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Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata commonly called Urn plant comes from the Bromeliad family and originated from Brazil, and is also found throughout Central America .

 Dogs training humans?

Dogs training humans?

Dogs training humans?We have just completed weeks of discussing canine paediatrics and how to choose the right pup to live in your home, as an integral part of your family for the next decade or more .

A creditable Link Show in a new venue

A creditable Link Show in a new venue

The Link Show is celebrating its 30th production during its current run for the year 2014 .

A miniature version of life

A miniature version of life

‘Chess is a miniature version of life .

Trini-style Brown Stew Chicken

Trini-style Brown Stew Chicken

One of the special things about making stews is the method of preparation and the ingredients used to give it its unique colour and flavour .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The eyes of raptors, like the Roadside hawk, are adapted in several ways .

Campbell, Charles receive top NSC sports media awards

Campbell, Charles receive top NSC sports media awards

Stabroek Sports’ Emmerson Campbell and Orlando Charles Friday night received their awards for being the best in their respective fields at the National Sports Commission’s (NSC) National Sports Awards ceremony at the National Culture Centre .

The right thing to do

The right thing to do

The Finance Minister’s recent vehicular accident is not the sort of news you would easily dismiss on a hectic day at a newsroom, even if the write-up is just to report the basic facts .

Our World is a Corrupt Place

-The Church as Business

There is still one senior PPP-man (a People’s Progressive Party Stalwart) – that I can relate to as a somewhat principled gentleman .

That reaction to Jagdeo’s illness

That reaction to Jagdeo’s illness

When former President Bharrat Jagdeo took ill last week and ended up in the United States for emergency medical treatment, we witnessed how low we could sink as a nation .

Excess liquidity and compensation

Excess liquidity and compensation

In the banking system of Guyana, Caribbean economies and many developing economies there is a surfeit of liquidity .

Corruption and the dichotomy of fairness

Corruption and the dichotomy of fairness

(Guest contribution) The 2014 Winter Olympic Games recently ended and although Guyana did not participate in these Games, they did reveal some very relevant issues particularly with respect to fairness and corruption .

What the people say about...This year’s Mash

What the people say about…This year’s Mash

Photos and interviews  by Dacia WhaulYesterday, we asked the man/woman in the street what they thought about Mashramani 2014 which was celebrated under the theme `Cultural Folklore, Celebrating 44’ .

NICIL’s 2012 annual report

NICIL’s 2012 annual report

On 16 January 2014, the Minister of Finance presented to the National Assembly the 2012 annual report of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) .

Zeeburg

Zeeburg

By Dacia Whaul  with photos by Arian Browne “Zeeburg is the largest fishing community on the West Coast of Demerara,” boasted George, “and we have the best cricket team over here .

Shame: The EU’s ‘conscience payments’ to sugar; throwing good money after bad

Shame: The EU’s ‘conscience payments’ to sugar; throwing good money after bad

Before starting an assessment of the key performance indicators for the Guyana sugar industry, two issues need to be addressed .

If the Scots vote ‘yes’ there will be implications for the Caribbean

If the Scots vote ‘yes’ there will be implications for the Caribbean

Forget the movie Braveheart and the passion and nationalism associated with the long-standing desire by many Scots for independence from the English .

Ethnic separation in Guyana

Ethnic separation in Guyana

I am tired of hearing it .

Chile’s Pinera leaves office on a high note

Chile’s Pinera leaves office on a high note

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera will leave office March 11 with high popularity and one of the best economic records in Latin America .

National honours

National honours

In the past Guyanese looked forward to the announcement of national honours on Republic Day .

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Education

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Education

Further cuts Budgeting for education ought to be a simple task for the administration .

Growing inequality in the world

Growing inequality in the world

It is being noticed more and more – President Obama and Pope Francis are currently making it a theme in their speeches – that inequality is growing and that the already rich and powerful are becoming even more obscenely rich (the President and Pope are too diplomatic to use the word obscene but it is the right one) and even more unchallengeably powerful .

Brandade

Brandade

In good taste

Brandade is a dish made of salt fish that has been whipped to create a light, fluffy texture .

The human computer

The human computer

A 13-year-old boy of modest upbringing decides that he will become the world chess champion .

Calypso, soca, dance-hall and chutney are  authentic indigenous Caribbean musical forms

Calypso, soca, dance-hall and chutney are authentic indigenous Caribbean musical forms

As Guyana celebrates Republicanism with Mashramani and the 2014 Trinidad Carnival moves into high gear, the greatest calypsonian of all time, The Mighty Sparrow, is awarded Trinidad and Tobago’s highest honour, but in Guyana questions are raised over the calypso form itself .

Air plants

Air plants

Tillandsia commonly called Air plants are epiphytic and come from the Bromeliacea family .

 Assessment of puppy behaviour

Assessment of puppy behaviour

Canine paediatrics

(Continued from last week) Last week, we discussed the physical examination of young pups, especially their reproductive organs .

Victims of violence

Victims of violence

The words “child abuse,” with their unsettling overtones of physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment of a child, are triggers for rage .

How Civil Society becomes compromised, neutralised

Some Real Heroes of Our Republic

Pre-Republic Day Greetings to those “regulars” who have followed this man-in-the street feature over its twenty-one years, as well as to those newer readers of the column .

Our human development suffers

Our human development suffers

-it’s all about how we talk to each other

Our idea of what makes a developed society informs us how to build this nation .

 Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Power and the social contract

Power and the social contract

Perhaps with the intention of facilitating the call by the Leader of the Opposition, Mr .

Intellectual property and economic development

Intellectual property and economic development

By Rod HunterWASHINGTON, DC – In his recent State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama reiterated his ambition to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement among the US and 11 Pacific countries .

Equal Rights and Justice for All Guyanese

Equal Rights and Justice for All Guyanese

Tiffany Barry is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and the Women’s Studies Unit, both in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana .

Stalemate in the proposed amendments to the anti-money laundering act

Stalemate in the proposed amendments to the anti-money laundering act

During the past week or so, various stakeholders expressed concerns publicly about the delay by the National Assembly to agree on the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009 to bring it in line with international standards and to avoid sanctions being imposed .



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