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The independence of  Guyana’s National Assembly

The independence of Guyana’s National Assembly

The cause of the political crisis in Guyana today is the determination of the executive to dominate the legislative branch of government .

Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

A new day for inclusionary democracy

A new day for inclusionary democracy

(An edited address by AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes at the AFC’s recent delegates conference)

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” .

Our presidential system  in relative context

Our presidential system in relative context

In his presentation to the last biannual congress of the AFC, Chairperson Mr .

The 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index

The 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index

Democracy and accountability are the twin sides of the same coin .

Ganja and Globalization in St. Vincent

Ganja and Globalization in St. Vincent

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 .

 The symbol of Christmas

The symbol of Christmas

Poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas, evoking the holiday spirit .

A visit to Fort Island

A visit to Fort Island

Fort Island, located not very far up the Essequibo River, boasts the best preserved built evidence of Dutch settlement in Guyana .

The fruits of reading

The fruits of reading

In a long life I have become accustomed to the usefulness of reading .

The monument our ancestors built

The monument our ancestors built

It’s not nature’s topography; the complex pattern of waterways draining our coastland wasn’t always there .

Opposition unity

Opposition unity

For some who oppose the PPP, an alliance of opposition political parties to contest elections has always been a prime objective .

The future world of business

The future world of business

Mood swingFrom all indications general elections in Guyana will be held in 2015 .

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

A little over a week ago Britain and its Overseas Territories held their annual Joint Ministerial Council in London .

Chess games

Chess games

The following games were played at the 2014 Qatar Masters, Doha, where 92 grandmasters were participants .

At the side

At the side

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 .

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Well, Christmas time, the season of goodwill and reflection, is upon us .

Golden headed Manakin  (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Golden headed Manakin (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Adult male Golden-headed manakins are all black except for a golden yellow cap, pinkish legs and yellowish bill .

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

This Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the 105th birthday of Edgar Austin Mittelholzer (1909-65), standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature .

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Cartoon

Cartoon .

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

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 .

Cool Christmas, muted Mash, just Elections’

-A visitor’s Americana (Dec. 2014)

The Euro-American traditional Christmas-time music included a song called “Blue Christmas” .

Over-consumption: the silent epidemic

Over-consumption: the silent epidemic

Unbeknownst to many, an epidemic is destroying humanity .

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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AFC ready to enter into negotiations and to lead a Pro-Democracy Coalition

AFC ready to enter into negotiations and to lead a Pro-Democracy Coalition

-an edited address by Khemraj Ramjattan to the AFC’s fourth biennial conference

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 .

The AFC should be commended

The AFC should be commended

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Anil Nandlall: A visceral  embodiment of the post-Jagan PPP

Anil Nandlall: A visceral embodiment of the post-Jagan PPP

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 .

Once again an imposition: Salary increases for public servants

Once again an imposition: Salary increases for public servants

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 .

Continuous assessment in secondary schools

Continuous assessment in secondary schools

What students say about…

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserThe Education Ministry began implementing the Secondary Competency Certificate Programme (SCCP) in 16 more schools from September .

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

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 .

Mentors

Mentors

So much begins with parents .

Guyana’s political distress

Guyana’s political distress

The notion in 1950 by the leaders of the PPP that freedom will bring justice has not materialized .

Getting it right

Getting it right

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 .

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

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 .

A Christmas tree for the tropics

A Christmas tree for the tropics

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 .

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

There are two crucial issues which remain to be tackled in this series on inequality and poverty in contemporary Guyana .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

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 .

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

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 .



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