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Citizens reject work of art

Citizens reject work of art

Outrage in Georgetown, 1950

The sources on which Clive McWatt relied for this account are located in the British Guiana files in the National Archives, Kew, London .

Performing arts in schools

Performing arts in schools

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 .

The decorative pineapple

The decorative pineapple

Ananas comosus comes from the pineapple family (Bromeliad) and originated from Brazil in South America and spread throughout the Caribbean, Asia and Hawaii .

Feeding the old dog

Feeding the old dog

Over the last few weeks we have been writing about the preferred feeding regimes of puppies, young adults, pregnant and lactating bitches, etc .

Wanted: A ministerial code

Wanted: A ministerial code

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 .

On budgets and growing old

-Western aid equals poverty?

It is my habit to leave weightier issues like National Budget Analyses to those much better qualified .

Shaping a real Guyana vision

Shaping a real Guyana vision

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 .

Let us have the local elections this year; it’s an entitlement

Let us have the local elections this year; it’s an entitlement

Alliance for Change column

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 politics of money  laundering: who will blink first?

The politics of money laundering: who will blink first?

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 .

UCCI Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference

UCCI Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference

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” .

We will not take this sitting down

We will not take this sitting down

Tonya Haynes is a founding member of CODE RED for Gender Justice and CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network .

Those stakeholder consultations on the  Anti-Money Laundering Amendment Bill

Those stakeholder consultations on the Anti-Money Laundering Amendment Bill

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 .

Reducing the rate of suicide

Reducing the rate of suicide

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 .

Chateau Margot

Chateau Margot

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 .

Bachelet’s Chile: moving closer to Venezuela?

Bachelet’s Chile: moving closer to Venezuela?

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 .

A victory for the Caribbean

A victory for the Caribbean

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 .

Practices we should abandon

Practices we should abandon

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 .

Mind – adventure

Mind – adventure

If you can, every now and then it is good to escape the reality which you have settled into .

The Rodney Inquiry

The Rodney Inquiry

There can be no other valid objective of the Rodney Inquiry than to seek the truth, namely, the circumstances surrounding his death in 1980 .

GuySuCo’s misguided search for economies of scale

GuySuCo’s misguided search for economies of scale

In this week’s column I intended to conclude the evaluation of costs as a performance indicator .

Non-bank cambios might not be around for much longer

Non-bank cambios might not be around for much longer

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 .

Storytelling and poetry days

Storytelling and poetry days

 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  .

Feeding older puppies

Feeding older puppies

(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 .

Anand surprises at the Candidates

Anand surprises at the Candidates

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

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Get ready for  the annual  Flower Show

Get ready for the annual Flower Show

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 .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

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 .

The RA&CS Reading Room: That ‘other’ library

The RA&CS Reading Room: That ‘other’ library

By Clive W McWattClive Wayne McWatt was born in Guyana in 1946 .

Let’s negotiate on principle

Let’s negotiate on principle

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 .

Law, order and standards: A Granger Presidency?

Poor people’s money and just two roads

Personal and collective respect for law, order, discipline, reasonably-civilised standards of behaviour, service and of living itself .

Local organs have been starved  of funds by the PPP/C

Local organs have been starved of funds by the PPP/C

A Partnership for National Unity column

Central government has a constitutional obligation to provide finances to local democratic organs .

Local Government integral  to democracy

Local Government integral to democracy

Alliance for Change column

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 .

Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Ask the Consul Installment 148...Summer Travel

Ask the Consul Installment 148…Summer Travel

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 be real

Let’s be real

Let’s look at our nation along its historical curve .

Local people should control  the selection of their MPs

Local people should control the selection of their MPs

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 .

Migration on the move

Migration on the move

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 .



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