Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Economics and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.
Service, currency, quality and affordable prices are the ingredients which have kept one of Guyana’s oldest and largest businesses going 60 years after it came into existence, according to its Executive Chairman Sattaur Gafoor.
Naturally there will be numerous reviews of 2011 as the year winds down tomorrow. So my offering here can be brief as various journalists recount straight happenings and significant news “stories”, whilst other seasoned commentators employ their personal perspectives and scientific analyses to pass judgement on the year.
Unfortunately, applicants for visas sometimes receive fraudulent or inaccurate information from unscrupulous persons regarding the United States visa process and how to complete the necessary requirements for the application.
If President Donald Ramotar wants to represent change in and modernisation of the Guyanese political fabric, one of his first priorities must be to put a rein on the type of propaganda with which the PPP has been historically associated.
The celebration of Christmas in Kort-beraad, East Bank Berbice might be considered by some to be a bit old-fashioned; there is not much exchanging of presents and there is no extravagant spending on decorations or fancy items.
Halt! The market vendor shrieks.
A bargain for this customer.
Piece of beef and candy too.
Goods and buyers reconciled…
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
‘Christ is born in Bethlehem‘
Every now and then you run into people who are true masters at what they do. There is a fellow in Cayman I wrote about before who makes beautiful knives from old files and black coral, every knife unique, every one a work of art.
I regret I start with grimness in my Christmas column this year. Perhaps it is good to remember that for countless millions in the world this is, as T S Eliot reminded us in the greatest poem ever written about the birth of Christ, “Just the worst time of the year.” So this column records an event which I still remember once cast a shadow for me over the festival of goodwill and love and peace.