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Guyana’s Reality: Is ‘inequality the root of social evil’?

Guyana’s Reality: Is ‘inequality the root of social evil’?

This week’s column concludes the discussion of inequality and poverty in Guyana .

Death of a goliath

Death of a goliath

Whales are not at home in shallow water .

The Main Thing

The Main Thing

In good taste

The mains for most holiday meals come in the form of a large piece of meat that has been baked/roasted .

Stanley Greaves: The poet and the artist

Stanley Greaves: The poet and the artist

 Caribbean History A flower falls on a leaf,the forest sleeps, andwaves are on holiday El Dorado sings of loveas Columbus listensin a plastic boat .

The NYT’s chess columnist exits

The NYT’s chess columnist exits

“This is the final chess column to run in The New York Times” – Statement carried in the NYT on October 11, 2014 at the conclusion of an article by chess columnist, Dylan Loeb McClain .

What not to do to pets during the festive season

What not to do to pets during the festive season

As you read this, the festive season and the New Year are just around the proverbial corner .

White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea)

White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea)

[caption id="attachment_316288" align="alignright" width="375"] White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea) photographed in Linden .

The symbol of Christmas

The symbol of Christmas

(Continued from last week)Last week I received the most marvellous marble and velvet red Poinsettias plants along with several Christmas cards with beautiful red poinsettias covering the front .

Something quite extraordinary

Something quite extraordinary

On December 16, something quite extraordinary happened .

 The symbol of Christmas

The symbol of Christmas

Poinsettias have become the symbol of Christmas, evoking the holiday spirit .

A visit to Fort Island

A visit to Fort Island

Fort Island, located not very far up the Essequibo River, boasts the best preserved built evidence of Dutch settlement in Guyana .

The fruits of reading

The fruits of reading

In a long life I have become accustomed to the usefulness of reading .

The monument our ancestors built

The monument our ancestors built

It’s not nature’s topography; the complex pattern of waterways draining our coastland wasn’t always there .

Opposition unity

Opposition unity

For some who oppose the PPP, an alliance of opposition political parties to contest elections has always been a prime objective .

The future world of business

The future world of business

Mood swingFrom all indications general elections in Guyana will be held in 2015 .

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

Are British actions accelerating self-determination thinking in the Overseas Territories?

A little over a week ago Britain and its Overseas Territories held their annual Joint Ministerial Council in London .

Chess games

Chess games

The following games were played at the 2014 Qatar Masters, Doha, where 92 grandmasters were participants .

At the side

At the side

Competition favourites Enterprise Primary secured their berth in the semi-final round of the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls Primary Schools football tournament by downing derby rivals Tucville Primary 3-0 in the quarterfinal stage yesterday .

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Some human-animal bonding considerations at Christmas time

Well, Christmas time, the season of goodwill and reflection, is upon us .

Golden headed Manakin  (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Golden headed Manakin (Ceratopipra- erythrocephala)

Adult male Golden-headed manakins are all black except for a golden yellow cap, pinkish legs and yellowish bill .

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

Mittelholzer: The standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature

This Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the 105th birthday of Edgar Austin Mittelholzer (1909-65), standard-bearer for Guyanese and West Indian literature .

 Cartoon

Cartoon

Cartoon .

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

More on the impact of the global economy on Guyana’s inequality

Introduction    As promised last week, today’s column begins with a brief report on the only recent study that I know of, which provides a quantitative measure of the direct impact of the global economy on poverty and inequality within nations .

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

World’s happiest countries … in Latin America?

Reading a Gallup Poll about the happiest countries on earth, I couldn’t help being surprised by the fact that nine out of the 10 happiest countries — led by Paraguay — turned out to be in Latin America .

Mentors

Mentors

So much begins with parents .

Guyana’s political distress

Guyana’s political distress

The notion in 1950 by the leaders of the PPP that freedom will bring justice has not materialized .

Getting it right

Getting it right

Followers of this column will know I’m always preaching that we should, whenever possible, present both sides of the coin when we’re discussing issues in the homeland; that as we take time to rightfully criticize the shortcomings, we should also be pointing to the good news happenings as they occur .

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

Citizen-by-investment schemes will come under increasing international scrutiny

The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts government announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky, citizenship-by-investment schemes .

A Christmas tree for the tropics

A Christmas tree for the tropics

Araucaria excels, commonly called Norfolk Island Pine or just Christmas Tree originated from Norfolk Island in the South Pacific which is an Australian territory off the coast of Australia .

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

Does the global economy impact directly on Guyana’s inequality and poverty?

There are two crucial issues which remain to be tackled in this series on inequality and poverty in contemporary Guyana .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

Continued from last weekAfter having spent some time last week discussing canine chronology and positing that the ‘7 human years = 1 dog year’ opinion should not be taken as gospel, let us now have a more serious look at the physical and psychological (behavioural) changes in the elderly dog as well as those things that influence his wellbeing and longevity .

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

The Umada Cup: A successful tournament

Rose Hall town’s Kriskal Persaud, a former national junior and senior chess champion, looks tentatively at the chess board in his first game of the Umada Cup .

Continuing the exchange rate policy

Continuing the exchange rate policy

New GovernorThe appointment of a new Governor of the Bank of Guyana would be major financial news in many parts of the world if Guyana was a major world economy .

New developments in theatre

New developments in theatre

The staging of the production Expressions 2 by GEMS Theatre Produc-tions directed by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento at the Theatre Guild Playhouse on November 9 drew attention to a number of factors arising from the current range of dramatic and poetic performance in Guyana at present .

Pied-billed-Grebe (Podilymbus-podiceps)

Pied-billed-Grebe (Podilymbus-podiceps)

A Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) photographed in Linden .

 Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Opening with small bites

Opening with small bites

 Generally speaking, the way we present our food here in the Caribbean does not come as a 3-course meal; rather it is served in 2 courses – the main/entrée (which would also include a variety of side dishes and what in other cuisines would be referred to as appetizers) .



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