It has been over a century and a half since slavery was abolished in the Caribbean, but the wide-ranging consequences of one of the most oppressive and intolerable institutions in human history continue to shape life in the region .
IntroductionStarting today, Stabroek News will publish a biweekly column by Sherlina Nageer on various wellness-related issues, including sexual, reproductive, women, and children’s health, nutrition, primary health care, alternative and traditional medicine, chronic diseases, as well as issues around training, monitoring and evaluation, health policy and education among other areas .
Within a five–day period thousands of us interested enough were able to be treated to varied “explosions of sound” emanating from the PNC/APNU/Parliamentary Opposition Leader, retired Army Brigadier, David Granger .
We excuse away the way we are being with vague, abstract generalizations, brushing aside, for example, our lack of powerful performance with the notion that we’re a small, weak, undeveloped nation .
The PNCR congress has come and gone, but the major issues that faced the party, some of which arose at the congress itself, will have repercussions for years to come .
Since my last article on the above subject, two developments took place .
Interviews and photos by Desilon DanielsAnand Jabar, watch salesman – ‘Guyana is playing good but I don’t like what’s going on with the team .
In recent days, with the CPL centre stage in the Caribbean, concurrent with England/Sri Lanka Test matches in the UK, we are seeing quite a contrast in cricket compared to the sport most senior folks grew up with in the region reaching back to the Union Jack days .
I dreamt of my father the other night .
Story and photos by Mario Joseph [caption id="attachment_298600" align="alignright" width="333"] The entrance to Tobago Hill[/caption]Deep in the North West District, Region One, in a world far beyond Georgetown, there lies a lush, green, remote village called Tobago Hill .
Last week’s column considered whether Guyana should support national debt relief as compensatory payment from slave-owning European countries to slave descendants residing in the region .
The PNCR Congress is always an interesting time for political observers, not least because in recent times there has always been a challenge to the leaders and energetic contests for other positions .
Frequent concessionsIn the world of international trade, there is something called national treatment .
The more I read about the massive government corruption in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and other countries where top officials have been accused of stealing fortunes with near total impunity, the more I like a new proposal that is making the rounds in world legal circles — creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court .
[caption id="attachment_298617" align="alignleft" width="375"] Baked Fish Fillets (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)[/caption]Did you try the fish fillets in Lemon Butter Sauce the week before last? How was it? Want another quick recipe to cook fish?Again I am recommending a whitefish fillet, that means, Bangamary, Trout, Red or Grey Snapper, Snook and any other variety of whitefish available can be used .
When Caricom heads of government met in Antigua earlier this month they had held a “frank and enthusiastic” exchange with selected leaders of industry and commerce .
Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) originated from India and Iran .
[caption id="attachment_298620" align="alignleft" width="385"] Forest creek (Photo by Samantha James)[/caption]The forests of Guyana are a key part of the water cycle, since they produce oxygen and are critical for evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and runoff .
By Andre Haynes, Guest Contributor If the AFC has its way, we could soon find ourselves facing new general elections a lot earlier than expected .
- The Politics of the Seventh ParliamentIn these Op-Ed pieces one is given to (hopefully) well-thought out analyses and conclusions, strongly-held, truth-and-fact views, sometimes preachy “lectures” and heavily-referenced or endorsed dissertations .
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 .
Who makes a real difference in society?We look to politicians, as if they possess super-human powers, and when they fail, when Parliament descends to a crassly quarrelsome, strife-ridden place of inertia, we lament and moan and become disappointed .
Last week, in response to the Alliance for Change (AFC) letter stating its intent to move a motion of no-confidence in his government under article 106 of the Constitution, President Donald Ramotar stated that he and his party were ready for any eventual elections, and then he did a very strange thing, which suggests the opposite .
The word democracy has its origin in two Greek words which together mean ‘people power’ (demos = people; kratos = power) .
In February of this year, the National Assembly approved a Bill for the holding of local government elections no later than 1 August 2014 .
This week we asked the man and woman in the street what they thought of the 2012 census draft report, which recorded a decrease in the population .
Most of the residents of the close-knit community of No 5 Village, West Coast Berbice are engaged in business from selling iguanas and water coconuts to running food stalls by the roadside .
The AFC released on Friday last a letter to the President of Guyana in which it advised that it will be tabling in the National Assembly a motion of no confidence in the government .
Too many of my good friends are overwhelmed with work which prevents them living more peaceful, varied, interesting and fulfilled lives .
IntroductionAt the request of several readers today’s column will evaluate the proposal which is finding favour in several highly-indebted Caricom countries for the payment of slavery reparations by the former slave-owning countries to slave descendants in the region, to be made in the form of national debt relief .
This week’s announcement by the presidents of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — the so-called BRICS countries — that they will create their own international financial institution was greeted with polite scepticism and some criticism in Washington DC .
Song-writers are essentially observers; that’s where the process begins; that’s where the ideas or interpretations or slants that song-writers present in a song originate .
As this is being written a series of summits have been taking place in Brazil which may have a lasting effect on the way in which the Caribbean and other small indebted nations come to address their future .
Delayed releaseThe preliminary 2012 census report is out but it does not provide data on employment and the labour force in general .