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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 .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

[caption id="attachment_284576" align="alignleft" width="217"] A Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture[/caption]A Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) in Abary, Berbice Vultures feed on carrion and locate their food by using their highly developed senses of smell and sight .

This is Trinidad, padna

This is Trinidad, padna

My very first visit to Trinidad in 1967, to try and launch Tradewinds in the Caribbean, was a whirlwind affair – a lot of hustle and hurry .

Noodle Bowl with Minced Beef

Noodle Bowl with Minced Beef

In good taste

While it is easy to run out of ideas as to what to cook, sometimes all it takes is a different approach and presentation to our regular dishes .

Cuba’s new investment law has far-reaching implications

Cuba’s new investment law has far-reaching implications

On March 29 Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new foreign investment law .

Latin American  inventors thrive – in US

Latin American inventors thrive – in US

If you think that Latin America is doomed to remain behind in science, technology and innovation — as one could conclude from the latest international rankings of patents of new inventions — you should meet Luis Von Ahn .

A successful Horticultural Show

A successful Horticultural Show

Having entered the most entries in almost every class it was no surprise that Mrs Mary McDonald won many of the prizes and was awarded the Overall Winner in 2014 Flower Show held at the Umana Yana last Sunday, walking away with the Miracle Gro prize and trophy .

Anand wins Candidates

Anand wins Candidates

Dethroned world chess champion Viswanathan Anand last Sunday earned the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title by winning the rigorous Candidates chess tournament .

Gay Park

Gay Park

Story and photos by Shabna UllahAt Gay Park, East Bank Berbice (EBB) the peace is only occasionally disturbed by vehicles passing through, honking their horns and slowing down to negotiate some of the potholes on the road .

GuySuCo: Mired in a sea  of losses and bailouts

GuySuCo: Mired in a sea of losses and bailouts

From a dynamic perspective, over the medium to long-term the profitability of the sugar industry as a whole, and GuySuCo in particular, is more than any other variable, the best representative indicator of its sustainability as a commercial venture .

The winding stair

The winding stair

I was in Toronto with my wife to attend the wedding of a favourite niece .

Tourism considerations

Tourism considerations

As Guyana continues the current tourism expansion push, persons in the industry must be encouraged by the number of interesting travel outreaches that have come to Guyana in recent times – cruise ship in Georgetown last year; birding groups in the Rupununi; visiting ocean-going yachts;  a National Geographic cruise ship in the Essequibo, etc .

The meeting  of the waters

The meeting of the waters

“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 .

Black-headed Antbird

Black-headed Antbird

 [caption id="attachment_283683" align="alignright" width="187"] A Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons) at the Pandama Winery, Madewini .

Russian military bases in Latin America?

Russian military bases in Latin America?

When Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said three weeks ago that Moscow is seeking to establish a military presence in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, many of us dismissed it as a private comment by a top official who may have had one vodka too many .



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