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The myth about organised labour

The myth about organised labour

Bad for business The labour dispute at the University of Guyana has brought to mind the debate of whether or not union activity and collective bargaining help or hurt the economy .

Latin America’s growing challenge is ‘fragmentation’

Latin America’s growing challenge is ‘fragmentation’

While Latin American presidents meet in regular summits that usually end with grandiose declarations vowing to dramatically increase economic integration, several little-noticed reports paint a very different picture: they show that trade within the region is falling fast .

Alliances and compromises in Guyana’s politics

Alliances and compromises in Guyana’s politics

The Cummingsburg Accord is only the latest in the history of alliances in Guyana’s post-war politics .

Caricom Heads of Government  meetings are becoming a side show

Caricom Heads of Government meetings are becoming a side show

When the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, opens the 26th Caricom Heads of Government Intersessional meeting on February 26th in Nassau, one might be forgiven for wondering if this regional summit will be perceived any more positively than those in the recent past .

White-tailed Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

[caption id="attachment_324015" align="alignleft" width="249"] White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) with a snake near Annai .

Peace Lilies add glamour

Peace Lilies add glamour

Part 1

Spathiphyllum commonly called Peace Lily originated in the tropical rainforest of Central and South America .

Hey, it’s African History Month, remember?

What The PPP wants – and will do

-Are Banks allowed to be naughty?I spared myself a day or two before finally deciding that I would dare offer a reminder–comment to the populace, generally, and to African-descended Guyanese specifically that February is usually deemed African History Month .

Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon.

The ‘Cummingsburg Accord’ and inclusionary democracy

The ‘Cummingsburg Accord’ and inclusionary democracy

The signing of the ‘Cummingsburg Accord’ by David Granger, Leader of A Partnership for National Unity, and Khemraj Ramjattan, Leader of the Alliance For Change, has changed the course of Guyana’s political development forever .

The coalition must be bolstered by a creative strategy

The coalition must be bolstered by a creative strategy

Readers of this column will know that it has continuously advocated coalition between the opposition forces as a possible and necessary condition for the removal of the PPP from government, and the institutionalisation of a more adequate national governance arrangement .

Only people power can save us!

Only people power can save us!

By David Comissiong David Comissiong is an attorney-at-law, and a former senator in the Parliament of Barbados .

That $3 billion loan from GGMC to CH&PA (Part II)

That $3 billion loan from GGMC to CH&PA (Part II)

Last Friday, two news items caught my eyes .

The upcoming elections 

The upcoming elections 

Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahAs the date for general elections draws nearer we asked members of the public whether they are excited and would be voting Noel Parkinson, NIS pensioner,‘I’m not excited about the elections because as a Christian I don’t get into politics .

Steelband making waves

Steelband making waves

Guyana is awash, virtually daily, with an array of ‘bad news’ stories .

Number 2 Village,  East Canje, Berbice

Number 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice

Story and photos by Jannelle WilliamsNumber 2 Village is perhaps one of the most prosperous villages in East Canje Berbice as a large percentage of its residents are involved in private enterprise .

Let us at least play with gallantry and pride

Let us at least play with gallantry and pride

We are too obsessed by success, by deeds of glory and heroic feats .

Election results

Election results

The last general and regional elections were characterized by extensive delay in announcing election results and there was an outcry against it .

Will global oil prices continue to fall? How will this affect Guyana and PetroCaribe?

Will global oil prices continue to fall? How will this affect Guyana and PetroCaribe?

Market price: demand and supply               Today the PetroCaribe Agreement and Guyana’s oil importation has to be contextualized against the dramatic fall in the global price of oil, which started in mid-2014 .

Top suspect in Uruguay’s bomb scares — Iran

Top suspect in Uruguay’s bomb scares — Iran

Two recent bomb scares close to the Israeli embassy in Uruguay and the mysterious departure of an Iranian diplomat found close to one of the fake bombs are raising new suspicions about Iran’s terrorist activities in Latin America .

Trade, investment and the human resources of Guyana

Trade, investment and the human resources of Guyana

Economic lifeGuyana is not known as a major trading economy, though trade matters to its economic life .

The Flamingo plant

The Flamingo plant

Justicia carnea commonly called Jacobinea or Flamingo Plant originated in Brazil and there are approximarely 300 species in the Justicia genus .

Carlsen bests Naiditsch  after Armageddon final

Carlsen bests Naiditsch after Armageddon final

The Grenke Chess Classic Tournament, which was contested in Baden-Baden, Germany, turned out to be an exciting final as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch battled to an Armageddon game to decide the winner of the tournament .

Royal Twist showed Naya Zamana at its zenith

Royal Twist showed Naya Zamana at its zenith

Naya Zamana 19: A Royal Twist presented two weeks ago as a repeat performance by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is worth revisiting .

Common Potoo

Common Potoo

The Common Potoo is a large nocturnal bird and is greyish brown with a patterned plumage that helps it to blend well at the tops of exposed logs .

Focaccia

Focaccia

(Adapted from My Bread) While I don’t eat bread often, I am always making bread – just because I love baking breads .

More details on physical  changes in dogs and cats

More details on physical changes in dogs and cats

ContinuedAs promised last week, let’s look at some more of the physical changes and decreased organ functions in the elderly pet .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Revisiting the role of Civil Society

-The new government: My 10 simple things

Last Friday I directed the attention of those interested to the role of newspapers and how our four major dailies are used at elections time .

A blow which has left us staggering

A blow which has left us staggering

Introduction: Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to submit a weekly column on governance and related matters .

Good governance and human development

Good governance and human development

Human development is the foundation of A Partnership for National Unity’s policy for governance .

The PPP will not  be a pushover

The PPP will not be a pushover

After the opposition won the majority of seats in the National Assembly in the 2011 general elections, I was left bemused by the notion that had it taken the advice of those of my ilk and formed a pre-election arrangement with a single list, the PPP/C would have lost government .

Let’s All Take A Stand  Against All Violence

Let’s All Take A Stand Against All Violence

National Anti-violence Candlelight Vigil – March 27

 By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 .

Preparing for the CSEC examinations

Preparing for the CSEC examinations

 The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are just about 90 days away .

That $3 billion loan from GGMC to CH&PA

That $3 billion loan from GGMC to CH&PA

As a prelude to this article, two Saturdays ago would have been the date of my retirement as Auditor General, had I not chosen to demit office ten years earlier .

Timehri

Timehri

Story by Dacia Whaul withphotos by Arian Browne If you like hot days and cool nights without having to pay for it, then you might consider visiting Timehri .



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