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Timehri

Timehri

Story by Dacia Whaul withphotos by Arian Browne If you like hot days and cool nights without having to pay for it, then you might consider visiting Timehri .

Background indicators for trade in rice and oil

Background indicators for trade in rice and oil

IntroductionLast week’s column revealed that in 2015, even as Guyana approaches half a century of Independence, several classical features of its colonial economic structure remain intact by global standards .

What’s going on here?

What’s going on here?

Life in Guyana can be a series of puzzlements or strange behaviours that often remain unexplained, or not attended to, sometimes for years after they emerge .

Whose spanner in the works?

Whose spanner in the works?

Working alongside and observing Dr Jagdeo (then Mr Jagdeo) at close range in the PPP for twenty years, I know that he must be enormously tickled at the controversy generated by the court action challenging the presidential two-term limit .

How political power is most sensibly exercised

How political power is most sensibly exercised

Manifestos – by which we are shortly to be seriously afflicted – are viewed with grave scepticism by mostly everyone except those who painstakingly compile them .

More details on physical changes in elderly dogs and cats

More details on physical changes in elderly dogs and cats

A few weeks ago (TPC 25 January, 2015) we alluded to some physical changes which take place relative to our pets, specifically dogs and cats .

Literary prizes are worth more than their monetary value

Literary prizes are worth more than their monetary value

‘It is universally acknowledged’ that good creative writers do not write for prizes .

Affordable housing the expensive way

Affordable housing the expensive way

ShamefulThe loan by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) raises once again the concern about the conscious mismanagement of the resources of the Guyanese people by the PPP/C government .

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

Germany’s chess grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch promoted a rook pawn to the queening square and so defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic at Baden-Baden .

A Conversation with Selwyn Collins

A Conversation with Selwyn Collins

His mother was and remains his life’s anchor; his six sisters and many other women who “guided and nurtured him with kindness and lots of love” to make him evolve into a human being who people are proud to be associated with, have Selwyn Collins’s eternal gratitude .

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

In good taste

With the start of the new semester and very little time to cook during the week, I find myself making large pots of soups on the weekends and then placing them into individual containers so that I can consume them during the week .

Oil-rich Venezuela’s miracle  — record poverty

Oil-rich Venezuela’s miracle — record poverty

The recent history of oil-rich Venezuela should be taught in universities around the world as a textbook case of an economic miracle in reverse: despite having benefited from the biggest oil boom in recent history, the country has managed to be poorer .

Pomegranate the wonder fruit!

Pomegranate the wonder fruit!

Pomegranate is an exotic antioxidant and one of the superfruits .

Sun Parakeet

Sun Parakeet

[caption id="attachment_322318" align="alignleft" width="279"] One of a flock of 20 Sun Parakeets (Aratinga solstitialis) seen active in a valley in Karasabai, Rupununi .

The cost of flying to the  Caribbean will remain high

The cost of flying to the Caribbean will remain high

Despite the price of oil falling from a high of US$107 per barrel in the middle of 2014 to just over US$50 in late January 2015, this has so far failed to reduce the cost of air travel with the airlines that operate the North American and European routes that bring millions of visitors to the region each year .

Our four newspapers at this time

-When Nurse Barkot delivered baby Barrot

- ISIS: A global threat?I suppose it’s no irony; just his many assignments and publications which resulted in Historian David Granger- currently the political Opposition Leader- producing a booklet on a summarized history of Guyana’s (earliest) Newspapers .

The future of the National Assembly

The future of the National Assembly

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

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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Dangerous scheming to abort the Constitutional Reforms of 2001

Dangerous scheming to abort the Constitutional Reforms of 2001

There is everything conspiratorial about litigation filed and instituted recently in the motion in the name of Cedric Richardson against the Attorney General and the Speaker .

Double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy?Most of us adhere to some basic moral principles that we take for granted and which, if we are observed violating, can result in all manner of moral, legal, conceptual and practical difficulties and confusion .

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

By Savitri Persaud Savitri Persaud was born in Guyana and spent part of her childhood in Moblissa, off the Linden Highway, and in Bellevue, West Bank Demerara .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance,  transparency and accountability – final part

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability – final part

Before we begin our final in a four-part series on the above subject, I refer to the comments of the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on our two recent articles on the Fibre Optic Cable Project .

Why join Lions International

Why join Lions International

What the Lions say about…

On January 13, the birth anniversary of Melvin Jones (the founder of Lions International), Lions members recommitted themselves to service to community with members across the globe participating in rededication ceremonies .

Annandale

Annandale

‘Bush cook’ and a game of cricket on the seashore were the order of the day for young boys living in Annandale in the 1980s .

Stock performance and the Guyana economy

Stock performance and the Guyana economy

Negative territoryFor the first time in five years the stock index prepared by this writer has ended the year in negative territory .

Energy security requires a high degree of national consensus

Energy security requires a high degree of national consensus

A few days ago, the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, met with Caribbean leaders in Washington to discuss the region’s long term approach to energy security .

Ex-leaders can play a  big role in Venezuela

Ex-leaders can play a big role in Venezuela

The recent visit by three former Latin American leaders to Venezuela has not only helped draw attention to their assertion that the region’s democracies have “abandoned” Venezuela, but has shown that former presidents can play a larger-than-expected role in pushing for democracy in Latin America .

Realizing without being told

Realizing without being told

You can identify change in the world by reading lengthy polemics, or by examining complex data, or by attending scientific forums .

Guyana then and now: Small, poor, open and trade-dependent

Guyana then and now: Small, poor, open and trade-dependent

Then and nowSadly, as we approach Republic Day 2015, and after about half a century of independence, the classic description of the Guyana colonial economy as very small (even micro by global standards), poor, highly open, and exceptionally dependent on trade in primary commodities remains as broadly accurate today as it was back then .

Virgin territory

Virgin territory

Guyana is in virgin, unexplored, political territory .

A darker age beckons in the world

A darker age beckons in the world

And I am not referring to the menace of al Qaeda, IS and assorted deranged constituencies which cast a pall of horror around the world .

Pomegranate, the wonder fruit

Pomegranate, the wonder fruit

Punica granatum commonly called Pomegranate originated in Iran (formerly called Persia) .

Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters Tournament

Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters Tournament

World chess champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen emerged victorious in the brutal Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament in the Netherlands recently .

Dog/cat geriatrics (continued)

Dog/cat geriatrics (continued)

Psychological considerations In the January 18, 2015 column, I referred to some behavioural changes in the elderly dog/cat .

Yellow Oriole

Yellow Oriole

  The Yellow Oriole is also called the ‘plantain’ and ‘small corn bird’ .

American corruption is exceptional, too

By Terry Golway(Terry Golway is author of Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, due out in March .

Carnival, Mashramani and the  evolution of calypso, soca and chutney

Carnival, Mashramani and the evolution of calypso, soca and chutney

The relationship between the carnival season in the Caribbean and Guyana’s Mash-ramani is very easily disguised .



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