Features

The University of the West Indies: Challenges and Leadership

The University of the West Indies: Challenges and Leadership

A few weeks ago, Sir Hilary Beckles, Principal of the Cave Hill (Barbados) Campus of the University of the West Indies was named as the incoming Vice-Chancellor (replacing Guyanese Professor Nigel Harris who will be retiring) .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

.

The IMF and the need for national institutions to function better

The IMF and the need for national institutions to function better

Greater acceptabilityIt appears from observations that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might be pondering what it must do to guarantee even better outcomes from its policy prescription for the developing countries that it helps .

Gecom under attack

Gecom under attack

Since Rudy Collins, Chairman of what was then known as the Elections Commission, put his life on the line in October 1992 against rampaging mobs determined to trash the Commission’s offices and derail the electoral process, the Commission has been the target of politicians who seek an excuse for losing elections .

A master still at work

A master still at work

I have been writing about Shivnarine Chanderpaul for more than twenty years, even before he played Test cricket .

Obama should go to summit – and challenge Cuba

Obama should go to summit – and challenge Cuba

President Barack Obama’s biggest upcoming diplomatic challenge in Latin America will be whether to attend the 34-country Summit of the Americas alongside Cuban leader Raúl Castro, who has been invited by the host country — Panama — over US objections .

A much changed United Kingdom

A much changed United Kingdom

The way the United Kingdom, the Caribbean’s one-time colonial power, manages its affairs is unlikely ever to be the same again .

Inequality, poverty and the flaunting opulence of the ‘newly-rich’

Inequality, poverty and the flaunting opulence of the ‘newly-rich’

IntroductionIn Guyana, inequality and poverty have a lot to do with people’s perception of these .

Flamboyant folks

Flamboyant folks

I am likely to get a lot of flak from some Guyanese for saying this, but it seems to me by just looking around at the kind of people one encounters in our country these days that we had far more flamboyant folks in times gone by .

Bird Watchers Corner … Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper

Bird Watchers Corner … Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper

[caption id="attachment_305232" align="alignleft" width="312"] Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

In good taste ...  Avocado (Pear) Salad

In good taste … Avocado (Pear) Salad

It’s avocado (pear) season and all around you can find them .

Caruana’s riveting performances

Caruana’s riveting performances

The big news circulating in the international chess world is Fabiano Caruana’s riveting performances in the Sinquefield Cup, St Louis, USA .

Loss of a cultural symbol

Loss of a cultural symbol

One of the most striking events of the past two weeks was the demolition by fire of the Umana Yana in Georgetown on the afternoon of Tuesday September 9 .

Carilla

Carilla

Momordica charantia commonly called Carilla, bitter melon or bitter gourd originated from the Indian sub-continent .

Enemy of the state

Enemy of the state

This week, I found myself reflecting on my journalistic career and the toxic nature of the relationship that develops between the independent press in Guyana and our government, particularly within the last few years of the PPP/C’s scandal-filled management of the state .

Frankly rambling today

Squandermania; executive bullyism

American teens, Muslim global presenceSome weeks I do tire over the choice of topics or issues .

Patient rights

Patient rights

There is a tendency among people, all over the world, to defer to doctors and other healthcare practitioners .

Kellawan Lall’s ‘health crisis’ nightmare is here!

Kellawan Lall’s ‘health crisis’ nightmare is here!

Kellawan Lall, a former PPP/C minister of Local Government and Regional Development, once publicly-expressed a desire for a public-health crisis to occur in the city of Georgetown (KN, July 15, 2010) .

Ask the Consul Installment 155

Ask the Consul Installment 155

Visa Photo Requirement

This Ask the Consul article addresses photo requirements for non-immigrant visa (NIV) applications .

Defining the Guyanese in the global village

Defining the Guyanese in the global village

We straddle South America and the Caribbean, this Guyanese nation, blessed beyond measure, able to make a dynamic contribution to the global village, positioned to play important roles in shaping regional affairs .

 Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Granger’s ultimatum welcomed but not transformative

Granger’s ultimatum welcomed but not transformative

It appears that circumstances have finally got the better of Mr David Granger and pushed him towards radical action .

Is high energy cost the main constraint to value-added manufacturing?

Is high energy cost the main constraint to value-added manufacturing?

It was reported last week that Mr Robert Persaud proposed the high cost of energy as the key constraint preventing the development of manufacturing in Guyana .

Migration’s hall of mirrors

Migration’s hall of mirrors

By Peter SutherlandLONDON – On both sides of the Atlantic, anti-immigrant politics are undermining democracies and damaging lives .

The Remigrant’s scheme and its shortcomings

The Remigrant’s scheme and its shortcomings

Accountability Watch

Since the news of an apparent abuse in the grant of duty-free concessions to two remigrants, I have been tempted to do an article on the Remigrant’s Scheme with a view to identifying any shortcomings that might have contributed to this apparent abuse .

Umana Yana: More than just a building

Umana Yana: More than just a building

By Maya TrotzMaya Trotz teaches environmental engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa In Environmental Engineering we usually say that there are 5 pillars of sustainability for projects: Environment, economic, socio-cultural respect, political cohesion, and community participation .

The cost of outfitting their children for the new school term

The cost of outfitting their children for the new school term

With a new school term having started two Mondays ago, this week we asked ten parents in Essequibo whether it was costly to get their children ready for the new school term .

The never-ending gift

The never-ending gift

I have far exceeded the Biblical span of three score years and ten, so I realize clearly that this overtime gifted by the Gods must be most carefully husbanded .

Nagamootoo/Hughes

The announcement of support for a Nagamootoo/Hughes elections ticket for the AFC by its Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has attracted much comment .

In The Rain Forest ...Clown  Tree Frog

In The Rain Forest …Clown Tree Frog

Meet Dendropsophus leucophyllatus, the clown tree frog .

Bird  Watchers  Corner...Blackish Nightjar

Bird Watchers Corner…Blackish Nightjar

A Blackish nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens) (Circus buffoni) near a trail on the Osiris Farm, Linden HighwayThe Blackish nightjar is so named for its predominantly   .

Add some bright colours  to your garden

Add some bright colours to your garden

Portulaca grandiflora commonly called Jump-up-and-kiss-me is native to South America and the Caribbean .

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

This week, on Thursday, September 18, four schools, all tertiary colleges specialising in the creative arts disciplines in Guyana, will hold their 2014 Convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre .

The internet has transformed the game of chess

The internet has transformed the game of chess

Why is chess important? This question has been de-bated over time .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued from last weekWe will continue today analyzing the questionable arguments that develop when a person wants to self-justify reasons for killing his/her pet .

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

By Cynthia Nelson Last week at Tastes Like Home we talked about Caramelized onions – the cooking of onions low and slow until they brown, caramelize, get soft and sweet .

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

For years, US officials have been in a quandary about how to counter Venezuela’s political influence in Central American and the Caribbean through its subsidized oil exports .



Page 4« First...23456...10...Last »