Middle East modesty

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world.

Frankly Speaking

My lead issue in today’s most brief offering might again evoke familiar responses from the more confirmed, die-hard (even self-righteous) Christians.

History This Week

Introduction Undoubtedly, one of the accepted indicators of a truly democratic society is the regular holding of General Elections during which a country’s citizens freely exercise their franchise to select a government of their choice.

Wednesday Ramblings

Congrats on Breast Feeding Rate! I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the tireless work of the Health Minister Dr Ramsammy in single handedly keeping the breast feeding rate so high.

Goodbye to going it alone

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world.

What the people say about

Should more women be involved in sport? Do you think they are being discriminated against?

Frankly Speaking

Seizures, evidence, prosecutions, convictions, foreign-based official reports and a few local admissions and confessions all point to a now accepted fact: our once-innocent Guyana is a leading South American transshipment point facilitating the export of illegal cocaine from South America to North America and Europe.

History This Week 41/2007

The second article continues to document the history and unique stories behind the construction and selection of designs for some of the nation’s commemorative monuments.

Latin America’s New Regionalism

We live in a world crisscrossed by borders, drawn and redrawn throughout history, chosen by fancy or caprice, and all too often defended by bloodshed.

Paving the Road to Growth

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world The extreme poor in Latin America’s rural communities live five kilometers or more on average from the nearest paved road – almost twice as far as non-poor rural households, resulting in difficult and very costly access to markets and needed services.

Putin of all the Russias

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world VIENNA – For those who still wondered who Vladimir Putin is, the mystery is over.

Frankly Speaking

Well I have to thank the Stabroek News young veteran-journalist Miranda La Rose for providing me with today’s lead issue indicated in my caption.

History This Week

A monument expresses the collective goals, joys and sorrows of society. They are as varied as their creators and are regarded as masterpieces of architecture worthy of preservation for future generations.

The Burma Road Goes Through Beijing

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world NEW YORK – Three hard facts are setting the boundaries for the talks United Nations negotiator Ibrahim Gambari is undertaking as he shuttles between Burma’s ruling generals and the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Cancer and hard work

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world The cyclist Lance Armstrong recently celebrated an anniversary.

The making of Sputnik

This article was received from Project Syndicate, an international not-for-profit association of newspapers dedicated to hosting a global debate on the key issues shaping our world MOSCOW – On October 4, 1957, my father, Nikita Khrushchev, awaited a telephone call.

What the people say about…

How do you dispose of your plastic bags and plastic bottles? Do you know that many plastics are not biodegradable?

Wednesday Ramblings

“I think we need more PVC paste,” suggested President Jagdeo a little miffed he was doing the plumbing for the hotel only hours before the Rio summit was to open.

Gambling with the Future

The recent passage of the Gambling Prevention (Amendment) Bill, in spite of the serious reservations of religious leaders and the opposition political parties, has brought an entire series of questions about Guyana’s future to the fore.

Frankly Speaking…

This nation, such as it strives to be or become, indeed the whole world of nations, cry out for serious commentary, intense, informed analyses based on the study of the humanities, the philosophies and other rigid academic disciplines which human history has evolved for itself – and profound thought and conclusions which some other prolific writers seem capable of offering us.

What the people say about

Rezena Sukram, sales clerk – ‘I’m not satisfied with the investigation so far into the disappearance of the missing weapons because they have only found a small amount.

What the people say?

John Limerick The team is good at playing football but they are not scoring goals.

Vat Corner

Dear Editor How should amounts of VAT less than a dollar be treated, should they be rounded up, down or some other treatment?

Frankly Speaking

This pointedly brief piece published on this day is my own way of expressing unqualified solidarity with the Stabroek News and Sunday Stabroek in their issue with the Government regarding the latter’s withdrawal of State advertising from the two ‘papers.

Vat Corner

VAT is imposed by section 9 of the Value-Added Tax Act 2005 on every taxable supply by a taxable person in Guyana.

Ask the Consul

Q: Why was my immigrant visa refused? What do I do now? U.S.

History This Week

The first two instalments of this article examined the performance of the West Indies senior cricket team in 2006 in both Test and Limited-Over cricket.

VAT Corner

Our entity supplies services to a company that has an agreement with the Government of Guyana under which it is exempted from all taxes.

The VAT Corner

Dear Editor, I can’t say Happy New Year (too much pressure shopping). When is comes to VAT it is clear that this tax was implemented by Government with the express purpose of collecting more money (revenue) from the Guyanese people.

VAT Corner

Dear Editor, Whatever the motivation for zero rating split peas while retaining a consumer tariff on black-eye peas, the implicit associations with the ethnic usage of those products and their post VAT consumer costs should not be ignored or even discarded.

History This Week

The first installment of this article examined the performance of the senior West Indies cricket team in 2006 in both limited-over and Test Cricket.

Ask the Consul

Q: Why are some people ineligible to enter the United States? There are many reasons someone might become ineligible to enter the United States.

Wednesday Ramblings

Jim Lampley: Welcome back viewers to what must be the longest delay to a championship bout I can recall.

What the people say about

Zaimoon Ramjohn, fish vendor – `I am a poor woman. Everything in the shops raise.

Frankly Speaking

Why, oh why, do I choose to begin the Western folks’ “New” year like this?

Ask the Consul

Installment Thirty Four Q: What type of visa do I need to become an academic student in the United States?

History This Week No. 2007/1

(Part 1) It is useful at the end of each year to assess the state of West Indies cricket at the highest level.

Wednesday Ramblings

Jim Lampley: Welcome to HBO Boxing and we are back in Guyana. I never thought we would return given that the last fight between Corbin and Jagdeo ended up in a full out brawl.