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Elections predicated on peace

Elections predicated on peace

Nominations Day has come and is gone .

Yes you may! the 11th!

Lighter Sides to the Campaigns

By Taurus – The Heckler THE CONSTITUTION - Serious? Humorous?If Taurus doesn’t laugh, he may cry at the goings-on during this Silly Season of Electioneering 2015 .

The complicity of the Ministry of Health in medical malpractice

The complicity of the Ministry of Health in medical malpractice

In the practice of medicine, as in all aspects of life, mistakes are made .

As May looms: Arrivals and departures

- Exploring a PYO mind

Next week Friday is Labour Day .

Coalition will focus on bread and butter issues, rebuilding public education

Coalition will focus on bread and butter issues, rebuilding public education

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

Business must be allowed to blossom in an enabling environment

Business must be allowed to blossom in an enabling environment

An APNU+AFC Coalition government’s role in business will be confined to providing the physical and procedural amenities to enable our entrepreneurs to conduct their businesses without governmental interference .

History matters, but…

History matters, but…

A recent letter by Ms .

The PPP’s narrative needs major revision

The PPP’s narrative needs major revision

Important elements of the wider strategy that finally brought down the PPP were: internal subversion to discredit the regime; various forms of economic pressure which, contrary to PPP propaganda, at best led to economic stagnation; more electoral manipulation, this time in the form of the imposition of proportional representation which favoured the opposition forces and the resuscitation of the long concluded Guyana/Venezuela border dispute as a backstop in the event that the PPP was still able to prevail .

What matters this election season, and beyond

What matters this election season, and beyond

Four aspects of corruption that every Guyanese citizen should understand

The upcoming May 11, 2015 election is being widely viewed by analysts and citizens alike as a pivotal election for Guyana as a fledgling democracy .

The multiple dimensions of a truly democratic election

The multiple dimensions of a truly democratic election

By Arif Bulkan, Ulele Burnham and Alissa Trotz  The nation is now 21 days away from an epochal election .

Marriott Hotel, diaspora outreach, and drugs & medical supplies

Marriott Hotel, diaspora outreach, and drugs & medical supplies

About a week ago, the ruling party placed an advertisement in the Kaieteur News highlighting an article in the Guyana Chronicle dating back to November 1992 .

Elections issues

Elections issues

This week we asked stakeholders at the University of Guyana which issues they wanted to see addressed in the elections campaign .

New Road, Essequibo Coast

New Road, Essequibo Coast

Described as a closely-knit community by residents, the village of New Road on the Essequibo Coast is cozily nestled between Charity and Somerset and Berks and is home to over 70 families .

President Carter, a true  friend of Guyana, visits again

President Carter, a true friend of Guyana, visits again

When the US Government under President Bush decided in 1990 that it would support free and fair elections in Guyana, it was the Carter Center that was called upon to act as the midwife for a new era of democracy in Guyana .

Lesson 3: The ABC of failed  projects and Guyana’s public investment management regime

Lesson 3: The ABC of failed projects and Guyana’s public investment management regime

IntroductionLesson 2 in the present series of SN columns was presented in two parts over successive weeks; the main content of which was summarized in two schedules carried in last week’s column .

Collar the candidates

Collar the candidates

In the building of reputations, be it in tourism attractions, or in a doctor’s practice, even for the best laundry soap, nothing is as immediately effective as the power of word-of-mouth .

The economics of unity (Part 1)

The economics of unity (Part 1)

The current struggle In 22 days, the current struggle for political leadership in Guyana will be over and the preference of Guyanese as to who must lead them would be known .

Export-led growth in goods and services to Europe remains elusive

Export-led growth in goods and services to Europe remains elusive

A little over five years ago the countries of Cariforum signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe .

Dahlias

Dahlias

Part 2 (Continued from last week)I have received my Dahlia tubers and they are ready to be planted .

Least Grebe

Least Grebe

The Least Grebe is a very small waterbird often found near freshwater ponds and marshes .

2015 Sabga awardee Dr Paloma Mohamed has cemented place in Caribbean theatre

2015 Sabga awardee Dr Paloma Mohamed has cemented place in Caribbean theatre

During the National Drama Festival in 2013 and again last year in Guyana, it would have been noted that there were multiple entries of plays written by Guyanese dramatist Paloma Mohamed, performed by different groups .

Ailments of the eye

Ailments of the eye

(Continued)The third eyelidYou may recall that we had mentioned that dogs and cats and other species have a third eyelid (nictitating membrane) – in addition to the upper and lower lids, which cover the eyeball during sleep and blinking .

Fischer was most famous American - Karpov

Fischer was most famous American – Karpov

As I conclude the lengthy Karpov interview discussing only Fischer, I was surprised when Karpov, over dinner in Nassau, noted that Fischer had legions of chess fans in the Soviet Union during his match with Spassky .

Food for thought...Sautéed Corn & Asparagus

Food for thought…Sautéed Corn & Asparagus

Corn is in season .

Literature preserves real value in a nation

Literature preserves real value in a nation

There is nothing more valuable in man than an ability to write well .

Sunday  Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday  Cartoon .

Summit showed region’s ‘ideological fatigue’

Summit showed region’s ‘ideological fatigue’

PANAMA CITY — The handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuban ruler Gen Raúl Castro was not the only symptom of changing political winds at the 35-country Summit of the Americas: Much of the region showed signs of ideological fatigue and a new yearning for pragmatism .

Entitlement to  vote by Proxy

Entitlement to vote by Proxy

In order to remove any misinterpretation/misunderstanding of the text contained in the GECOM Elections Corner relating to Voting by Proxy (published last weekend), please note the following .

On funerals, transitions and corruption

- preparing for electoral defeat

Determined to be time–out brief today even as others plunge real deep into the electoral politics of the current robust campaigns .

An APNU+AFC administration will excise the cancer of corruption

An APNU+AFC administration will excise the cancer of corruption

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

Yes you may! the 11th!

Lighter Sides to the Campaigns

By Taurus – The Heckler FAMILY TIES … Well-well-well .

Welcome, election observers

Welcome, election observers

Election Observer missions will soon begin to arrive in Guyana in a steady flow over the next week or two .

Alliance did not bring down the PPP

Alliance did not bring down the PPP

I am not one of those who believe that for us to make progress as a nation our politicians could or should forget the past .

Of VAT and Tax Reform

Of VAT and Tax Reform

The next government will be faced with the task of running a difficult country with a terrible history .

Elections campaign issues

Elections campaign issues

Joy Europe`An issue that needs fixing is garbage .

Public financial management post 5/11

Public financial management post 5/11

An action plan for improvement (Part II)

Last week, we began a discussion of Guyana’s public financial management systems in both the pre-1992 and post-1992 periods .



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