US terror plot case

A Trinidadian High Court judge yesterday dismissed an application filed by former Guyanese MP Abdul Kadir and his two co-conspirators, seeking to quash their extradition to the US to face terrorism charges.

In The Diaspora

(This is one of a series of fortnightly columns from Guy-anese in the diaspora and others with an interest in issues related to Guyana and the Caribbean) In a moving world, what is our heritage?

Guyanese jailed for ganja in T&T

(Trinidad Express) A Guyanese construction worker charged with trafficking in drugs at Piarco International Airport has escaped with a fine, but still ended up in jail.

Europe’s Power to Lead

CAMBRIDGE – At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, the buzz was about Asia’s growing power.

Frankly Speaking By A.A. Fenty

I bought the “rival” Kaieteur News this past Sunday. Two features made me instantly divert from what I really intended to emphasize today.

A Vote against voting in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – As Pakistan gears up for its parliamentary election on February 18, many observers hope that the vote will usher in a period of stability and calm by lending popular legitimacy to the government.

History This Week No.7/2008

The positive aspects of the West Indies performance in the recent Test series in South Africa discussed in the first instalment of this article were to some extent counterbalanced by the negative features.

Is Europe’s housing market next?

A bubble in the American housing market – fuelled in part by so-called “sub-prime” mortgages – was the catalyst for today’s financial market turbulence.

What the people say

A new building to house the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court was established one and a half years ago but it still has not been put into use.

In the Diaspora

(This is one of a series of fortnightly columns from Guyanese in the diaspora and others with an interest in issues related to Guyana and the Caribbean) David Thompson’s ascent to Prime Minister in Barbados on January 15th is a significant milestone in Caribbean politics because he is the first of a new generation of Caribbean leaders who were born in the 1960s.

Reinventing Science Education

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 VANCOUVER – Despite the growing importance of science in the modern world, science education remains a remote and minor issue for most people.

America goes from teacher to student

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

It’s one of those weeks for me – as the more discerning might easily realise.

History This Week

The West Indies cricket team is now back home after completing its third tour of South Africa, whose former racist apartheid policy had prevented competition between the two teams until the 1990s.

Ask the Consul

The Department of State’s Office of Visa Services in Washington, D.C. advises the public that only internet sites including the “.gov” indicator are official U.S.

Breaking the Neoclassical Monopoly in Economics

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.

Wednesday Ramblings

The country is healing. It’s official. The Chronic made the announcement on Monday morning with this soporific headline: “Science technology being used to drive agricultural development.” The quite ordinary picture of Minister Persaud standing in front of some microscopes brought tears to our eyes.

What the people say about

In the wake of the Lusignan massacre, what do you think the government needs to do to improve security?

Frankly Speaking… by A.A. Fenty

I have determined that I must stick to my promise to share the views of a knowledgeable analyst regarding how the rich world and its specially-created institutions perpetuate poverty around the always “developing” and “under-developed” world.

History This Week No.05/2008

The creation of East Indian land settlement schemes in the late nineteenth century in colonial British Guiana was partly due to both the costly repatriation schemes and the cessation of re-indentureship at that juncture of our country’s history.

The Caribbean Economy…

The Cariforum-EC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is more than just a trade agreement: its scope embraces many subjects that have up to now been solely or mainly within national and regional jurisdiction (Box 1).

The Region

In the context of integration institutions in the developing world, the Caribbean Community has had a certain success in terms of the relative longevity of its existence as a progressively innovating institution.

Schomburgk’s travels in British Guiana

Chapter IV 276. Thus the day of departure ever drew nearer and kept us all the more occupied as we still had many a thing to think of, and much to worry over that we had postponed to the very last moment.

In The Diaspora

In 1989, CARICOM Heads of Government issued the Grand Anse Declaration, which established the West Indian Commission, an independent body with a mandate to come up with recommendations to advance the goals of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, CARICOM’s founding document.

What the people say about…

Several companies recently showcased their solar and wind-powered generating sets at the Alternative Energy exhibition held at the Umana Yana and we decided to ask members of the public how much they knew about these two types of energy and if they would switch.

Bolivia Divided

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 Bolivia seems to be in danger of falling apart.

History This Week

The accidental discovery of the West Indies by Christopher Columbus set in stage a remarkable number of events allowing for European powers to establish their first overseas empires to reap the wealth first through the mining of gold and later through the establishment of plantation economies.

Pakistan’s Iranian Shadow

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 As the future of both Pakistan and its president, Pervez Musharraf, wallow in uncertainty in the wake of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, parallels are being drawn to the 1979 fall of the Shah and the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

What about the world?

Richard N. Haass, formerly Director of Policy Planning in the US State Department, is President of The Council on Foreign Relations As America’s primaries move beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, it is simply impossible to predict who will be the Democratic and Republican nominees, much less who will become the 44th president of the United States.

In The Diaspora

(This is one of a series of fortnightly columns from Guy-anese in the diaspora and others with an interest in issues related to Guyana and the Caribbean) In the last week, a diverse group that included civil society organizations, trade unions, artists and academics, endorsed a statement expressing concern over the Economic Partnership Agreement that Cariforum (CARICOM member states and the Dominican Republic) initialled with the European Community in December.

Automatic Savers

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 People are fascinated by wealth.

FRANKLY SPEAKING… By A.A. FENTY

Quite often, cost, funding, simply money – the lack of it – is the cause of sub-standard products and services.

History This Week No. 3/2008

Introduction In two previous articles, the participation of women in Guyana’s general elections was examined against the background of changing social, political and ideological conditions and the government of Guyana’s international, regional and national commitments to improve the status of women, especially in the areas of political participation and power and decision making.

Wednesday Ramblings

The Best Political Team in the Media, the WR Political Affairs Unit, is here tonight to give an early report on the race among the presidential nominees for the PPP.

What the people say about

On Friday a public consultation on the University of Guyana was held at the Guyana International Convention Centre, Liliendaal.

In the Diaspora

By the time of the elections in Trinidad and Tobago, great tension lay across the land.

Frankly Speaking…

Look, I won’t – even can’t – go on about the more technical, legal aspects and interpretations of the crime of rape.

Imperial Hubris

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 United States, with its claims of exceptionalism, is usually thought of as free of historical analogies.

Ask the Consul

Q: How can I fill out the Electronic Visa Application Form (EVAF) and obtain a Non Immigrant Visa (NIV) appointment without a personal computer?

History This Week

Introduction In the previous article the extent of participation by women in the general elections from 1947 to 1968 was examined against the background of our ratification of several United Nations conventions.

Wednesday Ramblings

The WR investigative crew has been busy diving in dumpsters over the holidays.