By R M Austin
It is a measure of the nature of the current presidential campaign that at the very moment when the celebrated Augusta Golf Club was announcing the admission of female members for the first time, one of whom is the former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, the media should be lit up by the unfortunate comments of the Congressman from Missouri, Todd Akin.
Caricom’s dilatoriness and implementation deficits (well documented by Prof Norman Girvan) have dramatized grave impediments standing in the way of forging a single market and economy.
Over the past year, this feature has been showcasing some of the amazing plants and animals of the Iwokrama Rain Forest; now here are some details about the importance and role of tropical forests in general and their functions.
The most important consideration relating to breeding is when to breed. Before reading this week’s TPC, you may wish to refer to some of the other Sunday Stabroek TPC articles, especially those printed on July 8th and 29th, August 5th and 12th.
As the worst US drought in fifty years drives up the price of staples such as corn, soybean and wheat, and changing weather patterns affect cereal production in Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan, the world is about to experience another surge in food prices.
While Ecuador’s populist President Rafael Correa steps up his international offensive to grant political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, an exiled Ecuadoran journalist seeking political asylum has some very interesting insights into what’s behind the Ecuadorian leader’s latest quest for international attention.
However back-handed this might appear (below), it is a plug for all Guyana to go out and support all the (free) events that comprise this weekend’s Inter-Guiana Cultural Festival in
Georgetown and suburbs.