As each day passes, the internal situation in Venezuela deteriorates. Rumours of military coups and unstoppable violence swirl, street protests escalate, ordinary citizens suffer shortages of medicine, everyday foodstuffs, and almost everything else, while enduring rapidly escalating inflation.
Inspired by events that were occurring in the wider world and influenced by progressive views while he was a student in the United States, Dr Cheddi Jagan returned to Guyana in 1943, then British Guiana, intent on becoming politically involved on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged.
Event: The Umada Cup
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Host: Guyana Chess Federation
Date: Someday in the future
The Umada Cup is the premier Caribbean chess championship competition which is held annually, and is sponsored by FIDE, the governing body of world chess.
In this week’s edition of In Search of West Indies Cricket, Roger Seymour examines the phenomenon elite batsmen experience, the euphoric sensation, where runs just seem to gush out of their bats for an extended period of time.
Crispy, sweet, and savoury with a hint of salt, fried shallots can be sprinkled over many things. This must-have condiment in Vietnamese cuisine is also popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines when scattered over fragrant Pelau(s) and Biryani(s).
The Golden Jubilee Independence celebrations are here.
These celebrations mean lots of fun, fetes and music. Of course there will also be food and drinks and for those of you who are trying to achieve and/or maintain that ‘summer’ body, the abundance of treats may be a recipe for disaster.
From time to time in our local press, we are reminded of the rich diverse strains that make up what we refer to as Guyanese culture, and in most of those reminders we are asked to rightly reflect on the fact that right alongside that attractive span we see the disturbing signs of ethnic division among our people.
Guyanese farmers continue to lament the lack of adequate access to commercial financing for their agricultural activities. A review of Bank of Guyana data reveals that loans for agricultural purposes make up less than six per cent of the loan portfolio of the commercial banks.