, I am voting for him, I use to shop at GIMPEX, I loved GIMPEX on Regent Street.

  2. hes a great person I met him and was very helpful to help me in my research in guyana

  3. Can he run a country. That's my question. Always square pegs in round hole.

  4. another great leader to continue progress


  6. It's a sad day when Guyanese everywhere sits back and allow another dinosaur to run the country. What has he done thus far in office, the unemployment rate is at a all time high, Guyana's infrastructure is deplorable and mostly the natural resources that was once the pride of Guyana is no more. When will the Guyanese people realize that they need a change in Georgetown, fresh ideologies and mostly a leader that was wasn't around with the likes of LFS Burnham, Mr. Hoyt and Dr. Jagan. We were once a proud people, a country that fostered many resources for the world community. We need to attract our educated young people that are living abroad to come home and rebuild their land.