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The Umada Cup

The Umada Cup

Guyanese chess players are being given an opportunity to oppose some leading chess nations of the Caribbean owing to the hosting of the Umada Cup chess tournament locally .

Canal calamity looms in Nicaragua

Canal calamity looms in Nicaragua

Forget about the Deepwater Horizon .

Bird  watcher’s corner

Bird watcher’s corner

Immature Little Blue Herons are often mistaken for the all-white Snowy Egrets which have black legs compared to the greenish-yellow legs of the Little Blue .

Vietnamese-style roast chicken and green onion dirty rice

Vietnamese-style roast chicken and green onion dirty rice

You are getting two recipes out of this one dish .

The Sago Palm

The Sago Palm

Cycas revoluta commonly called Sago Palm originated from Japan in the Far East .

Our police boys and girls – from whence?

-Flying from Port to Fort

Again, I leave the reasons for and consequences of the Prorogation; the visible manifestations of unprofessional ineptitude with respect to vital infrastructure and the issue of how our young ladies dress to the more knowledgeable, the more “analytical” .

Patriarchy must be dismantled if sexual violence is to be eradicated

Patriarchy must be dismantled if sexual violence is to be eradicated

I have been lucky thus far in my life; I’ve never experienced any sexual violence .

Ask the Consul...What to bring and how to prepare for a Non-Immigrant Visa Interview

Ask the Consul…What to bring and how to prepare for a Non-Immigrant Visa Interview

Installment 156

On the day of your interview, please arrive at the Embassy at the time indicated on your printed appointment confirmation page .

Anticipating prorogation might have prevented it

Anticipating prorogation might have prevented it

A chief characteristic of globalization is time-space compression, one expression of which is a generalized CNN effect, namely the capacity of news media, nationally or internationally, to report in real time and pressure policy makers to make quick decisions in a particular direction .

Marriott should give pause to even the PPP stalwarts

Marriott should give pause to even the PPP stalwarts

By Kevin De Silva Kevin De Silva, Guyanese, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is currently engaged with issues related to Guyana and its diaspora .

The financial implications of proroguing Parliament

The financial implications of proroguing Parliament

Last week, we discussed the reason the President cited for proroguing Parliament as his belief that the Parliamentary Opposition wanted to disrupt Government’s business by forcing a debate on their no confidence motion .

The Berbice River Bridge malfunctioning

The Berbice River Bridge malfunctioning

This week we asked Berbicians to comment on the malfunctioning of the retractor span of the Berbice River Bridge which left countless persons stranded for hours on both sides of the river last Friday .

Skull City

Skull City

Story by Jeanna PearsonPhotos by Arian BrowneJane Cabral wakes up every morning to the smell of marijuana wafting across her small makeshift house that was once made of plastic .

US colleges seeing more Latin Americans

US colleges seeing more Latin Americans

Latin American programmes to send more students to US universities are beginning to bear fruit, even if the number of Latin American students in US higher education institutions remains way behind those of China, India, South Korea and even Vietnam .

Seize the time!

Seize the time!

As if the political controversies were not enough, the rains and inevitable floods brought more woes to the populace .

What room is there for God?

What room is there for God?

The title I gave to one of my collections of poems is ‘Between Silence and Silence .

Inequality in Guyana:  Insights from Piketty’s  Capital in the 21st century

Inequality in Guyana: Insights from Piketty’s Capital in the 21st century

IntroductionLast week’s column sought to make it very clear that, in my view, Guyana’s burgeoning inequality and poverty are the direct products of decisions and collective choices made by the ruling cabal of politicians, controllers of criminal networks, economic and financial rogues, and other marauders, who as I have indicated, consider themselves not only ‘too big to jail’ but also destined by the gods to rule Guyana .

An organization whose time has come again

An organization whose time has come again

In November 2015 the Commonwealth will have to choose a new Secretary General .

Mismanagement and public apathy

Mismanagement and public apathy

Certainties of lifeIt has often been said that death and taxes are the two certainties of life .

Anxious moments

Anxious moments

This past week in Demerara, at the height of the thunderous rainstorm that produced widespread flooding, an East Coast resident was in a quandary .

The Sealing wax palm

The Sealing wax palm

Cyrtostachys renda, commonly called the Lipstick or Sealing wax palm is another exotic palm in the Palmae family .

In good taste...A vegetarian’s delight: Stew-peas

In good taste…A vegetarian’s delight: Stew-peas

  All across the Caribbean you can find a dish of stew-peas .

Euthanasia:  The final consideration

Euthanasia: The final consideration

Mention was made in last week’s column about the possible need for special treatment for those animals which were companions to the one that was euthanized .

The Indian grandmaster misses an opportunity

The Indian grandmaster misses an opportunity

A sizeable number of chess aficionados, including a sprinkling of Guyanese, are viewing the live coverage of the World Championship Chess match via the internet .

 Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons .

Theatre audiences are divided by class and social attitudes

Theatre audiences are divided by class and social attitudes

The audience for theatre in Guyana exhibits certain characteristics and behaviours defined by history, colonialism, slavery, culture and tradition .

Bird  watcher’s corner

Bird watcher’s corner

Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)Males of this species have a jumping routine with a persistent call, usually from a fence post or   .

Integrity extinct in the corruptocracy?

-monitoring prorogation and campaigns

Here comes one of my university-of-life/faculty-of-the-streets lecturettes today .

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 .



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