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On fifth anniversary, farewell

On fifth anniversary, farewell

We now mark the fifth anniversary of this column in this exemplary, nation-defining newspaper, and it’s been an inspiring, beautiful journey .

The PPP government will last a thousand years

The PPP government will last a thousand years

Delivering his contribution to a PPP congress about a decade ago, Mr .

President Donald Ramotar:  Re-convene Parliament immediately and return to the path of democracy

President Donald Ramotar: Re-convene Parliament immediately and return to the path of democracy

By Diana Abraham, Andaiye, Arif Bulkan, Janette Bulkan, Ronald Burch-Smith, Mellissa Ifill, Leila Jagdeo, Jean La Rose, Joy Marcus, Christopher Ram, Fr Malcolm Rodrigues, Iana Seales, Alissa Trotz On Monday November 10, 2014, President Donald Ramotar prorogued the 10th Parliament of Guyana by proclamation .

Fresh produce as opposed to fast food

Fresh produce as opposed to fast food

In view of the ongoing calls for attention to healthier eating so as to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases, the man and woman in the street were asked whether their go-to-meal would be fresh produce or fast food and the reason for their choices .

Against the grain of democratic norms and values

Against the grain of democratic norms and values

So the President has made good his threat to prorogue Parliament! He suspended the proceedings of the House for an unspecified period, although constitutionally a prorogation cannot exceed six months .

Guyana’s ‘too big to jail’ and the  revolution in the analysis of inequality

Guyana’s ‘too big to jail’ and the revolution in the analysis of inequality

In today’s column I propose to take last week’s discussion concerning the impact of massive wage and salary spreads along with the prevalence of the phantom economy on Guyana’s inequality and poverty one step further, through engaging an important emerging global line of thought on these matters .

Consultation or confrontation?

Consultation or confrontation?

Proroguing parliament is a legitimate constitutional device in Westminster constitutions, whatever its origins and the purpose for which it is used .

Chile takes great step to spur innovation

Chile takes great step to spur innovation

Chile has just taken a bold step to promote innovation that should be copied by all other Latin American countries .

Indefinable truths

Indefinable truths

The great unabridged Oxford English Dictionary contains half a million words .

Seven days and counting

Seven days and counting

One-party stateIt is seven days now that Guyana is being managed without its parliament playing a role in the management process .

The Globe’s Hamlet: A unique project

The Globe’s Hamlet: A unique project

The performance of Hamlet by the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company in Guyana was historic and significant for a number of reasons .

The Caribbean’s case on the impact of climate change is among the most pressing in the world

The Caribbean’s case on the impact of climate change is among the most pressing in the world

In a few weeks’ time in Lima, Peru, the twentieth session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place .

Baked Pork  (Shoulder) Chops

Baked Pork (Shoulder) Chops

I have great love for Arnold (pork) .

Euthanasia:  Another consideration

Euthanasia: Another consideration

Last week I wrote that the topic of euthanasia was now closed .

A compact palm for indoors

A compact palm for indoors

Chamaedorea elegans or Neanthe bella Palm commonly called Parlour or Mini-palm originated in Mexico, Central America .

We have a match on our hands

We have a match on our hands

One year ago, when Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and India’s Viswanathan Anand faced each other for the World Championship chess title, Anand failed to win a single game and thereby lost the championship match .

Bird  watcher’s  corner

Bird watcher’s corner

A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) hunting in the tide near the Ogle koker .

It’s rhythm they’re after

It’s rhythm they’re after

It pops up constantly .

It’s the Constitution! As Donald Duck(s)

Again the Guns, the Police, the Community

And snippets from the protestYou “regulars” know me .

On diarrhoea and accountability

On diarrhoea and accountability

As someone who loves street food and eats about the place all the time, and who grew up hearing the “if it doesn’t kill, it’ll fatten” mantra, I’ve come to expect a little diarrhoea now and then as the price to pay for my fondness for street food .

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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Choosing how to experience our homeland

Choosing how to experience our homeland

We experience life, see our days, hear emotion and meaning when we interact with others, according to our presupposition, that unconscious window through which we see the world, each person’s point of view unique, each one’s frame of reference of a different shade than any other .

With prorogation the PPP is following a corrupt tradition

With prorogation the PPP is following a corrupt tradition

Not so long ago, the PPP envisaged mayhem if the PNC was out of the National Assembly, but it now feels sufficiently confident to chase them out of that chamber .

Another scandal, another case of circling the wagons

Another scandal, another case of circling the wagons

Some years ago, when I was at the Audit Office, a letter was mistakenly sent to the Attorney General .

 ‘Eat What You Grow’

‘Eat What You Grow’

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserAgriculture Month, which was observed last month, placed much emphasis on family farming .

Apoteri

Apoteri

There were tears, raised voices, accusations, counter-accusations and promises of money .

DC marijuana vote will test ‘war on drugs’

DC marijuana vote will test ‘war on drugs’

Here’s the biggest irony of Tuesday’s mid-term elections: the US government will continue demanding that Mexico, Colombia and other countries fight the marijuana trade as part of its “war on drugs,” while Washington voters have just approved making pot legal in the US capital .

Is the government listening to the IMF?

Is the government listening to the IMF?

Universal subsidiesOn December 9, 2013, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its most recent Article IV Consultations with Guyana .

Slipping through the back door?

Slipping through the back door?

President Ramotar said in his address to the nation last week that if the opposition persists with the no-confidence motion, he will “prorogue or dissolve” the National Assembly .

The quiet of my reading room

The quiet of my reading room

In my home, a step down off the dining room, overlooking the beautiful garden my wife has created, I have my studiolo .

Sir Shridath Ramphal:  Glimpses of a Global Life

Sir Shridath Ramphal: Glimpses of a Global Life

In the heart of London, observed daily by tens of thousands of passers-by, is a large picture of Sir Shridath Ramphal, the Cari-bbean’s elder statesman .

The WICB dilemma

The WICB dilemma

As we sit right now in the middle of a firestorm in the media and elsewhere enveloping the West Indies Cricket Board following the abrupt cancellation of the India series by our team, one is left to wonder how long it is going to take to convince us that our regional cricket arrangement needs urgent revision .

Wages of sin: Massive wage & salary spreads and the phantom economy

Wages of sin: Massive wage & salary spreads and the phantom economy

Absolute v relative povertyThis week I shall follow up on three matters related to last week’s discussion of poverty and inequality in the context of Guyana’s growth, joblessness and the minimum wage .

Fishtail  palm

Fishtail palm

Caryota mitis commonly called Fishtail palm originated in India and South-east Asia .

In good taste...Lemon Rice

In good taste…Lemon Rice

For me, food = rice .

Euthanasia: The  last undertaking

Euthanasia: The last undertaking

Last week we dealt with the activity associated with actually putting the pet to sleep permanently, usually using the method of lethal injection (overdose of an anaesthetic, which works quickly and smoothly) .



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