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Introduction Last month I was present at the Rotary understanding dinner where the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Justice Michael de la Bastide gave the main address.

Chanderpaul desires big innings

Shivnarine Chanderpaul feels he is due for a big score and does not think his form has deserted him as he prepares for West Indies’ second World Cup game tomorrow.

Bookshelf

Culinary Delights II ( Georgetown : The Women’s Club of the Indian Cultural Centre) ‘Fainting Imam’ is the name of one of the interesting recipes in Culinary Delights II, the second edition of a collection of recipes edited by the Women’s Club of the Indian Cultural Centre of Guyana.

Pet Corner

Let’s get one thing straight: Heartworm in dogs (cats) should only be treated by a qualified veterinarian.

Eye Issues

My sister woke up yesterday and the left side of her face is droopy and the eyelid is closing down.

A Gardener’s Diary

A few weeks ago I noticed several Talipot palms in flower in and around Georgetown.

Consumer Concerns

March 15 is observed by Consumers International (CI) each year as World Consumer Rights Day.

Some interior airstrips ‘hotbeds’ for drugs, people smuggling

Several of the existing interior airstrips, many of which cannot be monitored because of scarce financial and human resources are hotbeds for drug smuggling and also facilitate the movement of illegal Brazilian miners, a source in the aviation sector has said.

Guyana and the wider world

Today’s column considers the (ab)use of forestry concessions as tradable commodities by Asian FDI-benefiting (Foreign Direct Investment) companies, practices that are against forest law and policy in Guyana.

Chess

The Ukranian chess player Vasily Ivanchuk, who keeps climbing in and then being thrown out of the world’s top ten, gives a splendid performance in the following game.

Barama corrects forest management deficiencies

Barama Company Limited (BCL) is confident of being back in good stead with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) after a pre-audit inspection by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) shows that the company has fulfilled most of the corrective actions required.

Kitty boy missing again

A 15-year-old boy is missing from his Public Road, Kitty home, after his mother sent him to buy bread on Thursday.