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Christmas

Christmas

 So many Christmas poems from which to choose .

Constitutional reform needs political consensus`

Constitutional reform needs political consensus`

A constitution defines the basic laws, structures for governance and rights and responsibilities under which a society is organized .

Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change ‘historic’

Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change ‘historic’

While President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday that he will normalize relations with Cuba is the biggest diplomatic breakthrough with the island after six decades of hostilities, his speech may have been less “historic” than he portrayed it, according to numerous US congressional sources and Cuba experts .

Guyana’s Reality: Is ‘inequality the root of social evil’?

Guyana’s Reality: Is ‘inequality the root of social evil’?

This week’s column concludes the discussion of inequality and poverty in Guyana .

Death of a goliath

Death of a goliath

Whales are not at home in shallow water .

The Main Thing

The Main Thing

In good taste

The mains for most holiday meals come in the form of a large piece of meat that has been baked/roasted .

Stanley Greaves: The poet and the artist

Stanley Greaves: The poet and the artist

 Caribbean History A flower falls on a leaf,the forest sleeps, andwaves are on holiday El Dorado sings of loveas Columbus listensin a plastic boat .

The NYT’s chess columnist exits

The NYT’s chess columnist exits

“This is the final chess column to run in The New York Times” – Statement carried in the NYT on October 11, 2014 at the conclusion of an article by chess columnist, Dylan Loeb McClain .

What not to do to pets during the festive season

What not to do to pets during the festive season

As you read this, the festive season and the New Year are just around the proverbial corner .

White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea)

White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea)

[caption id="attachment_316288" align="alignright" width="375"] White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea) photographed in Linden .

The symbol of Christmas

The symbol of Christmas

(Continued from last week)Last week I received the most marvellous marble and velvet red Poinsettias plants along with several Christmas cards with beautiful red poinsettias covering the front .

Something quite extraordinary

Something quite extraordinary

On December 16, something quite extraordinary happened .

Civil society, Civil Christmas

“Politicians Think Power, Leaders Empower”

- Americans against Christmas?With a mere five days to the December twenty-fifth date chosen by some long-time Christian (?)Religious/Imperial Hierarchy as the day to celebrate the birth of God the son, here I go discussing Guyana’s Civil Society .

The independence of  Guyana’s National Assembly

The independence of Guyana’s National Assembly

The cause of the political crisis in Guyana today is the determination of the executive to dominate the legislative branch of government .

Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

A new day for inclusionary democracy

A new day for inclusionary democracy

(An edited address by AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes at the AFC’s recent delegates conference)

Article 13 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana mandates “The principal objective of the political system of the State is to establish an inclusionary democracy by providing increased opportunities for the participation of citizens and the organisations in the management and decision making processes of the State with particular emphasis on those areas of decision making that directly affect their well- being” .

Our presidential system  in relative context

Our presidential system in relative context

In his presentation to the last biannual congress of the AFC, Chairperson Mr .

The 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index

The 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index

Democracy and accountability are the twin sides of the same coin .

Ganja and Globalization in St. Vincent

Ganja and Globalization in St. Vincent

By Kevin Edmonds Kevin Edmonds is a PhD student, at the University of Toronto and is affiliated with the Center for Critical Development Studies and the Caribbean Studies Program .

 The symbol of Christmas

The symbol of Christmas

Poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas, evoking the holiday spirit .

A visit to Fort Island

A visit to Fort Island

Fort Island, located not very far up the Essequibo River, boasts the best preserved built evidence of Dutch settlement in Guyana .

The fruits of reading

The fruits of reading

In a long life I have become accustomed to the usefulness of reading .

The monument our ancestors built

The monument our ancestors built

It’s not nature’s topography; the complex pattern of waterways draining our coastland wasn’t always there .

Opposition unity

Opposition unity

For some who oppose the PPP, an alliance of opposition political parties to contest elections has always been a prime objective .

The future world of business

The future world of business

Mood swingFrom all indications general elections in Guyana will be held in 2015 .

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

A little over a week ago Britain and its Overseas Territories held their annual Joint Ministerial Council in London .

Chess games

Chess games

The following games were played at the 2014 Qatar Masters, Doha, where 92 grandmasters were participants .

At the side

At the side

Competition favourites Enterprise Primary secured their berth in the semi-final round of the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls Primary Schools football tournament by downing derby rivals Tucville Primary 3-0 in the quarterfinal stage yesterday .

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Well, Christmas time, the season of goodwill and reflection, is upon us .

Golden headed Manakin  (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Golden headed Manakin (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Adult male Golden-headed manakins are all black except for a golden yellow cap, pinkish legs and yellowish bill .

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

This Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the 105th birthday of Edgar Austin Mittelholzer (1909-65), standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature .

 Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon .

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

Introduction    As promised last week, today’s column begins with a brief report on the only recent study that I know of, which provides a quantitative measure of the direct impact of the global economy on poverty and inequality within nations .

Cool Christmas, muted Mash, just Elections’

-A visitor’s Americana (Dec. 2014)

The Euro-American traditional Christmas-time music included a song called “Blue Christmas” .

Over-consumption: the silent epidemic

Over-consumption: the silent epidemic

Unbeknownst to many, an epidemic is destroying humanity .

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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AFC ready to enter into negotiations and to lead a Pro-Democracy Coalition

AFC ready to enter into negotiations and to lead a Pro-Democracy Coalition

-an edited address by Khemraj Ramjattan to the AFC’s fourth biennial conference

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



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