Ask the Consul

Marriage Based Cases Installment Sixty OneQ: My family arranged my marriage, am I still eligible for a marriage based visa so I can migrate to the U.S.?

History this week No. 2008/14

West Indies – Sri Lanka Test Cricket: A Historical Perspective (Part III) By Winston McGowan This third in-stalment of this article will focus on the first of the three Test series be-tween the West Indies and Sri Lanka which immediately preceded the current tour by Mahela Jayawardene’s team.

The hungry billion

by Sue Horton and Bjørn Lomborg  (- Sue Horton is Vice-President of Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

In the Diaspora

Walter Rodney and reversing the course of Guyana’s tragedy By Cary Fraser (Cary Fraser teaches race in American history and Caribbean history at the Pennsylvania State University.

What the people say about…

Chanderpaul leaving mid-match to collect awards By Zoisa Fraser with photos by Jules Gibson Should Shivnarine Chanderpaul have been allowed to leave midway through Guyana’s Carib Beer Cup match against the Windward Islands to collect his awards in Trinidad?

Business Page

China and India – Reshaping the world economy By Christopher Ram  Introduction To be honest, this article was prompted by China’s harsh treatment of the people of Tibet who would just like to live in peace, free from the heavy hand of Beijing and to practice their Buddhist lifestyle.

Frankly Speaking…

Jagan’s ‘rice’ government -Drainage and irrigation of the mind By A. A. Fenty Funny, but I suppose it is human nature to take for granted what is much sought after and treasured by others.

History This Week

West Indies – Sri Lanka Test Cricket: A Historical Perspective (Part II) By Winston McGowan This second instalment of this article will give a brief account of the first three of the ten Test matches between the West Indies and Sri Lanka before the commencement of the visitors’ current tour of the Caribbean.

India’s Fiscal Follies

– Mira Kamdar, the author of Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy, is currently a fellow at the Asia Society.

China’s incredible shrinking economy

By Eswar Prasad (Eswar Prasad, former head of the China Division of the International Monetary Fund, is professor of trade policy at Cornell University.

Tony Blair’s Palestine

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…

The Obama versus Clinton race Photographs and interviews by Zoisa Fraser and Sarah Bharrat What do you think about the Barack Obama/Hilary Clinton US presidential candidate race?

Frankly Speaking By A.A. Fenty

CARIFESTA and Guyanese culture – But V.A.T. and crime! I am aware that in our public service/governmental culture, it is not normal or conventional, but I might be breaking some rule today to pay a mild tribute to one long-serving public servant I know fairly well.

History This Week No. 2008/12

West Indies – Sri Lanka Test Cricket: A historical perspective (Part I) By Winston McGowan Caribbean cricket fans are currently focusing on the visit to the region by the Sri Lankans.

High Anxiety

Cristopher Lane(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.) Christopher Lane, Professor of English at Northwestern University, is the author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness.

NY Guyanese charged in sex favours immigration case

A New York-based Guyanese working as an adjudicator in an office of the US Citizen and Immigration Services has pleaded not guilty to promising to secure immigration papers for a Colombian woman in exchange for sexual favours, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Friday.

What the people say about

The govt’s crime response eight weeks after Lusignan Photos and interviews by Shabna Ullah This week we asked the man/woman in the street if they were happy with the government’s response to crime eight weeks after the Lusignan massacre.

In the Diaspora

Making On The Map By Annalee Davis Annalee Davis is a visual artist living and working in Barbados.

Frankly Speaking

Did He die in vain? – faith, belief, acceptance By A.A. Fenty Oh it’s me again.

Bombing the US budget

by Pascal Boniface (Pascal Boniface is Director of the Institute for International and Strategic relations, Paris (IRIS).

Wednesday Ramblings

Unsubful. Ungroupthink. Undoublespeak We were woken from a dream…the golden wheat fields of the Ukraine stretched out across the steppe; we bumped along the rutted road, the family’s belongings lurching in the rickety cart.

Zimbabwe’s last chance

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

65 as the pensionable age Do you support the proposal by the reform committee that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensionable age be raised from 60 to 65 years?

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) Making the Case for a Living Income Red Thread To mark International Women’s Day, this week’s column draws on a Red Thread leaflet, which makes the case for higher old age pensions and public assistance.