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Black Nunbird (Monasa-atra)

Black Nunbird (Monasa-atra)

[caption id="attachment_306035" align="alignright" width="247"] Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

Rescued from hate and mindlessness

Rescued from hate and mindlessness

Even in the worst of times – and who can doubt that the daily, brutal, unstoppable exploits of uncaught criminals have made this time one of widening and deepening fear and frustration – reading comes to the rescue by revealing other worlds of experience where cruelty and mindlessness and man’s inhumanity to man do not continually have the upper hand .

Klien Pouderoyen photos

Klien Pouderoyen photos

[caption id="attachment_306048" align="alignleft" width="333"] The Klein Pouderoyen sign stands firm next to ‘Uncle Haroon’s’ shop .

Brazil makes it hard to back key UN reforms

Brazil makes it hard to back key UN reforms

Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the UN Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers .

Mexican creeper

Mexican creeper

06Corallita commonly called Mexican creeper originated from Mexico, Central America and belongs to the Polygonaceae family – ie, the Buckwheat family .

Computers are improving human chess skills

Computers are improving human chess skills

Whilst the charismatic 23-year-old Norwegian chess grandmaster and world champion Magnus Carlsen was competing in the USA’s Sinquefield Cup two weeks ago, India’s Vishy Anand was winning the Bilbao Masters Final simultaneously on the other side of the world, in Spain .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

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The IMF and the need for national institutions to function better

The IMF and the need for national institutions to function better

Greater acceptabilityIt appears from observations that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might be pondering what it must do to guarantee even better outcomes from its policy prescription for the developing countries that it helps .

Gecom under attack

Gecom under attack

Since Rudy Collins, Chairman of what was then known as the Elections Commission, put his life on the line in October 1992 against rampaging mobs determined to trash the Commission’s offices and derail the electoral process, the Commission has been the target of politicians who seek an excuse for losing elections .

A master still at work

A master still at work

I have been writing about Shivnarine Chanderpaul for more than twenty years, even before he played Test cricket .

Obama should go to summit – and challenge Cuba

Obama should go to summit – and challenge Cuba

President Barack Obama’s biggest upcoming diplomatic challenge in Latin America will be whether to attend the 34-country Summit of the Americas alongside Cuban leader Raúl Castro, who has been invited by the host country — Panama — over US objections .

A much changed United Kingdom

A much changed United Kingdom

The way the United Kingdom, the Caribbean’s one-time colonial power, manages its affairs is unlikely ever to be the same again .

Inequality, poverty and the flaunting opulence of the ‘newly-rich’

Inequality, poverty and the flaunting opulence of the ‘newly-rich’

IntroductionIn Guyana, inequality and poverty have a lot to do with people’s perception of these .

Flamboyant folks

Flamboyant folks

I am likely to get a lot of flak from some Guyanese for saying this, but it seems to me by just looking around at the kind of people one encounters in our country these days that we had far more flamboyant folks in times gone by .

Bird Watchers Corner … Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper

Bird Watchers Corner … Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper

[caption id="attachment_305232" align="alignleft" width="312"] Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www .

In good taste ...  Avocado (Pear) Salad

In good taste … Avocado (Pear) Salad

It’s avocado (pear) season and all around you can find them .

Caruana’s riveting performances

Caruana’s riveting performances

The big news circulating in the international chess world is Fabiano Caruana’s riveting performances in the Sinquefield Cup, St Louis, USA .

Loss of a cultural symbol

Loss of a cultural symbol

One of the most striking events of the past two weeks was the demolition by fire of the Umana Yana in Georgetown on the afternoon of Tuesday September 9 .

Carilla

Carilla

Momordica charantia commonly called Carilla, bitter melon or bitter gourd originated from the Indian sub-continent .

Migration’s hall of mirrors

Migration’s hall of mirrors

By Peter SutherlandLONDON – On both sides of the Atlantic, anti-immigrant politics are undermining democracies and damaging lives .

The never-ending gift

The never-ending gift

I have far exceeded the Biblical span of three score years and ten, so I realize clearly that this overtime gifted by the Gods must be most carefully husbanded .

Nagamootoo/Hughes

The announcement of support for a Nagamootoo/Hughes elections ticket for the AFC by its Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has attracted much comment .

In The Rain Forest ...Clown  Tree Frog

In The Rain Forest …Clown Tree Frog

Meet Dendropsophus leucophyllatus, the clown tree frog .

Bird  Watchers  Corner...Blackish Nightjar

Bird Watchers Corner…Blackish Nightjar

A Blackish nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens) (Circus buffoni) near a trail on the Osiris Farm, Linden HighwayThe Blackish nightjar is so named for its predominantly   .

Add some bright colours  to your garden

Add some bright colours to your garden

Portulaca grandiflora commonly called Jump-up-and-kiss-me is native to South America and the Caribbean .

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

Joint Convocation for the creative arts

This week, on Thursday, September 18, four schools, all tertiary colleges specialising in the creative arts disciplines in Guyana, will hold their 2014 Convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre .

The internet has transformed the game of chess

The internet has transformed the game of chess

Why is chess important? This question has been de-bated over time .

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Continued from last weekWe will continue today analyzing the questionable arguments that develop when a person wants to self-justify reasons for killing his/her pet .

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

By Cynthia Nelson Last week at Tastes Like Home we talked about Caramelized onions – the cooking of onions low and slow until they brown, caramelize, get soft and sweet .

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

Obama’s plan to counter Venezuela’s oil clout

For years, US officials have been in a quandary about how to counter Venezuela’s political influence in Central American and the Caribbean through its subsidized oil exports .

Guyana results from measuring inequality and poverty

Guyana results from measuring inequality and poverty

Inequality resultsAs indicated, this week I begin with reporting the key results of official studies that sought to measure inequality and poverty in Guyana .

Tourism is a complex package

Tourism is a complex package

In the Cayman Islands, where I once lived, a part of the culture there, as in Guyana where I grew up, is a toy called ‘gigs’ (our word for it is ‘tops’) .

It is harder now for the anglophone Caribbean to claim a special relationship with Europe

It is harder now for the anglophone Caribbean to claim a special relationship with Europe

On September 10 the incoming President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Junker, named seven Vice Presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years, assuming they are confirmed in November by the European Parliament .

Embracing natural resources

Embracing natural resources

Primitive to sublimeThe world in which we live is full of natural resources and the economics around them can bring many pleasant and regrettable memories .

Sunday  Cartoons

Sunday Cartoons

Sunday  Cartoons .

Old car fun

Old car fun

Old car fun (Arian Browne photo) .

Westbury

Westbury

Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser“Westbury is the best village on the whole Essequibo Coast,” is the sentiment of Juliet Lall, a resident since 1960 .



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