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The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

By Harry T .

Easter plans

Easter plans

Today, Easter Monday, traditionally being a day when families picnic and fly kites at various venues around the country, we asked the man/woman in the street how they planned to spend the Easter holidays .

Ministerial accountability and the public interest

Ministerial accountability and the public interest

A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest form of repentance .

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Story and photos by Desilon Danielsand Samaria Deonauth Sandwiched between Washington and Seafield/Number 42 Village, the small village of Rising Sun on the West Coast of Berbice is a community of close familial ties .

Sugar: Factory underperformance and the Skeldon calamity

Sugar: Factory underperformance and the Skeldon calamity

This week’s column concludes consideration of the sugar industry’s land productivity measure; that is tonnes cane (TC) per hectare (HA) of harvested land .

Slash and burn

Slash and burn

I listened intently to a television discussion last Sunday on Channel 28 sponsored through the auspices of the USAID LEAD Programme .

Reflections on another birthday

Reflections on another birthday

A few weeks, it seems, since the last one, a new birthday has come along – the 81st no less, hardly believable when one thinks how not so long ago one could joyfully spring up stairs three at a time if the occasion demanded it or party until dawn (very possibly celebrating another West Indies victory as No .

Cheap energy and the fierce urgency of now

Cheap energy and the fierce urgency of now

Forty-seven years ago this month Martin Luther King Jr .

Slanted information

Slanted information

A letter in Kaieteur News this week, by Mr M Maxwell, made the trenchant point that our forefathers came to Guyana already imbued with the racial prejudices of their ancestral homelands; that those ethnic divides, while recognized and exploited by the British for their own advantage, were a pre-existing condition; it was certainly used but just as certainly not created by the colonialists .

Bird Watcher’s corner

Bird Watcher’s corner

[caption id="attachment_286274" align="alignleft" width="333"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

Latin America’s forecasts may be too rosy

Latin America’s forecasts may be too rosy

What’s most interesting about the World Bank and International Monetary Fund economic projections released last week was not that they forecast a slower-than-expected growth in Latin America for 2014 — we already knew that — but that they foresee a rebound in 2015 and 2016 .

 Citrus  Cake

Citrus Cake

In good tasteThis is my mom’s favourite cake .

An old and established traditional festival

An old and established traditional festival

Easter is a religious festival that exhibits the regular characteristics of the large festivals of its type .

Manakins

Manakins

“Iwokrama’s mission is to develop strategies for conservation and sustainable development of the tropical rain forest system for local people in Guyana and the world at large .

Carlsen on chess,  computers and life

Carlsen on chess, computers and life

Norwegian chess superstar, world chess champion and ambassador extraordinaire for chess, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, visited Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology, the equivalent of MIT, where he conducted two simultaneous exhibitions recently .

Dharm Shala observes 93rd anniversary

Dharm Shala observes 93rd anniversary

Tomorrow the Dharm Shala will observe its 93rd anniversary .

Easter lily

Easter lily

Just look at the beautiful flowers in bloom and you can tell it is that time of the year – Easter or Spring as they say in northern climates .

Faith, Matthew – and my friend Didymus

- No Easter, No Faith

Today, of course, is the Christians’ Good Friday .

Burnham’s vision, Jagan’s dream

Burnham’s vision, Jagan’s dream

Why we’re where we’re at today

We know one thing for sure, in this year of 2014: we Guyanese live in a society trapped in developmental deformity .

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

By Jim Yong KimJim Yong Kim is president of the World Bank Group .

The PPP/C must learn to  respect the constitution

The PPP/C must learn to respect the constitution

A Partnership for National Unity column

Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change   to submit a weekly column on local government and related matters .

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

 By Jim Yong Kim Jim Yong Kim is president of the World Bank Group .

Burnham’s vision, Jagan’s dream

Burnham’s vision, Jagan’s dream

Why we’re where we’re at today

We know one thing for sure, in this year of 2014: we Guyanese live in a society trapped in developmental deformity .

Optimizing education cash transfers

Optimizing education cash transfers

The records of the Ministry of Education will show that in 2003/4, when I was the minister, it began “discussions with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security (MLHSS) to discuss areas of possible collaboration, e .

Part 2: Economic convergence in the Caribbean?

Part 2: Economic convergence in the Caribbean?

In the previous column (Apr 2, 2014), we observed two ideas relating to the origins of money – the Metallist view and the Chartalist view .

My Cross Buns

My Cross Buns

In good taste By Cynthia Nelson

Certain foods are all about tradition in terms of how they are made and eaten; however, I have to confess (and this is the season for the baring of one’s soul) that I have never liked the traditional Cross Buns .

A Luta Continua: Tribute to Norman Girvan

A Luta Continua: Tribute to Norman Girvan

David Abdulah is an economist by training, labour and political activist committed to social justice .

Accountability at the crossroad: The Guyana experience

Accountability at the crossroad: The Guyana experience

(Part II) Last week, we carried the presentation I had made at the University College of the Cayman Islands Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference held on 19-21 March 2014 .

The cause of accidents

The cause of accidents

Photos and interviews by Desilon DanielsWith road accidents continuing unabated, quite a number of which are fatal, we asked the man/woman in the street what they thought was the cause of so many crashes .

Belle Vue

Belle Vue

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulDrawn by the hope of a better life, approximately fifty-four farmers and their immediate families migrated from across the three counties of Guyana, to the Belle Vue Pilot Scheme, a co-operative venture, which is now known as Belle Vue Village .

 Venezuela’s best ‘anti-coup’ medicine: dialogue

Venezuela’s best ‘anti-coup’ medicine: dialogue

A former professor of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has just published a report on Venezuela’s political crisis, and his conclusions are disquieting — he says the most likely scenario in that country is a military coup .

The jury system needs to be abolished not reformed

The jury system needs to be abolished not reformed

I have written twice over the past year urging that the jury system should be abolished .

When losing is a kind of death

When losing is a kind of death

The fatal flaw in the Duckworth/Lewis formula for deciding unfinished cricket matches is that it makes no allowance for genius, flair and sheer, joyous inspiration .

Guysuco’s Disrespect, Eye-pass and Other Corporate Iniquities

Guysuco’s Disrespect, Eye-pass and Other Corporate Iniquities

Culture of lossesGuySuCo is a state-owned corporation .

Feeding the elderly dog

Feeding the elderly dog

Continued from last weekI had promised last week to continue the discussion on the different types of commercial dog food on the market .

Memorable musical moments

Memorable musical moments

For each of us there is the memory of a particular performance of a song at a particular time that stirred us deeply in some way, creating such an impact, for different reasons, that the memory stays and stays .

Where is the money coming from?

Where is the money coming from?

Grief and anguishThe budget debate might be over but not the grief and anguish of the Guyanese people .



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