This week’s column concludes the discussion of inequality and poverty in Guyana .
Whales are not at home in shallow water .
The mains for most holiday meals come in the form of a large piece of meat that has been baked/roasted .
Caribbean History A flower falls on a leaf,the forest sleeps, andwaves are on holiday El Dorado sings of loveas Columbus listensin a plastic boat .
“This is the final chess column to run in The New York Times” – Statement carried in the NYT on October 11, 2014 at the conclusion of an article by chess columnist, Dylan Loeb McClain .
As you read this, the festive season and the New Year are just around the proverbial corner .
[caption id="attachment_316288" align="alignright" width="375"] White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea) photographed in Linden .
(Continued from last week)Last week I received the most marvellous marble and velvet red Poinsettias plants along with several Christmas cards with beautiful red poinsettias covering the front .
On December 16, something quite extraordinary happened .
Poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas, evoking the holiday spirit .
Fort Island, located not very far up the Essequibo River, boasts the best preserved built evidence of Dutch settlement in Guyana .
In a long life I have become accustomed to the usefulness of reading .
It’s not nature’s topography; the complex pattern of waterways draining our coastland wasn’t always there .
For some who oppose the PPP, an alliance of opposition political parties to contest elections has always been a prime objective .
Mood swingFrom all indications general elections in Guyana will be held in 2015 .
A little over a week ago Britain and its Overseas Territories held their annual Joint Ministerial Council in London .
The following games were played at the 2014 Qatar Masters, Doha, where 92 grandmasters were participants .
Competition favourites Enterprise Primary secured their berth in the semi-final round of the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls Primary Schools football tournament by downing derby rivals Tucville Primary 3-0 in the quarterfinal stage yesterday .
Well, Christmas time, the season of goodwill and reflection, is upon us .
Adult male Golden-headed manakins are all black except for a golden yellow cap, pinkish legs and yellowish bill .
This Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the 105th birthday of Edgar Austin Mittelholzer (1909-65), standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature .
Introduction As promised last week, today’s column begins with a brief report on the only recent study that I know of, which provides a quantitative measure of the direct impact of the global economy on poverty and inequality within nations .
Reading a Gallup Poll about the happiest countries on earth, I couldn’t help being surprised by the fact that nine out of the 10 happiest countries — led by Paraguay — turned out to be in Latin America .
So much begins with parents .
The notion in 1950 by the leaders of the PPP that freedom will bring justice has not materialized .
Followers of this column will know I’m always preaching that we should, whenever possible, present both sides of the coin when we’re discussing issues in the homeland; that as we take time to rightfully criticize the shortcomings, we should also be pointing to the good news happenings as they occur .
The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts government announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky, citizenship-by-investment schemes .
Araucaria excels, commonly called Norfolk Island Pine or just Christmas Tree originated from Norfolk Island in the South Pacific which is an Australian territory off the coast of Australia .
There are two crucial issues which remain to be tackled in this series on inequality and poverty in contemporary Guyana .
Continued from last weekAfter having spent some time last week discussing canine chronology and positing that the ‘7 human years = 1 dog year’ opinion should not be taken as gospel, let us now have a more serious look at the physical and psychological (behavioural) changes in the elderly dog as well as those things that influence his wellbeing and longevity .
Rose Hall town’s Kriskal Persaud, a former national junior and senior chess champion, looks tentatively at the chess board in his first game of the Umada Cup .
New GovernorThe appointment of a new Governor of the Bank of Guyana would be major financial news in many parts of the world if Guyana was a major world economy .
The staging of the production Expressions 2 by GEMS Theatre Produc-tions directed by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento at the Theatre Guild Playhouse on November 9 drew attention to a number of factors arising from the current range of dramatic and poetic performance in Guyana at present .
A Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) photographed in Linden .
Sunday Cartoons .
Generally speaking, the way we present our food here in the Caribbean does not come as a 3-course meal; rather it is served in 2 courses – the main/entrée (which would also include a variety of side dishes and what in other cuisines would be referred to as appetizers) .