Sunday

Feeding the elderly dog

Feeding the elderly dog

(Continued from last week)Actually, the scientific literature on the nutritional requirements of the elderly dog seems not to be copious .

Striped Forest Whiptail

Striped Forest Whiptail

The Striped Forest Whiptail lizard (Kentropyx calcarata) is common in the rain forests of Guyana .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

[caption id="attachment_284576" align="alignleft" width="217"] A Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture[/caption]A Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) in Abary, Berbice Vultures feed on carrion and locate their food by using their highly developed senses of smell and sight .

This is Trinidad, padna

This is Trinidad, padna

My very first visit to Trinidad in 1967, to try and launch Tradewinds in the Caribbean, was a whirlwind affair – a lot of hustle and hurry .

Noodle Bowl with Minced Beef

Noodle Bowl with Minced Beef

In good taste

While it is easy to run out of ideas as to what to cook, sometimes all it takes is a different approach and presentation to our regular dishes .

Cuba’s new investment law has far-reaching implications

Cuba’s new investment law has far-reaching implications

On March 29 Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new foreign investment law .

Latin American  inventors thrive – in US

Latin American inventors thrive – in US

If you think that Latin America is doomed to remain behind in science, technology and innovation — as one could conclude from the latest international rankings of patents of new inventions — you should meet Luis Von Ahn .

A successful Horticultural Show

A successful Horticultural Show

Having entered the most entries in almost every class it was no surprise that Mrs Mary McDonald won many of the prizes and was awarded the Overall Winner in 2014 Flower Show held at the Umana Yana last Sunday, walking away with the Miracle Gro prize and trophy .

Anand wins Candidates

Anand wins Candidates

Dethroned world chess champion Viswanathan Anand last Sunday earned the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title by winning the rigorous Candidates chess tournament .

Gay Park

Gay Park

Story and photos by Shabna UllahAt Gay Park, East Bank Berbice (EBB) the peace is only occasionally disturbed by vehicles passing through, honking their horns and slowing down to negotiate some of the potholes on the road .

GuySuCo: Mired in a sea  of losses and bailouts

GuySuCo: Mired in a sea of losses and bailouts

From a dynamic perspective, over the medium to long-term the profitability of the sugar industry as a whole, and GuySuCo in particular, is more than any other variable, the best representative indicator of its sustainability as a commercial venture .

The winding stair

The winding stair

I was in Toronto with my wife to attend the wedding of a favourite niece .

Tourism considerations

Tourism considerations

As Guyana continues the current tourism expansion push, persons in the industry must be encouraged by the number of interesting travel outreaches that have come to Guyana in recent times – cruise ship in Georgetown last year; birding groups in the Rupununi; visiting ocean-going yachts;  a National Geographic cruise ship in the Essequibo, etc .

The meeting  of the waters

The meeting of the waters

“Iwokrama’s mission is to develop strategies for conservation and sustainable development of the tropical rain forest system for local people in Guyana and the world at large .

Black-headed Antbird

Black-headed Antbird

 [caption id="attachment_283683" align="alignright" width="187"] A Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons) at the Pandama Winery, Madewini .

Russian military bases in Latin America?

Russian military bases in Latin America?

When Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said three weeks ago that Moscow is seeking to establish a military presence in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, many of us dismissed it as a private comment by a top official who may have had one vodka too many .

Sautéed Eggplant and Chick Peas

Sautéed Eggplant and Chick Peas

In good taste

I have a lot of friends who are vegetarians and many who aren’t vegetarians, so whenever I have them over for a meal, I try to ensure that the vegetarian dishes are as attractive as the meat dishes .

The Jagdeo challenge

The Jagdeo challenge

The Guyana Times published a story on Thursday March 20 reporting that the opposition had caused a poll to be conducted last month which found that “former President Bharrat Jagdeo would be the most formidable candidate that the Opposition parties… could face in any upcoming general elections .

Demographic change in Europe and North America offers opportunity for the Caribbean to modify political positions

Demographic change in Europe and North America offers opportunity for the Caribbean to modify political positions

In 2001, one in 10 voters in the United Kingdom were members of an ethnic minority; by 2050 the number will have risen to one in five .

Anand ahead in the Candidates

Anand ahead in the Candidates

Anand’s hometown of Chennai, India, was in a celebratory mood .

The 2014 budget

The 2014 budget

CenterpieceThe anticipations of the 2014 budget are over .

Citizens reject work of art

Citizens reject work of art

Outrage in Georgetown, 1950

The sources on which Clive McWatt relied for this account are located in the British Guiana files in the National Archives, Kew, London .

Performing arts in schools

Performing arts in schools

In Guyana the best celebration of the performing arts in schools is seen in Mashramani where schools of all levels from all parts of the country exhibit untypical exuberance and keen rivalry .

The decorative pineapple

The decorative pineapple

Ananas comosus comes from the pineapple family (Bromeliad) and originated from Brazil in South America and spread throughout the Caribbean, Asia and Hawaii .

Feeding the old dog

Feeding the old dog

Over the last few weeks we have been writing about the preferred feeding regimes of puppies, young adults, pregnant and lactating bitches, etc .

Chateau Margot

Chateau Margot

Story by Dacia WhaulPhotos by Arian BrowneSandwiched between Success on the west and La Bonne Intention on the east, is the close knit community of Chateau Margot on the East Coast of Demerara, comprising about 600 people, according to the estimate of one resident .

Bachelet’s Chile: moving closer to Venezuela?

Bachelet’s Chile: moving closer to Venezuela?

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet may turn out to be a better president than her predecessor Sebastian Piñera, but many pro-democracy activists in Latin America may well come to miss his recent views on Venezuela, Cuba and other authoritarian regimes .

A victory for the Caribbean

A victory for the Caribbean

It is not often that one can point to a clear victory for the Caribbean; however, that is the message contained in the decision by Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to return Britain’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) to a two band system .

Practices we should abandon

Practices we should abandon

Memory is often not the best storehouse for trivial information – it’s an arbitrary process which often excludes something that turns out to be important – so I have developed this habit of jotting down, on a notebook or my computer, transient thoughts or reactions on a range of subjects .

Mind – adventure

Mind – adventure

If you can, every now and then it is good to escape the reality which you have settled into .

The Rodney Inquiry

The Rodney Inquiry

There can be no other valid objective of the Rodney Inquiry than to seek the truth, namely, the circumstances surrounding his death in 1980 .

GuySuCo’s misguided search for economies of scale

GuySuCo’s misguided search for economies of scale

In this week’s column I intended to conclude the evaluation of costs as a performance indicator .

Non-bank cambios might not be around for much longer

Non-bank cambios might not be around for much longer

AnniversaryThis year will mark the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Dealers in Foreign Currency (Licensing) Act, and there is clear evidence that the market has undergone significant change over the intervening period .

Storytelling and poetry days

Storytelling and poetry days

 Atlas  Give him strength, crouched on one knee in the dark with the earth on his back, balancing the seven seas, the oceans, five, kneeling in ruthless, empty, endless space for grace of whale, dolphin, sea  .

Feeding older puppies

Feeding older puppies

(Continued from last week)Before we launch into today’s theme, allow me to mention that someone – after reading last week’s column – asked me how one could distinguish between a young puppy and an older puppy .

Anand surprises at the Candidates

Anand surprises at the Candidates

An interesting development for chess presented itself momentarily when news of Anand’s methodical demolition of Aronian percolated out of the ongoing FIDE 2014 Candidates elimination tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia .

 Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .



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