[caption id="attachment_306035" align="alignright" width="247"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .
Even in the worst of times – and who can doubt that the daily, brutal, unstoppable exploits of uncaught criminals have made this time one of widening and deepening fear and frustration – reading comes to the rescue by revealing other worlds of experience where cruelty and mindlessness and man’s inhumanity to man do not continually have the upper hand .
[caption id="attachment_306048" align="alignleft" width="333"] The Klein Pouderoyen sign stands firm next to ‘Uncle Haroon’s’ shop .
Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the UN Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers .
06Corallita commonly called Mexican creeper originated from Mexico, Central America and belongs to the Polygonaceae family – ie, the Buckwheat family .
Whilst the charismatic 23-year-old Norwegian chess grandmaster and world champion Magnus Carlsen was competing in the USA’s Sinquefield Cup two weeks ago, India’s Vishy Anand was winning the Bilbao Masters Final simultaneously on the other side of the world, in Spain .
Greater acceptabilityIt appears from observations that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might be pondering what it must do to guarantee even better outcomes from its policy prescription for the developing countries that it helps .
Since Rudy Collins, Chairman of what was then known as the Elections Commission, put his life on the line in October 1992 against rampaging mobs determined to trash the Commission’s offices and derail the electoral process, the Commission has been the target of politicians who seek an excuse for losing elections .
I have been writing about Shivnarine Chanderpaul for more than twenty years, even before he played Test cricket .
President Barack Obama’s biggest upcoming diplomatic challenge in Latin America will be whether to attend the 34-country Summit of the Americas alongside Cuban leader Raúl Castro, who has been invited by the host country — Panama — over US objections .
The way the United Kingdom, the Caribbean’s one-time colonial power, manages its affairs is unlikely ever to be the same again .
IntroductionIn Guyana, inequality and poverty have a lot to do with people’s perception of these .
I am likely to get a lot of flak from some Guyanese for saying this, but it seems to me by just looking around at the kind of people one encounters in our country these days that we had far more flamboyant folks in times gone by .
[caption id="attachment_305232" align="alignleft" width="312"] Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .
It’s avocado (pear) season and all around you can find them .
The big news circulating in the international chess world is Fabiano Caruana’s riveting performances in the Sinquefield Cup, St Louis, USA .
One of the most striking events of the past two weeks was the demolition by fire of the Umana Yana in Georgetown on the afternoon of Tuesday September 9 .
Momordica charantia commonly called Carilla, bitter melon or bitter gourd originated from the Indian sub-continent .
By Peter SutherlandLONDON – On both sides of the Atlantic, anti-immigrant politics are undermining democracies and damaging lives .
I have far exceeded the Biblical span of three score years and ten, so I realize clearly that this overtime gifted by the Gods must be most carefully husbanded .
The announcement of support for a Nagamootoo/Hughes elections ticket for the AFC by its Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has attracted much comment .
Meet Dendropsophus leucophyllatus, the clown tree frog .
A Blackish nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens) (Circus buffoni) near a trail on the Osiris Farm, Linden HighwayThe Blackish nightjar is so named for its predominantly .
Portulaca grandiflora commonly called Jump-up-and-kiss-me is native to South America and the Caribbean .
This week, on Thursday, September 18, four schools, all tertiary colleges specialising in the creative arts disciplines in Guyana, will hold their 2014 Convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre .
Why is chess important? This question has been de-bated over time .
Continued from last weekWe will continue today analyzing the questionable arguments that develop when a person wants to self-justify reasons for killing his/her pet .
By Cynthia Nelson Last week at Tastes Like Home we talked about Caramelized onions – the cooking of onions low and slow until they brown, caramelize, get soft and sweet .
For years, US officials have been in a quandary about how to counter Venezuela’s political influence in Central American and the Caribbean through its subsidized oil exports .
Inequality resultsAs indicated, this week I begin with reporting the key results of official studies that sought to measure inequality and poverty in Guyana .
In the Cayman Islands, where I once lived, a part of the culture there, as in Guyana where I grew up, is a toy called ‘gigs’ (our word for it is ‘tops’) .
On September 10 the incoming President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Junker, named seven Vice Presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years, assuming they are confirmed in November by the European Parliament .
Primitive to sublimeThe world in which we live is full of natural resources and the economics around them can bring many pleasant and regrettable memories .
Sunday Cartoons .
Old car fun (Arian Browne photo) .
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser“Westbury is the best village on the whole Essequibo Coast,” is the sentiment of Juliet Lall, a resident since 1960 .