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It’s time for International Anti-corruption Court

It’s time for International Anti-corruption Court

The more I read about the massive government corruption in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and other countries where top officials have been accused of stealing fortunes with near total impunity, the more I like a new proposal that is making the rounds in world legal circles — creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court .

Baked Fish Fillets

Baked Fish Fillets

In good taste

[caption id="attachment_298617" align="alignleft" width="375"] Baked Fish Fillets (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)[/caption]Did you try the fish fillets in Lemon Butter Sauce the week before last? How was it? Want another quick recipe to cook fish?Again I am recommending a whitefish fillet, that means, Bangamary, Trout, Red or Grey Snapper, Snook and any other variety of whitefish available can be used .

Regionally led private sector growth may have become a pipe dream

Regionally led private sector growth may have become a pipe dream

When Caricom heads of government met in Antigua earlier this month they had held a “frank and enthusiastic” exchange with selected leaders of industry and commerce .

Grow your own sweet basil

Grow your own sweet basil

Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) originated from India and Iran .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

[caption id="attachment_298620" align="alignleft" width="385"] Forest creek (Photo by Samantha James)[/caption]The forests of Guyana are a key part of the water cycle, since they produce oxygen and are critical for evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and runoff .

Pause

Pause

By Andre Haynes, Guest Contributor If the AFC has its way, we could soon find ourselves facing new general elections a lot earlier than expected .

Guyana’s Murderous Madness

-Bharrat, Benjie, Basmattie

- The Politics of the Seventh ParliamentIn these Op-Ed pieces one is given to (hopefully) well-thought out analyses and conclusions, strongly-held, truth-and-fact views, sometimes preachy “lectures” and heavily-referenced or endorsed dissertations .

Ireng-Sawariwau neighbourhood yearns for local democracy

Ireng-Sawariwau neighbourhood yearns for local democracy

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 .

Writing that shapes the social space

Writing that shapes the social space

Who makes a real difference in society?We look to politicians, as if they possess super-human powers, and when they fail, when Parliament descends to a crassly quarrelsome, strife-ridden place of inertia, we lament and moan and become disappointed .

Cartoon

Cartoon

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The PPP has far more questions to answer

The PPP has far more questions to answer

Last week, in response to the Alliance for Change (AFC) letter stating its intent to move a motion of no-confidence in his government under article 106 of the Constitution, President Donald Ramotar stated that he and his party were ready for any eventual elections, and then he did a very strange thing, which suggests the opposite .

Delaying the election of local authorities supports corruption

Delaying the election of local authorities supports corruption

The word democracy has its origin in two Greek words which together mean ‘people power’ (demos = people; kratos = power) .

Local government elections, US Ambassador’s statement and the “feral blast”

Local government elections, US Ambassador’s statement and the “feral blast”

In February of this year, the National Assembly approved a Bill for the holding of local government elections no later than 1 August 2014 .

The 2012 Guyana census

The 2012 Guyana census

This week we asked the man and woman in the street what they thought of the 2012 census draft report, which recorded a decrease in the population .

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

Most of the residents of the close-knit community of No 5 Village, West Coast Berbice are engaged in business from selling iguanas and water coconuts to running food stalls by the roadside .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

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No confidence

No confidence

The AFC released on Friday last a letter to the President of Guyana in which it advised that it will be tabling in the National Assembly a motion of no confidence in the government .

What Kurt Vonnegut had to say

What Kurt Vonnegut had to say

Too many of my good friends are overwhelmed with work which prevents them living more peaceful, varied, interesting and fulfilled lives .

Wildly off track: Considering ‘debt relief for Guyana’ as Reparations payment

Wildly off track: Considering ‘debt relief for Guyana’ as Reparations payment

IntroductionAt the request of several readers today’s column will evaluate the proposal which is finding favour in several highly-indebted Caricom countries for the payment of slavery reparations by the former slave-owning countries to slave descendants in the region, to be made in the form of national debt relief .

Andres Oppenheimer: BRICS’ emerging world bank: good idea, bad timing

Andres Oppenheimer: BRICS’ emerging world bank: good idea, bad timing

This week’s announcement by the presidents of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — the so-called BRICS countries — that they will create their own international financial institution was greeted with polite scepticism and some criticism in Washington DC .

Songs as a history resource

Songs as a history resource

Song-writers are essentially observers; that’s where the process begins; that’s where the ideas or interpretations or slants that song-writers present in a song originate .

Do the meetings in Brazil  herald a new world order?

Do the meetings in Brazil herald a new world order?

As this is being written a series of summits have been taking place in Brazil which may have a lasting effect on the way in which the Caribbean and other small indebted nations come to address their future .

Private sector lags behind government

Private sector lags behind government

 Delayed releaseThe preliminary 2012 census report is out but it does not provide data on employment and the labour force in general .

Celery

Celery

Celery originated from the Mediterranean .

Research done by the National  Dance Company is essential

Research done by the National Dance Company is essential

The Enchanted Caribbean is one of the annual productions of the National Dance Company .

Norway is a milestone for Guyana’s chess

Norway is a milestone for Guyana’s chess

Guyana’s participation at the important 2014 Norway Chess Olympiad, scheduled for the beginning of August, represents a milestone for the sprinkling of local practitioners of the ancient game .

Surface tumours

Surface tumours

Continued from last weekIn last week’s column, in my haste to conclude the painful and distressing topic of tumours/cancers, I omitted mentioning two of the most frequent ailments in our tumour/cancer discussions, namely those associated with the vagina and the breast .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is a common sight in open scrubby pastures along Guyana’s coast between April and September .

In good taste...Butter Potatoes

In good taste…Butter Potatoes

Butter Potatoes are simply potatoes cooked in butter .

Morpho Butterfly

Morpho Butterfly

The glittering sapphire jewel weaving though the dark, humid forest is not an illusion .

The inequality of life

The inequality of life

Killed on a city street in our capital while committing a robbery earlier this week, Kevin Fields achieved the kind of notoriety in death that he seemed determined to attain during his young life .

Respect? Why Bother? But we must

-Civil Society: The Cynics and Caricom

Two most brief lecturettes today as senior years muse on values and virtues lost, providing origins and causes for our socio-national decline .

Cultivating goodwill

Cultivating goodwill

How could we cultivate and foster goodwill in our nation?We see each other through broken lenses of distrust, suspicion and across divides .

6C1 Visa Ineligibility

6C1 Visa Ineligibility

Installment 154This Ask the Consul article addresses the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) visa ineligibility for non-immigrant and immigrant visa applicants .

Don’t interfere, don’t intervene, don’t interrupt

Don’t interfere, don’t intervene, don’t interrupt

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 .

Seeking to reap the dividends  of democratic peace

Seeking to reap the dividends of democratic peace

No one vaguely familiar with liberal foreign policy analysis could fail to ponder the possibility of an expanding liberal zone of peace .

The preliminary 2012 census, per  capita income and remittances

The preliminary 2012 census, per capita income and remittances

The 2012 preliminary census report – already two years late – is probably more famous for what it conceals than what it reveals .



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