Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change to submit a weekly column on local government and related matters .
By Jorge Familiar Calderón Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank .
From all indications we will soon have national and regional elections, and all those who wish to see Guyana actually fulfilling its potential rather than its resources being drained away to far off places (the Bai Shan Lin affair) for the benefit of others, must now concentrate all their efforts on developing a strategy that would relieve the PPP/C of government at the next elections .
On 9 June 2014, the Transparency Institute Guyana Inc .
Reparations campaign distracts from challenges facing Caribbean: A response by Hilbourne Watson and Trevor Campbell
Hilbourne Watson is a Barbadian political scientist .
On 22 July 2014, the Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) announced that only one company met the prequalification requirements for the supply of drugs and medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and the Georgetown Hospital .
The last census report reflected a reduction of the population in Region Six and residents shared their views on this issue below: [caption id="attachment_300494" align="alignright" width="180"] Godwyn Allicock[/caption][caption id="attachment_300495" align="alignleft" width="162"] Mr .
Story and photos by David Pappanah Baracara is a predominately African community that is located approximately fifty miles up the Canje River .
IntroductionThis week’s column continues the discussion of the Bureau of Statistics (BoS) Preliminary Population and Housing Census Report for 2012 .
Like any poor country, Guyana is replete with occasions for despair about standards in everyday life .
In Guyana reciprocated animosity has not even come close to plumbing the awful depths which exist in so many other countries and, God willing, such hideous animosity never will prevail .
Can Region 10 farmers guarantee their success by seeing themselves as part of Guyana’s defence team?
Important allies When one thinks about Region 10, it is usually in terms of extremes .
Shrimp fritters are an easy appetizer .
On May 7, 2015 Britain will hold a general election .
Conclusion Venereal tumoursYou may recall that last week a passing reference was made to ‘transmissible canine venereal tumours’ (TCVT) as a vaginal condition which could be mistaken for the proliferation of cells which accompanies another ailment, viz vaginal hyperplasia .
I hate to agree with Argentina’s government, a bunch of mostly corrupt pseudo-progressives who have ruined the country despite benefiting from the biggest world commodity price windfall in recent history, but it is mostly right in its dispute with bondholders that led to Argentina’s default .
Guyana demolished a determined Burundi Olympic chess team on Tuesday 4-0 during the country’s current chess campaign in Norway .
[caption id="attachment_300400" align="alignleft" width="294"] An adult male Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) near a Georgetown canal .
Part 1Artocarpus altilis commonly called breadfruit originated from Polynesia and Tahiti, both tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean .
Within a relatively short time, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and its messy internal politics have become a major distraction in the country, which is an unfortunate development at a time of popular dissatisfaction with government .
I can claim to be no political scientist nor analyst .
“No taxation without representation” was the rallying slogan of the American revolutionaries in the American War of Independence .
Yesterday marked the 28th year since the Guyanese nation experienced the sudden demise of its first Executive President, Forbes Burnham .
Over drinks and being boisterous as is customary when we are in the throes of what we tell ourselves are fundamental political quarrels, a few well-educated friends and I began contemplating the current persistent suggestion that our current political problems are largely the result of the absence of leadership in the ruling generation and a corollary that our salvation lies with our young people taking government .
Since 2009 this column has been sympathetic to the idea of industrial policy mainly because in poor economies like Guyana there is a lack of sufficient financial capital, entrepreneurs and skilled workers .
By Tiffany Barry Tiffany Barry is the Social Change Coordinator at the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), based in Georgetown, Guyana .
Since my last article, two further developments took place as regards the allegations that the Minister of Finance has been undermining the authority of Parliament by authorizing withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund without the latter’s authority .
Interviews and photos by The last census report has pointed to a reduction in the population due to migration, especially in Region Six .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserWhen Sunday Stabroek journeyed into Lima Sands, a village of about 800 inhabitants behindAnna Regina in Essequibo, the trail used by the villagers was deserted .
LUCAS STOCK INDEXThe Lucas Stock Index (LSI) declined slightly by 0 .
Even if the PNCR had been minded to support the proposed AFC motion of no confidence against the government, it is not now likely .
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 .
Despite the excitement among many in Venezuela and Miami about the newly announced US visa restrictions against top Venezuelan officials linked to human rights abuses, I’m not so sure that the measures will have much impact .
IntroductionThe Bureau of Statistics’ (BoS) Preliminary Population and Housing Census Report for 2012 announced a decline in the population from 751,223 persons at the 2002 Census to 747,884 persons .
Geneva, a city that hosts many international organisations, is an attractive place .
At some point, almost every time I perform, I make reference to the value and beauty of our various Caribbean dialects .
Dwarf ambarella commonly called Dwarf golden apple originated in the South Pacific and spread throughout the Caribbean, Florida South and Central America .