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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 .

Whither President’s College?

Whither President’s College?

It’s no secret that the quality of education being offered at President’s College has deteriorated .

Ambition and vision? Or just greed?

World Cup Football, Race Realities

Hello friends, today’s lecturette is both brief and also my personal search for assistance with regard to the issue raised in the caption .

Desperately looking for leadership on local government

Desperately looking for leadership on local government

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

Our penchant for politicizing the Guyanese society

Our penchant for politicizing the Guyanese society

We politicize everything in this society .

Africans also have memories that still rankle

Africans also have memories that still rankle

The demand by some PPP supporters for the PNC to apologise for its misdeeds, or to at least admit that it made mistakes, demonstrates more of a triumph for PPP propaganda than for reality .

The Sonu Nigam Show and the incentive not to cooperate – Part 2

The Sonu Nigam Show and the incentive not to cooperate – Part 2

In part 1 of the column, I argued that cultural practices have to be observed within the constraints of politics and economics of the Guyanese society .

What’s morality got to do with it? (Part II)

What’s morality got to do with it? (Part II)

Contributed by Dr Thomas Singh, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Guyana Last week we discussed briefly the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, the Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Local Government Elections as issues of morality for us as a nation .

At the Rendezvous of History: Walter Rodney, March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

At the Rendezvous of History: Walter Rodney, March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, June 13th, was the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Walter Rodney .

The pulling of the third Test Match from Guyana

The pulling of the third Test Match from Guyana

Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulThis week the man and woman in the street shared their thoughts on the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board to pull the third Test of the New Zealand vs West Indies series from Guyana .

Understanding Guyana’s Integrated Financial Management System

Understanding Guyana’s Integrated Financial Management System

The Integrated Financial Management System (IFMAS), which the Guyana Government implemented in 2004, has been under the microscope in recent days in the Kaieteur News .

Friendship  Squatting Area

Friendship Squatting Area

Story and photos by Mario Joseph Whether it’s a hot sunny day or a cool afternoon, sweet ripe coconut water is always on sale at Priestman’s coconut stall on the edge of Friendship, on the East Bank of Demerara .

What makes a good father?

What makes a good father?

In honour of Father’s Day, Sunday Stabroek interviewed Wil Campbell, teacherand counsellor, on the challenges of being a father and what therole demands .

Brazil’s Rousseff may be in real trouble

Brazil’s Rousseff may be in real trouble

At a recent meeting of prominent economic and political analysts from across Latin America, I was surprised to hear Brazilian economist Paulo Rabello de Castro make a bold forecast: that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won’t win this year’s elections .

Expect it to get worse

Expect it to get worse

Rogue driversThe minibus culture of reckless and indisciplined driving is expected to get worse as time goes by unless the police adopt a more aggressive attitude towards the rogue drivers in the industry .

Quid pro quo

Quid pro quo

The Peoples’ National Congress (PNC) government nationalised the Demerara Bauxite Company in 1971 .

Respect

Respect

This too shall pass .



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