Challenging the Constitutional Tribunal Ruling in the Dominican Republic: Where is CARICOM Leadership?
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora ColumnEditor’s Note: November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women .
The SAI’s contact with the media has traditionally been a once a year feature .
The impending ban on Styrofoam products Interviews and photos by Dacia Whaul and Desilon DanielsIn the wake of an announcement last week by the government that it would impose a ban on polystyrene (Styrofoam) in its bid to clean up the environment, we asked the man/woman in the street whether they thought this would help to address the dire situation, especially in the city .
Intermittently through the year, and especially during memorable times up the immense and soul-redeeming Essequibo, I like to read Shelley – as we all should do from time to time since he is pre-eminently the poet of hope .
Most people pass the scattered, thatched-roofed, mud-brick huts of Kumu without stopping and head directly to the white spray of the Kumu Falls to splash about in the cold waters roaring off the mountain .
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is likely to win the Dec 15 runoff election by a landslide, and the conventional wisdom is that her new coalition, which includes the Communist Party, will make a sharp turn to the left .
The recent tepid performance by the West Indies cricket team touring India has triggered yet another barrage of media outcries about our place in the sport that leaves us far removed from the world champions we once were .
Well-orchestratedAs stated last Sunday it was my intention to bring the series of columns on money laundering to an end .
Missed opportunitiesFor some time now Guyana has been using the public-private partnership (PPP) to invest in the creation of several public goods .
Last week the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, spelt out a new US policy for the Americas .
There has been much, inevitable speculation about the future of President Jagdeo .
Euphorbia mille commonly called Crown of Thorns or Christ of Thorns originates from Madagascar and comes from the Euphorbiaceae family .
Last year, world champion Viswanathan Anand lost game seven of his world championship match to his challenger Boris Gelfand, an Israeli grandmaster, in a best-of-12 series .
The third edition of the Guyana National Drama Festival ended its run of performances last Friday with plays entered by students of the National School of Theatre Arts and Drama .
The Straight-billed Woodcreeper is common in open woodland, scrub, and river-edge forest .
Sunday Cartoon .
Continued Problems at the navel site(1) BleedingWhen a puppy is in the womb, it is connected to its mother by the umbilical cord which contains tubes (one vein and two arteries) which bring in nutrients and take out impure blood .
In September this year, Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell called on citizens to wage war with criminals .
Businessmen-cops, the “lessons industry”Except for the comments on the Procurement Commission, I’m again wearily exploring that which has attracted repeated commentaries and analyses elsewhere .
Last Monday, we began an examination of the three financial papers that the Minister of Finance presented to the National Assembly seeking approval by way of supplementary provision in the sum of $12 .
Our nation faces crucial, crushing problems, and the only way out demands that citizens of good conscience and sound mind work at designing solutions .
Guyana and Sri Lanka are usually categorized as bi-communal societies, and recently the latter has been in the international news because some countries boycotted the Commonwealth Heads of Government conference which was being held there, and the British Prime Minister used his presence in the country to call for an international investigation into the recently concluded civil war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) .
Introduction Recently Minister Ashni Singh declared that the PPP will only implement the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) if cabinet gets an influence in the public procurement of goods and services .
The Transparency Institute Guyana Inc (TIGI), an affiliate of Transparency International, is holding its second annual fundraising dinner at the Pegasus Hotel on Friday, 22 November at 7 pm .
By Miguel Ceara-HattonMiguel Ceara-Hatton is a professor and researcher in economics from the Dominican Republic .
Charity, Essequibo Coast is a booming waterfront community from where many persons access the Pomeroon .
On 7 November 2013, the Minister of Finance tabled three financial papers in the National Assembly requesting the Assembly to approve of $12 .
Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandThere’s Egypt in the Land of Canaan .
Conclusion This week’s column indicates the remaining markers that go along with the strategic guideposts provided earlier for a way forward in dealing with Guyana’s situation in regard to money laundering, the financing of terrorism and proliferation .
Watching the West Indies batsmen in India in the current cricket clash, one is reminded of the instances in everyday Caribbean life where we run down the wicket, swing vigorously, and miss .
Catharanthus rosens commonly called Periwinkle, Never Done or Vinca originates from Madagascar .
Continued from last week Asymmetry of informationThe proposed regulatory changes identified in the previous part of this article reflect several deficiencies in the form and substance of reports .
Continued from last week Puppy diseases So far, we have been looking at the caring of the newborn puppy .
The Third National Drama Festival of Guyana, which is now in session, seems to be confirming the growing trend among Guyanese playwrights to use drama to tackle burning social issues .
In the 47 years of Guyana’s post-independence history, Guyanese have had the opportunity only once, in 1994, of having freely elected our local leaders .
The spirit grows weary with the weight of woe in the world at large and here at home .
In chess, in world championship matches, a player can reveal himself to his opponent by his choice of opening move .