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Desperately looking for leadership on local government

Desperately looking for leadership on local government

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 .

Our penchant for politicizing the Guyanese society

Our penchant for politicizing the Guyanese society

We politicize everything in this society .

Africans also have memories that still rankle

Africans also have memories that still rankle

The demand by some PPP supporters for the PNC to apologise for its misdeeds, or to at least admit that it made mistakes, demonstrates more of a triumph for PPP propaganda than for reality .

The Sonu Nigam Show and the incentive not to cooperate – Part 2

The Sonu Nigam Show and the incentive not to cooperate – Part 2

In part 1 of the column, I argued that cultural practices have to be observed within the constraints of politics and economics of the Guyanese society .

What’s morality got to do with it? (Part II)

What’s morality got to do with it? (Part II)

Contributed by Dr Thomas Singh, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Guyana Last week we discussed briefly the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, the Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Local Government Elections as issues of morality for us as a nation .

At the Rendezvous of History: Walter Rodney, March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

At the Rendezvous of History: Walter Rodney, March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, June 13th, was the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Walter Rodney .

The pulling of the third Test Match from Guyana

The pulling of the third Test Match from Guyana

Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulThis week the man and woman in the street shared their thoughts on the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board to pull the third Test of the New Zealand vs West Indies series from Guyana .

Understanding Guyana’s Integrated Financial Management System

Understanding Guyana’s Integrated Financial Management System

The Integrated Financial Management System (IFMAS), which the Guyana Government implemented in 2004, has been under the microscope in recent days in the Kaieteur News .

Friendship  Squatting Area

Friendship Squatting Area

Story and photos by Mario Joseph Whether it’s a hot sunny day or a cool afternoon, sweet ripe coconut water is always on sale at Priestman’s coconut stall on the edge of Friendship, on the East Bank of Demerara .

What makes a good father?

What makes a good father?

In honour of Father’s Day, Sunday Stabroek interviewed Wil Campbell, teacherand counsellor, on the challenges of being a father and what therole demands .

Brazil’s Rousseff may be in real trouble

Brazil’s Rousseff may be in real trouble

At a recent meeting of prominent economic and political analysts from across Latin America, I was surprised to hear Brazilian economist Paulo Rabello de Castro make a bold forecast: that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won’t win this year’s elections .

Expect it to get worse

Expect it to get worse

Rogue driversThe minibus culture of reckless and indisciplined driving is expected to get worse as time goes by unless the police adopt a more aggressive attitude towards the rogue drivers in the industry .

Quid pro quo

Quid pro quo

The Peoples’ National Congress (PNC) government nationalised the Demerara Bauxite Company in 1971 .

Respect

Respect

This too shall pass .

The way forward for sugar

The way forward for sugar

The way forward for sugarPart 1 IntroductionIn this column and next week’s, I shall undertake the final task in this series on Guyana’s sugar industry .

The UK’s image in the region exceeds its capabilities

The UK’s image in the region exceeds its capabilities

Every two years the British and the Caribbean governments meet with the objective of moving forward a relationship that has become much changed .

The GVACE returns

The GVACE returns

-with big prize money and one new category

Alim Hosein is an artist, a linguist, a literary and art critic .

Roderick ‘Bermine’ Bartrum

In Memoriam

By Stanley GreavesIt was with surprise and regret that I learnt of the recent death of Roderick Bartrum .

As we were

As we were

In addition to the Memory Lane column, where the emphasis is on places or  .

Red-shouldered Macaw

Red-shouldered Macaw

In The Rainforest

In the afternoon, when fruits are in season, a high pitched,   .

Cornmeal: Bakes & Rolls

Cornmeal: Bakes & Rolls

In good taste

Just like last week, this is a case of me experimenting by making one dough and subjecting it to different applications, in this case, frying and baking .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

This bird, not always seen, may sing for long periods of time;   .

Muesa wins senior category in rapid chess

Muesa wins senior category in rapid chess

It is heartening to note that with last Sunday’s one-day rapid chess tournament, Engineering and Construction Incorporated (ECI) has successfully sponsored two tournaments this year .

The haemangiosarcoma

The haemangiosarcoma

Last week, after discussing the benign haemangiomas (HAS), I promised to continue with haematomas – all within the context of the surface tumours theme .

Sunday's Cartoon

Sunday’s Cartoon

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Lawns need attention too

Lawns need attention too

There is no substitute for a well-kept lawn .

 Notes on a scandal

Notes on a scandal

Why are there no answers from the government regarding the probe into financial irregularities at NCN? It’s the same response every time the issue is raised with the President: he tosses the question aside, more or less refusing to acknowledge the blurred lines between state business and personal dealings that tainted the state-owned communications network some two years ago .

Weddings, marriage and love (?) in June

-Guyanese fatherhood – and PPP/C Football

Another Friday of my trying to be more light-hearted than intense or profound .

Competing for the Guyanese knowledge worker

Competing for the Guyanese knowledge worker

-aspiring to build Guyana into a Knowledge Society

We see the impact, across the Guyanese nation, of that devastating, world-record brain drain of 87 percent of our skilled knowledge workers migrating to societies where they could fast achieve their dreams .

Why the PPP is not in the “mood” for local democracy

Why the PPP is not in the “mood” for local democracy

Clement Rohee – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party and Minister of Home Affairs – informed the nation at a press conference at Freedom House, 2nd June, 2014, reportedly (Guyana Chronicle 3rd June, 2014) that the country was not in a “mood” for local government elections .

What does morality have to do with it? (Part 1)

What does morality have to do with it? (Part 1)

Contributed by Dr .

The Leader of APNU `tossed aside’ the racial question

The Leader of APNU `tossed aside’ the racial question

The Leader of the PNC and Opposition in the National Assembly, Brigadier David Granger, spent time during Guyana’s last independence anniversary meeting essentially PPP supporters in the largely Indo-Guyanese enclave in Queens, New York .

America’s late imperial dilemma

America’s late imperial dilemma

By Ian Buruma NEW YORK – US President Barack Obama is under attack – from so-called liberal hawks, more or less to the left of center, as well as from active interventionists on the right – for being a weak president, leading a war-weary (even world-weary) America in retreat .

Determining property rights of cohabiting gay couples: A lesson from The Bahamas

Determining property rights of cohabiting gay couples: A lesson from The Bahamas

Prince Neto DCB Waite is a Doctoral Candidate at the New York University School of Law .

Revisiting the Marriott Hotel project

Revisiting the Marriott Hotel project

The Marriott Hotel project is back in the news following the announcement that ACE Square Investment Ltd .

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Even with a small population, Number 6 Village/Bel Air, West Coast Berbice is booming with businesses and boasts beautiful modern houses .



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