You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps .
The Davallia fern is commonly called the Rabbit foot fern, and it originates from the tropical Island of Fiji .
Many people do not get to watch a community grow up .
A few days ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hosted an economic growth forum in the Bahamas .
Marginal role Cooperatives, though useful, are not a noticeable tool in Guyana’s economic development .
Political defections in Guyana have a long and ignoble history .
Sometimes, in the everyday course of life, an interaction comes along, out of the blue, that is unusual and startling and revealing all at the same time .
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s angry denunciation of US electronic spying at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week was applauded by most in the room, but her proposal to regulate the Internet should make all of us very nervous .
Seamus Heaney, great Irish poet and Nobel Laureate, died last month aged 74 .
ContinuedCaring for the newborn Newborn puppies are born without the capacity to adapt to environmental stress .
International standards As indicated in last week’s column, the original publication of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Forty Recommen-dations took place in 1990 .
One of the very interesting traditional festivals that still exist in the Caribbean has its grand performance at the end of August each year .
The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key .
Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis commonly called Boston fern originated from the tropical and sub-tropical regions .
The Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America .
Sunday Cartoons .
Story and photos by Tifaine Rutherford Ask anyone about the famous silk cotton tree that is in the middle of the road at Perseverance, Mahaicony and you are sure to hear a myth or two .
ContinuedThe runtThe physically immature puppy is at a distinct disadvantage, because of his low birth weight and lack of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat .
IntroductionAs I continue the series on money laundering and looking back on last week’s column, perhaps the main original contribution so far has been putting forward the thesis that there have been three principal drivers pushing money laundering and related concerns to the level of the massive global threat these now represent .
Variable performanceSterling Products Limited (SPL) is about to complete its ninth month of operation in 2013 and its economic performance might well remain an enigma to its shareholders as the company moves towards its 59th Annual General Meeting next year .
It is an honour to have received in the awards for 2012 a Guyana Prize for Literature for my latest book of poetry, The Comfort of All Things, published by the Moray House Trust .
Much of the world is demanding greater pressure on Syria following a United Nations inspectors’ report hinting that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in his country’s civil war, but — amazingly — Venezuela and some of its Latin American allies are still passionately defending Syria’s dictator .
In early June last year I wrote an article entitled ‘Abolish Jury Trials .
I have previously mentioned that when I meet Guyanese during Tradewinds performances overseas, they are often curious to get a read on “life in Guyana” from someone who has relocated there, and their tendency is to grill me who is not seen as an establishment person who might be inclined to gild the lily .
All Caribbean nations have well developed contingency plans in the event of a natural disaster .
I like pasta with very simple sauces .
Ferns makes excellent houseplants .
[caption id="attachment_259412" align="alignleft" width="223"] A female White-headed Marsh Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala) in Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara (Photo by Kester Clarke)[/caption]The adult White-headed Marsh Tyrant is 12 .
We don’t really know how the game was invented, though there are suspicions .
Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, a well-populated community has seen considerable development over the years with the establishment of several large-scale businesses and a new housing scheme in one section .
Opinions will differ as to what is the most important quality God gave man for coping with life .
What’s most amazing about the arrest in Miami of Bolivia’s top anti-corruption police official, caught on tape extorting a bribe from a well-known businessman, was that hardly anybody was surprised by the news .
OFCs and tax havens The origins of money-laundering as a global phenomenon are closely tied to the international spread of offshore financial centres (OFCs) and the opportunities these provide for the spread of tax avoidance and evasion; the latter being of course a criminal offence .
An uncharted situation faced the new government after the 2011 elections .
Outward movementGuyana continues to be a net exporter of its human resources and has one of the highest emigration rates in the world .
As mentioned last week, hedges are grown mostly for privacy .
Caricom governments are struggling to maintain the levels of social and other spending that electorates have come to expect .