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Some annual August-time reminiscences

Extreme depravity – the Depths

I tire truly of the world’s and Guyana’s sordid goings-on .

Our police officers in service and justice

Our police officers in service and justice

In the midst of that crass plosive pessimistic passiveness that drowns out any kindness, goodness, friendliness, professionalism that remains in our society, there’s one Police Officer you could turn to for prompt service in Georgetown .

An intolerable level of interference by Central Government

An intolerable level of interference by Central Government

A Partnership for National Unity’s Shadow Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, reading from a statement at a press conference on 9th November, 2012, said: “APNU reminds Central Government of their obligations to honour constitutional provisions regarding the role and authority of Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) .

 Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Guyana:  bi-communalism in transition

Guyana: bi-communalism in transition

Forbes Burnham did not become an autocrat after he ascended to the presidency of Guyana .

The Jagdeo-Ramotar approach to private enterprise

The Jagdeo-Ramotar approach to private enterprise

Part 1

Former President Jagdeo has carved out his own method of promoting private enterprise .

Bai Shan Lin and the  Great Guyana Giveaway

Bai Shan Lin and the Great Guyana Giveaway

By Janette Bulkan Janette Bulkan is  Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B .

Access to Information and lessons from our sister Republic

Access to Information and lessons from our sister Republic

In today’s column, we discuss a recent experience in trying to obtain information under the Access to Information Act that the National Assembly passed the Act in September 2011 to provide citizens with reasonable access to information on government programmes and activities .

Danielstown homecoming

Danielstown homecoming

The Concerned Citizens of Danielstown located across the Diaspora held their Anniversary & Homecoming Celebra-tions August 9-16, 2014 .

Whitewater Village

Whitewater Village

Whitewater Village is a community in Region One, Barima-Waini, just a few miles from the border with Venezuela .

Some accompanying matters  relative to cancer

Some accompanying matters relative to cancer

When the articles on cancers and tumours commenced in May, we had no inkling that so many weeks/ months would be needed to cover the salient topics associated with this ailment .

Fishing the conservancy

Fishing the conservancy

I’m admitting it from the start: I am not a fisherman .

Obama: Yes to Africa, No to Latin America?

Obama: Yes to Africa, No to Latin America?

Watching President Barack Obama at his mega-summit with nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington, D .

The Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad

Guyana’s final round eleven game at Tromso in the 41st World Chess Olympiad pitted her against Palau, an island country in the Pacific Ocean .

The breadfruit tree

The breadfruit tree

Part 2A single tree yields approximately 50 to 200 breadfruit per season .

All art is subject to interpretation

All art is subject to interpretation

Popular songs are normally ephemeral .

A different vision of the Caribbean

A different vision of the Caribbean

On August 15 Panama celebrated one hundred years of operation of its canal .

The half-year performance and the impact of the forestry sector on Region 10

The half-year performance and the impact of the forestry sector on Region 10

Revolting newsIn its mid-year report, the government disclosed that the Guyana economy grew by 3 .

Horned frog

Horned frog

This horned frog (Ceratoprhys cornuta) in the Iwokrama Rain Forest is doing what it does best; hiding in the leaf litter, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Green Kingfisher has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long bill .

Trust and politics in Guyana

Trust and politics in Guyana

General Secretary of the PPP, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, declared at his press conference last week that the PPP has no problem with shared governance and the ‘winner does not take all’ principle .

Treasure the gift of life

Treasure the gift of life

One might have thought that as time passes the heart might harden as arteries harden and the sense of loss grow less acute as the five familiar senses most certainly tend to do .

Citrus-Soy Chicken

Citrus-Soy Chicken

Most of us prepare some sort of chicken dish on the weekends in addition to another meat .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Internal population shifts Census 2012

Internal population shifts Census 2012

Biggest challengesThus far, discussion of the 2012 Preliminary Census has focussed on 1) the population decline over the intercensal period 2002-2012; 2) the effect of outward migration; 3) estimating what the population might have been if it were not for item 2; and 4) making the inference, based on the preliminary data that high levels of brain drain (observed in previous intercensal periods) persisted .

Rising up in consciousness

Rising up in consciousness

A year ago, I sat at a lecture, organised by the Cuffy 250 Committee, where a series of questions about the state of African Guyanese communities were raised .

Break the taboo against abortion now!

Break the taboo against abortion now!

There are some species in the natural world where individuals of either gender can reproduce .

Our dirty money, the DEA and the Bible

Urgently needed? `Chinese–proof’ officials?

If even regarded by some as ramblings or waffle, I return to my lead issues with pointed brevity .

How to develop the Guyanese nation

How to develop the Guyanese nation

Guyanese worldwide achieve amazing feats .

Protest! Protest! Protest!

Protest! Protest! Protest!

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 .

Rescuing  educational quality in Latin America & the Caribbean

Rescuing  educational quality in Latin America & the Caribbean

By Jorge Familiar Calderón   Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank .

Opposition parties should lead a reform movement

Opposition parties should lead a reform movement

From all indications we will soon have national and regional elections, and all those who wish to see Guyana actually fulfilling its potential rather than its resources being drained away to far off places (the Bai Shan Lin affair) for the benefit of others, must now concentrate all their efforts on developing a strategy that would relieve the PPP/C of government at the next elections .

TIGI’s request for information and the   Commissioner’s discourteous response

TIGI’s request for information and the Commissioner’s discourteous response

On 9 June 2014, the Transparency Institute Guyana Inc .

Prequalification for the supply of   pharmaceutical products and allegations of bias

Prequalification for the supply of pharmaceutical products and allegations of bias

On 22 July 2014, the Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) announced that only one company met the prequalification requirements for the supply of drugs and medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and the Georgetown Hospital .

The drop in the Region Six population

The drop in the Region Six population

The last census report reflected a reduction of the population in Region Six and residents shared their views on this issue below: [caption id="attachment_300494" align="alignright" width="180"] Godwyn Allicock[/caption][caption id="attachment_300495" align="alignleft" width="162"] Mr .

Baracara

Baracara

Story and photos by David Pappanah Baracara is a predominately African community that is located approximately fifty miles up the Canje River .



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