I keep jottings of various things I come across in communications with persons or in various readings or observations. It’s a practice from years ago, purely as a reminder of ideas, starting in my days in Canada, and it’s often fascinating to go back to those scribblings and to be vividly struck by what was in front of me then compared to now.
Although an eerie calm may have settled on Europe now that the immediacy of the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) has sunk in, it should not lull the Caribbean into a sense of false security or inaction.
There has been much speculation about the Guyana economy over the last year or so. One thing that is clear is that in the lead up to the general elections held last year there was a high degree of political uncertainty.
Last week’s column revealed what is perhaps a crucial dilemma facing Guyana’s forests. During the past decade, the extractive forest sub-sector’s value-added contribution to its GDP growth has yielded poor returns, weak and erratic performances, along with a distinctively declining trend.
The report of the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reform (SCCR), appointed by the government and headed by attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes, was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in April.
The theatre is built on traditions, some with historical significance, some arising from the formal nature of the profession, others because of its prevailing sense of nobility, though several of those origins are unknown, hazy and speculative.
The Crimson Topaz is among the largest of all hummingbirds, second only to the Giant Hummingbird found in the Andes. Males of the species have distinctive, elongated tail feathers which cross halfway down.