Before beginning today’s article, two issues raised recently in the print media are worthy of comment: the extension of Baishanlin’s State Forest Exploratory Permit (SFEP); and the Presidential Inauguration expenditure.
Covent Garden on the East Bank Demerara is a laid back community with an average population of 300. A far cry from its British namesake with its well-known fruit and vegetable market, the local village has small gardens in the various yards where residents grow flowering and non-flowering plants and a few vegetables here and there.
In geopolitics it is the long game that matters. It is therefore not surprising that Guyana’s President, David Granger, and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro met separately in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz in Al Saud when they attended recently the fourth summit of Arab and South American Countries.
The recent three-day general strike in the sugar industry, called by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), protesting the delay by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) in initiating wage talks, signals a return to militancy of Guyana’s largest and most influential trade union.
The Guyana Prize for Literature reveals an interesting mix of some of the leading writers and previous winners and a wave of very new writers among the contenders, according to the shortlist recently released.
Legumes of all variety are good for us; they are an excellent source of protein, dietary fibre, carbohydrates and micronutrients. In the absence or limited supply of meat or seafood protein, the use of legumes provides much-needed nourishment.
There is no exaggeration in stating that the ever-evolving chess nation, India, came away from the 2015 World Youth and Cadets Chess Championships in Porto Carras, Greece, the absolute victors of the rigorous youth chess festival.