By Peter SutherlandLONDON – On both sides of the Atlantic, anti-immigrant politics are undermining democracies and damaging lives .
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 .
The announcement of support for a Nagamootoo/Hughes elections ticket for the AFC by its Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has attracted much comment .
Meet Dendropsophus leucophyllatus, the clown tree frog .
A Blackish nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens) (Circus buffoni) near a trail on the Osiris Farm, Linden HighwayThe Blackish nightjar is so named for its predominantly .
Portulaca grandiflora commonly called Jump-up-and-kiss-me is native to South America and the Caribbean .
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 .
Why is chess important? This question has been de-bated over time .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Inequality resultsAs indicated, this week I begin with reporting the key results of official studies that sought to measure inequality and poverty in Guyana .
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’) .
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 .
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 .
Old car fun (Arian Browne photo) .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Continued The topic of euthanasia is assuredly accompanied by heartache .
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 .
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 .
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 is the name of the shaped pasta that we use prolifically in the Caribbean to make Macaroni Pie (Mac and Cheese) .
[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 .
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 .
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 .
Last week I wrote about the magnificent Mussaenda in colours of red, white, pink and dark pink .
We are approaching the final quarter of year 2014, and traditionally, there are three chess tournaments to be completed before the end of December .
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 .
Punctuality is a big thing with me .
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 .
Some years ago, on the table at which I was sitting in a Barbados hotel, there was a small brown packet of sugar .
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 .
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 .
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 .