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Sautéed carrots

Sautéed carrots

 I prefer to eat carrots raw .

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

By Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean Energy security is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time .

Yes to more physical activity; No to Coca Cola and sweet drinks for children

Yes to more physical activity; No to Coca Cola and sweet drinks for children

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with Banks DIH Limited, recently launched a national skipping rope contest intended to increase levels of physical activity among schoolchildren in Guyana .

Our Guyana, a narco safe-haven?

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We’re 22 today!Let’s do a layman’s “analytical” breakdown of the elements, institutional assistance experts, expertise, environment and other personnel needed to deem a society, a country, a State, a narco- friendly place .

Government is the servant, not the master, of the people

Government is the servant, not the master, of the people

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

Rohee cannot weasel out of his responsibility

Rohee cannot weasel out of his responsibility

When a seasoned and combative politician such as Minister Clement Rohee, who is always on the lookout for public kudos, took off at the speed he did in denying any involvement of himself and his ministry in the promotion of two of their employees, it is a sure sign that he suspects that all may not be well with the promotions and that he sees no advantage in being associated with the process .

Martelly steadfast in his  denial of Haitian democracy

Martelly steadfast in his denial of Haitian democracy

By Kevin EdmondsKevin 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 reduction in fuel prices

The reduction in fuel prices

Last Monday, Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh announced a 30% reduction in the price of fuel at Guyana Oil Company gas stations .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability (Part III)

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability (Part III)

So far, we have discussed the four topics relating to the above subject, the first being the prorogation of Parliament .

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources

Part4 IntroductionToday’s column concludes this four-part series on the Guyana state .

Enforcement must come

Enforcement must come

Stabroek News this week carried a photograph by Arian Browne of a solitary minibus driving on the Seawall Road in broad daylight .

An end to over-long ceremonies

An end to over-long ceremonies

There was a famous occasion in Trinidad a few years ago when an audience, bored out of their minds by an interminable function, decided to take matters into their own hands and exited the seemingly endless and agonizingly dull proceedings .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

(continued)Physical changes in the elderly dog Since the old dog tends to be more lethargic and less likely to frolic around the yard as he used to do when younger, it stands to reason that the increased slothfulness and resting periods will lead to a loss of muscular tone .

The China-CELAC forum

The China-CELAC forum

Part 2 A few days ago, Dong Xiaojun, the Chinese Ambassador in Jamaica, wrote a commentary on the recent meetings held in Beijing between China and the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC); the political grouping that includes all of the nations in the Americas other than the US and Canada, and the dependent territoriesThe Ambassador made clear that for China the meeting on January 8 and 9 was “of milestone significance and profound influence .

The economic and social value system of choice in 2015

The economic and social value system of choice in 2015

The trick The President of Guyana on Tuesday January 20, 2015 announced May 11, 2015 as the date on which the next elections will occur .

Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman made headlines before his mysterious death last weekend by accusing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of trying to cover up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, but there was another — more important — leader who was at the centre of the deceased prosecutor’s probe: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani .

GT&T and the Ministry of Culture: Realising a dream

GT&T and the Ministry of Culture: Realising a dream

(Alim A Hosein is Dean of Education and Humanities at the University of Guyana; a linguist, artist, literary and art critic; Convenor of the Guyana Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition; Member of the Management Committee of the Guyana Prize for Literature)By Alim Hosein A book of artwork titled Panorama - A Portrait of Guyana was launched at Cara Lodge on Monday January 12 .

Frittata

Frittata

In good taste

When I first moved to Barbados in the late 90’s to work at the Caribbean Broadcast-ing Union (now Carib-bean Media Corporation, CMC), it meant getting home closer to 8 each evening after Caribbean Newsline, one of the flagship programmes of the organization .

Elections

Elections

The election date has been announced .

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

[caption id="attachment_320517" align="alignleft" width="262"] A turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) in Kuru Kururu .

Beautifying your surroundings

Beautifying your surroundings

Many citizens who now have their own homes also have a desire to beautify their surroundings .

Chess games

Chess games

The following games were played at the Tata Steel Tournament which is being contested in the Netherlands .

In the mind of a PPP Minister

A layman wonders about local aviation

Greetings .

Democracy betrayed

Democracy betrayed

In present-day Guyana, democracy itself has been wounded and lays prone awaiting urgent attention .

Thursday's cartoon

Thursday’s cartoon

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An APNU-led gov’t will ensure there is local democracy (Conclusion)

An APNU-led gov’t will ensure there is local democracy (Conclusion)

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

The British High Commissioner was in order

The British High Commissioner was in order

“Governments, political parties and civil society are responsible for upholding and promoting democratic culture and practices and are accountable to the public in this regard .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability (Part II)

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability (Part II)

Last week, we began a discussion of our country’s performance on governance, transparency and accountability in 2014 .

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Bryan HuntAmericans on each third Monday of January honor the life and achievements of the Rev .

Banning improperly repackaged goods

Banning improperly repackaged goods

Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulConcerns have been raised yet again about repackaged goods being sold without proper labelling and with the packaging done under unhealthy conditions .

Kaneville

Kaneville

By Jeanna Pearson with photos by Arian BrowneA small community of approximately 800 people, Kaneville is buried deep behind the Grove Housing Scheme on the East Bank Demerara .

Tough people

Tough people

With much of Guyana undeveloped, and not even fully explored, the conditions of daily living in some of the country, particularly the interior, have produced some very tough individuals, with both the physical and mental strength to overcome adversity .

Pariah

Pariah

No matter how often it happens, no matter how much our ears become attuned to the ring of abuse in politics, Guyanese must never allow themselves to become accustomed to it or to be entrapped by it, and to succumb to the temptation of silence .

Perceptions of being highly corrupt: A vexation of Guyanese

Perceptions of being highly corrupt: A vexation of Guyanese

Only comfortThe most recent report of Transparency International (TI) makes one feel that corruption remains endemic in the society and fighting it is a waste of time .

Stoics will have to take charge

Stoics will have to take charge

Not the mindless killers they employ and brainwash but the brutal masterminds themselves know exactly what they are trying to achieve .

The China-CELAC forum Part 1

The China-CELAC forum Part 1

A little over a week ago the first ministerial forum between China and the Community of Latin American States (CELAC) took place .

Many Latin leaders reacted weakly to Paris terror

Many Latin leaders reacted weakly to Paris terror

The official reaction of Venezuela, Argentina, Ecua-dor and several other Latin American countries to the Islamic radicals terrorist attack against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was not only weak, but shameful; they condemned the bloodshed but not its intention to silence the press .



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