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In good taste...Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

In good taste…Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

Last week in Tastes Like Home, I mentioned the making of Sweet Potato Bread .

Christmas Palm

Christmas Palm

Veitchia merrillii commonly called Christmas Palm or Manila Palm originated in the Philippines and the South Pacific and has adapted well in Guyana, the Caribbean and Florida .

The economic consequences of sex

The economic consequences of sex

By Mukesh Eswaran VANCOUVER – Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

ContinuedWhen pet owners come to the conclusion that it is best for their pets to be put to sleep permanently, very often they want to know how their beloved pets are going to be euthanised and what should they do with the dead body after the procedure .

China’s Hong Kong follies

China’s Hong Kong follies

By Sin-ming Shaw HONG KONG – The massive public demonstrations by students and young members of the middle-class that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for democracy .

Pope Francis and his season of struggle

Pope Francis and his season of struggle

By John Lloyd (Reuters) This month, Pope Francis had to come clean .

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So, 21, Filipino chess grandmaster currently playing for the US, won the Millionaire Chess Tourn-ament in Las Vegas recently and walked away with a tantalizing first prize of US$100,000 .

Green backed Trogon

Green backed Trogon

The Green-backed Trogon inhabits dry and humid forests and can often be found near forest edges where it eats fruits and sometimes insects .

Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

‘A Stone’s Throw’: biblical allegory and the unending cycle of violence against women

‘A Stone’s Throw’: biblical allegory and the unending cycle of violence against women

We shouted out‘We’ve got her! Here she is!It’s her all right’ .

The Speaker cannot fix a date  - under the rules or by practice

The Speaker cannot fix a date – under the rules or by practice

The Clerk to the National Assembly has sought, in a letter to the press, to answer my article last Sunday in which I contended that the Speaker must convene the National Assembly now .

We are all fair game

We are all fair game

Continuing its recent attacks on the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), the PPP is currently waging a public campaign against the recent hiring of Richard Francois as the commission’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) .

Ebola in America

Ebola in America

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 .

Forever the wretched of the earth?

- development projects from both sides

Welcome again to one of my “time-out” days when I promise – or attempt – to be most brief .

Working the economy against political backdrop

Working the economy against political backdrop

Word on the streets is that people across this nation react with caution and pessimism to the political backdrop existing in the country .

Local government elections will empower local residents

Local government elections will empower local residents

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 .

Fiji: a permanent state of coup!

Fiji: a permanent state of coup!

“The real question is whether Fiji could handle a genuine democracy with a free press, or if the country needs an ultra-authoritarian strongman like Bainimarama to keep control .

Connecting University and Community to promote gender equality

Connecting University and Community to promote gender equality

By Vidyaratha Kissoon Vidyaratha Kissoon is a Guyanese who hopes that Diwali 2014 would inspire people to remember the divine light is in every being without discrimination .

Reflections on the State of Public Procurement in Guyana (Part II)

Reflections on the State of Public Procurement in Guyana (Part II)

As I was about to prepare this article, two news items caught my eyes .

Problems at St Cuthbert’s Mission

Problems at St Cuthbert’s Mission

Just over a year ago on September 30, 2013 Stabroek News paid a visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission on the Mahaica River and interviewed the villagers about their livelihood .

Number 66 Village

Number 66 Village

Story and photos by David Pappanah Number 66 Village is home to approximately 400 people .

 The Minimum Wage, Trade Unions and Guyana’s Fight against Surging Inequality and Poverty

The Minimum Wage, Trade Unions and Guyana’s Fight against Surging Inequality and Poverty

Introduction To be brutally frank upfront, without 1) strong independent trade unions pushing for national real minimum wage increases, the payment of living wages and the provision of substantial job programmes 2) a considerable strengthening of class-based ideology and politics among political actors and worker representatives 3) rising public awareness and consciousness (fuelled by public advocacy arising from evidence- based analyses), the struggle against grinding inequality and poverty in Guyana is as good as lost .

An economy badly in need of restructuring

An economy badly in need of restructuring

Head Down The Guyana economy has entered the last quarter of 2014 and the local stock market continues to languish below its closing value of December 2013 .

The end of Ebola

The end of Ebola

Abdul Tejan-Cole is Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa .

The speaker is obliged to convene the National Assembly now!

The speaker is obliged to convene the National Assembly now!

There appears to be no consensus among parliamentary parties about a date for the first sitting of the National Assembly after the just concluded recess .

Condensed Milk Cake

My friend Patricia Scarpin, who is Brasilian, is a prolific cake maker .

Things I did not know

Things I did not know

I consider myself reasonably well read and passably well-informed .

Latin America may do better than it seems

Latin America may do better than it seems

As we anticipated in a recent column, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have just released pretty grim economic forecasts for Latin America in 2015 .

Caribbean governments must take steps to remain secure in face of terrorism threat

Caribbean governments must take steps to remain secure in face of terrorism threat

Four weeks ago, this column urged the Caribbean to begin to think the unthinkable .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

(Continued)You remember that last week we began looking at quantifiable and measurable criteria that would assist the caring pet owner in making a well-considered decision on the question of putting the beloved pet to sleep .

Fruits of India’s chess development programme on show

Fruits of India’s chess development programme on show

At the World Youth Chess Championships held in Durban, South Africa, the strength of India’s player-development programme was thrust into the forefront as the once obscure chess nation won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals .

The Golden  palm

The Golden palm

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens commonly called Areca palm, Golden palm or Butterfly palm originates from Madagascar where sadly it is now endangered and very rare .

Palm Tanager

Palm Tanager

[caption id="attachment_308542" align="alignleft" width="242"] Palm Tanager Photoby Kester Clarke (http://www .

‘Because we care’

‘Because we care’

Something happened earlier this year which reminded me that government policy and programmes are not for all of us .

How to survive Ebola.  First, don’t get it.

How to survive Ebola. First, don’t get it.

I would like to start this column by stating that Ebola is not the biggest problem the world currently faces .

Kwayana’s Guyana, then and now

-Big Brother Don? All-Seeing Glenn?

Hardly the socio-political analyst as others claim qualifications to be, I’ll limit this lead item to my personal remembrances, anecdotes and opinions – the latter deduced from both reasonable belief and speculation .

Where’s compassion, collaboration, cooperation, compromise, and good conscience?

Where’s compassion, collaboration, cooperation, compromise, and good conscience?

When we think of the enormous sacrifices and hardships our foreparents made to carve this blessed land into the Guyanese nation, we ought to hang our heads in shame at the way we insist on being as a people of the 21st century global village .



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