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Migration’s hall of mirrors

Migration’s hall of mirrors

By Peter SutherlandLONDON – On both sides of the Atlantic, anti-immigrant politics are undermining democracies and damaging lives .

The never-ending gift

The never-ending gift

I have far exceeded the Biblical span of three score years and ten, so I realize clearly that this overtime gifted by the Gods must be most carefully husbanded .

Nagamootoo/Hughes

The announcement of support for a Nagamootoo/Hughes elections ticket for the AFC by its Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has attracted much comment .

In The Rain Forest ...Clown  Tree Frog

In The Rain Forest …Clown Tree Frog

Meet Dendropsophus leucophyllatus, the clown tree frog .

Bird  Watchers  Corner...Blackish Nightjar

Bird Watchers Corner…Blackish Nightjar

A Blackish nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens) (Circus buffoni) near a trail on the Osiris Farm, Linden HighwayThe Blackish nightjar is so named for its predominantly   .

Add some bright colours  to your garden

Add some bright colours to your garden

Portulaca grandiflora commonly called Jump-up-and-kiss-me is native to South America and the Caribbean .

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

This week, on Thursday, September 18, four schools, all tertiary colleges specialising in the creative arts disciplines in Guyana, will hold their 2014 Convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre .

The internet has transformed the game of chess

The internet has transformed the game of chess

Why is chess important? This question has been de-bated over time .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued from last weekWe will continue today analyzing the questionable arguments that develop when a person wants to self-justify reasons for killing his/her pet .

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

By Cynthia Nelson Last week at Tastes Like Home we talked about Caramelized onions – the cooking of onions low and slow until they brown, caramelize, get soft and sweet .

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

For years, US officials have been in a quandary about how to counter Venezuela’s political influence in Central American and the Caribbean through its subsidized oil exports .

Guyana results from measuring inequality and poverty

Guyana results from measuring inequality and poverty

Inequality resultsAs indicated, this week I begin with reporting the key results of official studies that sought to measure inequality and poverty in Guyana .

Tourism is a complex package

Tourism is a complex package

In the Cayman Islands, where I once lived, a part of the culture there, as in Guyana where I grew up, is a toy called ‘gigs’ (our word for it is ‘tops’) .

It is harder now for the anglophone Caribbean to claim a special relationship with Europe

It is harder now for the anglophone Caribbean to claim a special relationship with Europe

On September 10 the incoming President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Junker, named seven Vice Presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years, assuming they are confirmed in November by the European Parliament .

Embracing natural resources

Embracing natural resources

Primitive to sublimeThe world in which we live is full of natural resources and the economics around them can bring many pleasant and regrettable memories .

Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Old car fun

Old car fun

Old car fun (Arian Browne photo) .

Westbury

Westbury

Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser“Westbury is the best village on the whole Essequibo Coast,” is the sentiment of Juliet Lall, a resident since 1960 .

Measuring inequality  and poverty in Guyana

Measuring inequality and poverty in Guyana

This week’s column offers readers a simplified and hopefully accurate description of the methods/techniques employed in official studies of inequality and poverty in Guyana .

With scant regard for the other

With scant regard for the other

In the case of Guyana, we’re talking about two contrasting, even conflicting, sets of values and priorities for living, gradually formed and developed and ingrained, for over 150 years .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued The topic of euthanasia is assuredly accompanied by heartache .

From Persian Parables

From Persian Parables

Perhaps there has never been any time in history when terror, horror, cruelty and brutal suffering, much of it inflicted by men themselves, have set their curse upon so many lands .

Spotlight on constitutional reform

Spotlight on constitutional reform

I had the privilege of being interviewed on the Spotlight TV programme on Channel 9 in the distinguished company of Henry Jeffrey and Tacuma Ogunseye, both knowledgeable and experienced observers of the political scene .

A highly-polished,  well-produced performance

A highly-polished, well-produced performance

Naya Zamana 19: The Royal Twist, directed and choreographed by Vindhya Persaud, continued the established practice of annual full dance productions by companies in Guyana with an emphatic statement .

Bucatini and corned beef

Bucatini and corned beef

In good taste

Bucatini is the name of the shaped pasta that we use prolifically in the Caribbean to make Macaroni Pie (Mac and Cheese) .

Black-necked Aracai

Black-necked Aracai

[caption id="attachment_303699" align="alignright" width="219"] Black-necked Aracai Photo copyright Matt Hallett[/caption]Not to be mistaken for a toucan, the Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari) travels in gregarious and noisy groups which are often seen following each other in single file across clearings to fruiting trees .

A different vision of the Caribbean is required

As troubling conflicts loom and the world becomes much less secure, it is striking how Latin America and the Caribbean remain a relative zone of peace .

Brazil’s vote could change region’s political map

Brazil’s vote could change region’s political map

New polls showing that opposition candidate Marina Silva is likely to win Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections are leading growing numbers of analysts to predict that Latin America’s biggest country may soon shift toward more business-friendly policies, and rock the whole region’s political scene .

Dwarf Mussaenda

Dwarf Mussaenda

Last week I wrote about the magnificent Mussaenda in colours of red, white, pink and dark pink .

A points system method would awaken a competitive spirit

A points system method would awaken a competitive spirit

We are approaching the final quarter of year 2014, and traditionally, there are three chess tournaments to be completed before the end of December .

Guyana and its natural resources

Guyana and its natural resources

Recent dramaThe recent drama surrounding the forestry sector in Guyana is likely to rekindle interest in the effect that exploitation of the natural resources can have on the country .

Tardiness is in our genes

Tardiness is in our genes

Punctuality is a big thing with me .

Pearl

Pearl

Story by Dacia WhaulPhotos by Arian BrowneIf you are not a lover of the overwhelming pace of city life and the doctor has ordered some time in a serene environment, then Pearl must be on your list of places to go .

Caribbean governments, business should be more aware of the value of national branding

Caribbean governments, business should be more aware of the value of national branding

Some years ago, on the table at which I was sitting in a Barbados hotel, there was a small brown packet of sugar .

Andres Oppenheimer: A new push for women’s rights in Latin America

Andres Oppenheimer: A new push for women’s rights in Latin America

After two decades of steady progress in women’s rights — including the election of women presidents in Brazil, Argentina and Chile — Latin America has one of the world’s highest representation of women in top government jobs, but a surprising new study shows that women are losing ground on several fronts in the region .

An information black hole: Tracking inequality and poverty in Guyana

An information black hole: Tracking inequality and poverty in Guyana

IntroductionFor this and several columns to come, I shall be discussing a number of independent but related topics, under the broad theme of inequality and poverty in Guyana .

Let the chips fall where they mayDelinquent conduct

Let the chips fall where they mayDelinquent conduct

Over the last two weeks, Guyana’s forests attracted much media attention not because of any scientific discovery or technological breakthrough, but because of the economics surrounding their use .



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