The President of the European Commission (EC), José Manuel Barroso, has confirmed that Europe is presently in the process of debating a significant change in its policy towards Cuba .
Last year the world lost one of its great poets .
“The majority of us are responsible for the kind of barbaric, lawless society we have today… We have become so disconnected from the sufferings of our neighbours that we are no longer able to recognise how their suffering is connected to the collapse of social peace and law and order in our society .
(This is Part Three of a series of five reviewing the reports of the Guyana Forestry Commission for 2005-12 which were tabled in Parliament on November 7th, 2013) By Janette Bulkan and John PalmerIn the second article in this series, we offered comments on the summary accounts of the Guyana Forestry Commission for the eight years 2005-2012 and the associated statements by the Auditor General often several years later .
Hello there Comrade Minister .
By Janette Bulkan and John Palmer (This is Part Two of a series of five reviewing the reports of the Guyana Forestry Commission for 2005-12 which were tabled in Parliament on November 7th, 2013)In the first article in this series, we gave reasons why the National Assembly should be scrutinizing, and be helped to scrutinize, the annual reports and audits of finances of government agencies as a routine function of parliament acting on behalf of the citizens of Guyana .
We face system failures in this society that cause severe social crisis .
(This is Part One of a series of five reviewingthe reports of the Guyana Forestry Commission for 2005-12 which were tabled in Parliamenton November 7th, 2013)By Janette Bulkan and John PalmerThis commentary is a partial analysis of the annual reports for years 2005-2012 from the Guyana Forestry Commission tabled in the National Assembly on 07 November 2013, at the same time as some of the backlog of reports from other government agencies .
The worst thing one can do is to misdiagnose what has happened to Mr .
Last week, we discussed the financial accountability of Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs), which is in a complete state of disarray .
Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulMark Blackman, farmer‘Well I am living here for thirty-five years now and the road has never been graded, since it was last graded in 2011 .
By Dacia Whaul with photos by Arian BrowneThere was no one out in the streets when Sunday Stabroek visited Anna Catherina recently .
Professional musicians can operate in the large developed cities of the world without ever leaving the familiar comforts of their home town, but when, through recordings, they become known internationally, being “on the road,” as musicians term it, becomes a significant part of the way they live .
Some of the best-known international institutions have just released their economic forecasts for Latin America in 2014, and most of them agree that this will be a better year than 2013 in the region .
In little over a week’s time the second summit of CELAC, The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños) will take place in Havana .
Recently I paid a visit to Trinidad and while there made a remarkable discovery .
The modest participation by Guyana at the chess Olympiads in 1978 and 1980 reverberated well among other Caribbean nations owing to its stellar performances .
Business focus A new year has begun and many businesses are getting in stride with implementation of the plans that they would have developed for execution in the unfolding operating period .
Comedy is hard work .
Pest attacks are common in both indoor and outdoor plants .
Continued from last week HerniasColloquially, all over the English speaking world, people describe hernias as ‘ruptures’ .
Examining the last century or so of the industrial life cycle of Guyana’s sugar industry, it is observed that the period up to the late 1960s and early 1970s marked the phase of its maturity .
The Green-throated mango is a hummingbird that inhabits mangrove swamp and moist lowland savannah .
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Justice Winston Moore assumes the role of Ombudsman almost a decade after the office has been vacant and largely weakened, and at a time when administrative justice is lacking in our democracy .
-Suriname’s Civil SocietyWhile I have long decided to relinquish my right to vote for persons to govern me and this land, I usually pay reasonable attention to the statements and activities of the Parliamentary opposition .
Cussing out one another when we disagree on an issue cannot generate solutions to our problems .
Development Watch – Tarron KhemrajEach year Guyana’s position in the world is made known by indices and data put together by global organizations such as the IMF, World Bank, Transparency International, The Economist Intelligence Unit, United Nations and others .
If the report in Stabroek News (`Jeffrey way off the mark on APNU ‘posturing’ – Granger:’ SN: 11/01/2014) is anything to go by, the situation in APNU regarding the way forward may be even worse than I thought .
This week we asked the man and woman in the street about the new $5,000 bill .
Last week, we began a discussion of what should be our priorities for the New Year in terms of governance, transparency and accountability .
Story and photos by Gaulbert Sutherland If you’re scared of leaping cows, don’t go into the corral .
Introduction As testimony to the present dire state of Guyana’s sugar industry and its continued importance to the socioeconomic, political, and cultural life of the country, last week I began a third series of columns on this topic in the space of only three years .
At Dr Roger Luncheon’s press conference last week, the approval of funds for the establishment of a petting zoo took only second place to the continuing controversy over the USAID LEAD Programme to which the government has taken objection .