On 30 April 2012, the National Assembly approved the Estimates of Expenditure for 2012 of $172 billion against the Government’s request of $192 .
[caption id="attachment_277326" align="alignright" width="183"] Kelly[/caption][caption id="attachment_277327" align="alignleft" width="190"] Chandra[/caption]Kelly, Christ Church Secondary School `I think for Mash they should bring back folklore instead of trying to match the other Caribbean islands .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserIn the early years, according to residents, a white man named Daniel, who owned the sugar factory in the village of Sparta on the Essequibo coast, bought land in the area nearby, and the place was later called ‘Danielstown’ .
Budget seasonThere are 49 days left within which the 2014 budget must be presented to parliament .
King SugarAs indicated previously, several analysts view the EC’s legal denunciation of the Sugar Protocol (SP) in 2009 as the “final nail in the coffin of Guyana and the rest of Caricom’s sugar industry .
Particularly in the Caribbean the subject of drumming becomes very pertinent whenever African culture or the Month of Black History is celebrated .
It is generally accepted that self-righteousness is a most unpleasant personality trait and character flaw .
The Chief Justice’s decision in the budget case will not necessarily lead to what Opposition Leader David Granger, said might be a “car crash” or “unintended consequences .
Among the number of significant social forces in the apparatus of daily life one encounters in the more developed world (US, Canada, Europe, etc) is the array of institutions functioning in those societies that serve, ultimately, to convey the opinions or positions of the average citizen to the persons and political parties in positions of rule .
Each year since 1971 the powerful and influential of the world, the global super elite, have met in Davos in Switzerland to discuss the challenges facing the world economy .
A joke making the rounds on the Internet says that if Argentina were a celebrity, it would be Justin Bieber — a rich, spoiled, irresponsible teenager, who always repeats the same mistakes, and always blames others for them .
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen played and won his first tournament, the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014, last week, following his famous victory over beaten Indian grandmaster and previous champ, Viswanathan Anand .
[caption id="attachment_277226" align="alignnone" width="185"] An Eastern Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus punctatus) in Timehri (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]The male, shown in photo, the Eastern Slaty Antshrike, is grey with a black crown and black wings with bold white spots forming wing-bars and white tips on the tail feathers .
(Continued from last week) The physical examination Look at and in the pup’s mouth .
Bromeliads belong to a family called Bromeliacea and originate from South and Central America .
In Plastic City live those poor and isolated from the progress we often hear about; those without basic facilities like water and sanitation; those who are disempowered and unable to exert their human rights but find comfort in knowing they at least have a roof over their heads .
How real is our Parliament, as a repository of the power of the people, to effect good governance?Since the 2011 general elections, this question has generated enormous interest, the most recent being Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling that Parliament is quite limited in its power to chop excesses off Government’s annual national budget .
“The court acting as guardian of the Constitution cannot be accused of seeking to fetter the work of the Assembly since it must be recognised that what fetters the Assembly is not the court but the Constitution itself or the law itself as interpreted by the courts .
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL OPEN EDITORIAL By Chiara Liguori, Amnesty International’s researcher on The CaribbeanThere is one question everybody should be asking today at the United Nations in Geneva, as a panel of experts reviews the Dominican Republic’s human rights record: why are they stripping hundreds of thousands of people of their nationality?Dominicans of Haitian descent have long been waiting for .
(Guest contribution)We should be happy to live in a country where every citizen is free to express the way they feel (at least within the structures of the law) .
Last week, we revisited the purchase of drugs and medical supplies for the Ministry of Health and the Georgetown Hospital in the light of media reports suggesting that the criteria to be used in the prequalification of suppliers are heavily weighted in favour of a local organization .
Interviews and photos by Jeanna Pearson and Arian BrowneStabroek News recently visited the Plastic City Squatting Area, West Demerara and residents were eager to speak about life in the swampy mangroves .
Story by Tifaine Rutherfordwith photos by Arian BrowneI bet that you have never heard of a road called ‘Carilla Street,’ unless, that is, you are from De Willem .
The section on Financial Procedures in the Standing Orders of the National Assembly is the same today as it was in 1969 .
I have a dear friend whom I admire in all things and who herself writes beautifully and clearly but who has what I consider a blind spot .
In recent months, observers of Guyana’s tourism industry have noted the contributions coming from both government and private sector in a number of energetic moves that translate into very hopeful signs for the industry .
Governments, tourist boards, and the travel industry spend millions of dollars each year to create a positive picture of the Caribbean and the visitor experience; a sense that all is well in a country and that a destination and a vacation will provide a happy and memorable time .
President Barack Obama’s remarks about immigration during his State of the Union address — and the ovation they drew from most Democratic and many Republican legislators — are fuelling high hopes that Congress will finally reach an agreement this year to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants .
IntroductionThe world sugar prices for the period 1960 to 2013, which I presented last week, were formed in the ‘free market,’ where the sugar bought and sold is not subject to governmental regulation and control .
IntroductionOn January 28 last, a meeting was held in Linden that could be considered the continuation of a process that started last year to rebuild the region’s economy .
About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters; how well, they understood Its human position; how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting For the miraculous birth, there always must be Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating On a pond at the edge of the wood: They never forgot That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse Scratches its innocent behind on a tree .
Over the last few weeks I have been writing about fungus and pests .
Chess, like music and mathematics, has its prodigies .
Sunday Cartoons .