World of transportation
This article is an attempt to unravel the complex world of the transportation service in Guyana. One sees the positioning and movement of taxis, minibuses, vans and lorries along the roads and one might believe that the transport industry is simple and straightforward.
That’s right, 50 years ago or now: when would you rather be living? The next time you’re in a close social setting and the conversation lags, pose that question and brace yourself for the melee that will follow.
The Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge is one of the most famous science buildings in the world. Out of it have come discoveries which have transformed the lives of all humanity: James Clerk Maxwell’s work in electromagnetism in the 19th century; the splitting of the atom by Rutherford in 1919; the building of the first particle accelerator by Walton and Cockcroft in 1932; Crick and Watson breaking the molecular code of DNA in 1953.
Scrolling through my Instagram timeline last week I came across a funny meme with the caption: “Some people can eat five burgers and not gain a pound; I click ‘like’ on a picture of a Nutella jar and gain five pounds.”
While the meme was hilarious and obviously untrue, I asked myself the question “Does genetics play a
The announcement by the government that the Wales Sugar Estate would be closed at the end of 2016 was the subject of a symposium at Moray House at Camp and Quamina Streets, the former home of the late David de Caires, the founding editor of Stabroek News.
Cumin/geera and potatoes seem to have a natural affinity. Potatoes, being bland and porous, easily absorb the flavour of whatever they are cooked with (it is one of the reasons potatoes are added to foods while cooking to remove excess salt).
Last July, the Financial Times contained as a paid for insert, a glossy brochure offering citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean. It was little different in style to the advertising one sees for mega yachts, expensive real estate, private jet charters, and other expressions of the so called ‘good life’.
Grafting and budding are horticultural techniques used to propagate cultivars which are
more vigorous when grown on another plant. They involve using either the t-budding or wedge grafting method to join parts from 2 plants so that they appear to grow as a single plant.