The cause of the political crisis in Guyana today is the determination of the executive to dominate the legislative branch of government .
Article 13 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana mandates “The principal objective of the political system of the State is to establish an inclusionary democracy by providing increased opportunities for the participation of citizens and the organisations in the management and decision making processes of the State with particular emphasis on those areas of decision making that directly affect their well- being” .
In his presentation to the last biannual congress of the AFC, Chairperson Mr .
Democracy and accountability are the twin sides of the same coin .
By Kevin Edmonds Kevin Edmonds is a PhD student, at the University of Toronto and is affiliated with the Center for Critical Development Studies and the Caribbean Studies Program .
Poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas, evoking the holiday spirit .
Fort Island, located not very far up the Essequibo River, boasts the best preserved built evidence of Dutch settlement in Guyana .
In a long life I have become accustomed to the usefulness of reading .
It’s not nature’s topography; the complex pattern of waterways draining our coastland wasn’t always there .
For some who oppose the PPP, an alliance of opposition political parties to contest elections has always been a prime objective .
Mood swingFrom all indications general elections in Guyana will be held in 2015 .
A little over a week ago Britain and its Overseas Territories held their annual Joint Ministerial Council in London .
The following games were played at the 2014 Qatar Masters, Doha, where 92 grandmasters were participants .
Competition favourites Enterprise Primary secured their berth in the semi-final round of the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls Primary Schools football tournament by downing derby rivals Tucville Primary 3-0 in the quarterfinal stage yesterday .
Well, Christmas time, the season of goodwill and reflection, is upon us .
Adult male Golden-headed manakins are all black except for a golden yellow cap, pinkish legs and yellowish bill .
This Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the 105th birthday of Edgar Austin Mittelholzer (1909-65), standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature .
Introduction As promised last week, today’s column begins with a brief report on the only recent study that I know of, which provides a quantitative measure of the direct impact of the global economy on poverty and inequality within nations .
The Euro-American traditional Christmas-time music included a song called “Blue Christmas” .
Unbeknownst to many, an epidemic is destroying humanity .
Introduction: Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to submit a weekly column on governance and related matters .
By Dr Arif Bulkan In the six weeks since the mask slipped, providing an insight into Attorney General Anil Nandlall in his unguarded moments, our battered nation has been subjected to the arrogant response of both the AG himself and the ruling party in respect of the disclosures, followed closely by the prorogation of Parliament, and then yet another debilitating flood in Georgetown and along the coast after only a few hours of rain .
On 29 November 2014, the Government announced a five per cent increase in the wages and salaries for public servants earning in excess of $50,000 per month and an eight per cent increase for those earning less than $50,000, retroactive to 1 January 2014 .
Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserThe Education Ministry began implementing the Secondary Competency Certificate Programme (SCCP) in 16 more schools from September .
Reading a Gallup Poll about the happiest countries on earth, I couldn’t help being surprised by the fact that nine out of the 10 happiest countries — led by Paraguay — turned out to be in Latin America .
So much begins with parents .
The notion in 1950 by the leaders of the PPP that freedom will bring justice has not materialized .
Followers of this column will know I’m always preaching that we should, whenever possible, present both sides of the coin when we’re discussing issues in the homeland; that as we take time to rightfully criticize the shortcomings, we should also be pointing to the good news happenings as they occur .
The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts government announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky, citizenship-by-investment schemes .
Araucaria excels, commonly called Norfolk Island Pine or just Christmas Tree originated from Norfolk Island in the South Pacific which is an Australian territory off the coast of Australia .
There are two crucial issues which remain to be tackled in this series on inequality and poverty in contemporary Guyana .
Continued from last weekAfter having spent some time last week discussing canine chronology and positing that the ‘7 human years = 1 dog year’ opinion should not be taken as gospel, let us now have a more serious look at the physical and psychological (behavioural) changes in the elderly dog as well as those things that influence his wellbeing and longevity .
Rose Hall town’s Kriskal Persaud, a former national junior and senior chess champion, looks tentatively at the chess board in his first game of the Umada Cup .