Sunday

 The symbol of Christmas

The symbol of Christmas

Poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas, evoking the holiday spirit .

A visit to Fort Island

A visit to Fort Island

Fort Island, located not very far up the Essequibo River, boasts the best preserved built evidence of Dutch settlement in Guyana .

The fruits of reading

The fruits of reading

In a long life I have become accustomed to the usefulness of reading .

The monument our ancestors built

The monument our ancestors built

It’s not nature’s topography; the complex pattern of waterways draining our coastland wasn’t always there .

Opposition unity

Opposition unity

For some who oppose the PPP, an alliance of opposition political parties to contest elections has always been a prime objective .

The future world of business

The future world of business

Mood swingFrom all indications general elections in Guyana will be held in 2015 .

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

A little over a week ago Britain and its Overseas Territories held their annual Joint Ministerial Council in London .

Chess games

Chess games

The following games were played at the 2014 Qatar Masters, Doha, where 92 grandmasters were participants .

At the side

At the side

Competition favourites Enterprise Primary secured their berth in the semi-final round of the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls Primary Schools football tournament by downing derby rivals Tucville Primary 3-0 in the quarterfinal stage yesterday .

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Well, Christmas time, the season of goodwill and reflection, is upon us .

Golden headed Manakin  (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Golden headed Manakin (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Adult male Golden-headed manakins are all black except for a golden yellow cap, pinkish legs and yellowish bill .

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

This Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the 105th birthday of Edgar Austin Mittelholzer (1909-65), standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature .

 Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon .

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

Introduction    As promised last week, today’s column begins with a brief report on the only recent study that I know of, which provides a quantitative measure of the direct impact of the global economy on poverty and inequality within nations .

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

Reading a Gallup Poll about the happiest countries on earth, I couldn’t help being surprised by the fact that nine out of the 10 happiest countries — led by Paraguay — turned out to be in Latin America .

Mentors

Mentors

So much begins with parents .

Guyana’s political distress

Guyana’s political distress

The notion in 1950 by the leaders of the PPP that freedom will bring justice has not materialized .

Getting it right

Getting it right

Followers of this column will know I’m always preaching that we should, whenever possible, present both sides of the coin when we’re discussing issues in the homeland; that as we take time to rightfully criticize the shortcomings, we should also be pointing to the good news happenings as they occur .

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts government announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky, citizenship-by-investment schemes .

A Christmas tree for the tropics

A Christmas tree for the tropics

Araucaria excels, commonly called Norfolk Island Pine or just Christmas Tree originated from Norfolk Island in the South Pacific which is an Australian territory off the coast of Australia .

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

There are two crucial issues which remain to be tackled in this series on inequality and poverty in contemporary Guyana .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

Continued from last weekAfter having spent some time last week discussing canine chronology and positing that the ‘7 human years = 1 dog year’ opinion should not be taken as gospel, let us now have a more serious look at the physical and psychological (behavioural) changes in the elderly dog as well as those things that influence his wellbeing and longevity .

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

Rose Hall town’s Kriskal Persaud, a former national junior and senior chess champion, looks tentatively at the chess board in his first game of the Umada Cup .

Continuing the exchange rate policy

Continuing the exchange rate policy

New GovernorThe appointment of a new Governor of the Bank of Guyana would be major financial news in many parts of the world if Guyana was a major world economy .

New developments in theatre

New developments in theatre

The staging of the production Expressions 2 by GEMS Theatre Produc-tions directed by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento at the Theatre Guild Playhouse on November 9 drew attention to a number of factors arising from the current range of dramatic and poetic performance in Guyana at present .

Pied-billed-Grebe (Podilymbus-podiceps)

Pied-billed-Grebe (Podilymbus-podiceps)

A Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) photographed in Linden .

 Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Opening with small bites

Opening with small bites

 Generally speaking, the way we present our food here in the Caribbean does not come as a 3-course meal; rather it is served in 2 courses – the main/entrée (which would also include a variety of side dishes and what in other cuisines would be referred to as appetizers) .

Publishing Poems of Resistance from British Guiana

Publishing Poems of Resistance from British Guiana

“When the people began to display their young vigour, Carter turned his attention to nurturing the forces of the radiant future .

The Revenue Authority Act and the Commissioner-General

The Revenue Authority Act and the Commissioner-General

The Commissioner General (CG) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is again in the news .

Measuring Guyana’s inequality: the Piketty method

Measuring Guyana’s inequality: the Piketty method

Introduction This week I complete my presentation of Piketty’s recent paradigm- shifting contribution to the study of income and wealth inequality (Capital in the 21st Century), which I had introduced last week .

Searching for investment space

Searching for investment space

Types of investment There are generally two types of investment: direct investment and portfolio investment .

Parents

Parents

So much begins with parents .

Getting it  badly wrong

Getting it badly wrong

Six years ago, within weeks of my return to live in Guyana, I was in conversation with a very well-known Guyanese – someone I admired but had never met – and he suddenly said to me, “Dave, what are you doing coming back to live in this godforsaken country?” I pointed out to him that he was also still here, and we both laughed over the remark .

Floating car parks

Floating car parks

Guyana has hit world headlines several times in its modern history .

A dub poet

A dub poet

Reggae fi Radni(to the memory of Walter Rodney) yu no si how de clouddem jus come satta pan mi dream  .

Companion animal geriatrics

Companion animal geriatrics

So, today as promised, we embark upon a theme which is not so traumatic as the last series of articles dealing with pet euthanasia .



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