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Surface tumours/cancers

Surface tumours/cancers

(Continued from last week)Vaginal tumoursToday and next week, we’ll address two types of tumours affecting the canine vagina, which are similar, yet distinct, relative to their origins/causes and the way they exhibit themselves .

Two different cricket games

Two different cricket games

In recent days, with the CPL centre stage in the Caribbean, concurrent with England/Sri Lanka Test matches in the UK, we are seeing quite a contrast in cricket compared to the sport most senior folks grew up with in the region reaching back to the Union Jack days .

To whom our hands once clung

To whom our hands once clung

I dreamt of my father the other night .

Tobago Hill

Tobago Hill

Story and photos by Mario Joseph [caption id="attachment_298600" align="alignright" width="333"] The entrance to Tobago Hill[/caption]Deep in the North West District, Region One, in a world far beyond Georgetown, there lies a lush, green, remote village called Tobago Hill .

Guyana: More on debt relief for slavery reparations

Guyana: More on debt relief for slavery reparations

Last week’s column considered whether Guyana should support national debt relief as compensatory payment from slave-owning European countries to slave descendants residing in the region .

The PNCR Congress and  David Granger’s leadership

The PNCR Congress and David Granger’s leadership

The PNCR Congress is always an interesting time for political observers, not least because in recent times there has always been a challenge to the leaders and energetic contests for other positions .

Guyana and the national treatment principle

Guyana and the national treatment principle

Frequent concessionsIn the world of international trade, there is something called national treatment .

It’s time for International Anti-corruption Court

It’s time for International Anti-corruption Court

The more I read about the massive government corruption in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and other countries where top officials have been accused of stealing fortunes with near total impunity, the more I like a new proposal that is making the rounds in world legal circles — creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court .

Baked Fish Fillets

Baked Fish Fillets

In good taste

[caption id="attachment_298617" align="alignleft" width="375"] Baked Fish Fillets (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)[/caption]Did you try the fish fillets in Lemon Butter Sauce the week before last? How was it? Want another quick recipe to cook fish?Again I am recommending a whitefish fillet, that means, Bangamary, Trout, Red or Grey Snapper, Snook and any other variety of whitefish available can be used .

Regionally led private sector growth may have become a pipe dream

Regionally led private sector growth may have become a pipe dream

When Caricom heads of government met in Antigua earlier this month they had held a “frank and enthusiastic” exchange with selected leaders of industry and commerce .

Grow your own sweet basil

Grow your own sweet basil

Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) originated from India and Iran .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

[caption id="attachment_298620" align="alignleft" width="385"] Forest creek (Photo by Samantha James)[/caption]The forests of Guyana are a key part of the water cycle, since they produce oxygen and are critical for evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and runoff .

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

Most of the residents of the close-knit community of No 5 Village, West Coast Berbice are engaged in business from selling iguanas and water coconuts to running food stalls by the roadside .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

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No confidence

No confidence

The AFC released on Friday last a letter to the President of Guyana in which it advised that it will be tabling in the National Assembly a motion of no confidence in the government .

What Kurt Vonnegut had to say

What Kurt Vonnegut had to say

Too many of my good friends are overwhelmed with work which prevents them living more peaceful, varied, interesting and fulfilled lives .

Wildly off track: Considering ‘debt relief for Guyana’ as Reparations payment

Wildly off track: Considering ‘debt relief for Guyana’ as Reparations payment

IntroductionAt the request of several readers today’s column will evaluate the proposal which is finding favour in several highly-indebted Caricom countries for the payment of slavery reparations by the former slave-owning countries to slave descendants in the region, to be made in the form of national debt relief .

Andres Oppenheimer: BRICS’ emerging world bank: good idea, bad timing

Andres Oppenheimer: BRICS’ emerging world bank: good idea, bad timing

This week’s announcement by the presidents of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — the so-called BRICS countries — that they will create their own international financial institution was greeted with polite scepticism and some criticism in Washington DC .

Songs as a history resource

Songs as a history resource

Song-writers are essentially observers; that’s where the process begins; that’s where the ideas or interpretations or slants that song-writers present in a song originate .

Do the meetings in Brazil  herald a new world order?

Do the meetings in Brazil herald a new world order?

As this is being written a series of summits have been taking place in Brazil which may have a lasting effect on the way in which the Caribbean and other small indebted nations come to address their future .

Private sector lags behind government

Private sector lags behind government

 Delayed releaseThe preliminary 2012 census report is out but it does not provide data on employment and the labour force in general .

Celery

Celery

Celery originated from the Mediterranean .

Research done by the National  Dance Company is essential

Research done by the National Dance Company is essential

The Enchanted Caribbean is one of the annual productions of the National Dance Company .

Norway is a milestone for Guyana’s chess

Norway is a milestone for Guyana’s chess

Guyana’s participation at the important 2014 Norway Chess Olympiad, scheduled for the beginning of August, represents a milestone for the sprinkling of local practitioners of the ancient game .

Surface tumours

Surface tumours

Continued from last weekIn last week’s column, in my haste to conclude the painful and distressing topic of tumours/cancers, I omitted mentioning two of the most frequent ailments in our tumour/cancer discussions, namely those associated with the vagina and the breast .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is a common sight in open scrubby pastures along Guyana’s coast between April and September .

In good taste...Butter Potatoes

In good taste…Butter Potatoes

Butter Potatoes are simply potatoes cooked in butter .

Morpho Butterfly

Morpho Butterfly

The glittering sapphire jewel weaving though the dark, humid forest is not an illusion .

Plaisance-Sparendaam

Plaisance-Sparendaam

Story and photosby Desilon Daniels The villages of Plaisance and Sparendaam, situated between Better Hope and Goedverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara, are so closely intertwined, even the villagers don’t distinguish them .

Is the Government of Guyana too big, too little or the right size for the economy?

Is the Government of Guyana too big, too little or the right size for the economy?

Introduction Alongside the debates about the roles/functions of government in the Guyana economy, there has been another equally enduring economic debate as to whether presently the government is too big, too little, or just about right-sized .

Does the new Caricom plan represent a convincing vision?

A little over a week ago, Cari-com Heads of Government met in Antigua .

Whitefish fillets in lemon butter sauce

Whitefish fillets in lemon butter sauce

In good taste

Whitefish refers to any fish that has white flesh .

Young tourists and foreign investment

Young tourists and foreign investment

Inconsistent The disclosure that another hotel with an international brand will be built in Guyana has raised once again questions as to what the government’s real interest is in encouraging such types of foreign investment in Guyana .

The census and its political implications

The census and its political implications

The census figures substantially confirm the analysis I made in an article ‘The future of the PPP’ published in November, 2012 .

A funny and pleasant drama

A funny and pleasant drama

We are reminded that The Tides of Susan-burg by distinguished Guyanese dramatist Francis Quamina Farrier is a history-making drama .

Did any of it make a difference?

Did any of it make a difference?

When you are long retired from the hurly-burly, you become more reflective .

Iguana

Iguana

[caption id="attachment_296877" align="alignright" width="377"] A juvenile green Iguana perched above a muddy creek .



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