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Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Physical infrastructure

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Physical infrastructure

Major thrustA major thrust of this administration has been to invest in the physical infrastructure of the country .

Venezuelan civil unrest has implications for PetroCaribe

Venezuelan civil unrest has implications for PetroCaribe

Across the Caribbean concern is being expressed about the implications of civil unrest in Venezuela and what this might mean for the long term future of PetroCaribe, the concessionary agreement which underpins most Caribbean economies through the supply of oil at concessionary prices on deferred terms .

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata commonly called Urn plant comes from the Bromeliad family and originated from Brazil, and is also found throughout Central America .

 Dogs training humans?

Dogs training humans?

Dogs training humans?We have just completed weeks of discussing canine paediatrics and how to choose the right pup to live in your home, as an integral part of your family for the next decade or more .

A creditable Link Show in a new venue

A creditable Link Show in a new venue

The Link Show is celebrating its 30th production during its current run for the year 2014 .

A miniature version of life

A miniature version of life

‘Chess is a miniature version of life .

Trini-style Brown Stew Chicken

Trini-style Brown Stew Chicken

One of the special things about making stews is the method of preparation and the ingredients used to give it its unique colour and flavour .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The eyes of raptors, like the Roadside hawk, are adapted in several ways .

Zeeburg

Zeeburg

By Dacia Whaul  with photos by Arian Browne “Zeeburg is the largest fishing community on the West Coast of Demerara,” boasted George, “and we have the best cricket team over here .

Shame: The EU’s ‘conscience payments’ to sugar; throwing good money after bad

Shame: The EU’s ‘conscience payments’ to sugar; throwing good money after bad

Before starting an assessment of the key performance indicators for the Guyana sugar industry, two issues need to be addressed .

If the Scots vote ‘yes’ there will be implications for the Caribbean

If the Scots vote ‘yes’ there will be implications for the Caribbean

Forget the movie Braveheart and the passion and nationalism associated with the long-standing desire by many Scots for independence from the English .

Ethnic separation in Guyana

Ethnic separation in Guyana

I am tired of hearing it .

Chile’s Pinera leaves office on a high note

Chile’s Pinera leaves office on a high note

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera will leave office March 11 with high popularity and one of the best economic records in Latin America .

National honours

National honours

In the past Guyanese looked forward to the announcement of national honours on Republic Day .

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Education

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Education

Further cuts Budgeting for education ought to be a simple task for the administration .

Growing inequality in the world

Growing inequality in the world

It is being noticed more and more – President Obama and Pope Francis are currently making it a theme in their speeches – that inequality is growing and that the already rich and powerful are becoming even more obscenely rich (the President and Pope are too diplomatic to use the word obscene but it is the right one) and even more unchallengeably powerful .

Brandade

Brandade

In good taste

Brandade is a dish made of salt fish that has been whipped to create a light, fluffy texture .

The human computer

The human computer

A 13-year-old boy of modest upbringing decides that he will become the world chess champion .

Calypso, soca, dance-hall and chutney are  authentic indigenous Caribbean musical forms

Calypso, soca, dance-hall and chutney are authentic indigenous Caribbean musical forms

As Guyana celebrates Republicanism with Mashramani and the 2014 Trinidad Carnival moves into high gear, the greatest calypsonian of all time, The Mighty Sparrow, is awarded Trinidad and Tobago’s highest honour, but in Guyana questions are raised over the calypso form itself .

Air plants

Air plants

Tillandsia commonly called Air plants are epiphytic and come from the Bromeliacea family .

 Assessment of puppy behaviour

Assessment of puppy behaviour

Canine paediatrics

(Continued from last week) Last week, we discussed the physical examination of young pups, especially their reproductive organs .

Living with ‘tigers’

Living with ‘tigers’

By Evi Paemelaere – (Panthera)In the land of giants, the jaguar stands strong and proud on the coat of arms, and adorns many banners and brochures to attract tourists who are happy to pay for catching a glimpse of America’s largest cat here in Guyana .

Philippi

Philippi

In the quiet farming community of Philippi on the Corentyne, Bertely Matheson, 70, was relaxing in a hammock in her yard when The World Beyond Georgetown dropped in .

The Caribbean Court of Justice in Guyana

The Caribbean Court of Justice in Guyana

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will sit in Guyana for the first time this week .

Joy

Joy

The feeling of joy is a strange emotion .

Port development requires the Caribbean to look outwards

Port development requires the Caribbean to look outwards

In the last few years almost every significant Caribbean country has announced that they are upgrading their port facilities and preparing to compete to attract the larger post-panamax vessels that from some time in 2015 will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal .

Misguided calypso comments

Misguided calypso comments

Some things remain the same: political turmoil, taxation, potholed roads, and bad food in restaurants being four examples .

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Sanitation

Anticipations of the 2014 budget: Sanitation

Commitment to hygieneAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), sanitation is about the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human waste .

Guyana: Export markets for sugar

Guyana: Export markets for sugar

I had earlier cautioned readers to be sceptical of the widely held view that the European Community’s (EC) denunciation of the Sugar Protocol (SP) in 2009 was “the final nail in the coffin of Guyana and the rest of Caricom’s sugar industry .

Bird Watcher’s corner

Bird Watcher’s corner

The Greyish Saltator has grey or greyish-olive upperparts, a white stripe over the eye, a narrow white throat, a grey breast and a buff or cinnamon belly .

Earth star

Earth star

Cryptanthus commonly called Earth star comes from the Bromeliacea family and originates from the subtropics of Central and South America .

How Carlsen wins

How Carlsen wins

Justice Desiree Bernard, who is set to retire as a judge in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the near future, has left a legacy locally, regionally and internationally not just as a woman in the judiciary but also as a tireless worker on women and gender equality issues .

Venezuela’s biggest  enemy — hyperinflation

Venezuela’s biggest enemy — hyperinflation

When I interviewed the head of the Inter-national Monetary Fund’s Western Hemisphere division last week, he didn’t mince words about the possibility of Venezuela descending into even greater economic chaos .

A little known poet with an important place in the history of Jamaican writing

A little known poet with an important place in the history of Jamaican writing

Where Death was Kind Long had I thought Of death And the n they told me You were dead .

Canine paediatrics

Canine paediatrics

(Continued from last week)You may recall that we were discussing the features to which special attention must be paid when we are purchasing or adopting a young puppy .

 Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons .

Danielstown

Danielstown

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserIn the early years, according to residents, a white man named Daniel, who owned the sugar factory in the village of Sparta on the Essequibo coast, bought land in the area nearby, and the place was later called ‘Danielstown’ .



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