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Frankly rambling today

Squandermania; executive bullyism

American teens, Muslim global presenceSome weeks I do tire over the choice of topics or issues .

Patient rights

Patient rights

There is a tendency among people, all over the world, to defer to doctors and other healthcare practitioners .

Kellawan Lall’s ‘health crisis’ nightmare is here!

Kellawan Lall’s ‘health crisis’ nightmare is here!

Kellawan Lall, a former PPP/C minister of Local Government and Regional Development, once publicly-expressed a desire for a public-health crisis to occur in the city of Georgetown (KN, July 15, 2010) .

Ask the Consul Installment 155

Ask the Consul Installment 155

Visa Photo Requirement

This Ask the Consul article addresses photo requirements for non-immigrant visa (NIV) applications .

Defining the Guyanese in the global village

Defining the Guyanese in the global village

We straddle South America and the Caribbean, this Guyanese nation, blessed beyond measure, able to make a dynamic contribution to the global village, positioned to play important roles in shaping regional affairs .

 Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Granger’s ultimatum welcomed but not transformative

Granger’s ultimatum welcomed but not transformative

It appears that circumstances have finally got the better of Mr David Granger and pushed him towards radical action .

Is high energy cost the main constraint to value-added manufacturing?

Is high energy cost the main constraint to value-added manufacturing?

It was reported last week that Mr Robert Persaud proposed the high cost of energy as the key constraint preventing the development of manufacturing in Guyana .

Migration’s hall of mirrors

Migration’s hall of mirrors

By Peter SutherlandLONDON – On both sides of the Atlantic, anti-immigrant politics are undermining democracies and damaging lives .

The Remigrant’s scheme and its shortcomings

The Remigrant’s scheme and its shortcomings

Accountability Watch

Since the news of an apparent abuse in the grant of duty-free concessions to two remigrants, I have been tempted to do an article on the Remigrant’s Scheme with a view to identifying any shortcomings that might have contributed to this apparent abuse .

Umana Yana: More than just a building

Umana Yana: More than just a building

By Maya TrotzMaya Trotz teaches environmental engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa In Environmental Engineering we usually say that there are 5 pillars of sustainability for projects: Environment, economic, socio-cultural respect, political cohesion, and community participation .

The cost of outfitting their children for the new school term

The cost of outfitting their children for the new school term

With a new school term having started two Mondays ago, this week we asked ten parents in Essequibo whether it was costly to get their children ready for the new school term .

The never-ending gift

The never-ending gift

I have far exceeded the Biblical span of three score years and ten, so I realize clearly that this overtime gifted by the Gods must be most carefully husbanded .

Nagamootoo/Hughes

The announcement of support for a Nagamootoo/Hughes elections ticket for the AFC by its Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has attracted much comment .

In The Rain Forest ...Clown  Tree Frog

In The Rain Forest …Clown Tree Frog

Meet Dendropsophus leucophyllatus, the clown tree frog .

Bird  Watchers  Corner...Blackish Nightjar

Bird Watchers Corner…Blackish Nightjar

A Blackish nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens) (Circus buffoni) near a trail on the Osiris Farm, Linden HighwayThe Blackish nightjar is so named for its predominantly   .

Add some bright colours  to your garden

Add some bright colours to your garden

Portulaca grandiflora commonly called Jump-up-and-kiss-me is native to South America and the Caribbean .

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

This week, on Thursday, September 18, four schools, all tertiary colleges specialising in the creative arts disciplines in Guyana, will hold their 2014 Convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre .

The internet has transformed the game of chess

The internet has transformed the game of chess

Why is chess important? This question has been de-bated over time .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued from last weekWe will continue today analyzing the questionable arguments that develop when a person wants to self-justify reasons for killing his/her pet .

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

By Cynthia Nelson Last week at Tastes Like Home we talked about Caramelized onions – the cooking of onions low and slow until they brown, caramelize, get soft and sweet .

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

For years, US officials have been in a quandary about how to counter Venezuela’s political influence in Central American and the Caribbean through its subsidized oil exports .

Guyana results from measuring inequality and poverty

Guyana results from measuring inequality and poverty

Inequality resultsAs indicated, this week I begin with reporting the key results of official studies that sought to measure inequality and poverty in Guyana .

Tourism is a complex package

Tourism is a complex package

In the Cayman Islands, where I once lived, a part of the culture there, as in Guyana where I grew up, is a toy called ‘gigs’ (our word for it is ‘tops’) .

It is harder now for the anglophone Caribbean to claim a special relationship with Europe

It is harder now for the anglophone Caribbean to claim a special relationship with Europe

On September 10 the incoming President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Junker, named seven Vice Presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years, assuming they are confirmed in November by the European Parliament .

Embracing natural resources

Embracing natural resources

Primitive to sublimeThe world in which we live is full of natural resources and the economics around them can bring many pleasant and regrettable memories .

Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Old car fun

Old car fun

Old car fun (Arian Browne photo) .

A call to action on our suicide crisis

A call to action on our suicide crisis

Just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) named Guyana as the country with the highest estimated suicide rate for 2012 globally, the findings of a local study were released and together they confirmed the growing mental health crisis we are facing .

The Lists, The Laws, The Elections…

Police- Community Relationships- Some Basics

This is one of those Fridays I wanted for my time-out brevity .

The Whittaker doctrine of local government

The Whittaker doctrine of local government

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

Generating space to engage  in Guyanese possibilities

Generating space to engage in Guyanese possibilities

Words shape space .

Constitutional reforms  must take us as we are

Constitutional reforms must take us as we are

“[P]ublic arguments over policy often reflect the instinctive worldviews of the antagonists rather than honest dialogue to find the best possible solutions” (“What really happened in Bangladesh”, Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2014)Nowhere is this clearer than in the present discourse about constitutional reform .

Understanding the Forests  Act 2009 (Part II)

Understanding the Forests Act 2009 (Part II)

Last week, we commenced our discussion of the Forests Act 2009 that the National Assembly approved on 22 January 2009 .

Westbury

Westbury

Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser“Westbury is the best village on the whole Essequibo Coast,” is the sentiment of Juliet Lall, a resident since 1960 .

Measuring inequality  and poverty in Guyana

Measuring inequality and poverty in Guyana

This week’s column offers readers a simplified and hopefully accurate description of the methods/techniques employed in official studies of inequality and poverty in Guyana .

With scant regard for the other

With scant regard for the other

In the case of Guyana, we’re talking about two contrasting, even conflicting, sets of values and priorities for living, gradually formed and developed and ingrained, for over 150 years .



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