Sunday

Friendship  Squatting Area

Friendship Squatting Area

Story and photos by Mario Joseph Whether it’s a hot sunny day or a cool afternoon, sweet ripe coconut water is always on sale at Priestman’s coconut stall on the edge of Friendship, on the East Bank of Demerara .

What makes a good father?

What makes a good father?

In honour of Father’s Day, Sunday Stabroek interviewed Wil Campbell, teacherand counsellor, on the challenges of being a father and what therole demands .

Brazil’s Rousseff may be in real trouble

Brazil’s Rousseff may be in real trouble

At a recent meeting of prominent economic and political analysts from across Latin America, I was surprised to hear Brazilian economist Paulo Rabello de Castro make a bold forecast: that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won’t win this year’s elections .

Expect it to get worse

Expect it to get worse

Rogue driversThe minibus culture of reckless and indisciplined driving is expected to get worse as time goes by unless the police adopt a more aggressive attitude towards the rogue drivers in the industry .

Quid pro quo

Quid pro quo

The Peoples’ National Congress (PNC) government nationalised the Demerara Bauxite Company in 1971 .

Respect

Respect

This too shall pass .

The way forward for sugar

The way forward for sugar

The way forward for sugarPart 1 IntroductionIn this column and next week’s, I shall undertake the final task in this series on Guyana’s sugar industry .

The UK’s image in the region exceeds its capabilities

The UK’s image in the region exceeds its capabilities

Every two years the British and the Caribbean governments meet with the objective of moving forward a relationship that has become much changed .

The GVACE returns

The GVACE returns

-with big prize money and one new category

Alim Hosein is an artist, a linguist, a literary and art critic .

Roderick ‘Bermine’ Bartrum

In Memoriam

By Stanley GreavesIt was with surprise and regret that I learnt of the recent death of Roderick Bartrum .

As we were

As we were

In addition to the Memory Lane column, where the emphasis is on places or  .

Red-shouldered Macaw

Red-shouldered Macaw

In The Rainforest

In the afternoon, when fruits are in season, a high pitched,   .

Cornmeal: Bakes & Rolls

Cornmeal: Bakes & Rolls

In good taste

Just like last week, this is a case of me experimenting by making one dough and subjecting it to different applications, in this case, frying and baking .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

This bird, not always seen, may sing for long periods of time;   .

Muesa wins senior category in rapid chess

Muesa wins senior category in rapid chess

It is heartening to note that with last Sunday’s one-day rapid chess tournament, Engineering and Construction Incorporated (ECI) has successfully sponsored two tournaments this year .

The haemangiosarcoma

The haemangiosarcoma

Last week, after discussing the benign haemangiomas (HAS), I promised to continue with haematomas – all within the context of the surface tumours theme .

Sunday's Cartoon

Sunday’s Cartoon

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Lawns need attention too

Lawns need attention too

There is no substitute for a well-kept lawn .

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Even with a small population, Number 6 Village/Bel Air, West Coast Berbice is booming with businesses and boasts beautiful modern houses .

CEO Patricia Bacchus: Leaving the law for the corporate world

CEO Patricia Bacchus: Leaving the law for the corporate world

In another country Patricia Bacchus might be practising human rights law, but not in Guyana .

Several risk factors continue to bother Atlantic Tele-Network

Several risk factors continue to bother Atlantic Tele-Network

Risk factorsAtlantic Tele-Network (ATN), the parent company of GT&T, has told the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it continues to worry about several risk factors that could affect its operations in Guyana .

Colombia’s challenger vows hard line on Venezuela

Colombia’s challenger vows hard line on Venezuela

Colombia’s opposition candidate Oscar Iván Zuluaga, who polls show is tied with President Juan Manuel Santos in the June 15 run-off, says one of his first foreign policy priorities, if elected, would be to demand enforcement of a regional treaty to restore democracy and fundamental freedoms in Venezuela .

Systemic violence and corruption in the police force

Systemic violence and corruption in the police force

Violence and corruption in the police force can no longer be classified as allegations .

More than a matter of life and death

More than a matter of life and death

Bill Shankley, manager of Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League, was once asked whether a game his team was about to play was a matter of life and death .

Rupununi gem

Rupununi gem

The folks in tourism have it right when they talk about the Guyanese treasures we have, particularly in the interior, for visitors .

Sugar’s way forward: (Other Proposal 4) Management contract for GuySuCo

Sugar’s way forward: (Other Proposal 4) Management contract for GuySuCo

Today’s column examines the fourth and last of the ‘other proposals,’ which aim at finding a way forward for the sugar industry .

Caruana defeats Grischuk and Svidler

Caruana defeats Grischuk and Svidler

By scoring two wins in his first two games, Italian grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is calmly demonstrating he might even take the prestigious Norway Super-Tournament, which boasts in its line-up the four highest ranked players on the planet .

More surface tumours

More surface tumours

Haemangiomas Haemangiomas of the skin and soft tissues are benign proliferations (growths) that closely resemble blood vessels .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

 A Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) on a farm in Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara .

Beware plant thieves

Beware plant thieves

Over the weeks, I have had numerous visits and phone calls about people buying plants on the street and when they get home they’re all wilted, or a few days later they have all died on them .

Slider Rolls

Slider Rolls

In good taste

Sliders are mini or small burgers .

Desmond Dekker in the history of reggae

Desmond Dekker in the history of reggae

For most persons around the world the internationally popular musical form reggae began with Bob Marley .

As we Were

As we Were

In addition to the Memory Lane column, where the emphasis is on places or occasions before 1966, we are offering readers space in this new column called ‘As we were,’ where the emphasis is on people, and in particular, relatives and friends .

White Headed Marsh Tyrant

White Headed Marsh Tyrant

This bold little flycatcher is the White Headed Marsh Tyrant .

Sunday's Cartoon

Sunday’s Cartoon

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La Retraite

La Retraite

Story and photos by Jeanna PearsonAcres of canefields and tractors line the access roads of many villages on the West Bank of Demerara, but there is something different about La Retraite that causes villagers, especially the younger folks, to remain in the place of their birth .

Sugar’s way forward: (Other proposals 2 & 3) – ‘privatization and devaluation’

Sugar’s way forward: (Other proposals 2 & 3) – ‘privatization and devaluation’

Privatization This week I shall continue with the presentation of the second and third ‘other proposals .



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