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Farm

Farm

Many of its residents have sought employment in the gold fields, so Farm Village on the East Bank Essequibo has seen such improvements as modern homes and a higher standard of living .

Dem Jamaicans

Dem Jamaicans

There will be disputations about this one, but I will stand my ground: overall, in a region of powerhouses, with many different island cultures competing, the Jamaican version today is probably the most dynamic of them all .

Easily seduced

Easily seduced

FashionableThere was a time when countries like Guyana were interested in what an economist like W .

Chile’s economy is down,  but far from out

Chile’s economy is down, but far from out

SANTIAGO, Chile: This country, which has long been Latin America’s economic star, has seen its economic growth fall from 5 percent average in recent years to a projected 1 .

End Poems

End Poems

Some of the best poetry has been written by people on the verge of death .

Losing Cake and Bake: Paltry Pay Increases Compounded with Labour’s Declining Share of Total Income

Losing Cake and Bake: Paltry Pay Increases Compounded with Labour’s Declining Share of Total Income

IntroductionLast week I introduced a Table showing that, over the eight years 2006 to 2013, the average net annual increase in the public sector minimum wage (adjusted for annual inflation) was shockingly low, about one percent .

Caribbean diaspora attracts attention of UK politicians

Caribbean diaspora attracts attention of UK politicians

About ten days ago some 600 invited participants from the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Diaspora gathered at a venue near the British Parliament .

In good taste...Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

In good taste…Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

Last week in Tastes Like Home, I mentioned the making of Sweet Potato Bread .

Christmas Palm

Christmas Palm

Veitchia merrillii commonly called Christmas Palm or Manila Palm originated in the Philippines and the South Pacific and has adapted well in Guyana, the Caribbean and Florida .

The economic consequences of sex

The economic consequences of sex

By Mukesh Eswaran VANCOUVER – Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

ContinuedWhen pet owners come to the conclusion that it is best for their pets to be put to sleep permanently, very often they want to know how their beloved pets are going to be euthanised and what should they do with the dead body after the procedure .

China’s Hong Kong follies

China’s Hong Kong follies

By Sin-ming Shaw HONG KONG – The massive public demonstrations by students and young members of the middle-class that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for democracy .

Pope Francis and his season of struggle

Pope Francis and his season of struggle

By John Lloyd (Reuters) This month, Pope Francis had to come clean .

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So, 21, Filipino chess grandmaster currently playing for the US, won the Millionaire Chess Tourn-ament in Las Vegas recently and walked away with a tantalizing first prize of US$100,000 .

Green backed Trogon

Green backed Trogon

The Green-backed Trogon inhabits dry and humid forests and can often be found near forest edges where it eats fruits and sometimes insects .

Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

‘A Stone’s Throw’: biblical allegory and the unending cycle of violence against women

‘A Stone’s Throw’: biblical allegory and the unending cycle of violence against women

We shouted out‘We’ve got her! Here she is!It’s her all right’ .

The Speaker cannot fix a date  - under the rules or by practice

The Speaker cannot fix a date – under the rules or by practice

The Clerk to the National Assembly has sought, in a letter to the press, to answer my article last Sunday in which I contended that the Speaker must convene the National Assembly now .

Number 66 Village

Number 66 Village

Story and photos by David Pappanah Number 66 Village is home to approximately 400 people .

 The Minimum Wage, Trade Unions and Guyana’s Fight against Surging Inequality and Poverty

The Minimum Wage, Trade Unions and Guyana’s Fight against Surging Inequality and Poverty

Introduction To be brutally frank upfront, without 1) strong independent trade unions pushing for national real minimum wage increases, the payment of living wages and the provision of substantial job programmes 2) a considerable strengthening of class-based ideology and politics among political actors and worker representatives 3) rising public awareness and consciousness (fuelled by public advocacy arising from evidence- based analyses), the struggle against grinding inequality and poverty in Guyana is as good as lost .

An economy badly in need of restructuring

An economy badly in need of restructuring

Head Down The Guyana economy has entered the last quarter of 2014 and the local stock market continues to languish below its closing value of December 2013 .

The end of Ebola

The end of Ebola

Abdul Tejan-Cole is Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa .

The speaker is obliged to convene the National Assembly now!

The speaker is obliged to convene the National Assembly now!

There appears to be no consensus among parliamentary parties about a date for the first sitting of the National Assembly after the just concluded recess .

Condensed Milk Cake

My friend Patricia Scarpin, who is Brasilian, is a prolific cake maker .

Things I did not know

Things I did not know

I consider myself reasonably well read and passably well-informed .

Latin America may do better than it seems

Latin America may do better than it seems

As we anticipated in a recent column, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have just released pretty grim economic forecasts for Latin America in 2015 .

Caribbean governments must take steps to remain secure in face of terrorism threat

Caribbean governments must take steps to remain secure in face of terrorism threat

Four weeks ago, this column urged the Caribbean to begin to think the unthinkable .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

(Continued)You remember that last week we began looking at quantifiable and measurable criteria that would assist the caring pet owner in making a well-considered decision on the question of putting the beloved pet to sleep .

Fruits of India’s chess development programme on show

Fruits of India’s chess development programme on show

At the World Youth Chess Championships held in Durban, South Africa, the strength of India’s player-development programme was thrust into the forefront as the once obscure chess nation won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals .

The Golden  palm

The Golden palm

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens commonly called Areca palm, Golden palm or Butterfly palm originates from Madagascar where sadly it is now endangered and very rare .

Palm Tanager

Palm Tanager

[caption id="attachment_308542" align="alignleft" width="242"] Palm Tanager Photoby Kester Clarke (http://www .

The fire that lights itself

The fire that lights itself

If you do not read poetry you miss much .

Time to abolish the death penalty

Time to abolish the death penalty

The death penalty has not been carried out in Guyana since 1997 .

Guyana: Inequality, poverty and broader developmental concerns

Guyana: Inequality, poverty and broader developmental concerns

Inequality and poverty are independent though symbiotically related forces driving Guyana’s political economy .

Challenger would change  Brazil’s ties with region’s left

Challenger would change Brazil’s ties with region’s left

If opposition candidate Aecio Neves wins Brazil’s October 26 runoff election — a possibility that virtually no pollster is ruling out — South America’s biggest country would “de-politicize” its foreign policy and end 12 years of preferential ties with Venezuela, Argentina and other leftist governments, top aides to Neves say .

The effect of the ebola crisis should cause the region to  recognize that it too must prepare

The effect of the ebola crisis should cause the region to recognize that it too must prepare

The first thing to be said about the ebola crisis is that the region should be very proud that among the first to fully understand the seriousness of the threat and respond has been a Caribbean nation: Cuba .

The popular palm

The popular palm

Palms having adapted well hundreds of years ago to the tropics and the Caribbean are now very common in local landscaping .



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