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Dangerous scheming to abort the Constitutional Reforms of 2001

Dangerous scheming to abort the Constitutional Reforms of 2001

There is everything conspiratorial about litigation filed and instituted recently in the motion in the name of Cedric Richardson against the Attorney General and the Speaker .

Double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy?Most of us adhere to some basic moral principles that we take for granted and which, if we are observed violating, can result in all manner of moral, legal, conceptual and practical difficulties and confusion .

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

By Savitri Persaud Savitri Persaud was born in Guyana and spent part of her childhood in Moblissa, off the Linden Highway, and in Bellevue, West Bank Demerara .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance,  transparency and accountability – final part

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability – final part

Before we begin our final in a four-part series on the above subject, I refer to the comments of the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on our two recent articles on the Fibre Optic Cable Project .

Why join Lions International

Why join Lions International

What the Lions say about…

On January 13, the birth anniversary of Melvin Jones (the founder of Lions International), Lions members recommitted themselves to service to community with members across the globe participating in rededication ceremonies .

Annandale

Annandale

‘Bush cook’ and a game of cricket on the seashore were the order of the day for young boys living in Annandale in the 1980s .

Stock performance and the Guyana economy

Stock performance and the Guyana economy

Negative territoryFor the first time in five years the stock index prepared by this writer has ended the year in negative territory .

Energy security requires a high degree of national consensus

Energy security requires a high degree of national consensus

A few days ago, the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, met with Caribbean leaders in Washington to discuss the region’s long term approach to energy security .

Ex-leaders can play a  big role in Venezuela

Ex-leaders can play a big role in Venezuela

The recent visit by three former Latin American leaders to Venezuela has not only helped draw attention to their assertion that the region’s democracies have “abandoned” Venezuela, but has shown that former presidents can play a larger-than-expected role in pushing for democracy in Latin America .

Realizing without being told

Realizing without being told

You can identify change in the world by reading lengthy polemics, or by examining complex data, or by attending scientific forums .

Guyana then and now: Small, poor, open and trade-dependent

Guyana then and now: Small, poor, open and trade-dependent

Then and nowSadly, as we approach Republic Day 2015, and after about half a century of independence, the classic description of the Guyana colonial economy as very small (even micro by global standards), poor, highly open, and exceptionally dependent on trade in primary commodities remains as broadly accurate today as it was back then .

Virgin territory

Virgin territory

Guyana is in virgin, unexplored, political territory .

A darker age beckons in the world

A darker age beckons in the world

And I am not referring to the menace of al Qaeda, IS and assorted deranged constituencies which cast a pall of horror around the world .

Pomegranate, the wonder fruit

Pomegranate, the wonder fruit

Punica granatum commonly called Pomegranate originated in Iran (formerly called Persia) .

Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters Tournament

Carlsen wins Tata Steel Masters Tournament

World chess champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen emerged victorious in the brutal Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament in the Netherlands recently .

Dog/cat geriatrics (continued)

Dog/cat geriatrics (continued)

Psychological considerations In the January 18, 2015 column, I referred to some behavioural changes in the elderly dog/cat .

Yellow Oriole

Yellow Oriole

  The Yellow Oriole is also called the ‘plantain’ and ‘small corn bird’ .

American corruption is exceptional, too

By Terry Golway(Terry Golway is author of Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, due out in March .

Carnival, Mashramani and the  evolution of calypso, soca and chutney

Carnival, Mashramani and the evolution of calypso, soca and chutney

The relationship between the carnival season in the Caribbean and Guyana’s Mash-ramani is very easily disguised .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Sautéed carrots

Sautéed carrots

 I prefer to eat carrots raw .

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

By Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean Energy security is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time .

Yes to more physical activity; No to Coca Cola and sweet drinks for children

Yes to more physical activity; No to Coca Cola and sweet drinks for children

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with Banks DIH Limited, recently launched a national skipping rope contest intended to increase levels of physical activity among schoolchildren in Guyana .

Our Guyana, a narco safe-haven?

- My Free Campaign Tips

We’re 22 today!Let’s do a layman’s “analytical” breakdown of the elements, institutional assistance experts, expertise, environment and other personnel needed to deem a society, a country, a State, a narco- friendly place .

Government is the servant, not the master, of the people

Government is the servant, not the master, of the people

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 .

Rohee cannot weasel out of his responsibility

Rohee cannot weasel out of his responsibility

When a seasoned and combative politician such as Minister Clement Rohee, who is always on the lookout for public kudos, took off at the speed he did in denying any involvement of himself and his ministry in the promotion of two of their employees, it is a sure sign that he suspects that all may not be well with the promotions and that he sees no advantage in being associated with the process .

Martelly steadfast in his  denial of Haitian democracy

Martelly steadfast in his denial of Haitian democracy

By Kevin EdmondsKevin Edmonds is a PhD student, at the University of Toronto and is affiliated with the Center for Critical Development Studies and the Caribbean Studies Program .

The reduction in fuel prices

The reduction in fuel prices

Last Monday, Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh announced a 30% reduction in the price of fuel at Guyana Oil Company gas stations .

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability (Part III)

2014 an annus horribilis for governance, transparency and accountability (Part III)

So far, we have discussed the four topics relating to the above subject, the first being the prorogation of Parliament .

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

Part4 IntroductionToday’s column concludes this four-part series on the Guyana state .

Enforcement must come

Enforcement must come

Stabroek News this week carried a photograph by Arian Browne of a solitary minibus driving on the Seawall Road in broad daylight .

An end to over-long ceremonies

An end to over-long ceremonies

There was a famous occasion in Trinidad a few years ago when an audience, bored out of their minds by an interminable function, decided to take matters into their own hands and exited the seemingly endless and agonizingly dull proceedings .

The China-CELAC forum

The China-CELAC forum

Part 2 A few days ago, Dong Xiaojun, the Chinese Ambassador in Jamaica, wrote a commentary on the recent meetings held in Beijing between China and the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC); the political grouping that includes all of the nations in the Americas other than the US and Canada, and the dependent territoriesThe Ambassador made clear that for China the meeting on January 8 and 9 was “of milestone significance and profound influence .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

(continued)Physical changes in the elderly dog Since the old dog tends to be more lethargic and less likely to frolic around the yard as he used to do when younger, it stands to reason that the increased slothfulness and resting periods will lead to a loss of muscular tone .

The economic and social value system of choice in 2015

The economic and social value system of choice in 2015

The trick The President of Guyana on Tuesday January 20, 2015 announced May 11, 2015 as the date on which the next elections will occur .

Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman made headlines before his mysterious death last weekend by accusing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of trying to cover up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, but there was another — more important — leader who was at the centre of the deceased prosecutor’s probe: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani .



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