Sunday

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 .

Get ready for  the annual  Flower Show

Get ready for the annual Flower Show

The Horticultural Society has announced that the annual Flower Show will be held on Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30 at the Umana Yana, Kingston from 10 am to 6 pm each day .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The adult cattle egret (known as gauling locally) has few predators, but birds or mammals may raid its nests, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbance from other large birds .

The RA&CS Reading Room: That ‘other’ library

The RA&CS Reading Room: That ‘other’ library

By Clive W McWattClive Wayne McWatt was born in Guyana in 1946 .

Rupertee

Rupertee

Mist swirls around the tops of the three hills of Rupertee and the cold breeze streaming from the nearby Pakaraima Mountains, makes a memory – at least for a while – of the heat that can sear the Rupununi savannahs .

Illuminations

Illuminations

For all of us, at whatever strata we live, episodes come along on our journey that transform us significantly purely from the realization or understanding those encounters generate .

Local government elections

Local government elections

Against the background of the passage in the National Assembly of the Local Authorities (Election Amendment) Bill, not yet assented to by the President, which provides that local government elections be held by August, the Chairman of the Elections Commission, Dr Steve Surujbally, announced that the Elections Commission is ready to “go into election mode” as soon as the date for local government elections is fixed .

Making progress not  just in pure statistics

Making progress not just in pure statistics

Like nurses anxiously watching the pulse rate and temperature of patients in an emergency ward, for a long time we were schooled to observe movements in Gross Domestic Product as the indication of whether a country is healthy or ailing .

Anticipations of the 2014  budget: Vulnerable groups

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Vulnerable groups

Plight of vulnerableThis would be the final article on anticipations of the 2014 budget .

It is the region’s location which represents the Caribbean’s future

It is the region’s location which represents the Caribbean’s future

Until relatively recently, almost all Caribbean economic thinking has been focused on the encouragement of investment onshore, with the emphasis on commodities, manufacturing, tourism, financial services and artisanal industries such as fisheries .

GuySuCo’s under-performance: The explosion of costs

GuySuCo’s under-performance: The explosion of costs

I had reported a few weeks ago in this series data comparing the unit cost of sugar production for Caricom producers in 2005 .

OAS vote for Maduro may be short-lived

OAS vote for Maduro may be short-lived

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won a diplomatic victory by defeating a US-backed proposal at the 34-country Organization of American States that would have suggested an outside mediation to end that country’s political crisis, which has already left more than 25 dead and hundreds of wounded .

Feeding and nutrition of  young and older puppies

Feeding and nutrition of young and older puppies

The nutrition of companion animals (pets) has received considerable interest during the recent decades, and certain large manufacturers of dog and cat foods have conducted extensive research and feeding trials, in order to establish nutritious diets that need no supplementation .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Festive Amazon (Amazona festiva), also known as the Festive Parrot, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family .

Can we prevent blunders?

Can we prevent blunders?

Competitive chess players are becoming increasingly aware of the calamitous nature of blunders, those irrefutable errors which occur when one least expects them .

The celebration  of Phagwah

The celebration of Phagwah

It is always interesting to study traditional festivals, their place in a society and how they are continually affected by time and geography .

The Blushing  bromeliad

The Blushing bromeliad

Neoregelia commonly called Blushing bromeliad is found throughout South America, Central America and Florida, and grows in trees in the rainforest .



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