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Enforcement must come

Enforcement must come

Stabroek News this week carried a photograph by Arian Browne of a solitary minibus driving on the Seawall Road in broad daylight .

An end to over-long ceremonies

An end to over-long ceremonies

There was a famous occasion in Trinidad a few years ago when an audience, bored out of their minds by an interminable function, decided to take matters into their own hands and exited the seemingly endless and agonizingly dull proceedings .

The China-CELAC forum

The China-CELAC forum

Part 2 A few days ago, Dong Xiaojun, the Chinese Ambassador in Jamaica, wrote a commentary on the recent meetings held in Beijing between China and the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC); the political grouping that includes all of the nations in the Americas other than the US and Canada, and the dependent territoriesThe Ambassador made clear that for China the meeting on January 8 and 9 was “of milestone significance and profound influence .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

(continued)Physical changes in the elderly dog Since the old dog tends to be more lethargic and less likely to frolic around the yard as he used to do when younger, it stands to reason that the increased slothfulness and resting periods will lead to a loss of muscular tone .

The economic and social value system of choice in 2015

The economic and social value system of choice in 2015

The trick The President of Guyana on Tuesday January 20, 2015 announced May 11, 2015 as the date on which the next elections will occur .

Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman made headlines before his mysterious death last weekend by accusing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of trying to cover up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, but there was another — more important — leader who was at the centre of the deceased prosecutor’s probe: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani .

GT&T and the Ministry of Culture: Realising a dream

GT&T and the Ministry of Culture: Realising a dream

(Alim A Hosein is Dean of Education and Humanities at the University of Guyana; a linguist, artist, literary and art critic; Convenor of the Guyana Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition; Member of the Management Committee of the Guyana Prize for Literature)By Alim Hosein A book of artwork titled Panorama - A Portrait of Guyana was launched at Cara Lodge on Monday January 12 .

Frittata

Frittata

In good taste

When I first moved to Barbados in the late 90’s to work at the Caribbean Broadcast-ing Union (now Carib-bean Media Corporation, CMC), it meant getting home closer to 8 each evening after Caribbean Newsline, one of the flagship programmes of the organization .

Elections

Elections

The election date has been announced .

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

[caption id="attachment_320517" align="alignleft" width="262"] A turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) in Kuru Kururu .

Beautifying your surroundings

Beautifying your surroundings

Many citizens who now have their own homes also have a desire to beautify their surroundings .

Chess games

Chess games

The following games were played at the Tata Steel Tournament which is being contested in the Netherlands .

Kaneville

Kaneville

By Jeanna Pearson with photos by Arian BrowneA small community of approximately 800 people, Kaneville is buried deep behind the Grove Housing Scheme on the East Bank Demerara .

Tough people

Tough people

With much of Guyana undeveloped, and not even fully explored, the conditions of daily living in some of the country, particularly the interior, have produced some very tough individuals, with both the physical and mental strength to overcome adversity .

Pariah

Pariah

No matter how often it happens, no matter how much our ears become attuned to the ring of abuse in politics, Guyanese must never allow themselves to become accustomed to it or to be entrapped by it, and to succumb to the temptation of silence .

Perceptions of being highly corrupt: A vexation of Guyanese

Perceptions of being highly corrupt: A vexation of Guyanese

Only comfortThe most recent report of Transparency International (TI) makes one feel that corruption remains endemic in the society and fighting it is a waste of time .

Stoics will have to take charge

Stoics will have to take charge

Not the mindless killers they employ and brainwash but the brutal masterminds themselves know exactly what they are trying to achieve .

The China-CELAC forum Part 1

The China-CELAC forum Part 1

A little over a week ago the first ministerial forum between China and the Community of Latin American States (CELAC) took place .

Many Latin leaders reacted weakly to Paris terror

Many Latin leaders reacted weakly to Paris terror

The official reaction of Venezuela, Argentina, Ecua-dor and several other Latin American countries to the Islamic radicals terrorist attack against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was not only weak, but shameful; they condemned the bloodshed but not its intention to silence the press .

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources  Part 3

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources Part 3

So far Parts 1 & 2 of this four-part series of columns have argued that the proximate or immediately precipitating factor driving the multifaceted crises which have emerged in Guyana today, stems from the unprecedented torrent of financial lawlessness, abuses and irregularities unleashed by the minority PPP/C executive, which came into office following the November 2011 national elections .

Spike your lawn now!

Spike your lawn now!

During the week, I inspected some lawns around the outskirts of the city and for crying out loud, most of them are in need of help!With the heavy rainfall we are experiencing lawns and plants are showing signs of distress .

In good taste...Garlic Pork & Green Plantains

In good taste…Garlic Pork & Green Plantains

Believe it or not, there are some people who still have Garlic Pork that they made for the just-concluded holidays .

Red-rumped cacique

Red-rumped cacique

The Red-rumped cacique is usually found in large colonies near forest edges where the females weave elongated nests that are   .

All eyes on Tata Steel tournament

All eyes on Tata Steel tournament

Ukraine’s Vasily Ivanchuk took the lead after round four of the Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament, in a tough competition which boasts the male and female world champions and the world’s number two chess player .

Canine geriatrics

Canine geriatrics

– continuedWe had decided that during the festive season, a break would be taken from the science of geriatrics (the treatment and care of the elderly dog) and instead we would speak about matters pertaining to resolutions for the New Year .

On Jamaican Poet  Laureate Mervyn Morris

On Jamaican Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris

Dialogue For One(for the NDTC) in thisreflectiveexercise the bodies imitate contractionand release  .

Sunday  Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday  Cartoon .

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources

Beyond the criminal state: The dynamics of state terrorism and looting national resources

Part2 Introduction Last week, in Part 1 of this four-part series of columns I had argued that the proximate or immediately preceding factor driving the several ongoing crises and threatening contradictions in Guyana (starkly symbolized in the presidential prorogation of the National Assembly on November 10, 2014) has been the uncontrolled torrent of financial abuses, irregularities, and lawlessness perpetrated by the PPP/C executive since the November 2011 elections .

Some points  to ponder

Some points to ponder

New Year resolutions and advice are upon us, and following the barometer of “goat ain’t bite me,” I offer a hand for coping with life in any year .

Diary jottings

Diary jottings

Gradually over the years keeping a diary has become a ritual in my life .

Using taxpayers’ money to subsidize global sugar consumption stifles the Guyana economy

Using taxpayers’ money to subsidize global sugar consumption stifles the Guyana economy

No benefits The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has been the subject of many letters in recent weeks .

Pet adoption – Continued

Pet adoption – Continued

Let us look today at some other actions that will help you to make an intelligent choice of pet from the GSPCA’s Shelter at Robb Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown .

Light Noodles

Light Noodles

In good taste

With the holidays officially over, it seems mandatory that we turn to light cooking .

Demerara Gold and Pandora’s Box, double bill at  cultural centre next week

Demerara Gold and Pandora’s Box, double bill at cultural centre next week

A theatrical performance with two plays is to be staged at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday, January 17 .

The tiger roars

The tiger roars

In a recent advertisement, shown above, the National Independent Party (NIP), led by Mr Saphier Husain-Subedar, until recently known as Mr Saphier Husain, announced its intention to contest the upcoming elections .

Tata Steel Chess Tournament  opens in Wijk aan Zee

Tata Steel Chess Tournament opens in Wijk aan Zee

This weekend, chess lovers will witness the beginning of the popular Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands .

Latin America’s innovation  tasks for 2015

Latin America’s innovation tasks for 2015

Here are a few little-noticed actions that experts agree Latin American countries should take in 2015 to improve their innovation, science, technology and education systems, which are rated very poorly in international rankings and are key to their economic future .



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