Sunday

More on the $313bilion (US$1.5 billion) hustle and the democratic dividend awaiting Guyana

Introduction I was caught completely off-guard at the depth of the consternation and disbelief expressed by quite a few readers who responded to the estimates that I had provided of the amount of money Guyana loses due to three corrupt practices (public procurement fraud; illicit capital flight; and the underground economy) in last week’s column ($313billion or about US$1.5billion). 0

Pressing priorities

With the election dust almost settled, I have some suggestions for important items the new government needs to tackle as soon as it gets in harness, but I am sure there will be a flood of other voices raising suggestions – some have already begun – so I’ve decided to shelve my big items for now and focus on some of the minor irritations or inefficiencies that we have to wrestle with every day, in the hope that the folks coming into power may be listening. 0

Eye ailments

(Continued)   So far, we have discussed problems associated only with the “outer eye” (the eyelids, the cornea, etc). There are several other conditions which have to do with the “inner” eye, and which could impair vision. 0

Crotons

Codiaeum commonly called crotons belong to the Euphorbiaceae family, which has its origins in Asia: mainly Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. 0

Inequality, immigration, and hypocrisy

Kenneth Rogoff

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. 0


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