Last week, we concluded our discussion of the Enron accounting scandal .
As Toshaos from the different Amerindian Communities gathered at the International Conference Centre for the7th annual National Toshaos Council meeting last week, we asked the leaders what they expected to get out of the meeting and what were some of the issues they wished to highlight .
Oh Casak!On the farms, in practically every home, at gatherings in Isseneru, this local beverage runneth over .
Introduction For the remaining columns in this series on money laundering in Guyana, I shall concentrate on portraying a strategic road map for the way ahead, in light of the current impasse in Guyana’s relations with the Caribbean Financial Action Force (CFATF) .
Going in I admit I’m frequently complaining about things wrong in Guyana, and I make no apologies for that; we have many things wrong and we should do more complaining – me included .
If you think about it carefully it seems impossible to reconcile two things which most people would very much like to believe – one, that they enjoy free will and in some ultimate sense are masters of their fate, and, two, that the God of all creation is omnipotent and has a master plan for us all .
Few would any longer argue against the centrality of tourism to the Caribbean economy .
Principal OwnerProperty Holdings Inc is a company that was incorporated on October 5, 1999 for the specific purpose of managing or disposing of property owned by Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) .
The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant is the national bird of Guyana .
The column presents the final part of Kasparov’s announcement of his candidacy for President of the World Chess Federation, FIDE .
Continued from last weekToday we continue where we left off last week when we discussed the provision of a suitable hygienic environment and nutrition for the newborn puppies .
Mark this for a mercy; that here birds, even here, sustain the wide and impossible highways of warm current, divide the sky; mark this- they all day have amazed the air, that it falls apart from their heavy wings in thin wedges of sound; though the dull black earth is very still, sweating a special sourness they make high over the hard thorn-trees their own magnificent turning, they chain all together with very slow journeys to and fro the limits of the dead place; smelling anything old and no longer quick .
Sunday Cartoon .
Platycerium bifurcatum commonly called Staghorn fern originates in the tropical areas of Australia, Asia and Africa, but has adapted well to Guyana .
By Ramon GaskinSince April of this year, the Government sent to the National Assembly a Bill with approximately 20 Amendments to the Anti -Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML & CTF) but notwithstanding various deadlines reportedly set by the foreign entities pushing the law and amendments, they have been stuck in the Committee system .
Frankly Speaking a few folks would most likely, berate me for daring to juxtapose the illustrious Jessica Huntley’s name in the same (literary) vicinity next to Priya Manickchand’s .
In the face of stunning failures at State level to transform our nation, we must applaud the few citizens who envision and lead private initiatives to make a defining difference for Guyanese .
Guyana is a politically abnormal country and any attempt to analyse or administer it using only the normal tools/institutions of international political life is doomed to failure! As the failures have stacked up during the various political regimes, the political elite have become more cunning rather than clever .
Privatization was seen as one of the “reform” measures for an economy transitioning from socialism to a marked-based capitalist economy .
By Peter Fraser Peter Fraser, currently at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London University,previously taught at the University West Indies,St .
Last week, we carried an article on the issue of conflict of interest with specific reference to the Enron accounting scandal .
[caption id="attachment_263296" align="alignright" width="182"] Renrick Cheong[/caption][caption id="attachment_263297" align="alignleft" width="186"] Ramesh Kishun[/caption]Renrick Cheong, Mechanic – `As a former NYPD, I think they need to get professional people to be a part of the SWAT unit because the present police force has no courtesy and manners .
By Marcelle Thomas with photos by Arian Browne Maybe it’s because every time it rains the village is flooded, that it got its name .
Last week’s column carried a brief description of the current situation of Guyana in regard to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) .
Thirty years ago this coming week American and Caribbean forces landed in Grenada .
Self relianceOn Monday last, the administration launched the Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) Project .
Continued from last weekHand-rearing of newborn puppiesThe advice given below is to pet owners who are faced with the challenge of hand-rearing part or all of a litter of newborn puppies .
The US government’s recent signing of a first-of-its-kind bilateral deal with the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo makes me wonder whether Washington will start a new strategy in Latin America — by-passing not-so-friendly national governments, and signing agreements with more amicable local authorities .
Most people are cowards .
Garry Kasparov has long been accustomed to hovering easily above his human opponents at a board game that he felt perhaps, was designed for him .
By Ralph RamkarranUnlike any other profession, law is practised in the glare of publicity and this is the season of admission of lawyers to practise their profession in open court .
[caption id="attachment_263158" align="alignleft" width="375"] Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) in Kingston, Georgetown (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]Semipalmated Plovers are migratory and winter in the coastal areas of the southern United States, the Caribbean and much of South America .
I have no idea how many read it, but following the recent Guyana Prize awards, a lady from the University of Leeds in the UK, Lori Shelbourn, herself part of the jury deciding on the awards, wrote a review of the collection of poems by Cassia Alphonso that won the Guyana Prize for Poetry 2012 .
When it comes to breakfast, hold the muffins, cakes, sweet breads and jams, bring on the potatoes, sausages, eggs, salt fish, bakes and whatever savoury offerings you have .
Adiantum commonly called the Maidenhair fern originates from tropical Brazil .
Frankly Speaking, it is no longer surprising to me that certain issues of national significance keep repeating themselves as the years roll by .