In today’s column I propose to take last week’s discussion concerning the impact of massive wage and salary spreads along with the prevalence of the phantom economy on Guyana’s inequality and poverty one step further, through engaging an important emerging global line of thought on these matters .
Proroguing parliament is a legitimate constitutional device in Westminster constitutions, whatever its origins and the purpose for which it is used .
Chile has just taken a bold step to promote innovation that should be copied by all other Latin American countries .
The great unabridged Oxford English Dictionary contains half a million words .
One-party stateIt is seven days now that Guyana is being managed without its parliament playing a role in the management process .
The performance of Hamlet by the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company in Guyana was historic and significant for a number of reasons .
In a few weeks’ time in Lima, Peru, the twentieth session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place .
I have great love for Arnold (pork) .
Last week I wrote that the topic of euthanasia was now closed .
Chamaedorea elegans or Neanthe bella Palm commonly called Parlour or Mini-palm originated in Mexico, Central America .
One year ago, when Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and India’s Viswanathan Anand faced each other for the World Championship chess title, Anand failed to win a single game and thereby lost the championship match .
A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) hunting in the tide near the Ogle koker .
It pops up constantly .
There were tears, raised voices, accusations, counter-accusations and promises of money .
Here’s the biggest irony of Tuesday’s mid-term elections: the US government will continue demanding that Mexico, Colombia and other countries fight the marijuana trade as part of its “war on drugs,” while Washington voters have just approved making pot legal in the US capital .
Universal subsidiesOn December 9, 2013, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its most recent Article IV Consultations with Guyana .
President Ramotar said in his address to the nation last week that if the opposition persists with the no-confidence motion, he will “prorogue or dissolve” the National Assembly .
In my home, a step down off the dining room, overlooking the beautiful garden my wife has created, I have my studiolo .
In the heart of London, observed daily by tens of thousands of passers-by, is a large picture of Sir Shridath Ramphal, the Cari-bbean’s elder statesman .
As we sit right now in the middle of a firestorm in the media and elsewhere enveloping the West Indies Cricket Board following the abrupt cancellation of the India series by our team, one is left to wonder how long it is going to take to convince us that our regional cricket arrangement needs urgent revision .
Absolute v relative povertyThis week I shall follow up on three matters related to last week’s discussion of poverty and inequality in the context of Guyana’s growth, joblessness and the minimum wage .
Caryota mitis commonly called Fishtail palm originated in India and South-east Asia .
For me, food = rice .
Last week we dealt with the activity associated with actually putting the pet to sleep permanently, usually using the method of lethal injection (overdose of an anaesthetic, which works quickly and smoothly) .
The most important activity on the World Chess Federation’s calendar, the World Chess Championship title match, began on Friday and runs until November 28 .
A wild Red-fan Parrot photographed in its natural habitat in the forests near Rockstone .
Sunday Cartoons .
This is the second instalment of Eusi Kwayana’s reflections on the events of 1953 culminating in the suspension of the constitution by the British governmentBy Eusi KwayanaThe election victory of the PPP in 1953 has been both overrated and underrated .
Introduction Over the past two weeks I have been displaying a Table that I had specifically constructed for this series indicating: 1) the annual public sector nominal minimum wage increases announced by government for the years 2006 to 2013 .
The Nixon Decision It is quite possible to contend that the price at which gold is able to trade today is a consequence of the collapse of the Bretton Woods system .
Navin Chandarpal was one of Guyana’s best known public figures and politicians .
In the aftermath of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attack I remember writing that America should take care not to over-react to that singular act of terror .
Hardly a week goes by without some reference in the media to the depressing statistics of the number of Guyanese who continue to migrate .
On the face of it, the collapse in global oil prices would seem to be good news for the Caribbean .
WASHINGTON - The big question among Brazil watchers in this capital is whether newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff will improve her government’s ailing ties with the United States during her second term .
This very simple salad came about as a result of me being lazy, but very hungry .
[caption id="attachment_310187" align="alignleft" width="332"] Blue-gray Tanagerphotographed in Georgetown .