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Recovering America’s “Smart Power”

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Frankly Speaking

Eleven days to that day, which, I hear, celebrates the second most important observance in the Christian Calendar.

A Year of Heart Searchings

Martin Carter died ten years ago today. Over the years Stabroek News commemorates the anniversary.

History This Week

Introduction Over the past six decades, excluding the 1978 Referendum, there have been 13 general elections in Guyana.

In the Diaspora

Following the rigged 1985 elections, the WPA appointed Eusi Kwayana as its lone parliamentarian for the one seat the party was given.

What the people say…

With just over two weeks to go before Christmas Day how are your preparations coming?

Frankly Speaking

“Dis country like a powderkeg waiting to explode. We have a serious ethnic/race problem in dis country, yeh.

Asia in the world

NEW YORK – Before I became the UN’s Secretary-General, I was an Asian diplomat.

Britain’s new internationalism

TOLEDO, SPAIN – With President George W. Bush’s grand strategy for the Middle East in ruins, his administration has, however hesitantly, begun to put greater emphasis on resolving conflicts by peaceful means.

Frankly Speaking A.A. Fenty

I’ll really try to be more “festive” from next week. Meanwhile bear with me these random thoughts in what should be one of the briefest offerings of the year.

Wednesday’s Ramblings

President Jagdeo has gone green. His decision to take the nation’s forests hostage in a high stakes game of ecological chicken (“I will chop them down!

Imagining recession

The world’s housing, oil, and stock markets have been plunged into turmoil in recent months.

What the people say about

Do you believe that the government’s response to the Venezuelan attack was strong enough?

In TheDiaspora

In the Diaspora (this is one of a series of fortnightly columns from Guya-nese in the diaspora and others with an interest in issues related to Guyana and the Caribbean) The issue of development challenges goes beyond economistic interpretations of governments, regional organizations and the World Bank.

China’s see-no-evil diplomacy

Ever since its founding, the People’s Republic of China has adhered to a foreign policy of non-interference in other country’s internal affairs – or so it claims.

History This Week No. 47/2007

The Prussian explorer Robert Schomburgk returned to England for a period of well-deserved rest following his rather extensive challenging and successful explorations of the main rivers of Guyana during the years 1835-1839.

Ask the Consul

Ask the Consul – Preparing for the Immigrant Visa Interview Q: How can I be sure I am prepared for my immigrant visa interview?

Wednesday ‘s Ramblings

According to our sources, President Jagdeo spent most of the Commonwealth Summit in Uganda trying to flog Guyana’s forests to other leaders.

Farewell to development’s old divides

NEW YORK – The notion of a divide between the rich north and the poor and developing south has long been a central concept among economists and policymakers.

Will China ‘lose’ the 2008 Olympics?

When the International Olympic Committee awarded Beijing the 2008 Summer Games in July 2001, the announcement ignited wild celebrations across the country.

In the Diaspora

Rhoda Reddock is Professor and head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St., Augustine Campus In our lifetime we sometimes have the privilege to live and walk with people of great vision and genius.

Europe’s New Donald Rumsfeld

Russia’s Duma elections this December are almost certain to cement the power of forces loyal to Vladimir Putin.

What the people say…

Do you have pets? Why/why not? We asked several persons in the street this question and these were their responses: Benjamin Dufu, computer technician ‘Yes, I have a dog and it’s about five to six months old.

Frankly Speaking A.A. Fenty

From the routine deception of commercial “giveaways” and the numerous promotions to increase sales, to the occasional real offers of gifts; from the varied forms of exploitation of labour by greedy unscrupulous employers to the threat by under-performing public abilities to deprive the poor of their services, you just know that the “Season” is upon us.