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Guyana: Inequality, poverty and broader developmental concerns

Guyana: Inequality, poverty and broader developmental concerns

Inequality and poverty are independent though symbiotically related forces driving Guyana’s political economy .

Challenger would change  Brazil’s ties with region’s left

Challenger would change Brazil’s ties with region’s left

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 effect of the ebola crisis should cause the region to  recognize that it too must prepare

The effect of the ebola crisis should cause the region to recognize that it too must prepare

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 .

The popular palm

The popular palm

Palms having adapted well hundreds of years ago to the tropics and the Caribbean are now very common in local landscaping .

A new chess app from  Magnus Carlsen

A new chess app from Magnus Carlsen

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 National Drama Festival starts Tuesday

The National Drama Festival starts Tuesday

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 .

Georgetown as it once was

Georgetown as it once was

Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society (late 19th century) .

Stewed Beef

Stewed Beef

 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 .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

(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 .

Bird watchers corner

Bird watchers corner

A Spotted Puffbird (Bucco tamatia) photographed at 3Vs in Kuru Kururu, SoesdykeThe Spotted Puffbird is often found near forest edges .

Georgetown as it once was

Georgetown as it once was

The Cricket Club, Bourda in its heyday (nd) .

The tragedy of our history

The tragedy of our history

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 .

Memoir on the events of 1953

Memoir on the events of 1953

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

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons .

Georgetown as it once was

Georgetown as it once was

Main Street (c 1940) .

Wedge Capped Capuchin

Wedge Capped Capuchin

Wedge Capped or Weeper Capuchin (Cebus olivaceus) are commonly seen in the forest along river edges in the Rupununi .

Lake Mainstay

Lake Mainstay

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 .

What does Guyana’s human development profile reveal?

What does Guyana’s human development profile reveal?

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 .

Prof Menezes and literature  on the Amerindians

Prof Menezes and literature on the Amerindians

Last week we paid attention to some elements of the power of the Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture .

Leave david granger alone

Leave david granger alone

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 .

Whom do you influence

Whom do you influence

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 .

Create individually – accomplish locally

Create individually – accomplish locally

The world is suffering from giganticism .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

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 .

Oyster sauce chicken

Oyster sauce chicken

In good taste

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 .

The law is ineluctable

The law is ineluctable

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 .

An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing in Drill, Mahaicony

An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing in Drill, Mahaicony

The Osprey is sometimes known as the fish eagle for its diet which is almost exclusively fish .

There is an energy revolution under way which has implications for the Caribbean

There is an energy revolution under way which has implications for the Caribbean

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 .

Sheath-tailed Bat

Sheath-tailed Bat

 [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 .

The future of chess

The future of chess

Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words .

US wrong on Venezuela’s Security Council seat

US wrong on Venezuela’s Security Council seat

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 .

The oriental

The oriental

Rhapis excelsa commonly called Lady Palm originated from southern China and Taiwan .

Klien Pouderoyen

Klien Pouderoyen

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 Pork

Umami Pork

Umami, considered the 5th of the basic tastes, is savory; the others are sweet, sour, bitter and salty .

Basic needs and  poverty as deprivation

Basic needs and poverty as deprivation

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 .

Banks Jerry

Banks Jerry

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 .

There is a powerful Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture

There is a powerful Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture

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 .

Yellow -Shouldered Bat

Yellow -Shouldered Bat

[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 .



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