There can no longer be any serious debate about it: wherever we aim our gaze, the evidence is clearly before us now that Guyana must find a way to get off this fractured political path that has bedevilled us since independence .
The annual Republic of Guyana Distinguished Lecture Series, established in 2011, continued last week with a lecture that provided, as has been the intention, an opportunity for intellectual engagement with concepts that define Guyana as a nation as a part of the celebration of Mashramani and the anniversary of Republicanism .
(continued)As promised, we continue with more detailed discussions relative to changes that take place as your dog ages .
This sauce is quick and easy and it requires no cooking .
Bad for business The labour dispute at the University of Guyana has brought to mind the debate of whether or not union activity and collective bargaining help or hurt the economy .
While Latin American presidents meet in regular summits that usually end with grandiose declarations vowing to dramatically increase economic integration, several little-noticed reports paint a very different picture: they show that trade within the region is falling fast .
The Cummingsburg Accord is only the latest in the history of alliances in Guyana’s post-war politics .
When the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, opens the 26th Caricom Heads of Government Intersessional meeting on February 26th in Nassau, one might be forgiven for wondering if this regional summit will be perceived any more positively than those in the recent past .
[caption id="attachment_324015" align="alignleft" width="249"] White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) with a snake near Annai .
Spathiphyllum commonly called Peace Lily originated in the tropical rainforest of Central and South America .
Guyana is awash, virtually daily, with an array of ‘bad news’ stories .
Story and photos by Jannelle WilliamsNumber 2 Village is perhaps one of the most prosperous villages in East Canje Berbice as a large percentage of its residents are involved in private enterprise .
We are too obsessed by success, by deeds of glory and heroic feats .
The last general and regional elections were characterized by extensive delay in announcing election results and there was an outcry against it .
Market price: demand and supply Today the PetroCaribe Agreement and Guyana’s oil importation has to be contextualized against the dramatic fall in the global price of oil, which started in mid-2014 .
Two recent bomb scares close to the Israeli embassy in Uruguay and the mysterious departure of an Iranian diplomat found close to one of the fake bombs are raising new suspicions about Iran’s terrorist activities in Latin America .
Economic lifeGuyana is not known as a major trading economy, though trade matters to its economic life .
Justicia carnea commonly called Jacobinea or Flamingo Plant originated in Brazil and there are approximarely 300 species in the Justicia genus .
Imagine this .
The Grenke Chess Classic Tournament, which was contested in Baden-Baden, Germany, turned out to be an exciting final as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch battled to an Armageddon game to decide the winner of the tournament .
Naya Zamana 19: A Royal Twist presented two weeks ago as a repeat performance by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is worth revisiting .
The Common Potoo is a large nocturnal bird and is greyish brown with a patterned plumage that helps it to blend well at the tops of exposed logs .
(Adapted from My Bread) While I don’t eat bread often, I am always making bread – just because I love baking breads .
ContinuedAs promised last week, let’s look at some more of the physical changes and decreased organ functions in the elderly pet .
Sunday Cartoon .
Story by Dacia Whaul withphotos by Arian Browne If you like hot days and cool nights without having to pay for it, then you might consider visiting Timehri .
IntroductionLast week’s column revealed that in 2015, even as Guyana approaches half a century of Independence, several classical features of its colonial economic structure remain intact by global standards .
Life in Guyana can be a series of puzzlements or strange behaviours that often remain unexplained, or not attended to, sometimes for years after they emerge .
Working alongside and observing Dr Jagdeo (then Mr Jagdeo) at close range in the PPP for twenty years, I know that he must be enormously tickled at the controversy generated by the court action challenging the presidential two-term limit .
Manifestos – by which we are shortly to be seriously afflicted – are viewed with grave scepticism by mostly everyone except those who painstakingly compile them .
A few weeks ago (TPC 25 January, 2015) we alluded to some physical changes which take place relative to our pets, specifically dogs and cats .
‘It is universally acknowledged’ that good creative writers do not write for prizes .
ShamefulThe loan by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) raises once again the concern about the conscious mismanagement of the resources of the Guyanese people by the PPP/C government .
Germany’s chess grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch promoted a rook pawn to the queening square and so defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic at Baden-Baden .
His mother was and remains his life’s anchor; his six sisters and many other women who “guided and nurtured him with kindness and lots of love” to make him evolve into a human being who people are proud to be associated with, have Selwyn Collins’s eternal gratitude .
With the start of the new semester and very little time to cook during the week, I find myself making large pots of soups on the weekends and then placing them into individual containers so that I can consume them during the week .
The recent history of oil-rich Venezuela should be taught in universities around the world as a textbook case of an economic miracle in reverse: despite having benefited from the biggest oil boom in recent history, the country has managed to be poorer .