Guyana has a range of introspective people, and you meet them in the most unexpected places .
Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of A J Seymour, Guyana’s greatest man of letters .
Two years ago I suggested in this column that few Caribbean governments or companies were taking seriously the threat posed by cyber attack and cyber crime .
This is a central nervous system disorder caused by a low level sugar in the blood (hypoglycaemia) .
The murder of a former Miss Venezuela and her husband in front of their 5-year-old daughter is drawing world attention to the phenomenal rise of crime in Venezuela, and leading many to wonder whether the crime epidemic is at least partly fuelled by a government rhetoric that glorifies violence .
Build not destroyFrom reading the letters and stories in the daily papers in Guyana, it is obvious that Guyanese have entered the year 2014 with a new resolve to make things better for themselves .
Chess players from at least 150 nations are assiduously refining their techniques in preparation for the world’s most pre-eminent team tournament, the spectacular Chess Olympiad .
By Cynthia NelsonWith the holidays over it is time lighten up the palate from all the heavy holiday food .
Today is the 100th birthday of Guyanese poet and man of letters, Arthur James Seymour (January 12, 1914-December 25, 1989) .
Last week I spoke about the heavy rainfall .
[caption id="attachment_273628" align="alignright" width="228"] Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla) in the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]The Black-capped Donacobius is a familiar sight in marshes and wet pastures across much of South America .
One of the most important ongoing social struggles in this country is the fight for a minimum wage that will allow workers and their families, especially single-parent households, to live at a minimally decent standard .
This lead piece – a very summarized partial history really is most significantly different from what was planned for today’s offering .
We launch this new year, well into the second decade of the 21st century, with tremendous challenges facing us .
There can be no doubt that public confidence in the opposition in general has plummeted since the 2011 national elections .
By Fatimah Jackson-Best Fatimah Jackson-Best is a Muslim woman, a researcher, and a writer .
The year 2013 was not a particularly good one for governance, transparency and accountability .
Photos and interviews by Desilon DanielsLovern Blair, teacher: `I spent my Old Year’s Night at church with my family .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserDartmouth, a well-populated community on the Essequibo coast situated between Westbury and Perth, is an African village that was bought by freed slaves following emancipation .
Tipping pointAlarmed at the crisis state of the sugar industry in 2011, I devoted more than a score of Sunday columns in that year (May 29 to October 16) to its discussion and drew attention to the crying need for radical reform and restructuring .
Symbolic milestone“The problem is that our thinking, our attitudes, and consequently our decision-making have not caught up with the reality of things .
The Caribbean is not short of ideas .
Just as the year was ending, a popular phrase used as often jocularly as insultingly, has become very contentious .
In tandem with the World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates, two Swiss tournaments were held: one for players FIDE rated 2000 and less, and one open to all .
Some weeks ago I enquired what had been gained by small and vulnerable countries like ours in the recently concluded World Trade Organisation deal .
It follows that people are very idiosyncratic about what they consider essential things in their life; what’s essential to one could well be meaningless to another .
Last week we offered an analysis of Christmas as a religious festival, observing that it has also evolved as many other types and that its contemporary existence as a commercial and popular festival overwhelmingly dominates the religious function .
Continued from last weekWell, let’s return to the more mundane matters pertaining to pet care .
By Naomi Wolf NEW YORK – When Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors (GM) in early December – the first woman to head a major American automaker – it seemed to many to be a milestone in women’s struggle for equal rights and opportunities .
The Spotted Tody-Flycatcher is well named for its quite heavily streaked underparts .
With the heavy rainfall we are experiencing lawns and plants are showing signs of distress .
Sunday Cartoons .
Just minutes before midnight on December 31, Carlisa Matthews was shot dead allegedly by her former partner .
(A peaceful, healthy and successful 2014 to all citizens from this soon–to–be twenty–one year–old column .
Unfortunately, we cannot cherry-pick the vicissitudes of fortune .
The press release on the Article IV consultation between Guyana and the IMF raised several important points, some of which dovetails nicely with the theme of unity and human development .
By Lakshmi Persaud Trinidadian writer Lakshmi Persaud was one of six persons who recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St .