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Ramotar flouts the Constitution. Can he be impeached?

Ramotar flouts the Constitution. Can he be impeached?

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 .

The government is expanding  the scope of its illegitimacy

The government is expanding the scope of its illegitimacy

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 .

An issue of public misconduct,  not a private matter

An issue of public misconduct, not a private matter

By Arif Bulkan and D .

Reflections on the State of Public  Procurement in Guyana (Final Part)

Reflections on the State of Public Procurement in Guyana (Final Part)

This is our concluding article on my assessment of the state of public procurement in Guyana .

What the Toshaos say about …Happenings in their villages

What the Toshaos say about …Happenings in their villages

During the recently concluded National Toshaos’ Council, we asked some of the village leaders to tell us about their villages .

Guyana: More on Growth, Poverty, Jobs, Inequality and the Minimum Wage

Guyana: More on Growth, Poverty, Jobs, Inequality and the Minimum Wage

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 .

Delayed benefits from the collapsed Bretton Woods System

Delayed benefits from the collapsed Bretton Woods System

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

Navin Chandarpal

Navin Chandarpal was one of Guyana’s best known public figures and politicians .

Against the grain

Against the grain

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 .

Why we stay

Why we stay

Hardly a week goes by without some reference in the media to the depressing statistics of the number of Guyanese who continue to migrate .

Oil price fall ought to set region thinking about  long term stability and future requirements

Oil price fall ought to set region thinking about long term stability and future requirements

On the face of it, the collapse in global oil prices would seem to be good news for the Caribbean .

Brazil, US relations unlikely to warm

Brazil, US relations unlikely to warm

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 .

Pasta & Chicken Salad

Pasta & Chicken Salad

This very simple salad came about as a result of me being lazy, but very hungry .

Blue gray Tanager

Blue gray Tanager

[caption id="attachment_310187" align="alignleft" width="332"] Blue-gray Tanagerphotographed in Georgetown .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued Last week, I referred to the ‘Frequently Asked Ques-tions (FAQ)’ relative to the actual putting-to-sleep pro-cess .

Shift to social realism more pronounced in this year’s drama festival

Shift to social realism more pronounced in this year’s drama festival

Guyana’s fourth annual National Drama Festival closed last week after the performance of 27 plays in five categories .

Macarthur Palm

Macarthur Palm

Ptychosperma Macarthurii, the Macarthur Palm, commonly called the Hurricane Palm originated in New Guinea and Australia .

Hungarian grandmaster Judit Polgar retires from competition

Hungarian grandmaster Judit Polgar retires from competition

The strongest woman chess player of all time, Hungary’s Judit Polgar, 38, has retired from competition .

Resist! Resist! Resist!

Resist! Resist! Resist!

This is my final column after a year of commenting on current affairs in Guyana .

Planning the party’s press conference

-H.D. Hoyte’s aggression, 18 years ago

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 .

Skin deep: Toxic beauty products and cancer

Skin deep: Toxic beauty products and cancer

For the past several weeks, I have been seeing pink fabric wrapped around the trees on Camp Street .

 Democracy delayed is democracy denied

Democracy delayed is democracy denied

The President had made what many thought was a solemn promise in his party’s election Manifesto – Working Together for a Better Tomorrow .

Feeling Guyana’s  natural pulse

Feeling Guyana’s natural pulse

So easy it is to fall under an oppressive cloud in this society, focused on inconsequential stuff, ignoring the beauty of our human potential .

 Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Fiji and Guyana: No peace in  the context of ethnic alienation

Fiji and Guyana: No peace in the context of ethnic alienation

What is taking place in Fiji should alert Guyanese to pay greater attention to the natural structure of their political context .

The era of disorder

The era of disorder

By Richard N Haass NEW YORK – Historical eras are difficult to recognise before they end .

A Salute to Fighting Soldiers

A Salute to Fighting Soldiers

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 .

Reflections on the state of Public Procurement in Guyana (Part III)

Reflections on the state of Public Procurement in Guyana (Part III)

This is our third in a series of articles on the above subject .

The planned motion of no-confidence

The planned motion of no-confidence

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 .

Farm

Farm

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 .

Dem Jamaicans

Dem Jamaicans

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 .

Easily seduced

Easily seduced

FashionableThere was a time when countries like Guyana were interested in what an economist like W .

Chile’s economy is down,  but far from out

Chile’s economy is down, but far from out

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 .

End Poems

End Poems

Some of the best poetry has been written by people on the verge of death .

Losing Cake and Bake: Paltry Pay Increases Compounded with Labour’s Declining Share of Total Income

Losing Cake and Bake: Paltry Pay Increases Compounded with Labour’s Declining Share of Total Income

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 .

Caribbean diaspora attracts attention of UK politicians

Caribbean diaspora attracts attention of UK politicians

About ten days ago some 600 invited participants from the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Diaspora gathered at a venue near the British Parliament .

In good taste...Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

In good taste…Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

Last week in Tastes Like Home, I mentioned the making of Sweet Potato Bread .



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