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Chile takes great step to spur innovation

Chile takes great step to spur innovation

Chile has just taken a bold step to promote innovation that should be copied by all other Latin American countries .

Indefinable truths

Indefinable truths

The great unabridged Oxford English Dictionary contains half a million words .

Seven days and counting

Seven days and counting

One-party stateIt is seven days now that Guyana is being managed without its parliament playing a role in the management process .

The Globe’s Hamlet: A unique project

The Globe’s Hamlet: A unique project

The performance of Hamlet by the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company in Guyana was historic and significant for a number of reasons .

The Caribbean’s case on the impact of climate change is among the most pressing in the world

The Caribbean’s case on the impact of climate change is among the most pressing in the world

In a few weeks’ time in Lima, Peru, the twentieth session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place .

Baked Pork  (Shoulder) Chops

Baked Pork (Shoulder) Chops

I have great love for Arnold (pork) .

Euthanasia:  Another consideration

Euthanasia: Another consideration

Last week I wrote that the topic of euthanasia was now closed .

A compact palm for indoors

A compact palm for indoors

Chamaedorea elegans or Neanthe bella Palm commonly called Parlour or Mini-palm originated in Mexico, Central America .

We have a match on our hands

We have a match on our hands

One year ago, when Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and India’s Viswanathan Anand faced each other for the World Championship chess title, Anand failed to win a single game and thereby lost the championship match .

Bird  watcher’s  corner

Bird watcher’s corner

A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) hunting in the tide near the Ogle koker .

It’s rhythm they’re after

It’s rhythm they’re after

It pops up constantly .

Apoteri

Apoteri

There were tears, raised voices, accusations, counter-accusations and promises of money .

DC marijuana vote will test ‘war on drugs’

DC marijuana vote will test ‘war on drugs’

Here’s the biggest irony of Tuesday’s mid-term elections: the US government will continue demanding that Mexico, Colombia and other countries fight the marijuana trade as part of its “war on drugs,” while Washington voters have just approved making pot legal in the US capital .

Is the government listening to the IMF?

Is the government listening to the IMF?

Universal subsidiesOn December 9, 2013, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its most recent Article IV Consultations with Guyana .

Slipping through the back door?

Slipping through the back door?

President Ramotar said in his address to the nation last week that if the opposition persists with the no-confidence motion, he will “prorogue or dissolve” the National Assembly .

The quiet of my reading room

The quiet of my reading room

In my home, a step down off the dining room, overlooking the beautiful garden my wife has created, I have my studiolo .

Sir Shridath Ramphal:  Glimpses of a Global Life

Sir Shridath Ramphal: Glimpses of a Global Life

In the heart of London, observed daily by tens of thousands of passers-by, is a large picture of Sir Shridath Ramphal, the Cari-bbean’s elder statesman .

The WICB dilemma

The WICB dilemma

As we sit right now in the middle of a firestorm in the media and elsewhere enveloping the West Indies Cricket Board following the abrupt cancellation of the India series by our team, one is left to wonder how long it is going to take to convince us that our regional cricket arrangement needs urgent revision .

Wages of sin: Massive wage & salary spreads and the phantom economy

Wages of sin: Massive wage & salary spreads and the phantom economy

Absolute v relative povertyThis week I shall follow up on three matters related to last week’s discussion of poverty and inequality in the context of Guyana’s growth, joblessness and the minimum wage .

Fishtail  palm

Fishtail palm

Caryota mitis commonly called Fishtail palm originated in India and South-east Asia .

In good taste...Lemon Rice

In good taste…Lemon Rice

For me, food = rice .

Euthanasia: The  last undertaking

Euthanasia: The last undertaking

Last week we dealt with the activity associated with actually putting the pet to sleep permanently, usually using the method of lethal injection (overdose of an anaesthetic, which works quickly and smoothly) .

The World Championship gets under way

The World Championship gets under way

The most important activity on the World Chess Federation’s calendar, the World Chess Championship title match, began on Friday and runs until November 28 .

Red-fan Parrot

Red-fan Parrot

A wild Red-fan Parrot photographed in its natural habitat in the forests near Rockstone .

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons .

Memoir on the events of 1953

Memoir on the events of 1953

This is the second instalment of Eusi Kwayana’s reflections on the events  of 1953 culminating in the suspension of the constitution by the British governmentBy Eusi KwayanaThe election victory of the PPP in 1953 has been both overrated and underrated .

Guyana: More on Growth, Poverty, Jobs, Inequality and the Minimum Wage

Guyana: More on Growth, Poverty, Jobs, Inequality and the Minimum Wage

Introduction Over the past two weeks I have been displaying a Table that I had specifically constructed for this series indicating: 1) the annual public sector nominal minimum wage increases announced by government for the years 2006 to 2013 .

Delayed benefits from the collapsed Bretton Woods System

Delayed benefits from the collapsed Bretton Woods System

The Nixon Decision It is quite possible to contend that the price at which gold is able to trade today is a consequence of the collapse of the Bretton Woods system .

Navin Chandarpal

Navin Chandarpal

Navin Chandarpal was one of Guyana’s best known public figures and politicians .

Against the grain

Against the grain

In the aftermath of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attack I remember writing that America should take care not to over-react to that singular act of terror .

Why we stay

Why we stay

Hardly a week goes by without some reference in the media to the depressing statistics of the number of Guyanese who continue to migrate .

Oil price fall ought to set region thinking about  long term stability and future requirements

Oil price fall ought to set region thinking about long term stability and future requirements

On the face of it, the collapse in global oil prices would seem to be good news for the Caribbean .

Brazil, US relations unlikely to warm

Brazil, US relations unlikely to warm

WASHINGTON - The big question among Brazil watchers in this capital is whether newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff will improve her government’s ailing ties with the United States during her second term .

Pasta & Chicken Salad

Pasta & Chicken Salad

This very simple salad came about as a result of me being lazy, but very hungry .

Blue gray Tanager

Blue gray Tanager

[caption id="attachment_310187" align="alignleft" width="332"] Blue-gray Tanagerphotographed in Georgetown .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued Last week, I referred to the ‘Frequently Asked Ques-tions (FAQ)’ relative to the actual putting-to-sleep pro-cess .

Shift to social realism more pronounced in this year’s drama festival

Shift to social realism more pronounced in this year’s drama festival

Guyana’s fourth annual National Drama Festival closed last week after the performance of 27 plays in five categories .



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