‘The unexamined life is notworth living’ – Socrates .
Last week’s headlines highlighted efforts by Gecom to speed up the reporting of election results by introducing electronic counting and compilation of votes for a limited area, presumably as a pilot project .
Naan is a Middle Eastern and South Asian type of flatbread .
My mother was an unusual woman who had, among other attributes, an inclination to laugh at anything and everything .
What’s most shameful about Latin Ameri-can presidents’ sche-duled visit to Cuba for a regional summit on Tuesday is not that they will visit one of the world’s last family dictatorships, but that they most likely won’t even set foot at a parallel summit that the island’s peaceful opposition plans to hold at the same time .
Change in structureA particularly interesting feature of the Guyana economy is the growth that it has exhibited over the last several years .
(Continued from last week)Mealy bugs can be devastatingThere are two types of nealy bugs: they are either white or pink .
The President of the European Commission (EC), José Manuel Barroso, has confirmed that Europe is presently in the process of debating a significant change in its policy towards Cuba .
Last year the world lost one of its great poets .
By Dacia Whaul with photos by Arian BrowneThere was no one out in the streets when Sunday Stabroek visited Anna Catherina recently .
Professional musicians can operate in the large developed cities of the world without ever leaving the familiar comforts of their home town, but when, through recordings, they become known internationally, being “on the road,” as musicians term it, becomes a significant part of the way they live .
Some of the best-known international institutions have just released their economic forecasts for Latin America in 2014, and most of them agree that this will be a better year than 2013 in the region .
In little over a week’s time the second summit of CELAC, The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños) will take place in Havana .
Recently I paid a visit to Trinidad and while there made a remarkable discovery .
The modest participation by Guyana at the chess Olympiads in 1978 and 1980 reverberated well among other Caribbean nations owing to its stellar performances .
Business focus A new year has begun and many businesses are getting in stride with implementation of the plans that they would have developed for execution in the unfolding operating period .
Comedy is hard work .
Pest attacks are common in both indoor and outdoor plants .
Continued from last week HerniasColloquially, all over the English speaking world, people describe hernias as ‘ruptures’ .
Examining the last century or so of the industrial life cycle of Guyana’s sugar industry, it is observed that the period up to the late 1960s and early 1970s marked the phase of its maturity .
The Green-throated mango is a hummingbird that inhabits mangrove swamp and moist lowland savannah .
Sunday Cartoons .
Story and photos by Gaulbert Sutherland If you’re scared of leaping cows, don’t go into the corral .
Introduction As testimony to the present dire state of Guyana’s sugar industry and its continued importance to the socioeconomic, political, and cultural life of the country, last week I began a third series of columns on this topic in the space of only three years .
At Dr Roger Luncheon’s press conference last week, the approval of funds for the establishment of a petting zoo took only second place to the continuing controversy over the USAID LEAD Programme to which the government has taken objection .
Guyana has a range of introspective people, and you meet them in the most unexpected places .
Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of A J Seymour, Guyana’s greatest man of letters .
Two years ago I suggested in this column that few Caribbean governments or companies were taking seriously the threat posed by cyber attack and cyber crime .
This is a central nervous system disorder caused by a low level sugar in the blood (hypoglycaemia) .
The murder of a former Miss Venezuela and her husband in front of their 5-year-old daughter is drawing world attention to the phenomenal rise of crime in Venezuela, and leading many to wonder whether the crime epidemic is at least partly fuelled by a government rhetoric that glorifies violence .
Build not destroyFrom reading the letters and stories in the daily papers in Guyana, it is obvious that Guyanese have entered the year 2014 with a new resolve to make things better for themselves .
Chess players from at least 150 nations are assiduously refining their techniques in preparation for the world’s most pre-eminent team tournament, the spectacular Chess Olympiad .
By Cynthia NelsonWith the holidays over it is time lighten up the palate from all the heavy holiday food .
Today is the 100th birthday of Guyanese poet and man of letters, Arthur James Seymour (January 12, 1914-December 25, 1989) .
Last week I spoke about the heavy rainfall .
[caption id="attachment_273628" align="alignright" width="228"] Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla) in the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]The Black-capped Donacobius is a familiar sight in marshes and wet pastures across much of South America .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserDartmouth, a well-populated community on the Essequibo coast situated between Westbury and Perth, is an African village that was bought by freed slaves following emancipation .