Anyone concerned with the present perilous direction of climate change must hope that countries not only stick to the commitments they made under the UNFCCC 2015 process but if possible raise their ambitions.
TOKYO — While visiting Japan and interviewing officials on the robotics revolution that is sweeping much of Asia, it became clearer than ever to me that President Donald Trump’s plans to bring back low-skilled manufacturing jobs to America are a political illusion.
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Situated on the East Coast Demerara, Bee Hive is hemmed by the Atlantic Ocean, a coconut plantation and Clonbrook and Greenfield; it is 30 kilometres away from the capital and home to more than 1,500 residents.
Ambassador Cheryl Miles has crafted an enviable career in diplomacy, the only job she did for some 37 years; after nine years away, she is back full circle as head of mission in Venezuela, where she first served as ambassador 30-odd years ago, still with a lot to offer.
My aim has been in recent columns to lay out carefully the economic rationale in support of the proposition that, if Guyana’s coming oil and gas extraction industry is to play a transformative role in its economic development, then the dynamic integration of whatever economic benefits are derived from the industry into other economic sectors is essential.
It goes back to my youthful West Dem days in the 1950s: with no TV or CDs or Facebook, I found laughter in behaviours around me, in characters I’ve mentioned before, such as ‘Four Foot’ and ‘Big Os’, and the shopkeeper Tony Vieira at my aunts’ shop at Hague Front.
Two Fridays ago a seminar on Constitutional Reform the Process, was held at the University of Guyana. The event, which was well attended, was organized by the Carter Center and facilitated by the British High Commission.
Popular theatre returned to the stage of the National Cultural Centre recently with Darren McAlmont’s Woman-In-Law. It was the assertive return of a Caribbean tradition in both stage and audience – with particular emphasis on audience traditions – at a time when a new trend in dark social realism had begun to surface.