How well will the Caribbean cope with the ‘disruptive technology’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ that in less than a decade could change structurally, employment, competiveness and consumer thinking in most developed and in many developing nations?
Tagetes commonly called Marigolds originated in Mexico.
Every year from early March, thousands of Marigold seedlings are planted around the world in all the famous parks and gardens: Hampton Court and Kew in London, England; Botanic in Munich, Germany; Ball’s in Chicago, USA; Edwards in Toronto, Canada; and in France, the Netherlands and China just to name a few.
-Primo passes pellets
Most of you will bear with me and this short sharp blast on my own personal trumpet. (Sometimes if you fail to recognise your own worth and contributions no one else will; self–respect might even earn external respect/appreciation?)
But perhaps in keeping with Historian/President Granger’s penchant for a renaissance in terms of national heritage and identity, this is a mere auto-biographical snapshot of my perspective on being a cultural patriot, a steadfast citizen.
There’s a little-noticed development that says a lot about the rapid demise of Latin America’s leftist populist bloc: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s government is falling apart, and none of the region’s major diplomatic groups is coming to its rescue.
Guyana has a total area of 21 million hectares of which 18.3 million hectares, or 87%, are covered by forest. Of the latter amount, 12.8 million hectares comprise State Forest administered by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC).
As opposed to just 20 years ago, news media these days is a hotbed of startling stories, bandied about almost simultaneously by the array of modern communication equipment operating in the media business but also readily available to private hands.
The MDGs and the Forest agenda
Last week’s column addressed the burning question: “Is the global community driving the domestic agenda for Guyana’s forests?” My response to that was in the affirmative.