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Reparations are owed

Reparations are owed

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 .

Increasing understanding and reducing  stigma around mental illness in Guyana

Increasing understanding and reducing stigma around mental illness in Guyana

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 .

The brigadier’s “explosive sounds”

- Comrade Clarissa, Comrade Aubrey

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 .

Purposing powerful  Guyanese performance

Purposing powerful Guyanese performance

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 .

APNU appears looking to scram!

APNU appears looking to scram!

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 .

Revisiting Financial Paper 1/2014 – Statement of Excess

Revisiting Financial Paper 1/2014 – Statement of Excess

Since my last article on the above subject, two developments took place .

What the People say about…Guyana’s chances in the current Caribbean Premier League

What the People say about…Guyana’s chances in the current Caribbean Premier League

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 .

Two different cricket games

Two different cricket games

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 .

To whom our hands once clung

To whom our hands once clung

I dreamt of my father the other night .

Tobago Hill

Tobago Hill

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 .

Guyana: More on debt relief for slavery reparations

Guyana: More on debt relief for slavery reparations

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 and  David Granger’s leadership

The PNCR Congress and David Granger’s leadership

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 .

Guyana and the national treatment principle

Guyana and the national treatment principle

Frequent concessionsIn the world of international trade, there is something called national treatment .

It’s time for International Anti-corruption Court

It’s time for International Anti-corruption Court

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 .

Baked Fish Fillets

Baked Fish Fillets

In good taste

[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 .

Regionally led private sector growth may have become a pipe dream

Regionally led private sector growth may have become a pipe dream

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 .

Grow your own sweet basil

Grow your own sweet basil

Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) originated from India and Iran .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

[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 .

Pause

Pause

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 .

Guyana’s Murderous Madness

-Bharrat, Benjie, Basmattie

- 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 .

Ireng-Sawariwau neighbourhood yearns for local democracy

Ireng-Sawariwau neighbourhood yearns for local democracy

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 .

Writing that shapes the social space

Writing that shapes the social space

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 .

Cartoon

Cartoon

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The PPP has far more questions to answer

The PPP has far more questions to answer

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 .

Delaying the election of local authorities supports corruption

Delaying the election of local authorities supports corruption

The word democracy has its origin in two Greek words which together mean ‘people power’ (demos = people; kratos = power) .

Local government elections, US Ambassador’s statement and the “feral blast”

Local government elections, US Ambassador’s statement and the “feral blast”

In February of this year, the National Assembly approved a Bill for the holding of local government elections no later than 1 August 2014 .

The 2012 Guyana census

The 2012 Guyana census

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 .

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

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 .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

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No confidence

No confidence

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 .

What Kurt Vonnegut had to say

What Kurt Vonnegut had to say

Too many of my good friends are overwhelmed with work which prevents them living more peaceful, varied, interesting and fulfilled lives .

Wildly off track: Considering ‘debt relief for Guyana’ as Reparations payment

Wildly off track: Considering ‘debt relief for Guyana’ as Reparations payment

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 .

Andres Oppenheimer: BRICS’ emerging world bank: good idea, bad timing

Andres Oppenheimer: BRICS’ emerging world bank: good idea, bad timing

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 .

Songs as a history resource

Songs as a history resource

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 .

Do the meetings in Brazil  herald a new world order?

Do the meetings in Brazil herald a new world order?

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 .

Private sector lags behind government

Private sector lags behind government

 Delayed releaseThe preliminary 2012 census report is out but it does not provide data on employment and the labour force in general .



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