Inequality and poverty are independent though symbiotically related forces driving Guyana’s political economy .
If opposition candidate Aecio Neves wins Brazil’s October 26 runoff election — a possibility that virtually no pollster is ruling out — South America’s biggest country would “de-politicize” its foreign policy and end 12 years of preferential ties with Venezuela, Argentina and other leftist governments, top aides to Neves say .
The first thing to be said about the ebola crisis is that the region should be very proud that among the first to fully understand the seriousness of the threat and respond has been a Caribbean nation: Cuba .
Palms having adapted well hundreds of years ago to the tropics and the Caribbean are now very common in local landscaping .
Magnus Carlsen, the 23-year-old Norwegian grandmaster and World Chess Champion who has demonstrated an extraordinary power over the finest chess players on the planet, has launched a chess playing app that allows players all around the world to challenge him .
The Republic of Guyana’s annual National Drama Festival (NDF) will take to the stage of the National Cultural Centre for the fourth time starting this Tuesday and running from October 14-22 .
Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society (late 19th century) .
Making a stew out of the many cuts of beef that lend themselves to long, low, slow cooking is one of the most delicious things to eat .
(Continued from last week)Last week, I advised that you involve your veterinarian in that debate as to whether to put the pet to sleep permanently, or to try to keep it alive as long as possible, in spite of the agony being experienced by all .
A Spotted Puffbird (Bucco tamatia) photographed at 3Vs in Kuru Kururu, SoesdykeThe Spotted Puffbird is often found near forest edges .
The Cricket Club, Bourda in its heyday (nd) .
Old ideasGuyExpo might have presented new experiences for many Guyanese, but it also brought home the reality of the tragedy of the history of the country .
On April 27, 1953 Guyanese, voting for the first time on the basis of adult suffrage at age 21, gave the PPP 18 seats of the 24 to be filled .
Sunday Cartoons .
Main Street (c 1940) .
Wedge Capped or Weeper Capuchin (Cebus olivaceus) are commonly seen in the forest along river edges in the Rupununi .
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser The village of Lake Mainstay on the Essequibo Coast is a well-populated Amerindian village located about 25 minutes aback Anna Regina .
IntroductionThe class of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) human development indicators is an intellectual derivate of the deprivation of basic needs approach, to poverty assessment discussed last week .
Last week we paid attention to some elements of the power of the Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture .
Leader of the PNCR, Chairman of APNU and Leader of the Opposition, David Granger, has had to field questions recently about the effectiveness of the opposition which together control a majority by one of the seats in the National Assembly .
I enjoy writing these So it go columns partly because I’m free to pick my subjects (which annoys some columnists, but who’s stopping them from doing the same?) and partly because of the feedback from readers – in online comments, in phone calls, or in face-to-face encounters in town .
The world is suffering from giganticism .
Continued When will the owner know that the final curtain must be drawn?I have a neighbour who is one of the finest pet owners I know .
One of the many good things about baked chicken is that you can mix and match flavours or you can use one type of seasoning – herbs, spices, dried seasoning mixes or sauces – to create a different flavour each time you make the dish .
Scope and power of government In the study of public finance, students come across several concepts which expose them to the scope and power of the government .
The Osprey is sometimes known as the fish eagle for its diet which is almost exclusively fish .
No one should be in any doubt: the world’s energy balance is changing rapidly with profound political and economic consequences for the way every country and region will in future relate to one another .
[caption id="attachment_306856" align="alignleft" width="199"] Sheath-tailed Bats(Photo by Matt Hallett)[/caption]These little sheath-tailed bats (Sp Cormura or Peropteryx) typically roost in tree hollows in moist lowland forests .
Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words .
When Democrats and Republicans in the ultra-polarized US Congress put out a joint foreign policy statement, as they did when they urged the Obama administration to oppose Venezuela’s admission to the United Nations Security Council, it’s sometimes worth reading .
Rhapis excelsa commonly called Lady Palm originated from southern China and Taiwan .
Story by Sharda BacchusPhotos by Suraj Narine Klien Pouderoyen is a relatively large village on the West Bank of Demerara, sandwiched between Vreed-en-Hoop and Malgre Tout .
Umami, considered the 5th of the basic tastes, is savory; the others are sweet, sour, bitter and salty .
ChallengesMy last column noted that poverty measures based on income/consumption surveys, like the previously considered World Bank 1992, UNDP1999, and the HIES 2006 surveys have been seriously challenged by several analysts .
His name is actually Jerry Goveia, but folks refer to him as ‘Banks Jerry’ (he worked as a manager at Banks DIH for many years before his retirement) to differentiate him from the other guy, the pilot one, with the same-sounding name, and he actually came to mind recently after a column I wrote on flamboyant Guyanese from times past, not in the sense of being flamboyant but as one of those people who leave an impression on you that endures .
The Umana Yana, ironically destroyed by fire during Guyana’s celebration of Amerindian Heritage Month, was a major visible symbol of Amerindian culture in the city .
[caption id="attachment_306030" align="alignleft" width="181"] Yellow-Shouldered Bat(Photo By Matt Hallett)[/caption]Yellow-shouldered bats (Sturnira sp) are not too picky about what they eat or where they find accommodation .