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Carlsen bests Naiditsch  after Armageddon final

Carlsen bests Naiditsch after Armageddon final

The Grenke Chess Classic Tournament, which was contested in Baden-Baden, Germany, turned out to be an exciting final as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch battled to an Armageddon game to decide the winner of the tournament .

Royal Twist showed Naya Zamana at its zenith

Royal Twist showed Naya Zamana at its zenith

Naya Zamana 19: A Royal Twist presented two weeks ago as a repeat performance by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is worth revisiting .

Common Potoo

Common Potoo

The Common Potoo is a large nocturnal bird and is greyish brown with a patterned plumage that helps it to blend well at the tops of exposed logs .

Focaccia

Focaccia

(Adapted from My Bread) While I don’t eat bread often, I am always making bread – just because I love baking breads .

More details on physical  changes in dogs and cats

More details on physical changes in dogs and cats

ContinuedAs promised last week, let’s look at some more of the physical changes and decreased organ functions in the elderly pet .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Revisiting the role of Civil Society

-The new government: My 10 simple things

Last Friday I directed the attention of those interested to the role of newspapers and how our four major dailies are used at elections time .

A blow which has left us staggering

A blow which has left us staggering

Introduction: Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to submit a weekly column on governance and related matters .

Good governance and human development

Good governance and human development

Human development is the foundation of A Partnership for National Unity’s policy for governance .

The PPP will not  be a pushover

The PPP will not be a pushover

After the opposition won the majority of seats in the National Assembly in the 2011 general elections, I was left bemused by the notion that had it taken the advice of those of my ilk and formed a pre-election arrangement with a single list, the PPP/C would have lost government .

Let’s All Take A Stand  Against All Violence

Let’s All Take A Stand Against All Violence

National Anti-violence Candlelight Vigil – March 27

 By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 .

Preparing for the CSEC examinations

Preparing for the CSEC examinations

 The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are just about 90 days away .

That $3 billion loan from GGMC to CH&PA

That $3 billion loan from GGMC to CH&PA

As a prelude to this article, two Saturdays ago would have been the date of my retirement as Auditor General, had I not chosen to demit office ten years earlier .

Timehri

Timehri

Story by Dacia Whaul withphotos by Arian Browne If you like hot days and cool nights without having to pay for it, then you might consider visiting Timehri .

Background indicators for trade in rice and oil

Background indicators for trade in rice and oil

IntroductionLast week’s column revealed that in 2015, even as Guyana approaches half a century of Independence, several classical features of its colonial economic structure remain intact by global standards .

What’s going on here?

What’s going on here?

Life in Guyana can be a series of puzzlements or strange behaviours that often remain unexplained, or not attended to, sometimes for years after they emerge .

Whose spanner in the works?

Whose spanner in the works?

Working alongside and observing Dr Jagdeo (then Mr Jagdeo) at close range in the PPP for twenty years, I know that he must be enormously tickled at the controversy generated by the court action challenging the presidential two-term limit .

How political power is most sensibly exercised

How political power is most sensibly exercised

Manifestos – by which we are shortly to be seriously afflicted – are viewed with grave scepticism by mostly everyone except those who painstakingly compile them .

More details on physical changes in elderly dogs and cats

More details on physical changes in elderly dogs and cats

A few weeks ago (TPC 25 January, 2015) we alluded to some physical changes which take place relative to our pets, specifically dogs and cats .

Literary prizes are worth more than their monetary value

Literary prizes are worth more than their monetary value

‘It is universally acknowledged’ that good creative writers do not write for prizes .

Affordable housing the expensive way

Affordable housing the expensive way

ShamefulThe loan by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) raises once again the concern about the conscious mismanagement of the resources of the Guyanese people by the PPP/C government .

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

Germany’s chess grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch promoted a rook pawn to the queening square and so defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic at Baden-Baden .

A Conversation with Selwyn Collins

A Conversation with Selwyn Collins

His mother was and remains his life’s anchor; his six sisters and many other women who “guided and nurtured him with kindness and lots of love” to make him evolve into a human being who people are proud to be associated with, have Selwyn Collins’s eternal gratitude .

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

In good taste

With the start of the new semester and very little time to cook during the week, I find myself making large pots of soups on the weekends and then placing them into individual containers so that I can consume them during the week .

Oil-rich Venezuela’s miracle  — record poverty

Oil-rich Venezuela’s miracle — record poverty

The recent history of oil-rich Venezuela should be taught in universities around the world as a textbook case of an economic miracle in reverse: despite having benefited from the biggest oil boom in recent history, the country has managed to be poorer .

Pomegranate the wonder fruit!

Pomegranate the wonder fruit!

Pomegranate is an exotic antioxidant and one of the superfruits .

Sun Parakeet

Sun Parakeet

[caption id="attachment_322318" align="alignleft" width="279"] One of a flock of 20 Sun Parakeets (Aratinga solstitialis) seen active in a valley in Karasabai, Rupununi .

The cost of flying to the  Caribbean will remain high

The cost of flying to the Caribbean will remain high

Despite the price of oil falling from a high of US$107 per barrel in the middle of 2014 to just over US$50 in late January 2015, this has so far failed to reduce the cost of air travel with the airlines that operate the North American and European routes that bring millions of visitors to the region each year .

Our four newspapers at this time

-When Nurse Barkot delivered baby Barrot

- ISIS: A global threat?I suppose it’s no irony; just his many assignments and publications which resulted in Historian David Granger- currently the political Opposition Leader- producing a booklet on a summarized history of Guyana’s (earliest) Newspapers .

The future of the National Assembly

The future of the National Assembly

Introduction: Stabroek News has invited the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to submit a weekly column on governance and related matters .

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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Dangerous scheming to abort the Constitutional Reforms of 2001

Dangerous scheming to abort the Constitutional Reforms of 2001

There is everything conspiratorial about litigation filed and instituted recently in the motion in the name of Cedric Richardson against the Attorney General and the Speaker .

Double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy?Most of us adhere to some basic moral principles that we take for granted and which, if we are observed violating, can result in all manner of moral, legal, conceptual and practical difficulties and confusion .

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

By Savitri Persaud Savitri Persaud was born in Guyana and spent part of her childhood in Moblissa, off the Linden Highway, and in Bellevue, West Bank Demerara .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance,  transparency and accountability – final part

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability – final part

Before we begin our final in a four-part series on the above subject, I refer to the comments of the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on our two recent articles on the Fibre Optic Cable Project .



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