Peltophorum, commonly called Pride of India, are fast growing large trees. They can grow to approximately 66 feet tall with large, spreading crown and bear masses of fragrant golden-yellow flowers in clusters, followed by small reddish/brown pods which can be seen from a distance.
Guyana Defence Force troops salute Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips along Irving Street, where they converged after marching from Plaisance and Providence yesterday morning as part of a military exercise in the wake of increased tensions on the western frontier sparked by Venezuelan aggression.
Sonnets from China XVI
(sometimes titled The Embassy)
As evening fell the day’s oppression lifted;
Far peaks came into focus; it had rained;
Across wide lawns and cultured flowers drifted
The conversation of the highly trained
Two gardeners watched them pass and priced their shoes;
A chauffer waited, reading in the drive,
For them to finish their exchange of views;
It seemed a picture of the private life.
Story and photos by Mariah Lall
and Arian Browne
Nestled on white, sandy hills and surrounded by contrasting flowing black water, the village of Santa Mission is the perfect example of how beautiful Guyana is.
In last week’s column, I began my response to a question that I have been asked repeatedly in recent times: that is, whether I believe the Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs), which are slated to be adopted at the United Nations Summit later this month as an integral element of its Post-2015 Development Agenda, offer a sound and adequate planning framework for Caricom and Guyana’s long-term development over its projected life, 2015-30?
In a process complicated by the prorogation of parliament and the holding of elections after the mandatory budget approval period had passed, the Granger administration had to put together a budget for 2015.
In recent years, in an effort to diversify its economic base, Guyana has been putting increasing emphasis on improving and expanding its tourism industry, a push to which the private sector has responded and from which some results are already apparent – sport fishing in the Rupununi; various bird-watching tours around the country; foreign yachts in the Essequibo, etc.