The sources on which Clive McWatt relied for this account are located in the British Guiana files in the National Archives, Kew, London .
In Guyana the best celebration of the performing arts in schools is seen in Mashramani where schools of all levels from all parts of the country exhibit untypical exuberance and keen rivalry .
Ananas comosus comes from the pineapple family (Bromeliad) and originated from Brazil in South America and spread throughout the Caribbean, Asia and Hawaii .
Over the last few weeks we have been writing about the preferred feeding regimes of puppies, young adults, pregnant and lactating bitches, etc .
Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar recently sacked her Minister of the People and Social Development Dr Glenn Ramdharsingh for his inappropriate behaviour towards an attendant on a Caribbean Airlines flight .
It is my habit to leave weightier issues like National Budget Analyses to those much better qualified .
Our nation drags through its days, under the searing sun on the edge of the vast broiling Atlantic Ocean with the green waves of virgin forests shaping our dear land, facing this void: we lack a national vision .
Introduction:Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change (AFC) to submit a weekly column on local government and related matters .
The PPP/C could not for one moment have thought that it would have been politically where it is today when it took the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) (Amendment) Bill to parliament on 7th May 2013 .
The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) held its 2014 Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference on 19-21 March 2014 under the theme “Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality” .
Tonya Haynes is a founding member of CODE RED for Gender Justice and CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network .
Two Thursdays ago, President Donald Ramotar held a national stakeholders’ meeting to discuss the stalemate in the passing of amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009 .
Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserGiven the continuing suicides, we asked people along the Essequibo Coast what more they feel needs to be done to reduce the rate of suicides .
Story by Dacia WhaulPhotos by Arian BrowneSandwiched between Success on the west and La Bonne Intention on the east, is the close knit community of Chateau Margot on the East Coast of Demerara, comprising about 600 people, according to the estimate of one resident .
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet may turn out to be a better president than her predecessor Sebastian Piñera, but many pro-democracy activists in Latin America may well come to miss his recent views on Venezuela, Cuba and other authoritarian regimes .
It is not often that one can point to a clear victory for the Caribbean; however, that is the message contained in the decision by Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to return Britain’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) to a two band system .
Memory is often not the best storehouse for trivial information – it’s an arbitrary process which often excludes something that turns out to be important – so I have developed this habit of jotting down, on a notebook or my computer, transient thoughts or reactions on a range of subjects .
If you can, every now and then it is good to escape the reality which you have settled into .
There can be no other valid objective of the Rodney Inquiry than to seek the truth, namely, the circumstances surrounding his death in 1980 .
In this week’s column I intended to conclude the evaluation of costs as a performance indicator .
AnniversaryThis year will mark the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Dealers in Foreign Currency (Licensing) Act, and there is clear evidence that the market has undergone significant change over the intervening period .
Atlas Give him strength, crouched on one knee in the dark with the earth on his back, balancing the seven seas, the oceans, five, kneeling in ruthless, empty, endless space for grace of whale, dolphin, sea .
(Continued from last week)Before we launch into today’s theme, allow me to mention that someone – after reading last week’s column – asked me how one could distinguish between a young puppy and an older puppy .
An interesting development for chess presented itself momentarily when news of Anand’s methodical demolition of Aronian percolated out of the ongoing FIDE 2014 Candidates elimination tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia .
Sunday Cartoons .
The Horticultural Society has announced that the annual Flower Show will be held on Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30 at the Umana Yana, Kingston from 10 am to 6 pm each day .
The adult cattle egret (known as gauling locally) has few predators, but birds or mammals may raid its nests, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbance from other large birds .
By Clive W McWattClive Wayne McWatt was born in Guyana in 1946 .
The continuing hostility and divisiveness surrounding the stalled anti-money laundering bill is an all too familiar occurrence in our politics, which has made it near impossible for mutual understanding and agreement on important national issues .
Personal and collective respect for law, order, discipline, reasonably-civilised standards of behaviour, service and of living itself .
Central government has a constitutional obligation to provide finances to local democratic organs .
By Dominic GaskinIn the same way that charity begins at home, one might say that democracy starts at the local level and that, without this most basic form of representation, citizens have little or no control over what takes place in their communities and how it affects them .
Q: How early should I apply for a visa? The answer is: “As soon as you can”! The embassy’s visa section is always very busy in May, June, and July .
Let’s look at our nation along its historical curve .
The leaderships of the political parties in Guyana talk a good democratic game but do very little to enhance the democratic processes in their own parties; give local people more control over their own lives and over those who claim to represent them nationally .
This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world .