Sunday

Does the new Caricom plan represent a convincing vision?

A little over a week ago, Cari-com Heads of Government met in Antigua .

Whitefish fillets in lemon butter sauce

Whitefish fillets in lemon butter sauce

In good taste

Whitefish refers to any fish that has white flesh .

Young tourists and foreign investment

Young tourists and foreign investment

Inconsistent The disclosure that another hotel with an international brand will be built in Guyana has raised once again questions as to what the government’s real interest is in encouraging such types of foreign investment in Guyana .

The census and its political implications

The census and its political implications

The census figures substantially confirm the analysis I made in an article ‘The future of the PPP’ published in November, 2012 .

A funny and pleasant drama

A funny and pleasant drama

We are reminded that The Tides of Susan-burg by distinguished Guyanese dramatist Francis Quamina Farrier is a history-making drama .

Did any of it make a difference?

Did any of it make a difference?

When you are long retired from the hurly-burly, you become more reflective .

Iguana

Iguana

[caption id="attachment_296877" align="alignright" width="377"] A juvenile green Iguana perched above a muddy creek .

Peru’s ‘mini-crisis’ would be envy of many

Peru’s ‘mini-crisis’ would be envy of many

LIMA, Peru — Compared with most of its neighbours, Peru continues to be an economic star in Latin America, with a projected 4 .

Seirawan and Zhu win  mixed pair tournament

Seirawan and Zhu win mixed pair tournament

The 2014 edition of the International Star Mixed Pair Tournament was won by the combination of Yasseer Seirawan and Zhu Chen, beating the pre-tournament favourites of Nigel Short and Hou Yifan .

Surface tumours

Surface tumours

Continued from last week Well, we are coming close to the end of this thematic – tumours and cancers .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

[caption id="attachment_296874" align="alignright" width="327"] A White-chested Emerald hummingbird (Amazilia brevirostris)[/caption]A White-chested Em-erald hummingbird (Amazilia brevirostris) in Georgetown .

Coriander

Coriander

Coriander, commonly called dhania on the Indian subcontinent and cilantro or Chinese parsley in Europe and the Americas, originated from southern Europe and the Middle East .

Belfield

Belfield

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulOriginally a rice field, Belfield lies16 miles from the capital city between Nooten Zuil and Victoria on the East Coast Demerara .

The census crash

The census crash

Early daysThese might be early days to be discussing the results of the census taken in 2012, but the population decline may have dashed the hopes of the government to brag about its handling of the economy and the economic development of the nation .

The roles the Guyana Government performs in the economy

The roles the Guyana Government performs in the economy

IntroductionThus far I have identified two of what have been described in the economic literature as the “four essential roles or functions governments perform in the economy .

The defence of Guyana’s sovereignty

The defence of Guyana’s sovereignty

Contempt such as Ambassador Hardt is accused of in relation to the Head of State is a serious matter .

US misses the point on Central  American children migrants

US misses the point on Central American children migrants

President Barack Obama’s vow to take executive actions to fix the immigration system and stem the avalanche of Central American children migrants to the United States is good news, but I’m afraid it will only be a Band-Aid approach, which won’t address the key issue: keeping Central American kids in school .

May our children never go hungry

May our children never go hungry

I do not think the young, intelligent and opened-minded Minister of Education will mind me delivering again a little, well-meant lecture to her .

A nine-year-old beats a grandmaster

A nine-year-old beats a grandmaster

Uzbekistan was catapulted into the chess world when one of its nationals, nine-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov, beat a FIDE rated 2600 chess grandmaster, Andrei Zhigalko, in the first round of a local tournament .

Change based on consensus can turn around international perception

Change based on consensus can turn around international perception

Living in the Caribbean it is quite possible to imagine that the world sees the region and its economic fortunes in an unchanging light .

The artist as provocateur

The artist as provocateur

Among human beings caught up in a hectic life, it is often the case that a thought will come across our mental screen, sometimes from a comment overheard, or a sign encountered, or even from a prolonged and heated public discussion, and the thought flits in and flits out and is gone .

Genuine surface cancers

Genuine surface cancers

Continued from last weekWe have already established that there are several types of skin cancer which can affect dogs/cats .

Mint

Mint

Mentha, commonly called mint, originated from the Mediterranean and belongs to the Lamiaceae family .

Benschop has taken steps  to create a better show in  Nothing to Laugh About 7

Benschop has taken steps to create a better show in Nothing to Laugh About 7

We have on many occasions commented on the very strong and noble tradition of comic theatre in the Caribbean with insights into its history .

India’s Iraq problem

India’s Iraq problem

By Jaswant Singh NEW DELHI – Iraq seems to be falling apart, with the rapid advance of the militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatening to lead to the country’s division into Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish entities, while blurring its border with its turbulent western neighbor .

Bird Watchers Corner

Bird Watchers Corner

A Little blue heron with catch at the Ogle Seawall  .

In good taste...Pan-roasted chicken

In good taste…Pan-roasted chicken

This week, it is another recipe of cooking chicken twice .

Giant River Otter

Giant River Otter

The Giant River Otter or ‘water dog’ is the most endangered neotropical animal .

Genip season

Genip season

Genip season: Children carrying home a tub-full of genips at Buxton, ECD yesterday (Photo by Arian Browne) .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Cecil Carl Cunha

Cecil Carl Cunha

June 25, 1914 – June 20, 2014

 The following is an edited version of a tribute given by Major General (rtd) Joseph G Singh at St Andrew’s Kirk, Georgetown, on June 26 .

One man band

One man band

One man band: With two sticks, two metal bowls and an empty oil bottle on a tray of sorts, this gentleman was entertaining motorists along Sheriff St yesterday with his rhythms .

The First World War 1914-18

This year marks the centenary of the First World War, which officially started on July 28, 1914 .

Bachelor’s Adventure

Bachelor’s Adventure

Story and photos by Samaria DeonauthThe blooming gardens of Bachelor’s Adventure are pleasing to the eye .

A page from the book, perhaps

A page from the book, perhaps

God knows if I’ll ever finish it, but after several proddings from various quarters I have begun writing a book .

World soccer ruling group needs an overhaul

World soccer ruling group needs an overhaul

Many of the millions of us who watched the Mexico-Croatia game a few days ago asked ourselves the same questions when the umpire failed to call an obvious penalty kick for the Mexican team: are some of these World Cup matches fixed? Are the referees on the take?That day, it didn’t matter much, because Mexico won a decisive 3-1 victory over Croatia, and moved on to the next round .

Planning for a miscellany of topics

Planning for a miscellany of topics

IntroductionLast week’s column ended my extended presentation on the state of the sugar industry, which had begun on January 5 of this year .



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