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Planned civil aviation emissions pact  could be positive for Caribbean

Planned civil aviation emissions pact could be positive for Caribbean

In the early part of October governments attending the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal reached an outline agreement on a basis on which all civil aviation emissions will be regulated in future .

The world awaits the outcome of the Anand-Carlsen ‘spectacle’

The world awaits the outcome of the Anand-Carlsen ‘spectacle’

Forty years ago, India had one FIDE titled chess player .

Oleander

Oleander

Nerium oleander commonly called Oleander or Rose bay originates from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East and comes from the Apocynaceae family .

Peru bets on pragmatism – and wins

LIMA — When I interviewed Peruvian President Ollanta Humala last week, he struck me as a less articulate leader than most of his South American colleagues —but one who may be doing a better job than his more loquacious counterparts .

A doughnut fix

A doughnut fix

In Good Taste

One of the dangerous things about Netflix is that it encourages binge watching .

Bird watcher’s corner

Bird watcher’s corner

[caption id="attachment_264964" align="alignleft" width="333"] Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) in the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown .

Isseneru

Isseneru

 Oh Casak!On the farms, in practically every home, at gatherings in Isseneru, this local beverage runneth over .

Guyana Stalemate or Impasse: Confronting Money Laundering

Guyana Stalemate or Impasse: Confronting Money Laundering

Introduction For the remaining columns in this series on money laundering in Guyana, I shall concentrate on portraying a strategic road map for the way ahead, in light of the current impasse in Guyana’s relations with the Caribbean Financial Action Force (CFATF) .

`Thanks for that’

`Thanks for that’

Going in I admit I’m frequently complaining about things wrong in Guyana, and I make no apologies for that; we have many things wrong and we should do more complaining – me included .

`We know not whence  they come but they die not’

`We know not whence they come but they die not’

If you think about it carefully it seems impossible to reconcile two things which most people would very much like to believe – one, that they enjoy free will and in some ultimate sense are masters of their fate, and, two, that the God of all creation is omnipotent and has a master plan for us all .

Caribbean urgently  needs integrated tourism development programme

Caribbean urgently needs integrated tourism development programme

Few would any longer argue against the centrality of tourism to the Caribbean economy .

Property Holdings Inc:  A company born with a silver spoon

Property Holdings Inc: A company born with a silver spoon

Principal OwnerProperty Holdings Inc is a company that was incorporated on October 5, 1999 for the specific purpose of managing or disposing of property owned by Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) .

Bird Watcher’s Corner

Bird Watcher’s Corner

The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant is the national bird of Guyana .

Kasparaov announces team for FIDE presidency

Kasparaov announces team for FIDE presidency

The column presents the final part of Kasparov’s announcement of his candidacy for President of the World Chess Federation, FIDE .

Hand-rearing of newborn puppies

Hand-rearing of newborn puppies

Continued from last weekToday we continue where we left off last week when we discussed the provision of a suitable hygienic environment and nutrition for the newborn puppies .

A Comfort of Crows

A Comfort of Crows

Mark this for a mercy; that here birds, even here,   sustain the wide and impossible highways of warm current, divide the sky; mark this- they all day have amazed the air, that it falls apart from  their heavy wings in thin wedges of sound; though the dull black earth is very still, sweating a special sourness they make high over the  hard thorn-trees their own magnificent turning, they chain all together with very slow journeys to and fro the limits of the dead place; smelling anything old and no longer quick .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

The Staghorn fern

The Staghorn fern

Platycerium bifurcatum commonly called Staghorn fern originates in the tropical areas of Australia, Asia and Africa, but has adapted well to Guyana .

Lowlands

Lowlands

By Marcelle Thomas with photos by Arian Browne Maybe it’s because every time it rains the village is flooded, that it got its name .

Money laundering and the modern state: Threat and size

Money laundering and the modern state: Threat and size

Last week’s column carried a brief description of the current situation of Guyana in regard to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) .

Thirty years after Grenada the region’s relationship with the US is very different

Thirty years after Grenada the region’s relationship with the US is very different

Thirty years ago this coming week American and Caribbean forces landed in Grenada .

Self-sufficiency: Difficult but necessary to acknowledge

Self-sufficiency: Difficult but necessary to acknowledge

Self relianceOn Monday last, the administration launched the Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) Project .

Pet Paediatrics

Pet Paediatrics

Continued from last weekHand-rearing of newborn puppiesThe advice given below is to pet owners who are faced with the challenge of hand-rearing part or all of a litter of newborn puppies .

US may join era of local diplomacy

US may join era of local diplomacy

The US government’s recent signing of a first-of-its-kind bilateral deal with the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo makes me wonder whether Washington will start a new strategy in Latin America — by-passing not-so-friendly national governments, and signing agreements with more amicable local authorities .

Why good is so often defeated

Why good is so often defeated

Most people are cowards .

A mega-political  challenge for Kasparov

A mega-political challenge for Kasparov

Garry Kasparov has long been accustomed to hovering easily above his human opponents at a board game that he felt perhaps, was designed for him .

The season of admissions

The season of admissions

By Ralph RamkarranUnlike any other profession, law is practised in the glare of publicity and this is the season of admission of lawyers to practise their profession in open court .

Bird Watchers’ Corner

Bird Watchers’ Corner

[caption id="attachment_263158" align="alignleft" width="375"] Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) in Kingston, Georgetown (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]Semipalmated Plovers are migratory and winter in the coastal areas of the southern United States, the Caribbean and much of South America .

Mekkin’ a jewel  fuh watch

Mekkin’ a jewel fuh watch

I have no idea how many read it, but following the recent Guyana Prize awards, a lady from the University of Leeds in the UK, Lori Shelbourn, herself part of the jury deciding on the awards, wrote a review of the collection of poems by Cassia Alphonso that won the Guyana Prize for Poetry 2012 .

Sausage & Potato Hash

Sausage & Potato Hash

In good taste

When it comes to breakfast, hold the muffins, cakes, sweet breads and jams, bring on the potatoes, sausages, eggs, salt fish, bakes and whatever savoury offerings you have .

The Maidenhair fern

The Maidenhair fern

Adiantum commonly called the Maidenhair fern originates from tropical Brazil .

Lichfield

Lichfield

The friendly and helpful residents of Lichfield, West Coast Berbice are known for their independence with many of them being engaged in cattle and rice farming .

The PNC, APNU and national unity

The PNC, APNU and national unity

PNC Leader David Granger, in celebrating the 56th anniversary of the founding of the PNC, declared on October 5, as reported in SN, that: “We have avoided the adoption of superficial solutions which do not involve the masses of our people and which do not resolve the deep-seated prejudices which impede national unity .

A special ‘no objection’ role for cabinet is unwarranted

A special ‘no objection’ role for cabinet is unwarranted

Self-evaluation The specific ‘no objection’ role that cabinet plays currently has to do with evaluating how well and fair the procurement process itself has been working .

An enduring wonder of the English language

An enduring wonder of the English language

The poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins – glancing and incandescent – is some of the most extraordinary to be found in English .

Vargas Llosa’s optimism may be for real

Vargas Llosa’s optimism may be for real

When I interviewed Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa last week, I was most surprised by his renewed optimism about Latin America, and by his confidence that Chavismo — the region’s authoritarian populist movement — is rapidly losing ground .



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