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Celebrating Shakespeare

‘Tis the season of Shakespeare once again. Today is his birthday – April 23. All of last year belonged to him as the world celebrated the 450th year after his time on earth, and even this year he is well remembered as his work is locally exhibited now more than at any other time.

Guyana must do likewise

In last Sunday’s column “How Come” I wrote about a young man in my family who was travelling as a passenger in a car recently that was hit by a speeding vehicle, driven by someone under the influence, in the kind of lunatic driving that is routine in Guyana.

For your soul’s content

Leave aside the interminable bungling and set-in-stone ill-will which to one’s endless dismay characterise Guyana’s public space – and concentrate instead for your soul’s content on the many wonders which cross the mind on a daily basis.

Quiet moves on the local chess scene

It is quiet on the chess home front, except in a few selected corners of Georgetown. The mall alongside Bourda Market, a closeted space on South Road which attorney James Bond is credited with making popular, a few homes in South Ruimveldt Park, and, at various times, on the avenue in Main Street, represent the destinations where the princely pastime is ongoing.

Season for annuals

Annuals are flowering plants that are grown from seeds and would last for approximately six months. This is the season for annuals – from April to September and new seeds from the USA and England are on the market for sale.

A misstep

A meeting was planned to accommodate consultations on the proposed Value-Added Tax (VAT) on private education. I thought, perhaps finally, the government would acknowledge what a misstep VAT on private education is.

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