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Facebook, McDonald’s and the divided American workforce

Reihan Salam is a Reuters columnist, a fellow at the R Street Institute, and a contributing editor at National Review .

Rupununi Rattlesnake

Rupununi Rattlesnake

This is a Rupununi Rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus trigonicus) that was found last October while the World Wildlife Fund-Guianas and Global Wildlife Conservation were conducting a survey in Guyana’s south Rupununi savannah .

Horizon Arts has cemented its place in local theatre with Shattered Dreamz

Horizon Arts has cemented its place in local theatre with Shattered Dreamz

Horizon Arts Production is a theatre company that was recently founded and has cemented its place on the Guyanese stage in the past four years .

China has to demonstrate that the Caribbean and its culture matters

China has to demonstrate that the Caribbean and its culture matters

Later this year China will become the world’s largest economy, overtaking the United States roughly five years earlier than was previously expected .

Carlsen’s revenge

Carlsen’s revenge

The following game was the most anticipated one of the Gashimov Memorial tournament .

Bird Watcher’s corner

Bird Watcher’s corner

[caption id="attachment_288082" align="alignleft" width="166"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

Gerry Adams, like Mandela,  must come clean about his past

Gerry Adams, like Mandela, must come clean about his past

Donald M Beaudette is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science of Morehouse College .

Marigolds

Marigolds

Flowers are loved for their beauty .

De Kinderen

De Kinderen

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulLike many of its sister villages on the West Coast of Demerara, De Kinderen was “bare bush” when locals and foreigners began to cultivate the land .

Sexual Offences Act still to be fully implemented

Three years after the Sexual Offences Act (2010) came into effect and over a year after amendments were made to the act, the National Task Force for the prevention of sexual offences and the sexual offences unit mandated under the law, are yet to become a reality .

Sunday's Cartoon

Sunday’s Cartoon

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A fateful and historic mistake

A fateful and historic mistake

I think there must be a majority of Guyanese deeply worried that the festering animosity between the political parties and the incessant jockeying for position and narrow-spirited search for partisan advantage is greatly harming Guyana’s progress as a nation .

Neither male nor female

Neither male nor female

In a wide-ranging, courageous and innovative decision, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a few weeks ago that transgenders, a broad category of persons with varying gender situations, identities and issues, are entitled to the protection of the Indian Constitution .

Maduro’s first year, and what’s next

Maduro’s first year, and what’s next

Now that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has finished his first year in power, it’s time to take a dispassionate look at what has happened in oil-rich Venezuela since he took office on April 19, 2013, and what lies ahead .

Sugar distress: Disenchanting performance measures

Sugar distress: Disenchanting performance measures

This week I begin with a wrap-up discussion of factory performance measures as revealed at the level of the eight individual estates .

My heart goes out to this woman

My heart goes out to this woman

About to conclude a column for So it go I am aborting it to write, instead, on a sudden impulse, about Helen Bartlett, a mother in Point Fortin,Trinidad, who is big in the news this week over a video of her beating her 12-year-old wayward daughter .

Integrating France in the Caribbean

Integrating France in the Caribbean

Two weeks ago the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, made a one-day visit to Havana .

A mixed bag

A mixed bag

Lousy jobImagine seven years after Sithe Global showed an initial interest in the Amaila Falls hydroelectric project, companies in Guyana are still increasing their profits by as much as 30 per cent in one year .

The Gashimov Memorial attracts some elite players

The Gashimov Memorial attracts some elite players

The Gashimov Memorial tournament which is being held in Shakmir, Azerbaijan, from April 20 to 30, has attracted some elite players, including world champion Magnus Carlsen .

In good taste... Cardamom Bread

In good taste… Cardamom Bread

This is not an everyday bread but more for special occasions, mainly due to its richness .

‘The Eleventh Finger’ performed better than it read

‘The Eleventh Finger’ performed better than it read

A new play by Janice Imhoff, The Eleventh Finger, was recently produced by SENOJ directed by Collette Jones-Chin and performed at the Impeccable Banquet Hall .

Feeding elderly dogs – the first ‘wrap-up’ column

Feeding elderly dogs – the first ‘wrap-up’ column

We have been spending what seems to be an inordinate amount of time on this subject .

Snowy  Egret

Snowy Egret

The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a common sight on the coast and interior of Guyana .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The adult male Black-tailed Tityra is dull white above and white below .

Caladiums

Caladiums

Caladiums commonly called Angel's wings or Lucky originated from Brazil and Central America .

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Story and photos by Desilon Danielsand Samaria Deonauth Sandwiched between Washington and Seafield/Number 42 Village, the small village of Rising Sun on the West Coast of Berbice is a community of close familial ties .

Sugar: Factory underperformance and the Skeldon calamity

Sugar: Factory underperformance and the Skeldon calamity

This week’s column concludes consideration of the sugar industry’s land productivity measure; that is tonnes cane (TC) per hectare (HA) of harvested land .

Slash and burn

Slash and burn

I listened intently to a television discussion last Sunday on Channel 28 sponsored through the auspices of the USAID LEAD Programme .

Reflections on another birthday

Reflections on another birthday

A few weeks, it seems, since the last one, a new birthday has come along – the 81st no less, hardly believable when one thinks how not so long ago one could joyfully spring up stairs three at a time if the occasion demanded it or party until dawn (very possibly celebrating another West Indies victory as No .

Cheap energy and the fierce urgency of now

Cheap energy and the fierce urgency of now

Forty-seven years ago this month Martin Luther King Jr .

Slanted information

Slanted information

A letter in Kaieteur News this week, by Mr M Maxwell, made the trenchant point that our forefathers came to Guyana already imbued with the racial prejudices of their ancestral homelands; that those ethnic divides, while recognized and exploited by the British for their own advantage, were a pre-existing condition; it was certainly used but just as certainly not created by the colonialists .

Bird Watcher’s corner

Bird Watcher’s corner

[caption id="attachment_286274" align="alignleft" width="333"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

Latin America’s forecasts may be too rosy

Latin America’s forecasts may be too rosy

What’s most interesting about the World Bank and International Monetary Fund economic projections released last week was not that they forecast a slower-than-expected growth in Latin America for 2014 — we already knew that — but that they foresee a rebound in 2015 and 2016 .

 Citrus  Cake

Citrus Cake

In good tasteThis is my mom’s favourite cake .

An old and established traditional festival

An old and established traditional festival

Easter is a religious festival that exhibits the regular characteristics of the large festivals of its type .

Manakins

Manakins

“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 .

Carlsen on chess,  computers and life

Carlsen on chess, computers and life

Norwegian chess superstar, world chess champion and ambassador extraordinaire for chess, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, visited Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology, the equivalent of MIT, where he conducted two simultaneous exhibitions recently .



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