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The First Conference of Amerindian Leaders: Forty- Five Years Later

The First Conference of Amerindian Leaders: Forty- Five Years Later

By Shenella Charles Shenella Charles is Guyanese of Afro-Guyanese and Indigenous parentage, who currently resides in Canada .

NICILS’s 2012 Annual Report (Part II)

NICILS’s 2012 Annual Report (Part II)

Two weeks ago, we began a discussion of the 2012 annual report of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) that the Minister of Finance had presented to the National Assembly .

What women on the Essequibo Coast say about… Women’s rights

What women on the Essequibo Coast say about… Women’s rights

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserHaving just observed International Women’s Day on Saturday last, we took the opportunity this week to ask some women along the Essequibo Coast whether they felt enough was being done to promote gender equality .

Ruimzigt

Ruimzigt

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulRuimzigt is a small village located a few miles from Vreed-en-Hoop on the West Coast of Demerara between Windsor Forest and Wallers Delight .

Sugar: Propaganda and spin as the production debacle continues

Sugar: Propaganda and spin as the production debacle continues

Last week’s column introduced six performance indicators for the sugar industry, which I will examine in coming weeks: production, costs, profitability, land productivity, factory productivity, and combined (land and factory) productivity, in that order .

Travelling and learning

Travelling and learning

Almost every time you get on an aeroplane to go somewhere, several learning experiences come your way .

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Security and justice

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Security and justice

Law and orderIrrespective of the political system, there is general agreement that the safety and security of people are the responsibility of governments .

‘No democracy works without compromise’

‘No democracy works without compromise’

The headline statement of President Barack Obama was of general application .

Ageing

Ageing

At 80 years old I do not think I can be criticised for writing about ageing .

Swordtail Bromeliad

Swordtail Bromeliad

Vriesa splendens commonly called Swordtail or Flaming Sword comes from the bromeliad family and originated from Venezuela and the Guianas where it grows in trees in the rainforest .

Venezuela’s Maduro faces hard choices

Venezuela’s Maduro faces hard choices

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s disastrous government is in much bigger trouble than most people think, not because of the student protests that have already resulted in at least 19 deaths, but by a 56 per cent annual inflation rate — the world’s highest — that may soon turn his country ungovernable .

A woman’s reflection on a society

A woman’s reflection on a society

 Birdshooting Season Birdshooting season the menmake marriages with their gunsMy father’s house turns machoas from far the hunters gather All night long contentless womenstir their brews: hot coffeechocolata, cerassiewrap pone and tie-leaffor tomorrow’s sport .

There are multiple messages for the region in all that has happened in Ukraine last week

There are multiple messages for the region in all that has happened in Ukraine last week

Russia’s de facto annexation of Crimea marks a twenty-first century turning point, carrying with it as many messages for the Caribbean as it does for Europe and the United States .

Human-dog interactions

Human-dog interactions

For one thing, I have observed that, over the past few decades, more and more publications, articles, surveys, research projects and studies are being documented .

Chess blunders

Chess blunders

A blunder in chess is a disastrous move, a move which confers misery on its perpetrator, and which causes in most instances the immediate termination of a game .

Cardamom (Elaichi) Sago Pudding

Cardamom (Elaichi) Sago Pudding

In good taste

This recipe is about taking Sago out of the realm of breakfast and transforming it into dessert mode .

Bird Watcher’s corner

Bird Watcher’s corner

[caption id="attachment_280934" align="alignleft" width="333"] A Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) near the Linden-Soesdyke Highway (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]When hunting, Burrowing Owls wait on a perch until they spot insects and small rodents .

The economics of marijuana

The economics of marijuana

Within the last four years, around 2,000 young people were arrested and prosecuted for marijuana possession in Jamaica .

Kowsilla, Cheddi, Protest – and Struggle

Ten-year visa, ten years jail

The latter-day Chinese have fashioned a gem of wisdom which advises that “women hold up half the sky” .

Local democracy can address local problems

Local democracy can address local problems

A Partnership for National Unity columnLocal government is about local democracy .

Thursday cartoon

Thursday cartoon

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The two solutions crucial for development

The two solutions crucial for development

We must solve two challenges facing us as we work to develop our nation .

The Sovereign’s incomplete agenda

The Sovereign’s incomplete agenda

The regime may feel that the sovereignty of the Guyanese people can only be violated by foreigners, but in this it is mistaken, and no one will take its cry of national sovereignty seriously if it is itself seen as a violator of the sovereignty of its own people .

Stalemate in the proposed amendments to the anti-money laundering act (Part II)

Two weeks ago, we discussed the latest position with regard to the proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act .

Mash in Berbice

Mash in Berbice

With the Mash celebrations still in the air, persons in Berbice commented on how they spent the day .

Annai

Annai

Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandIf there is any place in Guyana that should be at the top of the list of places to live, it would be Annai .

Sunday's Cartoon

Sunday’s Cartoon

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Preserving our literary heritage

Preserving our literary heritage

Emeritus Professor Ken Ramchand of the University of the West Indies at St Augustine, eminent scholar and literary critic, the other day sent me the address he gave as Chairman of the Project Committee at the opening of The Naipaul House in St James, Port-of-Spain, on 10th February .

 ‘The chickens have come home to roast’

‘The chickens have come home to roast’

As expected, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism legislation (AML/CFT) has not been passed in the National Assembly .

Courage and compassion lives

Courage and compassion lives

This is not my story; I’m only the conduit .

Ten questions for Venezuela’s president

Ten questions for Venezuela’s president

Dear President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro,Since I have repeatedly requested an interview with you, but have never received an answer, I respectfully submit 10 questions to you in hopes that you would be so kind as to respond to them in writing, if that’s your preference .

Guyana’s Sugar Industry: Six Key Performance Indicators

Guyana’s Sugar Industry: Six Key Performance Indicators

IndicatorsDespite the unavailability of detailed audited GuySuCo accounts after 2009, in the coming weeks I shall focus on six performance indicators (production, costs, profitability, land productivity, factory productivity, and combined (land and factory) productivity) in assessing the sugar industry since 1990 .

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Physical infrastructure

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Physical infrastructure

Major thrustA major thrust of this administration has been to invest in the physical infrastructure of the country .

Venezuelan civil unrest has implications for PetroCaribe

Venezuelan civil unrest has implications for PetroCaribe

Across the Caribbean concern is being expressed about the implications of civil unrest in Venezuela and what this might mean for the long term future of PetroCaribe, the concessionary agreement which underpins most Caribbean economies through the supply of oil at concessionary prices on deferred terms .

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata commonly called Urn plant comes from the Bromeliad family and originated from Brazil, and is also found throughout Central America .

 Dogs training humans?

Dogs training humans?

Dogs training humans?We have just completed weeks of discussing canine paediatrics and how to choose the right pup to live in your home, as an integral part of your family for the next decade or more .

A creditable Link Show in a new venue

A creditable Link Show in a new venue

The Link Show is celebrating its 30th production during its current run for the year 2014 .



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