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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 .

Guyana’s 2012 population census: Runaway brain drain rules!

Guyana’s 2012 population census: Runaway brain drain rules!

IntroductionThis week’s column continues the discussion of the Bureau of Statistics (BoS) Preliminary Population and Housing Census Report for 2012 .

Gems among us

Gems among us

Like any poor country, Guyana is replete with occasions for despair about standards in everyday life .

Everything changes, nothing is different

Everything changes, nothing is different

In Guyana reciprocated animosity has not even come close to plumbing the awful depths which exist in so many other countries and, God willing, such hideous animosity never will prevail .

Can Region 10 farmers guarantee their success by seeing themselves as part of Guyana’s defence team?

Can Region 10 farmers guarantee their success by seeing themselves as part of Guyana’s defence team?

Important allies When one thinks about Region 10, it is usually in terms of extremes .

Shrimp fritters

Shrimp fritters

In good taste

Shrimp fritters are an easy appetizer .

Why has the UK Government not named a Caribbean champion?

Why has the UK Government not named a Caribbean champion?

On May 7, 2015 Britain will hold a general election .

Surface tumours

Surface tumours

Conclusion Venereal tumoursYou may recall that last week a passing reference was made to ‘transmissible canine venereal tumours’ (TCVT) as a vaginal condition which could be mistaken for the proliferation of cells which accompanies another ailment, viz vaginal hyperplasia .

Argentina’s default could hurt the world

Argentina’s default could hurt the world

I hate to agree with Argentina’s government, a bunch of mostly corrupt pseudo-progressives who have ruined the country despite benefiting from the biggest world commodity price windfall in recent history, but it is mostly right in its dispute with bondholders that led to Argentina’s default .

Guyana demolishes Burundi

Guyana demolishes Burundi

Guyana demolished a determined Burundi Olympic chess team on Tuesday 4-0 during the country’s current chess campaign in Norway .

Ringed kingfisher

Ringed kingfisher

[caption id="attachment_300400" align="alignleft" width="294"] An adult male Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) near a Georgetown canal .

The breadfruit tree

The breadfruit tree

Part 1Artocarpus altilis commonly called breadfruit originated from Polynesia and Tahiti, both tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean .

A major distraction

A major distraction

Within a relatively short time, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and its messy internal politics have become a major distraction in the country, which is an unfortunate development at a time of popular dissatisfaction with government .

Re-assessing the Brigadier, briefly, APNU? Who?

-Losing our soul in Guyana’s “Summer”

I can claim to be no political scientist nor analyst .

The social contract is breaking down

The social contract is breaking down

“No taxation without representation” was the rallying slogan of the American revolutionaries in the American War of Independence .

How we feel about Burnham and Jagan

How we feel about Burnham and Jagan

Yesterday marked the 28th year since the Guyanese nation experienced the sudden demise of its first Executive President, Forbes Burnham .

Guyana needs foreign management!

Guyana needs foreign management!

Over drinks and being boisterous as is customary when we are in the throes of what we tell ourselves are fundamental political quarrels, a few well-educated friends and I began contemplating the current persistent suggestion that our current political problems are largely the result of the absence of leadership in the ruling generation and a corollary that our salvation lies with our young people taking government .

The New GPC pre-qualification: a case of picking winners?

The New GPC pre-qualification: a case of picking winners?

Since 2009 this column has been sympathetic to the idea of industrial policy mainly because in poor economies like Guyana there is a lack of sufficient financial capital, entrepreneurs and skilled workers .

Emancipating the free: Haiti shines at the OAS

Emancipating the free: Haiti shines at the OAS

By Tiffany Barry Tiffany Barry is the Social Change Coordinator at the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), based in Georgetown, Guyana .

Financial Paper 1/2014, the Speaker’s  decision and the Government’s response

Financial Paper 1/2014, the Speaker’s decision and the Government’s response

Since my last article, two further developments took place as regards the allegations that the Minister of Finance has been undermining the authority of Parliament by authorizing withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund without the latter’s authority .

Migration from Berbice 

Migration from Berbice 

Interviews and photos by The last census report has pointed to a reduction in the population due to migration, especially in Region Six .

Lima Sands

Lima Sands

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserWhen Sunday Stabroek journeyed into Lima Sands, a village of about 800 inhabitants behindAnna Regina in Essequibo, the trail used by the villagers was deserted .

LUCAS STOCK INDEX

LUCAS STOCK INDEX

       LUCAS STOCK INDEXThe Lucas Stock Index (LSI) declined slightly by 0 .

Post-Congress perspectives and legitimate expectations

Post-Congress perspectives and legitimate expectations

Even if the PNCR had been minded to support the proposed AFC motion of no confidence against the government, it is not now likely .

The extraordinary  claims of poetry

The extraordinary claims of poetry

Intermittently through the year, and especially during memorable times up the immense and soul-redeeming Essequibo, I like to read Shelley – as we all should do from time to time since he is pre-eminently the poet of hope .

Venezuela sanctions won’t have major impact

Venezuela sanctions won’t have major impact

Despite the excitement among many in Venezuela and Miami about the newly announced US visa restrictions against top Venezuelan officials linked to human rights abuses, I’m not so sure that the measures will have much impact .

Guyana’s recent  population bombshell

Guyana’s recent population bombshell

 IntroductionThe Bureau of Statistics’ (BoS) Preliminary Population and Housing Census Report for 2012 announced a decline in the population from 751,223 persons at the 2002 Census to 747,884 persons .

The collapse of the Doha Round is a mixed blessing for the Caribbean

The collapse of the Doha Round is a mixed blessing for the Caribbean

Geneva, a city that hosts many international organisations, is an attractive place .

Classic dialect creations

Classic dialect creations

At some point, almost every time I perform, I make reference to the value and beauty of our various Caribbean dialects .

Dwarf  golden apple

Dwarf golden apple

Dwarf ambarella commonly called Dwarf golden apple originated in the South Pacific and spread throughout the Caribbean, Florida South and Central America .

Emancipation traditions

Emancipation traditions

One of the most powerful poems by Trinidad and Tobago’s controversial poet Eric Roach is one called ‘Verse in August .

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is one of those things that you can make to be spread on toast or biscuits, mixed into dough or batters for baked goods or be eaten as is, for dessert or a snack .



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