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America’s late imperial dilemma

America’s late imperial dilemma

By Ian Buruma NEW YORK – US President Barack Obama is under attack – from so-called liberal hawks, more or less to the left of center, as well as from active interventionists on the right – for being a weak president, leading a war-weary (even world-weary) America in retreat .

Determining property rights of cohabiting gay couples: A lesson from The Bahamas

Determining property rights of cohabiting gay couples: A lesson from The Bahamas

Prince Neto DCB Waite is a Doctoral Candidate at the New York University School of Law .

Revisiting the Marriott Hotel project

Revisiting the Marriott Hotel project

The Marriott Hotel project is back in the news following the announcement that ACE Square Investment Ltd .

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Even with a small population, Number 6 Village/Bel Air, West Coast Berbice is booming with businesses and boasts beautiful modern houses .

CEO Patricia Bacchus: Leaving the law for the corporate world

CEO Patricia Bacchus: Leaving the law for the corporate world

In another country Patricia Bacchus might be practising human rights law, but not in Guyana .

Several risk factors continue to bother Atlantic Tele-Network

Several risk factors continue to bother Atlantic Tele-Network

Risk factorsAtlantic Tele-Network (ATN), the parent company of GT&T, has told the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it continues to worry about several risk factors that could affect its operations in Guyana .

Colombia’s challenger vows hard line on Venezuela

Colombia’s challenger vows hard line on Venezuela

Colombia’s opposition candidate Oscar Iván Zuluaga, who polls show is tied with President Juan Manuel Santos in the June 15 run-off, says one of his first foreign policy priorities, if elected, would be to demand enforcement of a regional treaty to restore democracy and fundamental freedoms in Venezuela .

Systemic violence and corruption in the police force

Systemic violence and corruption in the police force

Violence and corruption in the police force can no longer be classified as allegations .

More than a matter of life and death

More than a matter of life and death

Bill Shankley, manager of Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League, was once asked whether a game his team was about to play was a matter of life and death .

Rupununi gem

Rupununi gem

The folks in tourism have it right when they talk about the Guyanese treasures we have, particularly in the interior, for visitors .

Sugar’s way forward: (Other Proposal 4) Management contract for GuySuCo

Sugar’s way forward: (Other Proposal 4) Management contract for GuySuCo

Today’s column examines the fourth and last of the ‘other proposals,’ which aim at finding a way forward for the sugar industry .

Caruana defeats Grischuk and Svidler

Caruana defeats Grischuk and Svidler

By scoring two wins in his first two games, Italian grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is calmly demonstrating he might even take the prestigious Norway Super-Tournament, which boasts in its line-up the four highest ranked players on the planet .

More surface tumours

More surface tumours

Haemangiomas Haemangiomas of the skin and soft tissues are benign proliferations (growths) that closely resemble blood vessels .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

 A Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) on a farm in Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara .

Beware plant thieves

Beware plant thieves

Over the weeks, I have had numerous visits and phone calls about people buying plants on the street and when they get home they’re all wilted, or a few days later they have all died on them .

Slider Rolls

Slider Rolls

In good taste

Sliders are mini or small burgers .

Desmond Dekker in the history of reggae

Desmond Dekker in the history of reggae

For most persons around the world the internationally popular musical form reggae began with Bob Marley .

As we Were

As we Were

In addition to the Memory Lane column, where the emphasis is on places or occasions before 1966, we are offering readers space in this new column called ‘As we were,’ where the emphasis is on people, and in particular, relatives and friends .

White Headed Marsh Tyrant

White Headed Marsh Tyrant

This bold little flycatcher is the White Headed Marsh Tyrant .

Sunday's Cartoon

Sunday’s Cartoon

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The evidence of torture  is staring us right in the face

The evidence of torture is staring us right in the face

Under customary international law, Guyana is obligated to prevent torture, and this obligation exists whether we would have signed the UN Convention against torture or attached any reservations .

Some real cocaine scenarios

-Mannie and Maimoom own the Marriott

A few columns ago I took you all to GUYISLE, that independent state off the five Guianas Shield .

Taking our time fuels our unworkability

Taking our time fuels our unworkability

We take our own sweet time to solve the problems that beset us, unnecessarily dragging out the development of this nation, and the fulfilling of the potential inherent in the Guyanese soul .

The PPP/C’s IMC mindset has  been a democratic disaster

The PPP/C’s IMC mindset has been a democratic disaster

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 .

The Prime Minister’s Pusillanimity

The Prime Minister’s Pusillanimity

According to Prime Minister Hinds, Cheddi Jagan believed that national unity between the races and classes was so important to nation building that throughout his political life he attempted “new, bold and courageous alternatives to bring our people together” but died without his goal being realised .

The Sonu Nigam show and the incentive not to cooperate

The Sonu Nigam show and the incentive not to cooperate

Part 1 Commenting on the Sonu Nigam concert, Mr .

Climate change: Latin America is not sitting back

Climate change: Latin America is not sitting back

By Jorge Familiar Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the CaribbeanIt is no coincidence that the Globe International network of legislators has chosen Mexico as the venue for the Second World Summit of Legislators on climate change that will take place in the Mexican Congress this weekend (June 6-8) .

What the people on the Essequibo Coast say about…Domestic violence and whether enough is being done

What the people on the Essequibo Coast say about…Domestic violence and whether enough is being done

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserAs the scourge of domestic violence (DV) continues throughout Guyana, this week, we asked men and women along the Essequibo Coast whether they felt enough was being done to help victims of DV and whether they knew where they could send victims for assistance .

Guyana’s blacklisting by the CFATF

Guyana’s blacklisting by the CFATF

So the inevitable has happened .

La Retraite

La Retraite

Story and photos by Jeanna PearsonAcres of canefields and tractors line the access roads of many villages on the West Bank of Demerara, but there is something different about La Retraite that causes villagers, especially the younger folks, to remain in the place of their birth .

Sugar’s way forward: (Other proposals 2 & 3) – ‘privatization and devaluation’

Sugar’s way forward: (Other proposals 2 & 3) – ‘privatization and devaluation’

Privatization This week I shall continue with the presentation of the second and third ‘other proposals .

Pomeroon Augusts

Pomeroon Augusts

When I was a youngster growing up in West Demerara and going to Saints, we usually headed for the Pomeroon in the August school break .

Skin tumours

Skin tumours

Continued from last week As was promised last week, we will deal with a condition known as ‘Hygroma’ or, as some scientists refer to it, a ‘False bursa’ or ‘bursitis .

Politics in Guyana – read Suetonius

Politics in Guyana – read Suetonius

More than normally, our politicians seem to be tearing at each other’s throats .

The Caribbean should have a different order of priorities for foreign policy

The Caribbean should have a different order of priorities for foreign policy

When Barack Obama campaigned to be-come President of the United States he made clear that he was against what he described as ‘wars of choice,’ a reference to the way he saw George W Bush’s decision to invade Iraq .

In Cuba, technology may beat censorship

In Cuba, technology may beat censorship

Cuba’s first major independent newspaper in more than five decades — a digital daily called 14ymedio — was quickly blocked within the island last week, but the big question is for how long the country’s regime will be able to maintain its monopoly on the news media .



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