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 .
Born in questionable democratic circumstances in 1992 but with seemingly reckless abandon since the 2011 national and regional elections, the PPP/C regime has proceeded to dangerously reduce the scope of its legitimacy to a point where many more people now believe it to be an illegitimate government .
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This is our concluding article on my assessment of the state of public procurement in Guyana .
During the recently concluded National Toshaos’ Council, we asked some of the village leaders to tell us about their villages .
Introduction Over the past two weeks I have been displaying a Table that I had specifically constructed for this series indicating: 1) the annual public sector nominal minimum wage increases announced by government for the years 2006 to 2013 .
The Nixon Decision It is quite possible to contend that the price at which gold is able to trade today is a consequence of the collapse of the Bretton Woods system .
Navin Chandarpal was one of Guyana’s best known public figures and politicians .
In the aftermath of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attack I remember writing that America should take care not to over-react to that singular act of terror .
Hardly a week goes by without some reference in the media to the depressing statistics of the number of Guyanese who continue to migrate .
On the face of it, the collapse in global oil prices would seem to be good news for the Caribbean .
WASHINGTON - The big question among Brazil watchers in this capital is whether newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff will improve her government’s ailing ties with the United States during her second term .
This very simple salad came about as a result of me being lazy, but very hungry .
[caption id="attachment_310187" align="alignleft" width="332"] Blue-gray Tanagerphotographed in Georgetown .
Continued Last week, I referred to the ‘Frequently Asked Ques-tions (FAQ)’ relative to the actual putting-to-sleep pro-cess .
Guyana’s fourth annual National Drama Festival closed last week after the performance of 27 plays in five categories .
Ptychosperma Macarthurii, the Macarthur Palm, commonly called the Hurricane Palm originated in New Guinea and Australia .
The strongest woman chess player of all time, Hungary’s Judit Polgar, 38, has retired from competition .
This is my final column after a year of commenting on current affairs in Guyana .
Many would appreciate that I often endeavour to “try something a little different “when numerous other contributors zoom in on the socio–political, socio– economic or hot current issues of the day .
For the past several weeks, I have been seeing pink fabric wrapped around the trees on Camp Street .
The President had made what many thought was a solemn promise in his party’s election Manifesto – Working Together for a Better Tomorrow .
So easy it is to fall under an oppressive cloud in this society, focused on inconsequential stuff, ignoring the beauty of our human potential .
What is taking place in Fiji should alert Guyanese to pay greater attention to the natural structure of their political context .
By Richard N Haass NEW YORK – Historical eras are difficult to recognise before they end .
By Gabrielle Hosein Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is a feminist, activist, poet and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and also writes a column in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Diaspora Column Editor’s Note: Our October 6th column reported on Dr .
This is our third in a series of articles on the above subject .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahThis week on What the People Say we asked persons about the no-confidence motion that the opposition is planning to move in Parliament against the government .
Many of its residents have sought employment in the gold fields, so Farm Village on the East Bank Essequibo has seen such improvements as modern homes and a higher standard of living .
There will be disputations about this one, but I will stand my ground: overall, in a region of powerhouses, with many different island cultures competing, the Jamaican version today is probably the most dynamic of them all .
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SANTIAGO, Chile: This country, which has long been Latin America’s economic star, has seen its economic growth fall from 5 percent average in recent years to a projected 1 .
Some of the best poetry has been written by people on the verge of death .
IntroductionLast week I introduced a Table showing that, over the eight years 2006 to 2013, the average net annual increase in the public sector minimum wage (adjusted for annual inflation) was shockingly low, about one percent .
About ten days ago some 600 invited participants from the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Diaspora gathered at a venue near the British Parliament .
Last week in Tastes Like Home, I mentioned the making of Sweet Potato Bread .