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The nature of the engagement with the UK has become more functional and pragmatic

The nature of the engagement with the UK has become more functional and pragmatic

Trying to describe the overall outcome of the Eighth UK-Caribbean Forum, the biennial government to government dialogue that took place in London on June 16-17, is far from easy .

Giving dialogue at least a chance

Giving dialogue at least a chance

If ever a country needed more civility in the discourse conducted between its political and other leaders it is Guyana now .

UG students should thank  their lucky stars

UG students should thank their lucky stars

Public goodThe Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG) has proposed a hike in the tuition fees to be paid by students of the university .

Carlsen now a triple champion

Carlsen now a triple champion

World champion Magnus Carlsen has won three coveted chess titles, making him the World Champion in the classical or conventional format, as well as in the rapid and blitz formats .

Thai basil

Thai basil

Have you ever thought of growing your own kitchen herbs in pots or window boxes? Picking a few leaves of fresh basil, celery, parsley, thyme, dill or mint is a pleasure we should not deny ourselves .

Francis Quamina Farrier:  An active force in modern local drama

Francis Quamina Farrier: An active force in modern local drama

One of the very important plays in the post-Independence literature of Guyana is being shown at the Theatre Guild Playhouse this weekend .

Saag Aloo

Saag Aloo

Saag Aloo is a North Indian vegetarian dish made of any type of leafy greens and potatoes .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

A pair of Silver-beaked Tanagers (Ramphocelus-carbo) at Pandama Wines, MadewiniAdult males (left) are velvety crimson black with a deep crimson throat and breast .

Roderick Bartrum: Creating objects pleasing to the eye

Roderick Bartrum: Creating objects pleasing to the eye

In the Sunday Stabroek two weeks ago (June 15), artist Stanley Greaves wrote about Roderick ‘Bermine’ Bartrum, who passed away recently .

 Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Freedom to discriminate

Freedom to discriminate

The following is a guest column addressing LGBT rights in light of recent public statements:Two weeks ago, the Vice-Chairman of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), Pastor Ronald McGarrell, went on the radio and shared his view that homosexuals should live on island by themselves in order to spare heterosexuals God’s wrath .

The PPP/C’s disdain, disrespect and disregard for local democracy

The PPP/C’s disdain, disrespect and disregard for local democracy

President Donald Ramotar and his People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration (PPP/C) have taken Guyana into a state of near anarchy .

On campaign funding and related issues

- Comrade Komal and GUYSUCO

I actually missed the news item on Gecom and campaign funding which one friend mentioned .

Ask the Consul

Non-Immigrant Visa Holders: No Interview Required for Renewals! Interview Waiver Program (IWP)Q: What is the Interview Waiver Program (IWP)?A: The Interview Waiver Program is a new procedure that allows non-immigrant visa (NIV) applicants who meet specific conditions to skip the in-person interviews to renew their visas .

Our Guyanese ability to rise

Our Guyanese ability to rise

Guyana’s special landscape, its lush forests, rolling savannahs, white sand plains, vast muddy rivers and that yawning Atlantic Ocean lapping at the edge of Georgetown, plays a role in shaping the individual Guyanese .

 Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon .

Granger’s approach needs not come to naught

Granger’s approach needs not come to naught

Nothing exemplifies more clearly the difficulties of doing politics in Guyana and the need for clear strategic thinking than Mr .

The limits of climate negotiations

The limits of climate negotiations

By Jeffrey D Sachs NEW YORK – If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach .

On Ralph Gonsalves’ Idea of Barbados as a model for the Caribbean

On Ralph Gonsalves’ Idea of Barbados as a model for the Caribbean

By Hilbourne Watson Barbadian Hilbourne A .

The abuse of the Contingencies Fund and the Minister’s response

The abuse of the Contingencies Fund and the Minister’s response

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently completed its examination of the public accounts of Guyana for the years 2010 and 2011 .

Their concerns regarding the New Amsterdam Market

Their concerns regarding the New Amsterdam Market

Interviews and photos by Jannelle WilliamsThis week we asked vendors in the New Amsterdam Market to talk about issues of concern they might have about the market .

Hampton Court

Hampton Court

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserHampton Court, a predominantly East Indian village located between Devonshire Castle and Windsor Castle, is well-populated but most of the people who live there, Sunday Stabroek was told, “don't like publicity .

Caribbean Rock Star Kitchener

Caribbean Rock Star Kitchener

We have rock stars in the Caribbean; we don’t call them that, but, in the North American meaning of the term, that’s what they are .

Conclusion: The Way Forward Part 2

Conclusion: The Way Forward Part 2

As indicated last week, today’s column is the last in the series of columns that I started on January 5, 2014 aimed at appraising the crisis state of Guyana’s sugar industry .

Colombian leader starts new term with a great idea

Colombian leader starts new term with a great idea

Newly re-elected Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ proposal to prohibit successive presidential re-elections is the best political initiative I have seen in South America in recent years .

The PNCR:  Its past and future

The PNCR: Its past and future

Once again the issue of an apology from the PNCR has become topical .

The daily diet of what we read

The daily diet of what we read

One must be thankful that there are things to read other than the blood-filled and vitriol-laced pages of the daily newspapers .

Different problem, same effect

Different problem, same effect

Declining fortunesThis is no time for naysayers to gloat about the declining fortunes of the gold industry and the conundrum of the rice industry .

The ACP: An organization past its time?

The ACP: An organization past its time?

Two weeks ago, on ACP day – an event to the best of my knowledge not widely celebrated – an unusually frank and honest lecture was delivered at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) .

Surface tumours

Surface tumours

Continued from last weekHaematomas/SeromasI had promised last week (and the week before) to deal with ear haematomas .

Bernadette Persaud’a art  masterfully explores cross- culturalism ‘As New and As Old’

Bernadette Persaud’a art masterfully explores cross- culturalism ‘As New and As Old’

This morning is new, but the sunthat made it is old .

Carlsen wins the Rapid

Carlsen wins the Rapid

A fair number of elite grandmasters, including world champion Magnus Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, Karjakin and Judit Polgar have been doing chess battle at the World Rapid and Blitz championships in Dubai, UAE .

In The Rainforest...Black capped donocobius

In The Rainforest…Black capped donocobius

The Black capped donocobius is a cheerful and conspicuous bird along the canals in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown .

In good taste...Pan-seared Chicken Twice-cooked

In good taste…Pan-seared Chicken Twice-cooked

I am sure that it has not escaped your consciousness that most of the recipes shared in ‘In Good Taste’ are based on experimentations .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

One of a pair Pomarine Jaeger (Tapera naevia) that recently have been frequenting the area around the Kingston Jetty in Georgetown .

Cassia  fistula

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula commonly called Golden Shower tree or Indian Laburnum as its name suggests, originated from the Indian sub-continent and South-east Asia .

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons .



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