Growing up is hard to do, whether your world is real or a fantasy.
Gossip is a part of our society. Many stories we hear are not always factual, or the truth might be misconstrued, but still people are judged based on these unverified accounts.
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-Front-page murders – all the pages If you were an adult (18-25 years) when Guyana gained its constitutional and governmental “independence” from Britain in May of 1966, you would be now in your seventies.
As I opened the front door, a giant hawk glided from the thorny bael tree that is a thirsty tangle of thin branches bleached bare by the harsh drought.
When PPP central committee member Dr Vindhya Persaud stated her intention go up for election to be that party’s presidential candidate, from my reckoning she received more support from letter writers and commentators than the actual winner of that contest, Mr.
There is some speculation that President Trump’s trade war with China could be a godsend to Mexico and other Latin American countries, because they could increase their own exports to the world’s two biggest markets.
SEATTLE – Twenty-five years ago, South Africa held its first free elections after the end of apartheid.
By Roberta Clarke Roberta Clarke is a human rights and social justice activist.
A recently released report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is a cause for serious concern for all who care about the state of our planet and its future well-being.
Influence is a powerful tool. We are all influenced by other people and social factors.
The new romantic comedy “Long Shot” depends on a number of well-worn romantic tropes.
– American “asylum”, while thousands wait Three fit and sturdy fellows of average intelligence and Sunday-school background – and between the ages of twenty to twenty-four – were accepted into the Guyana Police Force (GPF) a few years ago.
I have said before that it is impossible to find sufficient thanks to heap upon the coalition parties for winning the 2015 elections and preventing Guyana going down the tragic path of ethnic domination orchestrated by the PPP/C.
What a sham! At a time when most Latin American democracies have declared Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro’s regime illegitimate, Mexico has just announced its de facto recognition of a Maduro envoy as Venezuela’s ambassador to Mexico.
By Amin Saikal CANBERRA – Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power once called genocidal wars “a problem from hell.” As US President Donald Trump’s administration ratchets up tensions with Iran, the world must now reckon with the prospect of a “confrontation from hell” between the two countries.
Last week, we examined the 2017 Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) Report which was published last month.
This week, residents of Port Kaituma, Region 1 were asked about the issues affecting them the most and developments they would like to see take place.
By Medino Felician Abraham SJ and Joel Thompson SJ Medino Felician Abraham SJ works in South Rupununi and holds an MSc in Society and Frontier from the Federal University, Roraima Brazil.
By either some coincidence or the predominance of nostalgia, we currently have two films in theatres heavily inspired by two comedies from the 1980s.
‘Dear Mr. President’ is a salutation that demands attention. ‘Dear Mr. President’ is often prompted by frustration with the system.
-Potential riggers (Part 8) His Excellency, our Historian President has ensured that the arrival(s) of the first Portuguese and Chinese to our land be hailed and commemorated.
We met in a mall bookstore. She was waiting to purchase the latest publication by Trinidadian historian and author, Angelo Bissessarsingh to add to her extensive collection.
Having considered the five economic links in the eight-link decision chain that it was recommended must be implemented if Guyana is to avoid the Dutch disease and achieve transformative and sustainable development, I came to the conclusion that Guyana is not in a good place, and now come to the critical political links (Reversing the Resource Curse: How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development.
How likely is a U.S.-Brazil-Colombia military intervention in Venezuela? I still think that it’s highly unlikely, but judging from what I’m told are secret talks between United States and Latin American officials to resurrect a dormant 1947 Inter-American mutual defense treaty, I’m no longer willing to bet that it won’t happen.
By Kavita N. Ramdas and James A. Goldston NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council has just adopted a resolution aimed at ending the use of sexual violence as a weapon during war.
By Harry Hergash Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969.
Increasingly, the media landscape is a very difficult terrain to navigate on its own, but it is even more dangerous when members of the media are attacked and muzzled in the execution of their duties.
“Avengers: Endgame” picks up immediately after the end of the previous Avengers film, “Infinity War,” as we see the effect of Thanos’ great snap – culling all the living organisms on earth by half.
Every opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate our accomplishments should be esteemed. Often, the gloom and doom would appear to overshadow the hope, peace and happiness in our society.
-Miss Chantoba Bright: Sport as National Development From early to mid-December, 2018, the Coalition was supremely confident in their numbers to easily scuttle Mr Jagdeo’s (No) Confidence Motion.
They came for my laughing father late one evening. Dad was playing dominoes with jolly friends outside in the yard, as he did most afternoons after construction work, slamming the tiles with such force, the makeshift table that was really a leftover slab of peeling, painted plyboard, shivered for a second, sprung up and settled back down, shaking with surprise.
So far we have considered the first and the second of the five economic and three political decisions in the chain that it was suggested must remain largely unbroken and be consistently implemented over decades if the natural resources of a country are to be effectively harnessed and transformational development result (Reversing the Resource Curse: How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development.
By Daron Acemoglu CAMBRIDGE – Around the world this May Day, policy proposals that would have appeared radical just a few years ago are now on the agenda.
The Trump administration has embarked on a major public relations offensive to counter China’s growing influence in Latin America.
ExxonMobil recently announced its 13th discovery of crude oil resources in Guyana’s waters, taking its total discovery to date to more than 5.5 million barrels of oil equivalents.
By Dr. Nastassia Rambarran Dr. Nastassia Rambarran is a Guyanese Public Health Consultant, Researcher and Physician living in Barbados.
We highly regard tolerance in this time. In many societies, the exercise of the right to freedom of expression along with freedom to believe whatever one chooses are the core of the balance.
During a tense scene in the newly released “Hotel Mumbai,” a pair of gunmen enter a hotel-room toilet in search of a victim.
-Should “Skibby” Critchlow cry? I thank you all for allowing me this one-day break today.
As a child I loved accompanying my stout father, Mr Big, to the city sea wall for his regular swim after a brisk walk atop the crumbling Fort Groyne.
In attempting to develop a broad vision of where the oil and gas sector in Guyana is heading, last week (https://bit.ly/2Gue7ZD) I decided to use the decision chain consisting of five economic and three political decisions that the noted natural resources development expert, Sir Paul Collier, gave in 2013 in a talk at the London School of Economics on Reversing the Resource Curse: How to Harness Natural Resource Wealth for Accelerated Development (http://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=1803).
What irony! Latin America’s leftist leaders are using the tragic suicide of Peru’s former President Alan Garcia — as he was about to be arrested in the Odebrecht bribery scandal — to claim that corruption is a byproduct of free-market economies.
By Elizabeth Drew WASHINGTON, DC – The political situation in the United States is more unsettled now than at any time since I began covering it, including the Watergate era.
By Joan French Joan French, who is from Jamaica, has long been involved in activism for women’s socio-cultural and political progress.
-My rigging series resumed (Pt 7) Hey you-all! You know that I “know my place”.
While preparing to make an intervention in a panel discussion on the future of the oil and gas sector in Guyana a few weeks ago, I came to realise that although I had been reading the almost daily commentaries, I must have missed it but I did not have a broad vision of where the sector is going.
We would fidget in excitement while waiting outside the rusting gates or staring through the wooden-barred windows away from the shimmering heat, anxiously looking for our faithful kite maker.
NEW YORK – The solution to human-induced climate change is finally in clear view.
Until now, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres had been shamelessly silent about Venezuela, refusing to even consider a full-scale U.N.