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Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Story and photos by Desilon Danielsand Samaria Deonauth Sandwiched between Washington and Seafield/Number 42 Village, the small village of Rising Sun on the West Coast of Berbice is a community of close familial ties .

Sugar: Factory underperformance and the Skeldon calamity

Sugar: Factory underperformance and the Skeldon calamity

This week’s column concludes consideration of the sugar industry’s land productivity measure; that is tonnes cane (TC) per hectare (HA) of harvested land .

Slash and burn

Slash and burn

I listened intently to a television discussion last Sunday on Channel 28 sponsored through the auspices of the USAID LEAD Programme .

Reflections on another birthday

Reflections on another birthday

A few weeks, it seems, since the last one, a new birthday has come along – the 81st no less, hardly believable when one thinks how not so long ago one could joyfully spring up stairs three at a time if the occasion demanded it or party until dawn (very possibly celebrating another West Indies victory as No .

Cheap energy and the fierce urgency of now

Cheap energy and the fierce urgency of now

Forty-seven years ago this month Martin Luther King Jr .

Slanted information

Slanted information

A letter in Kaieteur News this week, by Mr M Maxwell, made the trenchant point that our forefathers came to Guyana already imbued with the racial prejudices of their ancestral homelands; that those ethnic divides, while recognized and exploited by the British for their own advantage, were a pre-existing condition; it was certainly used but just as certainly not created by the colonialists .

Bird Watcher’s corner

Bird Watcher’s corner

[caption id="attachment_286274" align="alignleft" width="333"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

Latin America’s forecasts may be too rosy

Latin America’s forecasts may be too rosy

What’s most interesting about the World Bank and International Monetary Fund economic projections released last week was not that they forecast a slower-than-expected growth in Latin America for 2014 — we already knew that — but that they foresee a rebound in 2015 and 2016 .

 Citrus  Cake

Citrus Cake

In good tasteThis is my mom’s favourite cake .

An old and established traditional festival

An old and established traditional festival

Easter is a religious festival that exhibits the regular characteristics of the large festivals of its type .

Manakins

Manakins

“Iwokrama’s mission is to develop strategies for conservation and sustainable development of the tropical rain forest system for local people in Guyana and the world at large .

Carlsen on chess,  computers and life

Carlsen on chess, computers and life

Norwegian chess superstar, world chess champion and ambassador extraordinaire for chess, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, visited Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology, the equivalent of MIT, where he conducted two simultaneous exhibitions recently .

Dharm Shala observes 93rd anniversary

Dharm Shala observes 93rd anniversary

Tomorrow the Dharm Shala will observe its 93rd anniversary .

Easter lily

Easter lily

Just look at the beautiful flowers in bloom and you can tell it is that time of the year – Easter or Spring as they say in northern climates .

My Cross Buns

My Cross Buns

In good taste By Cynthia Nelson

Certain foods are all about tradition in terms of how they are made and eaten; however, I have to confess (and this is the season for the baring of one’s soul) that I have never liked the traditional Cross Buns .

Belle Vue

Belle Vue

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulDrawn by the hope of a better life, approximately fifty-four farmers and their immediate families migrated from across the three counties of Guyana, to the Belle Vue Pilot Scheme, a co-operative venture, which is now known as Belle Vue Village .

 Venezuela’s best ‘anti-coup’ medicine: dialogue

Venezuela’s best ‘anti-coup’ medicine: dialogue

A former professor of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has just published a report on Venezuela’s political crisis, and his conclusions are disquieting — he says the most likely scenario in that country is a military coup .

The jury system needs to be abolished not reformed

The jury system needs to be abolished not reformed

I have written twice over the past year urging that the jury system should be abolished .

When losing is a kind of death

When losing is a kind of death

The fatal flaw in the Duckworth/Lewis formula for deciding unfinished cricket matches is that it makes no allowance for genius, flair and sheer, joyous inspiration .

Guysuco’s Disrespect, Eye-pass and Other Corporate Iniquities

Guysuco’s Disrespect, Eye-pass and Other Corporate Iniquities

Culture of lossesGuySuCo is a state-owned corporation .

Memorable musical moments

Memorable musical moments

For each of us there is the memory of a particular performance of a song at a particular time that stirred us deeply in some way, creating such an impact, for different reasons, that the memory stays and stays .

Where is the money coming from?

Where is the money coming from?

Grief and anguishThe budget debate might be over but not the grief and anguish of the Guyanese people .

The value of literary journals and reprints

The value of literary journals and reprints

A number of very important works of literature in the Caribbean that might have been out of print became available in Klaus Reprint, and were republished in Germany in 1970 .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Black Skimmer is a distinctive bird with a unique red and black bill .

A video to popularize chess among girls

A video to popularize chess among girls

India’s eighth woman grandmaster and International Master of chess, Tania Sachdev, 27, has produced a chess video primarily to popularize the noted board game among young girls in India .

It is hard to accept how others see us

It is hard to accept how others see us

How others see us is sometimes hard to accept .

Cartoons

Cartoons

Cartoons .

Black Bellied Cuckoo

Black Bellied Cuckoo

by Leon MooreThe Black-bellied Cuckoo (Piaya melanogaster) lives in the rainforests of the Amazon as well as Guyana .

Establishing a Bromeliad tree

Establishing a Bromeliad tree

Over the past few weeks I have spoken about several species of Bromeliads as decorative potted plants and pineapples which are planted for their commercial value and because they are rich in Vitamin C .

Accountability at the crossroads: The Guyana experience

Accountability at the crossroads: The Guyana experience

As indicated in my last week’s column, I was privileged to have been invited to participate in the University College of Cayman Islands Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference held on 19-21 March 2014 .

Somerset and Berks

Somerset and Berks

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserThe little village of Somerset and Berks sandwiched between New Road and Evergreen is “peaceful and quiet” according to residents .

Turning the spotlight on GuySuCo’s losses

Turning the spotlight on GuySuCo’s losses

Introduction When evaluating Guysuco’s profitability and/or losses as a performance indicator the conclusion reached was that the corporation has been “mired in a sea of losses and indebtedness since the 2000s .

Selfishness rules

Selfishness rules

Democracies came to be based on a balanced view of human nature; people are by nature selfish but self-government is possible because we are wise enough to restrain and control that selfishness .

Answering the critics

Answering the critics

Critics outside the PPP have accused me of being silent while in the PPP, and of only recently having found my voice .

Gross national disposable income records lowest increase in recent years

Gross national disposable income records lowest increase in recent years

Barely movedDespite a major decline in the amount by which gross national disposable income (GNDI) increased last year as revealed in the 2014 budget statistics, the government expects the economy to grow by 5 .

Feeding the elderly dog

Feeding the elderly dog

(Continued from last week)Actually, the scientific literature on the nutritional requirements of the elderly dog seems not to be copious .

Striped Forest Whiptail

Striped Forest Whiptail

The Striped Forest Whiptail lizard (Kentropyx calcarata) is common in the rain forests of Guyana .



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