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Shift to social realism more pronounced in this year’s drama festival

Shift to social realism more pronounced in this year’s drama festival

Guyana’s fourth annual National Drama Festival closed last week after the performance of 27 plays in five categories .

Macarthur Palm

Macarthur Palm

Ptychosperma Macarthurii, the Macarthur Palm, commonly called the Hurricane Palm originated in New Guinea and Australia .

Hungarian grandmaster Judit Polgar retires from competition

Hungarian grandmaster Judit Polgar retires from competition

The strongest woman chess player of all time, Hungary’s Judit Polgar, 38, has retired from competition .

Resist! Resist! Resist!

Resist! Resist! Resist!

This is my final column after a year of commenting on current affairs in Guyana .

Planning the party’s press conference

-H.D. Hoyte’s aggression, 18 years ago

Many would appreciate that I often endeavour to “try something a little different “when numerous other contributors zoom in on the socio–political, socio– economic or hot current issues of the day .

Skin deep: Toxic beauty products and cancer

Skin deep: Toxic beauty products and cancer

For the past several weeks, I have been seeing pink fabric wrapped around the trees on Camp Street .

 Democracy delayed is democracy denied

Democracy delayed is democracy denied

The President had made what many thought was a solemn promise in his party’s election Manifesto – Working Together for a Better Tomorrow .

Feeling Guyana’s  natural pulse

Feeling Guyana’s natural pulse

So easy it is to fall under an oppressive cloud in this society, focused on inconsequential stuff, ignoring the beauty of our human potential .

 Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Fiji and Guyana: No peace in  the context of ethnic alienation

Fiji and Guyana: No peace in the context of ethnic alienation

What is taking place in Fiji should alert Guyanese to pay greater attention to the natural structure of their political context .

The era of disorder

The era of disorder

By Richard N Haass NEW YORK – Historical eras are difficult to recognise before they end .

A Salute to Fighting Soldiers

A Salute to Fighting Soldiers

By Gabrielle Hosein Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is a feminist, activist, poet and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and also writes a column in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Diaspora Column Editor’s Note: Our October 6th column reported on Dr .

Reflections on the state of Public Procurement in Guyana (Part III)

Reflections on the state of Public Procurement in Guyana (Part III)

This is our third in a series of articles on the above subject .

The planned motion of no-confidence

The planned motion of no-confidence

Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahThis week on What the People Say we asked persons about the no-confidence motion that the opposition is planning to move in Parliament against the government .

Farm

Farm

Many of its residents have sought employment in the gold fields, so Farm Village on the East Bank Essequibo has seen such improvements as modern homes and a higher standard of living .

Dem Jamaicans

Dem Jamaicans

There will be disputations about this one, but I will stand my ground: overall, in a region of powerhouses, with many different island cultures competing, the Jamaican version today is probably the most dynamic of them all .

Easily seduced

Easily seduced

FashionableThere was a time when countries like Guyana were interested in what an economist like W .

Chile’s economy is down,  but far from out

Chile’s economy is down, but far from out

SANTIAGO, Chile: This country, which has long been Latin America’s economic star, has seen its economic growth fall from 5 percent average in recent years to a projected 1 .

End Poems

End Poems

Some of the best poetry has been written by people on the verge of death .

Losing Cake and Bake: Paltry Pay Increases Compounded with Labour’s Declining Share of Total Income

Losing Cake and Bake: Paltry Pay Increases Compounded with Labour’s Declining Share of Total Income

IntroductionLast week I introduced a Table showing that, over the eight years 2006 to 2013, the average net annual increase in the public sector minimum wage (adjusted for annual inflation) was shockingly low, about one percent .

Caribbean diaspora attracts attention of UK politicians

Caribbean diaspora attracts attention of UK politicians

About ten days ago some 600 invited participants from the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Diaspora gathered at a venue near the British Parliament .

In good taste...Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

In good taste…Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

Last week in Tastes Like Home, I mentioned the making of Sweet Potato Bread .

Christmas Palm

Christmas Palm

Veitchia merrillii commonly called Christmas Palm or Manila Palm originated in the Philippines and the South Pacific and has adapted well in Guyana, the Caribbean and Florida .

The economic consequences of sex

The economic consequences of sex

By Mukesh Eswaran VANCOUVER – Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

ContinuedWhen pet owners come to the conclusion that it is best for their pets to be put to sleep permanently, very often they want to know how their beloved pets are going to be euthanised and what should they do with the dead body after the procedure .

China’s Hong Kong follies

China’s Hong Kong follies

By Sin-ming Shaw HONG KONG – The massive public demonstrations by students and young members of the middle-class that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for democracy .

Pope Francis and his season of struggle

Pope Francis and his season of struggle

By John Lloyd (Reuters) This month, Pope Francis had to come clean .

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So, 21, Filipino chess grandmaster currently playing for the US, won the Millionaire Chess Tourn-ament in Las Vegas recently and walked away with a tantalizing first prize of US$100,000 .

Green backed Trogon

Green backed Trogon

The Green-backed Trogon inhabits dry and humid forests and can often be found near forest edges where it eats fruits and sometimes insects .

Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

‘A Stone’s Throw’: biblical allegory and the unending cycle of violence against women

‘A Stone’s Throw’: biblical allegory and the unending cycle of violence against women

We shouted out‘We’ve got her! Here she is!It’s her all right’ .

The Speaker cannot fix a date  - under the rules or by practice

The Speaker cannot fix a date – under the rules or by practice

The Clerk to the National Assembly has sought, in a letter to the press, to answer my article last Sunday in which I contended that the Speaker must convene the National Assembly now .

We are all fair game

We are all fair game

Continuing its recent attacks on the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), the PPP is currently waging a public campaign against the recent hiring of Richard Francois as the commission’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) .

Ebola in America

Ebola in America

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 .

Forever the wretched of the earth?

- development projects from both sides

Welcome again to one of my “time-out” days when I promise – or attempt – to be most brief .

Working the economy against political backdrop

Working the economy against political backdrop

Word on the streets is that people across this nation react with caution and pessimism to the political backdrop existing in the country .

Local government elections will empower local residents

Local government elections will empower local residents

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 .



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