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More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

Introduction    As promised last week, today’s column begins with a brief report on the only recent study that I know of, which provides a quantitative measure of the direct impact of the global economy on poverty and inequality within nations .

Cool Christmas, muted Mash, just Elections’

-A visitor’s Americana (Dec. 2014)

The Euro-American traditional Christmas-time music included a song called “Blue Christmas” .

Over-consumption: the silent epidemic

Over-consumption: the silent epidemic

Unbeknownst to many, an epidemic is destroying humanity .

Thursday's Cartoon

Thursday’s Cartoon

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AFC ready to enter into negotiations and to lead a Pro-Democracy Coalition

AFC ready to enter into negotiations and to lead a Pro-Democracy Coalition

-an edited address by Khemraj Ramjattan to the AFC’s fourth biennial conference

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

The AFC should be commended

The AFC should be commended

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Anil Nandlall: A visceral  embodiment of the post-Jagan PPP

Anil Nandlall: A visceral embodiment of the post-Jagan PPP

By Dr Arif Bulkan In the six weeks since the mask slipped, providing an insight into Attorney General Anil Nandlall in his unguarded moments, our battered nation has been subjected to the arrogant response of both the AG himself and the ruling party in respect of the disclosures, followed closely by the prorogation of Parliament, and then yet another debilitating flood in Georgetown and along the coast after only a few hours of rain .

Once again an imposition: Salary increases for public servants

Once again an imposition: Salary increases for public servants

On 29 November 2014, the Government announced a five per cent increase in the wages and salaries for public servants earning in excess of $50,000 per month and an eight per cent increase for those earning less than $50,000, retroactive to 1 January 2014 .

Continuous assessment in secondary schools

Continuous assessment in secondary schools

What students say about…

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserThe Education Ministry began implementing the Secondary Competency Certificate Programme (SCCP) in 16 more schools from September .

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

Reading a Gallup Poll about the happiest countries on earth, I couldn’t help being surprised by the fact that nine out of the 10 happiest countries — led by Paraguay — turned out to be in Latin America .

Mentors

Mentors

So much begins with parents .

Guyana’s political distress

Guyana’s political distress

The notion in 1950 by the leaders of the PPP that freedom will bring justice has not materialized .

Getting it right

Getting it right

Followers of this column will know I’m always preaching that we should, whenever possible, present both sides of the coin when we’re discussing issues in the homeland; that as we take time to rightfully criticize the shortcomings, we should also be pointing to the good news happenings as they occur .

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts government announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky, citizenship-by-investment schemes .

A Christmas tree for the tropics

A Christmas tree for the tropics

Araucaria excels, commonly called Norfolk Island Pine or just Christmas Tree originated from Norfolk Island in the South Pacific which is an Australian territory off the coast of Australia .

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

There are two crucial issues which remain to be tackled in this series on inequality and poverty in contemporary Guyana .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

Continued from last weekAfter having spent some time last week discussing canine chronology and positing that the ‘7 human years = 1 dog year’ opinion should not be taken as gospel, let us now have a more serious look at the physical and psychological (behavioural) changes in the elderly dog as well as those things that influence his wellbeing and longevity .

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

Rose Hall town’s Kriskal Persaud, a former national junior and senior chess champion, looks tentatively at the chess board in his first game of the Umada Cup .

Continuing the exchange rate policy

Continuing the exchange rate policy

New GovernorThe appointment of a new Governor of the Bank of Guyana would be major financial news in many parts of the world if Guyana was a major world economy .

New developments in theatre

New developments in theatre

The staging of the production Expressions 2 by GEMS Theatre Produc-tions directed by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento at the Theatre Guild Playhouse on November 9 drew attention to a number of factors arising from the current range of dramatic and poetic performance in Guyana at present .

Pied-billed-Grebe (Podilymbus-podiceps)

Pied-billed-Grebe (Podilymbus-podiceps)

A Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) photographed in Linden .

 Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Opening with small bites

Opening with small bites

 Generally speaking, the way we present our food here in the Caribbean does not come as a 3-course meal; rather it is served in 2 courses – the main/entrée (which would also include a variety of side dishes and what in other cuisines would be referred to as appetizers) .

Publishing Poems of Resistance from British Guiana

Publishing Poems of Resistance from British Guiana

“When the people began to display their young vigour, Carter turned his attention to nurturing the forces of the radiant future .

The employed poor: Thanks! For the contempt?

- saving the country from an evil regime

When the late President Hoyte facilitated the return of a relatively free Press – the Stabroek News and the freeing up of the importation of newsprint – and the re-importation of flour and other banned or restricted consumer items, legacies of the rigid Burnham policies, most of the country could breathe again and demonstrated gratitude to Hugh Dessie .

Moral fabric of this Nation has been torn apart

Moral fabric of this Nation has been torn apart

-an edited address by Professor Daizal Samad at Whim

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

APEC 2014: An end to the illusions of a unipolar world

Cary Fraser is a Guyanese historian of international relations who teaches in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Penn State University, USA .

Retribution or  national unity?

Retribution or national unity?

“Questioned on if he would seek to advocate the punishment of those who committed alleged wrongdoings during the PPP elected period, an animated Granger… said ‘Of course! … .

The geopolitical impact of cheap oil

The geopolitical impact of cheap oil

By Martin Feldstein[caption id="attachment_314024" align="alignleft" width="223"] Martin Feldstein[/caption]Martin Feldstein, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research, chaired President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984 .

Stigma and discrimination  attached to HIV/AIDS

Stigma and discrimination attached to HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is being observed today internationally under the theme ‘Closing the Gap’ .

The Revenue Authority Act and the Commissioner-General

The Revenue Authority Act and the Commissioner-General

The Commissioner General (CG) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is again in the news .

Measuring Guyana’s inequality: the Piketty method

Measuring Guyana’s inequality: the Piketty method

Introduction This week I complete my presentation of Piketty’s recent paradigm- shifting contribution to the study of income and wealth inequality (Capital in the 21st Century), which I had introduced last week .

Searching for investment space

Searching for investment space

Types of investment There are generally two types of investment: direct investment and portfolio investment .

Parents

Parents

So much begins with parents .

Getting it  badly wrong

Getting it badly wrong

Six years ago, within weeks of my return to live in Guyana, I was in conversation with a very well-known Guyanese – someone I admired but had never met – and he suddenly said to me, “Dave, what are you doing coming back to live in this godforsaken country?” I pointed out to him that he was also still here, and we both laughed over the remark .



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