Compelled to return briefly to my lead issue above, I remind that I wrote in part last Friday: “From submersibles in the North-West District to light aeroplanes to sawmills to arranging US visas, which type of individual(s) is/are most “qualified” to manage such enterprise?” But is it true?
As carefree children dancing in the magical moonlight during hot nights of electricity blackouts, we would gaze up in wonder at the full glowing orb and compete to pinpoint the fabled “man on the moon.” This low-lying near side, the Procellarum is covered in craters crammed with dense, dark volcanic material that allowed us to trace the familiar face, and we would momentarily hold our breath barely daring to blink, as we watched for the visage to emerge as the rocky ball rose.
In ‘Under the PPP/C Guyana had the fastest growing economy in the region’ (SN: 22/05/2017), former president Donald Ramotar presented some isolated truths, but the story he wove around them was essentially false.
The Minister of Finance made it clear that a reduction in the VAT rate would require that the list of taxable items be expanded.
There is a big irony in Latin America’s latest headlines: While many of us in the media are writing articles about the corruption scandal that is rocking Brazil, as we certainly should, few are paying any attention to the vastly greater corruption taking place in Venezuela.
Members of the public were asked to give their views on the restriction on the import of used tyres by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).
By Ulele Burnham, Alissa Trotz and Andaiye In its May 22 edition, the Guyana Chronicle carried an article titled “Legalising homosexuality no straightforward matter, says Greenidge.” The article confirmed that the government of Guyana, in a formal letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) following the 161st Ordinary Period of Sessions, announced its intention to hold a referendum to determine whether the laws which criminalise same-sex intimate acts should be struck down.
‘Blow,’ which is a Guyanese term for infidelity, has been trending in recent weeks.
With underwhelming new releases on offer this week, I opted to veto a review in favour of examining something more intriguing–the cinema experience itself.
As Guyana moves to First Oil – that long dreamt event with the possibility of transforming our country – it is hoped that this column will contribute to a better understanding of the vast opportunities and the unobtrusive pitfalls that await us.
I won’t ever use the cliché “Happy Independence Day…” Rather, I normally agree with the annual observance as there is always much more needed for celebration.
With a slight pebbly surface, diminutive size and deep orange, red and yellow folds, the latest member of horticultural royalty seems to hardly deserve a second glance.
The previous five columns explored several recent developments in the foreign exchange market.
The recently completed Draft Strategic Plan for Social Cohesion in Guyana, 2017-2021 (SP) (http://www.motp.gov.gy/images/documents/draft_social_cohesion_strategis_plan_2017_2021.pdf), has given enhanced meaning to the notion of ‘missing the bus’!
If you think that the corruption scandal swirling around Brazilian President Michel Temer is the only one that will shake Latin America in coming weeks, mark your calendar: There will be many more corruption-related headlines across the region starting on June 3.
In the news last week, more than 2,000 Tunisians protested in the country’s capital against proposed legislation that would provide amnesty in exchange for reimbursing the embezzled funds for officials being prosecuted for alleged corruption.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street what their favourite fast food restaurant was and why?
The Humanities, at its best, teaches us to think and to consider the act of creativity.
Did they assume that I was in danger of losing my way? How could they not see that I am not a person with fabricated beliefs about myself?
– usages – and “mis-usages” Both old First World countries and newer emerging Third World States – especially the latter – proudly proclaim national mottoes.
The famous Dutch surrealist Hieronymus Bosch, “the creator of devils,” left behind only a small but genius body of deeply original work crammed with disturbing symbolism.
Recently, the Government of Guyana, i.e. the Ministry of Public Health, announced that in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) it was in the process of devising a strategic plan to deal with the condition of the elderly.