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Negotiating the coalition

Negotiating the coalition

If the PPP/C is returned with only a plurality of the votes at the upcoming elections as in 2011, it could adopt the sensible course of inviting the opposition to join it in a coalition government .

Latin America 2015: A leaderless region

Latin America 2015: A leaderless region

The start of 2015 finds Latin America turned into a leaderless region, in which the countries with the biggest political clout in recent years — Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico — have been significantly weakened by domestic troubles .

The Caribbean’s location is again coming to be of global strategic significance

The Caribbean’s location is again coming to be of global strategic significance

Long-term Caribbean security and defence policy and its relationship to foreign policy are issues rarely written about or commented on in the Caribbean media .

They vanish without trace

They vanish without trace

Recently I was sorting through old files and papers in my library in the process of sending them for deposit at the Special Collections Division of the UWI Library in St Augustine .

Alekhine: The attacking genius

Alekhine: The attacking genius

Perhaps an inspiring way to begin the New Year is to focus on one of the finest chess attackers of all time, Dr Alexander Alekhine, (Moscow 1892-Estoril, Portugal 1946) .

Changes in the building stock

Changes in the building stock

Take stockThe old year is over and a new one has just begun .

In good taste..Cardamom Custard

In good taste..Cardamom Custard

  We are still officially in the Christmas season with 12th night soon upon us .

Culinary  ginger

Culinary ginger

This year almost every Christmas event had lot and lots of freshly brewed ginger beer .

Pet adoption

Pet adoption

(Continued from last week)When you are adopting a dog, especially one from the GSPCA Shelter, there are certain considerations that have to be factored into the exercise .

What does it take to  win the Democratic nomination in 2016?

What does it take to win the Democratic nomination in 2016?

Get out your pitchforks, Democrats! A showdown over populism is coming .

A Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) hunting near the Enmore seawall, on the East Coast

A Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) hunting near the Enmore seawall, on the East Coast

Barn Owls are often seen at night when they appear ghostly and all white .

Sunday  Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday  Cartoon .

Increase road safety by cultivating compassion

Increase road safety by cultivating compassion

The beginning of a new year is generally a time of reflection and resolution making .

We need to talk about a new social contract

We need to talk about a new social contract

Introduction: Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change to submit a weekly column on governance and related matters .

Beaten? Enduring to the bitter end?

Prognostications 2015

On this, our first day of the New Year, I should be concentrating on beginnings, not endings .

Eve ignited the present  scientific revolution

Eve ignited the present scientific revolution

Western intellectual tradition is said to consist of the sometimes uneasy coexistence of two essential elements: one from Jerusalem and the other from the philosophical tradition of Athens .

Let’s make teachers superstars

Let’s make teachers superstars

- educational quality key to boost Latin America’s growth and keep social gains

By Jorge Familiar For Latin America, 2014 did not turn out as well as we envisioned .

Tackling violence is a national undertaking

Tackling violence is a national undertaking

By The Caribbean VoiceThe Caribbean Voice comprises thirty suicide-prevention advocates/activist, drawn from the USA, Canada, the UK and the Caribbean, including Guyana, among whom there are three pastors and three pandits, along with educators, youth activists, women’s activists, social activists, community activists, media personnel and individuals of varied skills and experiences .

The Fibre Optic Cable Project:  Another colossal failure?

The Fibre Optic Cable Project: Another colossal failure?

Good and honourable intentions, vigorously pursued to finality, are more likely to produce the desired outcomes .

Plans for the New Year

Plans for the New Year

In the last few days before the New Year we asked the man/woman in the street about their big plans and hopes for 2015 .

Betsy Ground

Betsy Ground

Story and photos byJannelle Williams On the surface it would appear that the village of Betsy Ground is thriving .

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of terrorism and looting national resources

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of terrorism and looting national resources

Part1 Introduction There is a connecting thread to Guyana’s ongoing narrative of multiple unfolding crises, major economic contradictions, and threats of state violence against government critics .

This ‘IMC’ has failed the nation and must go

This ‘IMC’ has failed the nation and must go

Negative attributes For the past 22 years, the country of Guyana has been administered by an alliance known as the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic or (PPP/C) .

US-Cuba thaw may rock Caribbean tourism

US-Cuba thaw may rock Caribbean tourism

One of the big questions following President Barack Obama’s decision to significantly expand US tourism to Cuba will be how much it will affect other Caribbean tourism destinations such as the Dominican Republic, Jamaica or Cancun .

Kester Clarke: Wildlife hunting with a camera

Kester Clarke: Wildlife hunting with a camera

The acquisition of a high-tech camera is what propelled Kester Clarke into bird and wildlife photography as a hobby, and he now describes it as giving him the thrill a hunter gets except that a hunter is armed with a gun and he is armed with a camera .

2015

2015

The electorate will be called upon in 2015 to decide the political shape of Guyana for the immediate future .

Plucking the gowans fine

Plucking the gowans fine

I was speaking not long ago to an old, dear friend, the Canadian Philip O’Meara .

The power of time

The power of time

Sonnet 123 No .

A good year for chess

A good year for chess

‘Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet’ -LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables The year 2014 is closing .

Bird watchers corner

Bird watchers corner

02White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) photographed in LindenThe White-winged Becard is found throughout most of South America and inhabits mainly forest areas of varying types .

Adopting a pet in 2015

Adopting a pet in 2015

The Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) and so many other Good Samaritans collect abandoned dogs and cats with the hope that they can find a suitable and loving/caring home for the orphans .

The Final Round

The Final Round

In good taste

By now, most of us have had our fill of cake and will be getting ready to toast 2014, wondering where it went… simultaneously, we will welcome 2015, full of hope for betterment in all aspects of our lives and indeed for the world .

Low oil prices leave the Caribbean in an uncertain place

Low oil prices leave the Caribbean in an uncertain place

Two days before Christmas, the Saudi Oil Minister, Ali al-Nami, made a statement that is likely to change geo-politics and the face of the world economy in 2015 .

Sorrel: A Christmas delight

Sorrel: A Christmas delight

Sorrel came into season early this year and I have made good use of it .

Instances of uplift

Instances of uplift

As the year winds down to find us surrounded by daily news of mankind apparently going downhill, both at home and abroad, one can easily begin to harbour feelings of despair .

Inclusionary democracy

Inclusionary democracy

Guyana was born a broken nation forty-six ago .



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