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Bird watchers corner

Bird watchers corner

A Swallow-winged Puffbird (Chelidoptera tenebrosa) on one of its favourite perches in Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke, GuyanaThe Swallow-winged Puffbird is commonly found in sandy areas in Guyana where it digs a burrow into the soil to  .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued from last weekPhysicians who are deeply committed to the Hippocratic Oath must experience great agony when their patients are terminally ill, and they (the doctors) can do nothing treatment-wise to save them .

More on the Preliminary  Census 2012: Households,  gender, and building stock

More on the Preliminary Census 2012: Households, gender, and building stock

The Preliminary Census 2012 attributes the coastland’s smaller household size to an increase in single parent households, but this needs to be examined .

Politics and the Guyana middle class

Politics and the Guyana middle class

The middle class, which supported the PPP in 1950 and was heavily represented in its leadership, began to divide on the basis of the ethno-political developments after 1955 .

CPL – The good,  the bad and the ugly

CPL – The good, the bad and the ugly

I don’t get golf, and never did .

The truth about the Pharisees

The truth about the Pharisees

History often saddles people with reputations that are undeserved .

Euthanasia: the final curtain

Euthanasia: the final curtain

Over the last couple of months, we have been discussing cancers and tumours .

Some observations on the 2014 half-year report

Some observations on the 2014 half-year report

ApprehensionThis article offers some observations on the half-year economic report which are made from the perspective of the likely behaviour induced by movement of the monetary variables of credit, foreign reserves and the exchange rate .

Caribbean political leaders  do not write autobiographies

Caribbean political leaders do not write autobiographies

As far as I can determine, few if any of the current group of Carib-bean prime ministers, or opposition leaders keeps a diary recording events and conversations of importance .

Reaching for the Stars:  A story with a hero

Reaching for the Stars: A story with a hero

Autobiography will come in various forms, often in varying degrees of factual information and different postures of pretence .

Dwarf  caiman

Dwarf caiman

[caption id="attachment_302074" align="alignright" width="348"] Photo copyright Andrew Snyder[/caption]This dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus sp) is perfectly camouflaged in a creek in the Iwokrama Rain Forest .

Quick-pickled  red onions

Quick-pickled red onions

In good taste

Remember how traditional it was to pickle onions to enjoy at Christmas time? Do you pickle onions? It is one of those things that I rarely do because I feel the onions are going to be there for a long time and I would never get around to using them as often .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

 [caption id="attachment_302080" align="alignright" width="299"] A Long-winged harrier (Circus buffoni) in Drill, Mahaicony .

UN chief is half-right  on Venezuela’s crisis

UN chief is half-right on Venezuela’s crisis

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spends most of his time talking about the Middle East, Ukraine and global warming .

Pruning

Pruning

Pruning can improve the look of your plants .

The GCF should use the new-found energy from Tromso to promote chess

The GCF should use the new-found energy from Tromso to promote chess

Now that the wisdom of participating at the 2014 Tromso Olympiad has been noted, it remains the obligation of the established body, the Guyana Chess Federation, to accelerate the promotion of chess .

Whitewater Village

Whitewater Village

Whitewater Village is a community in Region One, Barima-Waini, just a few miles from the border with Venezuela .

Some accompanying matters  relative to cancer

Some accompanying matters relative to cancer

When the articles on cancers and tumours commenced in May, we had no inkling that so many weeks/ months would be needed to cover the salient topics associated with this ailment .

Fishing the conservancy

Fishing the conservancy

I’m admitting it from the start: I am not a fisherman .

Obama: Yes to Africa, No to Latin America?

Obama: Yes to Africa, No to Latin America?

Watching President Barack Obama at his mega-summit with nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington, D .

The Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad

Guyana’s final round eleven game at Tromso in the 41st World Chess Olympiad pitted her against Palau, an island country in the Pacific Ocean .

The breadfruit tree

The breadfruit tree

Part 2A single tree yields approximately 50 to 200 breadfruit per season .

All art is subject to interpretation

All art is subject to interpretation

Popular songs are normally ephemeral .

A different vision of the Caribbean

A different vision of the Caribbean

On August 15 Panama celebrated one hundred years of operation of its canal .

The half-year performance and the impact of the forestry sector on Region 10

The half-year performance and the impact of the forestry sector on Region 10

Revolting newsIn its mid-year report, the government disclosed that the Guyana economy grew by 3 .

Horned frog

Horned frog

This horned frog (Ceratoprhys cornuta) in the Iwokrama Rain Forest is doing what it does best; hiding in the leaf litter, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

The Green Kingfisher has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long bill .

Trust and politics in Guyana

Trust and politics in Guyana

General Secretary of the PPP, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, declared at his press conference last week that the PPP has no problem with shared governance and the ‘winner does not take all’ principle .

Treasure the gift of life

Treasure the gift of life

One might have thought that as time passes the heart might harden as arteries harden and the sense of loss grow less acute as the five familiar senses most certainly tend to do .

Citrus-Soy Chicken

Citrus-Soy Chicken

Most of us prepare some sort of chicken dish on the weekends in addition to another meat .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Internal population shifts Census 2012

Internal population shifts Census 2012

Biggest challengesThus far, discussion of the 2012 Preliminary Census has focussed on 1) the population decline over the intercensal period 2002-2012; 2) the effect of outward migration; 3) estimating what the population might have been if it were not for item 2; and 4) making the inference, based on the preliminary data that high levels of brain drain (observed in previous intercensal periods) persisted .

Baracara

Baracara

Story and photos by David Pappanah Baracara is a predominately African community that is located approximately fifty miles up the Canje River .

Guyana’s 2012 population census: Runaway brain drain rules!

Guyana’s 2012 population census: Runaway brain drain rules!

IntroductionThis week’s column continues the discussion of the Bureau of Statistics (BoS) Preliminary Population and Housing Census Report for 2012 .

Gems among us

Gems among us

Like any poor country, Guyana is replete with occasions for despair about standards in everyday life .

Everything changes, nothing is different

Everything changes, nothing is different

In Guyana reciprocated animosity has not even come close to plumbing the awful depths which exist in so many other countries and, God willing, such hideous animosity never will prevail .

Can Region 10 farmers guarantee their success by seeing themselves as part of Guyana’s defence team?

Can Region 10 farmers guarantee their success by seeing themselves as part of Guyana’s defence team?

Important allies When one thinks about Region 10, it is usually in terms of extremes .



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