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Republic Bank in 2014

Republic Bank in 2014

Sheer sizeRepublic Bank (Guyana) ended 2014 with net assets of $13 .

Marigolds

Marigolds

Tagetes commonly called Marigold originated in Mexico, but can be found throughout South America and the Caribbean .

Cuba will determine the pace

Cuba will determine the pace

Over the last two months an extraordinary level of interest has emerged in accelerating engagement with Cuba .

Dem boys

Dem boys

Two things you should know about me: one is that I’m Guyanese from head to toe .

Discordant notes

Discordant notes

As expected, the events at Babu John attracted wide attention and media coverage .

Viv Richards

Viv Richards

I note with much pleasure that Viv Richards has been named by a very distinguished panel of 50 outstanding cricketers and writers about the game as the greatest ODI player of all time .

Obama’s sanctions may play into Maduro’s hand

Obama’s sanctions may play into Maduro’s hand

The big question about the US sanctions on seven top Venezuelan officials accused of human rights violations is not whether they deserve them — of course they do — but whether the measure won’t give Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro a golden excuse to usurp even more powers and further clamp down on the opposition .

PetroCaribe and the affliction of ‘pathological altruism’

PetroCaribe and the affliction of ‘pathological altruism’

IntroductionToday’s column, along with next week’s will concentrate on 1) an evaluation of the role the PetroCaribe initiative has been playing in the region’s regime of crude oil importation, since its establishment in 2005, and 2) an assessment of the near-to-medium prospects of this initiative, with special reference to Guyana’s membership .

Olive Senior has advanced women’s issues in literature

Olive Senior has advanced women’s issues in literature

Colonial Girls Schoolfor Marlene Smith MacLeish Borrowed imageswilled our skins palemuffled our laughterlowered our voiceslet out our hemsdekinked our hairdenied our sex in gym tunics and bloomersharnessed our voices to madrigalsand genteel airsyoked our minds to declensions in Latinand the language of Shakespeare  .

Anatoly Karpov talks Bobby Fischer

Anatoly Karpov talks Bobby Fischer

In addition to offering a detailed analysis of his life experiences for the publication Sport Express, the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov accommodated notable freelance chess writer Irwin Fisk with an interview which dealt solely with the American grandmaster Bobby Fischer .

In good taste...Oven ‘Fried’ chicken with hot sauce

In good taste…Oven ‘Fried’ chicken with hot sauce

Most recipes that tout the title “oven fried chicken” require that the chicken either be flash fried (fried quickly to crisp up) and then be finished off in the oven .

Bird watcher’s corner

Bird watcher’s corner

The Barred Antshrike is a sexually dimorphic, medium-sized suboscine songbird .

Ailments of the eye

Ailments of the eye

Having completed extensive articles on the issues of Pet Geriatrics and Euthanasia, we will commence today with considerations as they relate to specific organs and the diseases associated therewith .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

PetroCaribe: The way to hell is paved with good intentions

PetroCaribe: The way to hell is paved with good intentions

Introduction: Lifeline or noose I shall outline the key details of the Venezuela PetroCaribe initiative in the next section of this column but upfront I wish to categorically assert that Guyana along with other members of this initiative have benefited greatly from it since its establishment in 2005 and for sure right up to the middle of 2014 .

Mango diversion

Mango diversion

Given the aggravations of daily life in Guyana, citizens are in need of some occasional light-heartedness to restore the human spirit, and this week, with the politics at full boil, one came for me via an email to his friends from Alex Neptune, who lives in New York with long roots reaching back here .

The PPP should embrace constitutional reform

The PPP should embrace constitutional reform

This month the PPP celebrates the life of Cheddi Jagan .

Animals have feelings too

Animals have feelings too

By Kristel-Marie Ramnauth This article was written by guest columnist Kristel-Marie Ramnath, who is an Associate Member of the Veterinary Association of Trinidad and Tobago and specialises in animal behaviour and pet psychology .

Understanding Massy

Understanding Massy

Conclusion By Rawle Lucas Insight Last week, we looked at the structure of Massy, the business activities in which it was involved and the geographic spread of its markets .

Naughton and cast bring The Lion and the Jewel to life

Naughton and cast bring The Lion and the Jewel to life

– as CSEC plays return to the stage

The practice of producing plays on the public stage for the benefit of CXC study is back .

Tending the lamps of power

Tending the lamps of power

Are women, here at home and in our larger home, the West Indies, quietly but definitely taking over?When did you last attend a function where school choirs performed? Did you not notice how sparse the number of boys? A friend in Barbados, with a shake of the head, tells me how in the schools cadet corps (cadet corps!) the prizes are won by girls .

Brazil’s slow-motion crisis has a regional impact

Brazil’s slow-motion crisis has a regional impact

While much of the world’s attention on Latin America is focused on Venezuela, there is a slow-motion political and economic crisis in a much bigger country — Brazil — that could have far greater regional consequences .

Blue-headed Parrot

Blue-headed Parrot

[caption id="attachment_325750" align="alignleft" width="237"] Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus) eating “Whitey” (Pois doux or Inga Beans) at the Iwokrama Rainforest Centre .

The umbrella plant

The umbrella plant

Schefflera arboricola commonly called the umbrella plant originated in Taiwan .

The Caribbean tourism industry is recovering

The Caribbean tourism industry is recovering

Visitor arrivals to the Caribbean are again increasing .

Karpov: Also a proud philatelist

Karpov: Also a proud philatelist

Today’s Chess Column continues the Anatoly Karpov Sport Express interview, which was done at the end of 2014 .

Fish-head broth

Fish-head broth

In good taste

Fish broth made with any part of a fish is like soul food .

Kabakaburi

Kabakaburi

Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser [caption id="attachment_324858" align="alignright" width="333"] Kabakaburi children: Heading home from nursery school[/caption]Home to approximately 500 men, women and children, Kabakaburi, Upper Pomeroon River is nestled between the communities of Warapana and St Monica .

Latin America’s shameful silence on Venezuela

Latin America’s shameful silence on Venezuela

Judging from the shamefully weak response from Latin America’s regional organizations such as the OAS and Unasur to the arbitrary arrest of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma and other opposition leaders in Venezuela, it’s hard not to conclude that they have become mutual protection societies for repressive regimes .

Understanding Massy

Understanding Massy

Very little is said The Massy Group of Companies, formerly Neal and Massy before the rebranding exercise in 2014, has been in existence for 83 years .

President Medina is seeking to change the economic map of the Caribbean

President Medina is seeking to change the economic map of the Caribbean

Last month, Danilo Medina, the President of the Dominican Republic, made clear that it was time to reset his country’s foreign policy to better reflect its development objectives and the process of change and modernisation now underway .

New moves in pop music

New moves in pop music

Historically, trends in popular music are gradual processes moving in small increments, so that, for example, the demise of big-band music of the 1940s, the era of Glen Miller, Woody Herman, Count Basie, etc, was a slow decline, gradually giving way to the small groups and combos that would dominate the music scene 20 years later as rock-and-roll was born .

The PPP’s challenges

The PPP’s challenges

The responses of the PPP to The Cummingsburg Accord by APNU and the AFC were a declaration by President Ramotar that it is a “farce” and the unleashing of Ms Elisabeth Harper as its prime ministerial candidate .

Can we find common ground on anything?

Can we find common ground on anything?

Politically, Guyana is not so much a divided as a completely sundered country from end to end and from year to year it seems for evermore .

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

Do not overwater your Peace Lily as this can cause the plant’s leaves to yellow .

In good taste...Rice & herb salad with preserved lime dressing

In good taste…Rice & herb salad with preserved lime dressing

I take it that you are still thinking of ways to use your preserved limes .

High farce and low in Link Show 31

High farce and low in Link Show 31

– Madhoo-Nascimento and Robinson maintaining Caribbean satirical tradition

Link Show 31 continues its historical run as the most significant achievement in Guyanese theatre .



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