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Time for plain talk

Time for plain talk

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 .

Distinguished lecture series seeks to  emphasise wider context of Mashramani

Distinguished lecture series seeks to emphasise wider context of Mashramani

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 .

Physical changes in the elderly pet

Physical changes in the elderly pet

(continued)As promised, we continue with more detailed discussions relative to changes that take place as your dog ages .

Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

In good taste

This sauce is quick and easy and it requires no cooking .

The myth about organised labour

The myth about organised labour

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 .

Latin America’s growing challenge is ‘fragmentation’

Latin America’s growing challenge is ‘fragmentation’

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 .

Alliances and compromises in Guyana’s politics

Alliances and compromises in Guyana’s politics

The Cummingsburg Accord is only the latest in the history of alliances in Guyana’s post-war politics .

Caricom Heads of Government  meetings are becoming a side show

Caricom Heads of Government meetings are becoming a side show

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 .

White-tailed Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

[caption id="attachment_324015" align="alignleft" width="249"] White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) with a snake near Annai .

Peace Lilies add glamour

Peace Lilies add glamour

Part 1

Spathiphyllum commonly called Peace Lily originated in the tropical rainforest of Central and South America .

Steelband making waves

Steelband making waves

Guyana is awash, virtually daily, with an array of ‘bad news’ stories .

Number 2 Village,  East Canje, Berbice

Number 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice

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 .

Let us at least play with gallantry and pride

Let us at least play with gallantry and pride

We are too obsessed by success, by deeds of glory and heroic feats .

Election results

Election results

The last general and regional elections were characterized by extensive delay in announcing election results and there was an outcry against it .

Will global oil prices continue to fall? How will this affect Guyana and PetroCaribe?

Will global oil prices continue to fall? How will this affect Guyana and PetroCaribe?

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 .

Top suspect in Uruguay’s bomb scares — Iran

Top suspect in Uruguay’s bomb scares — Iran

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 .

Trade, investment and the human resources of Guyana

Trade, investment and the human resources of Guyana

Economic lifeGuyana is not known as a major trading economy, though trade matters to its economic life .

The Flamingo plant

The Flamingo plant

Justicia carnea commonly called Jacobinea or Flamingo Plant originated in Brazil and there are approximarely 300 species in the Justicia genus .

Carlsen bests Naiditsch  after Armageddon final

Carlsen bests Naiditsch after Armageddon final

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 .

Royal Twist showed Naya Zamana at its zenith

Royal Twist showed Naya Zamana at its zenith

Naya Zamana 19: A Royal Twist presented two weeks ago as a repeat performance by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is worth revisiting .

Common Potoo

Common Potoo

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 .

Focaccia

Focaccia

(Adapted from My Bread) While I don’t eat bread often, I am always making bread – just because I love baking breads .

More details on physical  changes in dogs and cats

More details on physical changes in dogs and cats

ContinuedAs promised last week, let’s look at some more of the physical changes and decreased organ functions in the elderly pet .

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon

Sunday Cartoon .

Timehri

Timehri

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 .

Background indicators for trade in rice and oil

Background indicators for trade in rice and oil

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 .

What’s going on here?

What’s going on here?

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 .

Whose spanner in the works?

Whose spanner in the works?

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 .

How political power is most sensibly exercised

How political power is most sensibly exercised

Manifestos – by which we are shortly to be seriously afflicted – are viewed with grave scepticism by mostly everyone except those who painstakingly compile them .

More details on physical changes in elderly dogs and cats

More details on physical changes in elderly dogs and cats

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 .

Literary prizes are worth more than their monetary value

Literary prizes are worth more than their monetary value

‘It is universally acknowledged’ that good creative writers do not write for prizes .

Affordable housing the expensive way

Affordable housing the expensive way

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 .

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

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 .

A Conversation with Selwyn Collins

A Conversation with Selwyn Collins

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 .

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

In good taste

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 .

Oil-rich Venezuela’s miracle  — record poverty

Oil-rich Venezuela’s miracle — record poverty

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 .



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