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 .
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 .
The Preliminary Census 2012 attributes the coastland’s smaller household size to an increase in single parent households, but this needs to be examined .
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 .
I don’t get golf, and never did .
History often saddles people with reputations that are undeserved .
Over the last couple of months, we have been discussing cancers and tumours .
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 .
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 .
Autobiography will come in various forms, often in varying degrees of factual information and different postures of pretence .
[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 .
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 .
[caption id="attachment_302080" align="alignright" width="299"] A Long-winged harrier (Circus buffoni) in Drill, Mahaicony .
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spends most of his time talking about the Middle East, Ukraine and global warming .
Pruning can improve the look of your plants .
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 is a community in Region One, Barima-Waini, just a few miles from the border with Venezuela .
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 .
I’m admitting it from the start: I am not a fisherman .
Watching President Barack Obama at his mega-summit with nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington, D .
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 .
Part 2A single tree yields approximately 50 to 200 breadfruit per season .
Popular songs are normally ephemeral .
On August 15 Panama celebrated one hundred years of operation of its canal .
Revolting newsIn its mid-year report, the government disclosed that the Guyana economy grew by 3 .
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 .
The Green Kingfisher has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long bill .
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 .
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 .
Most of us prepare some sort of chicken dish on the weekends in addition to another meat .
Sunday Cartoon .
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 .
Story and photos by David Pappanah Baracara is a predominately African community that is located approximately fifty miles up the Canje River .
IntroductionThis week’s column continues the discussion of the Bureau of Statistics (BoS) Preliminary Population and Housing Census Report for 2012 .
Like any poor country, Guyana is replete with occasions for despair about standards in everyday life .
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?
Important allies When one thinks about Region 10, it is usually in terms of extremes .