Enough, Catullus, of this silly whining;
What you can see is lost, write off as lost.
Not long ago the sun was always shining,
And, loved as no girl ever will be loved,
She led the way and you went dancing after.
You may recall that last week we decided to deal with that which is normal before embarking on the pathological. We dwelt on the normal amount of teeth in the kitten/puppy and the adult cat/dog, and with the fact that like humans the ‘milk’ teeth (also called ‘baby’ teeth or ‘deciduous’ teeth) drop out at four-five months of age.
In order to contextualize the analysis of the opportunities and pitfalls of Guyana’s mineral resources extraction dependence, this week’s column introduces further economic information on the overall performance of the sector.
I have written so much on trees in the city and it all seems to have fallen on deaf ears. As the hype of making Georgetown a ‘Green City’ continues, one can only watch speechlessly as the butchering of these trees progresses.
What follows, from paragraph two hereunder, are my recycled thoughts first published here more than three years ago. They merit timely repetition today because the Georgetown Municipality’s attempts to regularize or upgrade haphazard, even illegal vending, squatting, years-long violation of City by-laws have attracted quite a few self- righteous criticisms from the community or the “brigade” of vendors and their self-appointed representatives.