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The Gecom Chairman

Since it became known that Dr Steve Surujbally will be retiring shortly as Chairman of the Elections Commission, popularly known by the acronym, Gecom, there has been a flurry of activity in connection with the appointment of a new Chair.

Poets’ advice

I have been re-reading Seamus Heaney, great Irish poet and Nobel Laureate. He was a wonderful, life-enhancing writer. Towards the end of his life he was asked whether anything he had written might serve as a suitable epitaph for himself. 

Razor thin wins

Sports watching can be one of the most engrossing pastimes, particularly in these days of live television and rebroadcasts of singular events, and while the overwhelming victory has its moments – sometimes the mathematics of what has taken place in a blowout are staggering – the highlight for me is almost always the finely balanced contest that turns on a miraculous play or a last-minute singular effort that turns into a heart-stopping victory – for our guys, of course.

Setting a good example for children

Parents today have a huge problem on their hands. The world is currently experiencing the worst epidemic of childhood obesity. Developed countries are the hardest hit, but it is also affecting developing nations, like Guyana, where fast food restaurants and the video games craze has resulted in much inactivity.

Missing the economic big picture

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By J. Bradford DeLong BERKELEY – I recently heard former World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy paraphrasing a classic Buddhist proverb, wherein China’s Sixth Buddhist Patriarch Huineng tells the nun Wu Jincang: “When the philosopher points at the moon, the fool looks at the finger.” Lamy added that, “Market capitalism is the moon.

Scarlet Ibis

Bird Watchers' Corner

Scarlet Ibis, Ogle Mudflats

The Scarlet Ibis (also know locally as the “Curry-Curry”) is a wading bird with a luminous orange-red coloration.  They sport a long, curved bill which they use to probe the mud along coastal areas for small crustaceans.

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