Bad for business The labour dispute at the University of Guyana has brought to mind the debate of whether or not union activity and collective bargaining help or hurt the economy .
While Latin American presidents meet in regular summits that usually end with grandiose declarations vowing to dramatically increase economic integration, several little-noticed reports paint a very different picture: they show that trade within the region is falling fast .
The Cummingsburg Accord is only the latest in the history of alliances in Guyana’s post-war politics .
When the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, opens the 26th Caricom Heads of Government Intersessional meeting on February 26th in Nassau, one might be forgiven for wondering if this regional summit will be perceived any more positively than those in the recent past .
[caption id="attachment_324015" align="alignleft" width="249"] White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) with a snake near Annai .
Spathiphyllum commonly called Peace Lily originated in the tropical rainforest of Central and South America .
-Are Banks allowed to be naughty?I spared myself a day or two before finally deciding that I would dare offer a reminder–comment to the populace, generally, and to African-descended Guyanese specifically that February is usually deemed African History Month .
The signing of the ‘Cummingsburg Accord’ by David Granger, Leader of A Partnership for National Unity, and Khemraj Ramjattan, Leader of the Alliance For Change, has changed the course of Guyana’s political development forever .
Readers of this column will know that it has continuously advocated coalition between the opposition forces as a possible and necessary condition for the removal of the PPP from government, and the institutionalisation of a more adequate national governance arrangement .
By David Comissiong David Comissiong is an attorney-at-law, and a former senator in the Parliament of Barbados .
Last Friday, two news items caught my eyes .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahAs the date for general elections draws nearer we asked members of the public whether they are excited and would be voting Noel Parkinson, NIS pensioner,‘I’m not excited about the elections because as a Christian I don’t get into politics .
Guyana is awash, virtually daily, with an array of ‘bad news’ stories .
Story and photos by Jannelle WilliamsNumber 2 Village is perhaps one of the most prosperous villages in East Canje Berbice as a large percentage of its residents are involved in private enterprise .
We are too obsessed by success, by deeds of glory and heroic feats .
The last general and regional elections were characterized by extensive delay in announcing election results and there was an outcry against it .
Market price: demand and supply Today the PetroCaribe Agreement and Guyana’s oil importation has to be contextualized against the dramatic fall in the global price of oil, which started in mid-2014 .
Two recent bomb scares close to the Israeli embassy in Uruguay and the mysterious departure of an Iranian diplomat found close to one of the fake bombs are raising new suspicions about Iran’s terrorist activities in Latin America .
Economic lifeGuyana is not known as a major trading economy, though trade matters to its economic life .
Justicia carnea commonly called Jacobinea or Flamingo Plant originated in Brazil and there are approximarely 300 species in the Justicia genus .
Imagine this .
The Grenke Chess Classic Tournament, which was contested in Baden-Baden, Germany, turned out to be an exciting final as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch battled to an Armageddon game to decide the winner of the tournament .
Naya Zamana 19: A Royal Twist presented two weeks ago as a repeat performance by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is worth revisiting .
The Common Potoo is a large nocturnal bird and is greyish brown with a patterned plumage that helps it to blend well at the tops of exposed logs .
(Adapted from My Bread) While I don’t eat bread often, I am always making bread – just because I love baking breads .
ContinuedAs promised last week, let’s look at some more of the physical changes and decreased organ functions in the elderly pet .
Sunday Cartoon .
Children having sex .
Last Friday I directed the attention of those interested to the role of newspapers and how our four major dailies are used at elections time .
Introduction: Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to submit a weekly column on governance and related matters .
Human development is the foundation of A Partnership for National Unity’s policy for governance .
After the opposition won the majority of seats in the National Assembly in the 2011 general elections, I was left bemused by the notion that had it taken the advice of those of my ilk and formed a pre-election arrangement with a single list, the PPP/C would have lost government .
By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 .
The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are just about 90 days away .
As a prelude to this article, two Saturdays ago would have been the date of my retirement as Auditor General, had I not chosen to demit office ten years earlier .
Story by Dacia Whaul withphotos by Arian Browne If you like hot days and cool nights without having to pay for it, then you might consider visiting Timehri .