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Fire Dragon

Acalypha wilkesiana commonly called Fire Dragon originated in the Pacific Islands and comes from the Euphorbiaceae family. Acalyphas are tropical shrubs which are best grown outdoor in the full sun.

So wins Sinquefield Cup

– Guyana set to benefit from Baku experience

Roberto Neto, 19, (left) is a member of the 2016 Guyana Olympiad chess team. A newcomer to the game, he enjoyed some robust successes by defeating the senior and junior national champions on occasion. Although he only began playing the game in 2010, Neto has been competing regularly in tournaments and has become a prominent fixture in competitions. In this photograph, he faces St Stanislaus’ student Gansham Alijohn in a recent tournament.

The intriguing Sinquefield Cup, the elite grandmaster chess tournament which featured seven of the world’s top 10 players has been completed, with a resounding victory for the US’s Wesley So.

The data-poor lives of adolescents

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By Ali H Mokdad   SEATTLE – Data can save lives. Without it, we wouldn’t know that smoking causes lung cancer and coronary disease, that helmets reduce death rates for motorcycle accidents, and that better education for women improves child survival – and much else.

Africans and APNU+AFC: wishful thinking?

After outlining some of the historical hardships that confronted African Guyanese, the dire condition in which Africans still find themselves and some of the more recent international and nations responses to this condition, President David Granger, in his presentation to the Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum organized by the Cuffy 250 Committee, concluded that “This is the time to organize and mobilise so that at the end of the decade, the Government and the Guyanese people can report confidently they have achieved the objectives of the United Nations International Decade for people of African Descent.

Uses for the oil revenue

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Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah   Given Guyana’s recent oil find and preparations to begin exploiting it in five years the man and woman in the street were asked to say what areas should be focused on and what projects should be embarked on by the government once Guyana begins receiving revenue from oil.

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