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Financial Paper 1/2014 – Statement of Excess – and the Minister’s response

Financial Paper 1/2014 – Statement of Excess – and the Minister’s response

Last week, we began a discussion of Financial Paper 1/2014 that the Minister of Finance presented to the National Assembly three Thursdays ago .

The National Grade Six Assessment results

The National Grade Six Assessment results

Interviews and photos by Desilon DanielsThis week we asked the man and woman in the street what they thought about the recent results of the National Grade Six Assessment examination .

Belfield

Belfield

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulOriginally a rice field, Belfield lies16 miles from the capital city between Nooten Zuil and Victoria on the East Coast Demerara .

The census crash

The census crash

Early daysThese might be early days to be discussing the results of the census taken in 2012, but the population decline may have dashed the hopes of the government to brag about its handling of the economy and the economic development of the nation .

The roles the Guyana Government performs in the economy

The roles the Guyana Government performs in the economy

IntroductionThus far I have identified two of what have been described in the economic literature as the “four essential roles or functions governments perform in the economy .

The defence of Guyana’s sovereignty

The defence of Guyana’s sovereignty

Contempt such as Ambassador Hardt is accused of in relation to the Head of State is a serious matter .

US misses the point on Central  American children migrants

US misses the point on Central American children migrants

President Barack Obama’s vow to take executive actions to fix the immigration system and stem the avalanche of Central American children migrants to the United States is good news, but I’m afraid it will only be a Band-Aid approach, which won’t address the key issue: keeping Central American kids in school .

May our children never go hungry

May our children never go hungry

I do not think the young, intelligent and opened-minded Minister of Education will mind me delivering again a little, well-meant lecture to her .

A nine-year-old beats a grandmaster

A nine-year-old beats a grandmaster

Uzbekistan was catapulted into the chess world when one of its nationals, nine-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov, beat a FIDE rated 2600 chess grandmaster, Andrei Zhigalko, in the first round of a local tournament .

Change based on consensus can turn around international perception

Change based on consensus can turn around international perception

Living in the Caribbean it is quite possible to imagine that the world sees the region and its economic fortunes in an unchanging light .

The artist as provocateur

The artist as provocateur

Among human beings caught up in a hectic life, it is often the case that a thought will come across our mental screen, sometimes from a comment overheard, or a sign encountered, or even from a prolonged and heated public discussion, and the thought flits in and flits out and is gone .

Genuine surface cancers

Genuine surface cancers

Continued from last weekWe have already established that there are several types of skin cancer which can affect dogs/cats .

Mint

Mint

Mentha, commonly called mint, originated from the Mediterranean and belongs to the Lamiaceae family .

Benschop has taken steps  to create a better show in  Nothing to Laugh About 7

Benschop has taken steps to create a better show in Nothing to Laugh About 7

We have on many occasions commented on the very strong and noble tradition of comic theatre in the Caribbean with insights into its history .

India’s Iraq problem

India’s Iraq problem

By Jaswant Singh NEW DELHI – Iraq seems to be falling apart, with the rapid advance of the militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatening to lead to the country’s division into Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish entities, while blurring its border with its turbulent western neighbor .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

A Little blue heron with catch at the Ogle Seawall  .

In good taste...Pan-roasted chicken

In good taste…Pan-roasted chicken

This week, it is another recipe of cooking chicken twice .

Giant River Otter

Giant River Otter

The Giant River Otter or ‘water dog’ is the most endangered neotropical animal .

Genip season

Genip season

Genip season: Children carrying home a tub-full of genips at Buxton, ECD yesterday (Photo by Arian Browne) .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Cecil Carl Cunha

Cecil Carl Cunha

June 25, 1914 – June 20, 2014

 The following is an edited version of a tribute given by Major General (rtd) Joseph G Singh at St Andrew’s Kirk, Georgetown, on June 26 .

One man band

One man band

One man band: With two sticks, two metal bowls and an empty oil bottle on a tray of sorts, this gentleman was entertaining motorists along Sheriff St yesterday with his rhythms .

The gay agenda

The gay agenda

Last month, I travelled to Buxton to stand in solidarity with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community as they protested the detention of a 15-year-old who was locked up following a fracas in which he was booked by police as both aggressor and the victim .

Guyana’s Civil Society, Too Civil?

Frankly Speaking – A.A. Fenty

-Our 2014 “Summer” has arrived These brief notes on my lead subject are occasioned by both my involvement in and with a Non- Government, Civil Society Public Policy Group and two recent letters to the Press .

Cultivating self-development

Cultivating self-development

As I think, I am

Our role as Guyanese prepare to usher in a Guyanese Knowledge Society in this global Knowledge Age of a new global village interconnected through digital media is to cultivate the love for self-development in each citizen .

Duplicity, deception and  despotism on display

Duplicity, deception and despotism on display

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Members of the National Assembly can display reckless irresponsibility in their statements in the House .

 Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon .

A people must keep its powder dry

A people must keep its powder dry

Arguably the most important issue raised in Mr .

The perils of the third party

The perils of the third party

Since independence several third or independent parties – UF, WPA, ROAR, GAP/ROAR and AFC – have won enough votes to have seats in Parliament, but none was able to win the election outright .

The First World War 1914-18

This year marks the centenary of the First World War, which officially started on July 28, 1914 .

Our mind, our behaviour, corruption and power

Our mind, our behaviour, corruption and power

(Guest Contribution) Do you sometimes do something or say something and wonder, “What in the world did I just say (or do)?” with a supporting action of both hands on the head or on the face .

Financial Paper 1/2014 - Statement of Excess - and the threat of no confidence

Financial Paper 1/2014 – Statement of Excess – and the threat of no confidence

We begin our discussion of Financial Paper 1/2014 that the Minister of Finance tabled in the National Assembly two Thursdays ago .

From Guyana to the Caribbean, to the World

From Guyana to the Caribbean, to the World

Editor’s Note: Last week we carried Hilbourne Watson’s response to a recent essay in which Prime Minister of St .

What the People say about… The Berbice River Bridge toll

What the People say about… The Berbice River Bridge toll

Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah  Although commuters have found the Berbice River Bridge quite convenient, they are finding it difficult to pay the high toll and passenger fares .

Bachelor’s Adventure

Bachelor’s Adventure

Story and photos by Samaria DeonauthThe blooming gardens of Bachelor’s Adventure are pleasing to the eye .

A page from the book, perhaps

A page from the book, perhaps

God knows if I’ll ever finish it, but after several proddings from various quarters I have begun writing a book .

World soccer ruling group needs an overhaul

World soccer ruling group needs an overhaul

Many of the millions of us who watched the Mexico-Croatia game a few days ago asked ourselves the same questions when the umpire failed to call an obvious penalty kick for the Mexican team: are some of these World Cup matches fixed? Are the referees on the take?That day, it didn’t matter much, because Mexico won a decisive 3-1 victory over Croatia, and moved on to the next round .



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