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Spike your lawn now!

Spike your lawn now!

During the week, I inspected some lawns around the outskirts of the city and for crying out loud, most of them are in need of help!With the heavy rainfall we are experiencing lawns and plants are showing signs of distress .

In good taste...Garlic Pork & Green Plantains

In good taste…Garlic Pork & Green Plantains

Believe it or not, there are some people who still have Garlic Pork that they made for the just-concluded holidays .

Red-rumped cacique

Red-rumped cacique

The Red-rumped cacique is usually found in large colonies near forest edges where the females weave elongated nests that are   .

All eyes on Tata Steel tournament

All eyes on Tata Steel tournament

Ukraine’s Vasily Ivanchuk took the lead after round four of the Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament, in a tough competition which boasts the male and female world champions and the world’s number two chess player .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

– continuedWe had decided that during the festive season, a break would be taken from the science of geriatrics (the treatment and care of the elderly dog) and instead we would speak about matters pertaining to resolutions for the New Year .

On Jamaican Poet  Laureate Mervyn Morris

On Jamaican Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris

Dialogue For One(for the NDTC) in thisreflectiveexercise the bodies imitate contractionand release  .

Sunday  Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday  Cartoon .

The Republic and Mashramani in an Election year

-Campaign Financing: The PPP and others

I loved – and still do like – our national Song of the Republic .

Indices of development  vs garbage politricks

Indices of development vs garbage politricks

The Government Information Agency (GINA) recently released a statement saying that garbage was a sign of development, accompanied by a picture of a grinning Minister of Local Government Norman Whittaker next to a large trash pile .

APNU drafting framework for alliance talks

A Partnership for National Unity yesterday began drafting terms of reference (TOR) for its negotiating team as it prepares for talks with the Alliance For Change (AFC) for the establishment of a pro-democracy alliance against the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) .

An APNU-led gov’t will ensure that there is local democracy

An APNU-led gov’t will ensure that there is local democracy

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

Guyana: Impossible odds can turn to victory

Guyana: Impossible odds can turn to victory

An article “Sri Lanka one of the most corrupt nations in the world:” (http://www .

Haiti: Five years after

Haiti: Five years after

By Myriam J .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance,  transparency and accountability

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability

Last year around this time, we carried three consecutive articles entitled “Governance, Transparency and Accountability: Priorities for 2014” .

What Essequibians say about… Community improvement wishes for this year

What Essequibians say about… Community improvement wishes for this year

Two weeks into the New Year, we asked people along the Essequibo Coast what they would like to see improved in their various communities in 2015 .

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources

Part2 Introduction Last week, in Part 1 of this four-part series of columns I had argued that the proximate or immediately preceding factor driving the several ongoing crises and threatening contradictions in Guyana (starkly symbolized in the presidential prorogation of the National Assembly on November 10, 2014) has been the uncontrolled torrent of financial abuses, irregularities, and lawlessness perpetrated by the PPP/C executive since the November 2011 elections .

Some points  to ponder

Some points to ponder

New Year resolutions and advice are upon us, and following the barometer of “goat ain’t bite me,” I offer a hand for coping with life in any year .

Diary jottings

Diary jottings

Gradually over the years keeping a diary has become a ritual in my life .

Using taxpayers’ money to subsidize global sugar consumption stifles the Guyana economy

Using taxpayers’ money to subsidize global sugar consumption stifles the Guyana economy

No benefits The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has been the subject of many letters in recent weeks .

Pet adoption – Continued

Pet adoption – Continued

Let us look today at some other actions that will help you to make an intelligent choice of pet from the GSPCA’s Shelter at Robb Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown .

Light Noodles

Light Noodles

In good taste

With the holidays officially over, it seems mandatory that we turn to light cooking .

Demerara Gold and Pandora’s Box, double bill at  cultural centre next week

Demerara Gold and Pandora’s Box, double bill at cultural centre next week

A theatrical performance with two plays is to be staged at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday, January 17 .

The tiger roars

The tiger roars

In a recent advertisement, shown above, the National Independent Party (NIP), led by Mr Saphier Husain-Subedar, until recently known as Mr Saphier Husain, announced its intention to contest the upcoming elections .

Tata Steel Chess Tournament  opens in Wijk aan Zee

Tata Steel Chess Tournament opens in Wijk aan Zee

This weekend, chess lovers will witness the beginning of the popular Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands .

Latin America’s innovation  tasks for 2015

Latin America’s innovation tasks for 2015

Here are a few little-noticed actions that experts agree Latin American countries should take in 2015 to improve their innovation, science, technology and education systems, which are rated very poorly in international rankings and are key to their economic future .

An improved Cuba-US relationship is a starting gun for all Caribbean tourism interests

An improved Cuba-US relationship is a starting gun for all Caribbean tourism interests

The announcement in mid-December by President Obama and President Castro that Cuba and the US are moving to normalise relations has resulted in speculation about what this may mean for the Caribbean’s tourism sector .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

Yellow-rumped Cacique A Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela) singing at a colony near Hauraruni Creek, Soesdyke/Linden Highway .

Getting trim in the garden!

Getting trim in the garden!

With the holiday season over, we are left with some extra pounds and lots of fat to burn .

Issues just fade away… (Our Role)

-Prolonging Power, Political Audacity

I’m hoping that I should be thankful for the young amongst us .

General elections and the challenge of change

General elections and the challenge of change

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

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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What is an “exclusive democracy”?

What is an “exclusive democracy”?

Practice without theory is blind .

Exposing America

Exposing America

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former director of policy planning in the US State Department (2009-2011), is President and CEO of the New America Foundation, Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Governance .

“Human Imagination for a Sustainable Caribbean: Spaces for Creativity”

“Human Imagination for a Sustainable Caribbean: Spaces for Creativity”

By Maya Trotz Maya Trotz is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida .

The Fibre Optic Cable Project: Another colossal failure? (Part II)

The Fibre Optic Cable Project: Another colossal failure? (Part II)

Last week, we began a discussion of the Government’s ICT programme which effectively commenced in 2010 .

Which was bigger, New Year 2015 or 2014?

Which was bigger, New Year 2015 or 2014?

Interviews and photos by Jeanna Pearson and Dacia WhaulNow that the holidays are coming to a close, we asked the man/woman in the street if their New Year celebration to welcome 2015 was bigger than in 2014 .

New Year, same cricket

New Year, same cricket

As the New Year dawns with West Indies cricket fortunes continuing the same old gloomy, we are seeing yet another series of calls for major surgery on the organization in charge of our cricket .



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