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The oriental

The oriental

Rhapis excelsa commonly called Lady Palm originated from southern China and Taiwan .

A long way to go

A long way to go

Guyana has a long way to go in regards to respecting the rights of the child and ending violence against our children, according to a recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study, which found that 76 percent of our children are victims of violent discipline .

Healthy Eating (Part II)

Healthy Eating (Part II)

As mentioned in a previous column, healthy eating is crucial to our well-being .

Indefatigable, ubiquitous: Minister M I Ali

- and PPP finance secretary too!

- Local government? Community management? How?Because of this weekend’s Trade Exposition and Fair – GuyExpo – and because I have been reading a few letters-to-editors describing the PPP and its ministers in rather harsh language, I’ve chosen to mention, with some emphasis one rather publicly-vibrant one: Mohamed Irfaan Ali .

 Our reaction to what happens

Our reaction to what happens

Life happens, lots of time unpleasantly .

Ramotar’s rationale is electoral arithmetic not democratic choice

Ramotar’s rationale is electoral arithmetic not democratic choice

President Donald Ramotar’s charade in relation to discharging his constitutional obligation to hold local government elections (LGE) continues .

Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

The formation of the  Guyana Relief Council

The formation of the Guyana Relief Council

(Feature address at 20th anniversary luncheon – Henry B Jeffrey, Pegasus Hotel, 28th September, 2014)I thank Ms Yvonne Hinds and the Guyana Relief Council for inviting me to say a few words on this the 20th anniversary of the organisation .

What the people say about... How they get their news

What the people say about… How they get their news

Interviews and photos by Desilon Daniels and Suraj Narine[caption id="attachment_306178" align="alignleft" width="187"] Ghansham[/caption]Ghansham, porter – ‘I would usually read newspapers and every Sunday I buy papers .

The continued denial of local democracy and governance

The continued denial of local democracy and governance

On 27 October 2014, citizens across Ontario, including the cities of Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton where most of the estimated 100,000 Guyanese in Canada live, will be electing new Mayors and City Councillors .

‘Yuh head good?’: Suicide, domestic violence, and a culture of disablement

‘Yuh head good?’: Suicide, domestic violence, and a culture of disablement

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

Klien Pouderoyen

Klien Pouderoyen

Story by Sharda BacchusPhotos by Suraj Narine Klien Pouderoyen is a relatively large village on the West Bank of Demerara, sandwiched between Vreed-en-Hoop and Malgre Tout .

Umami Pork

Umami Pork

Umami, considered the 5th of the basic tastes, is savory; the others are sweet, sour, bitter and salty .

Basic needs and  poverty as deprivation

Basic needs and poverty as deprivation

ChallengesMy last column noted that poverty measures based on income/consumption surveys, like the previously considered World Bank 1992, UNDP1999, and the HIES 2006 surveys have been seriously challenged by several analysts .

Banks Jerry

Banks Jerry

His name is actually Jerry Goveia, but folks refer to him as ‘Banks Jerry’ (he worked as a manager at Banks DIH for many years before his retirement) to differentiate him from the other guy, the pilot one, with the same-sounding name, and he actually came to mind recently after a column I wrote on flamboyant Guyanese from times past, not in the sense of being flamboyant but as one of those people who leave an impression on you that endures .

There is a powerful Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture

There is a powerful Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture

The Umana Yana, ironically destroyed by fire during Guyana’s celebration of Amerindian Heritage Month, was a major visible symbol of Amerindian culture in the city .

Yellow -Shouldered Bat

Yellow -Shouldered Bat

[caption id="attachment_306030" align="alignleft" width="181"] Yellow-Shouldered Bat(Photo By Matt Hallett)[/caption]Yellow-shouldered bats (Sturnira sp) are not too picky about what they eat or where they find accommodation .

A tale of two manufacturers

A tale of two manufacturers

Conglomerates The manufacturing sector is the smallest sector in the Guyana economy, accounting for a mere seven per cent of the total output of the country in 2013 .

Ramotar holds the pen of history in his hand

Ramotar holds the pen of history in his hand

The government has been given the choice by APNU to determine whether it wants local government elections or general elections .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

(Continued) We spent some time the week before last debunking the spurious reasons some people give for opting to kill their pets .

Thinking the unthinkable

Thinking the unthinkable

Hardly anyone now questions the central importance of tourism to the Caribbean, the benefits it brings, or its long-term role in economic development .

Black Nunbird (Monasa-atra)

Black Nunbird (Monasa-atra)

[caption id="attachment_306035" align="alignright" width="247"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

Rescued from hate and mindlessness

Rescued from hate and mindlessness

Even in the worst of times – and who can doubt that the daily, brutal, unstoppable exploits of uncaught criminals have made this time one of widening and deepening fear and frustration – reading comes to the rescue by revealing other worlds of experience where cruelty and mindlessness and man’s inhumanity to man do not continually have the upper hand .

Klien Pouderoyen photos

Klien Pouderoyen photos

[caption id="attachment_306048" align="alignleft" width="333"] The Klein Pouderoyen sign stands firm next to ‘Uncle Haroon’s’ shop .

Brazil makes it hard to back key UN reforms

Brazil makes it hard to back key UN reforms

Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the UN Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers .

Mexican creeper

Mexican creeper

06Corallita commonly called Mexican creeper originated from Mexico, Central America and belongs to the Polygonaceae family – ie, the Buckwheat family .

Computers are improving human chess skills

Computers are improving human chess skills

Whilst the charismatic 23-year-old Norwegian chess grandmaster and world champion Magnus Carlsen was competing in the USA’s Sinquefield Cup two weeks ago, India’s Vishy Anand was winning the Bilbao Masters Final simultaneously on the other side of the world, in Spain .

The Future of Storytelling

The Future of Storytelling

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our worldBeth Cardier, a fiction writer, holds a PhD in narrative structure from the University of Melbourne .

The People’s Climate

The People’s Climate

Monica Araya is founder and Executive Director of Nivela and leads the citizens group Costa Rica Limpia .

Our ‘race’ question: Personal observations

Douglahs can be ‘racial’ too…

Fenty Last Friday, Granger tooIn comparison to a majority of our local social scientists, historians, perhaps, political analysts and, of course, politicians, mine would be a minority viewpoint .

President Ramotar must respect the Constitution, the National Assembly and the people of Guyana

President Ramotar must respect the Constitution, the National Assembly and the people of Guyana

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 .

Developing individual initiative

Developing individual initiative

We talk of scamps, criminals and suspicious, degenerate characters so much .

Obama versus the Islamic State

Obama versus the Islamic State

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world .

Measures to prevent  coalition dictatorship

Measures to prevent coalition dictatorship

It is good that more people, including letter writers and bloggers, are demanding that those who are calling for the formation of a national unity government give more details of what it is they intend .

Brazilian election could help end country’s ‘paralysis’

By Andres Oppenheimeraoppenheimer@MiamiHerald .

Revisiting the specialty  hospital contract

Revisiting the specialty hospital contract

Another controversy has erupted in relation to the design and construction of the Specialty Hospital at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara .

The Free Bus System instituted by the government

The Free Bus System instituted by the government

Last week, in response to hikes in fares and at least one strike by minibus operators plying an East Coast Demerara route, the government instituted a free bus system along different routes using large buses hired from the Knight Rider bus company .



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