Story and photos by Shabna Ullah
Mathews Ridge, North West District with its hills, mountains and pristine rainforest is magnificent, its people are friendly and hospitable, but the community has a common problem – the state of its main road.
The raising of the US flag at the newly opened American embassy in Havana is an important story, but I can’t help finding much of the US media coverage surrounding the event to be repetitive, boring and frivolous.
There is something about the Amaila Falls Hydropower project that haunts this writer. There was nothing unique about the project because hydropower has been around for a long time in the world.
A very wise woman, who also happened to be my mother, once told me: “If you know something good or hear something good about somebody, you should pass it on.” Today I’m doing as instructed by telling you about a few gems I stumbled on recently.
Cyber-security incidents continue to rise. Accord-ing to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, attacks rose internationally by 48 per cent in 2014 resulting in huge remedial and reputational costs to the companies and governments concerned.
So far in this series of columns I have covered the international discussion taking place on steps to secure the recovery of stolen public assets leading up to the recently concluded Third Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last month.
Attorney-at-Law James Bond learnt to play chess last December. He was wowed and inspired by the game. Now eight months later, he felt inclined to stoke the smouldering remains of a chess fire caused by inactivity and sponsor a chess competition, minus the seriousness, over the past weekend.
There are growing concerns within the Indian Guyanese community that the government has embarked on large-scale discrimination against them. This is being fuelled by politically driven accusations by the PPP using the same emotive language used by the PNC/PNCR in the 1990s – ‘ethnic cleansing.’ I do not accept that there is such discrimination but the growing perception is a negative phenomenon so early in the life of the government.
The ear flap has an assortment of blood vessels which, when damaged, tend to bleed uncontrollably. With every scratch, any blood clot which was formed is then removed, and the bleeding begins all over again.