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.