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Anand surprises at the Candidates

Anand surprises at the Candidates

An interesting development for chess presented itself momentarily when news of Anand’s methodical demolition of Aronian percolated out of the ongoing FIDE 2014 Candidates elimination tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia .

 Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Get ready for  the annual  Flower Show

Get ready for the annual Flower Show

The Horticultural Society has announced that the annual Flower Show will be held on Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30 at the Umana Yana, Kingston from 10 am to 6 pm each day .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The adult cattle egret (known as gauling locally) has few predators, but birds or mammals may raid its nests, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbance from other large birds .

The RA&CS Reading Room: That ‘other’ library

The RA&CS Reading Room: That ‘other’ library

By Clive W McWattClive Wayne McWatt was born in Guyana in 1946 .

Let’s negotiate on principle

Let’s negotiate on principle

The continuing hostility and divisiveness surrounding the stalled anti-money laundering bill is an all too familiar occurrence in our politics, which has made it near impossible for mutual understanding and agreement on important national issues .

Law, order and standards: A Granger Presidency?

Poor people’s money and just two roads

Personal and collective respect for law, order, discipline, reasonably-civilised standards of behaviour, service and of living itself .

Local organs have been starved  of funds by the PPP/C

Local organs have been starved of funds by the PPP/C

A Partnership for National Unity column

Central government has a constitutional obligation to provide finances to local democratic organs .

Local Government integral  to democracy

Local Government integral to democracy

Alliance for Change column

By Dominic GaskinIn the same way that charity begins at home, one might say that democracy starts at the local level and that, without this most basic form of representation, citizens have little or no control over what takes place in their communities and how it affects them .

Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Ask the Consul Installment 148...Summer Travel

Ask the Consul Installment 148…Summer Travel

Q: How early should I apply for a visa? The answer is:  “As soon as you can”!  The embassy’s visa section is always very busy in May, June, and July .

Let’s be real

Let’s be real

Let’s look at our nation along its historical curve .

Local people should control  the selection of their MPs

Local people should control the selection of their MPs

The leaderships of the political parties in Guyana talk a good democratic game but do very little to enhance the democratic processes in their own parties; give local people more control over their own lives and over those who claim to represent them nationally .

Migration on the move

Migration on the move

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world .

Ending rape culture in Guyana

Ending rape culture in Guyana

Zenita Nicholson is a Guyanese advocate for sexual rights and gender justice .

Local democracy: Constitutional provisions

Local democracy: Constitutional provisions

The issue of the holding local government elections has dominated the news in recent days .

Phagwah today compared to years ago

Phagwah today compared to years ago

This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons commented on the Phagwah celebration now as compared to years ago: Photos and interviews by Shabna UllahDavid Armogan, Region Six chairman: ‘I find that years ago the celebration was much bigger than it is today .

Rupertee

Rupertee

Mist swirls around the tops of the three hills of Rupertee and the cold breeze streaming from the nearby Pakaraima Mountains, makes a memory – at least for a while – of the heat that can sear the Rupununi savannahs .

Illuminations

Illuminations

For all of us, at whatever strata we live, episodes come along on our journey that transform us significantly purely from the realization or understanding those encounters generate .

Local government elections

Local government elections

Against the background of the passage in the National Assembly of the Local Authorities (Election Amendment) Bill, not yet assented to by the President, which provides that local government elections be held by August, the Chairman of the Elections Commission, Dr Steve Surujbally, announced that the Elections Commission is ready to “go into election mode” as soon as the date for local government elections is fixed .

Making progress not  just in pure statistics

Making progress not just in pure statistics

Like nurses anxiously watching the pulse rate and temperature of patients in an emergency ward, for a long time we were schooled to observe movements in Gross Domestic Product as the indication of whether a country is healthy or ailing .

Anticipations of the 2014  budget: Vulnerable groups

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Vulnerable groups

Plight of vulnerableThis would be the final article on anticipations of the 2014 budget .

It is the region’s location which represents the Caribbean’s future

It is the region’s location which represents the Caribbean’s future

Until relatively recently, almost all Caribbean economic thinking has been focused on the encouragement of investment onshore, with the emphasis on commodities, manufacturing, tourism, financial services and artisanal industries such as fisheries .

GuySuCo’s under-performance: The explosion of costs

GuySuCo’s under-performance: The explosion of costs

I had reported a few weeks ago in this series data comparing the unit cost of sugar production for Caricom producers in 2005 .

OAS vote for Maduro may be short-lived

OAS vote for Maduro may be short-lived

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won a diplomatic victory by defeating a US-backed proposal at the 34-country Organization of American States that would have suggested an outside mediation to end that country’s political crisis, which has already left more than 25 dead and hundreds of wounded .

Feeding and nutrition of  young and older puppies

Feeding and nutrition of young and older puppies

The nutrition of companion animals (pets) has received considerable interest during the recent decades, and certain large manufacturers of dog and cat foods have conducted extensive research and feeding trials, in order to establish nutritious diets that need no supplementation .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Festive Amazon (Amazona festiva), also known as the Festive Parrot, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family .

Can we prevent blunders?

Can we prevent blunders?

Competitive chess players are becoming increasingly aware of the calamitous nature of blunders, those irrefutable errors which occur when one least expects them .

The celebration  of Phagwah

The celebration of Phagwah

It is always interesting to study traditional festivals, their place in a society and how they are continually affected by time and geography .

The Blushing  bromeliad

The Blushing bromeliad

Neoregelia commonly called Blushing bromeliad is found throughout South America, Central America and Florida, and grows in trees in the rainforest .

 Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons .

The lost boy

The lost boy

Although at 13 he was indicted for murders committed during massacres at Lusignan and Bartica, Dwane Williams was just a blip on the public’s radar until the recent High Court trial where he went from being a co-accused to a state witness .

The bandits’ briefing – and love-making

Our Sugar: Competence, Decisions

The Bandits’ Briefing/Meeting is the Summary of the Minutes of my own sometimes – creative mind .

Central government has a duty to protect and  promote local democracy

Central government has a duty to protect and promote local democracy

A Partnership for National Unity column

IntroductionStabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change   to submit a weekly column on local government and related matters .

Wanted: a visionary leader,  with a Guyana Dream

Wanted: a visionary leader, with a Guyana Dream

Rice farmers walk their fields today with worried wrinkles on their faces, as they face poor paddy prices, uncertain international markets and hefty bank loans .

Trade unions unity is not critical

Trade unions unity is not critical

On 27th February, the People’s Progressive Party, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change without the permission of the Guyana Trades Union Congress divvied-up the latter’s property and processes .

AML/CFT: The occasion for shifting the blame

AML/CFT: The occasion for shifting the blame

If the PPP really wanted the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism bill (AML/CFT) it would have been passed since 2011 when it had the majority .



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