In recent days, with the CPL centre stage in the Caribbean, concurrent with England/Sri Lanka Test matches in the UK, we are seeing quite a contrast in cricket compared to the sport most senior folks grew up with in the region reaching back to the Union Jack days .
I dreamt of my father the other night .
Story and photos by Mario Joseph [caption id="attachment_298600" align="alignright" width="333"] The entrance to Tobago Hill[/caption]Deep in the North West District, Region One, in a world far beyond Georgetown, there lies a lush, green, remote village called Tobago Hill .
Last week’s column considered whether Guyana should support national debt relief as compensatory payment from slave-owning European countries to slave descendants residing in the region .
The PNCR Congress is always an interesting time for political observers, not least because in recent times there has always been a challenge to the leaders and energetic contests for other positions .
Frequent concessionsIn the world of international trade, there is something called national treatment .
The more I read about the massive government corruption in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and other countries where top officials have been accused of stealing fortunes with near total impunity, the more I like a new proposal that is making the rounds in world legal circles — creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court .
[caption id="attachment_298617" align="alignleft" width="375"] Baked Fish Fillets (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)[/caption]Did you try the fish fillets in Lemon Butter Sauce the week before last? How was it? Want another quick recipe to cook fish?Again I am recommending a whitefish fillet, that means, Bangamary, Trout, Red or Grey Snapper, Snook and any other variety of whitefish available can be used .
When Caricom heads of government met in Antigua earlier this month they had held a “frank and enthusiastic” exchange with selected leaders of industry and commerce .
Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) originated from India and Iran .
[caption id="attachment_298620" align="alignleft" width="385"] Forest creek (Photo by Samantha James)[/caption]The forests of Guyana are a key part of the water cycle, since they produce oxygen and are critical for evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and runoff .
Most of the residents of the close-knit community of No 5 Village, West Coast Berbice are engaged in business from selling iguanas and water coconuts to running food stalls by the roadside .
The AFC released on Friday last a letter to the President of Guyana in which it advised that it will be tabling in the National Assembly a motion of no confidence in the government .
Too many of my good friends are overwhelmed with work which prevents them living more peaceful, varied, interesting and fulfilled lives .
IntroductionAt the request of several readers today’s column will evaluate the proposal which is finding favour in several highly-indebted Caricom countries for the payment of slavery reparations by the former slave-owning countries to slave descendants in the region, to be made in the form of national debt relief .
This week’s announcement by the presidents of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — the so-called BRICS countries — that they will create their own international financial institution was greeted with polite scepticism and some criticism in Washington DC .
Song-writers are essentially observers; that’s where the process begins; that’s where the ideas or interpretations or slants that song-writers present in a song originate .
As this is being written a series of summits have been taking place in Brazil which may have a lasting effect on the way in which the Caribbean and other small indebted nations come to address their future .
Delayed releaseThe preliminary 2012 census report is out but it does not provide data on employment and the labour force in general .
Celery originated from the Mediterranean .
The Enchanted Caribbean is one of the annual productions of the National Dance Company .
Guyana’s participation at the important 2014 Norway Chess Olympiad, scheduled for the beginning of August, represents a milestone for the sprinkling of local practitioners of the ancient game .
Continued from last weekIn last week’s column, in my haste to conclude the painful and distressing topic of tumours/cancers, I omitted mentioning two of the most frequent ailments in our tumour/cancer discussions, namely those associated with the vagina and the breast .
The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is a common sight in open scrubby pastures along Guyana’s coast between April and September .
Butter Potatoes are simply potatoes cooked in butter .
The glittering sapphire jewel weaving though the dark, humid forest is not an illusion .
Story and photosby Desilon Daniels The villages of Plaisance and Sparendaam, situated between Better Hope and Goedverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara, are so closely intertwined, even the villagers don’t distinguish them .
Introduction Alongside the debates about the roles/functions of government in the Guyana economy, there has been another equally enduring economic debate as to whether presently the government is too big, too little, or just about right-sized .
A little over a week ago, Cari-com Heads of Government met in Antigua .
Whitefish refers to any fish that has white flesh .
Inconsistent The disclosure that another hotel with an international brand will be built in Guyana has raised once again questions as to what the government’s real interest is in encouraging such types of foreign investment in Guyana .
The census figures substantially confirm the analysis I made in an article ‘The future of the PPP’ published in November, 2012 .
We are reminded that The Tides of Susan-burg by distinguished Guyanese dramatist Francis Quamina Farrier is a history-making drama .
When you are long retired from the hurly-burly, you become more reflective .
[caption id="attachment_296877" align="alignright" width="377"] A juvenile green Iguana perched above a muddy creek .
LIMA, Peru — Compared with most of its neighbours, Peru continues to be an economic star in Latin America, with a projected 4 .