Days on The Base

The preliminary photos of our revamped airport terminal at Timehri, remind me of the time I spent there after I graduated from Saint Stanislaus College in Georgetown. 

Even in the worst of times

Even in the worst of times – and who can doubt that the times are pretty bad– reading comes to the rescue by revealing other worlds of experience where cruelty and mindlessness and man’s inhumanity to man do not continually have the upper hand.

At last a time for action on the CSME

At the conclusion of the recent special summit in Trinidad, CARICOM Heads of Government issued the ‘St Ann’s Declaration.’ It set out in the dusty language of officialese the measures being taken to breathe life into the stalled Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). 

LUCAS STOCK INDEX

Last Update: 479.71 Movement: -0.96% Current Update: 484.30 YTD Movement: 643.55%The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) rose 0.965 during the second period of trading in December 2018. 

Stilt Sandpiper

The Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus or Micropalama himantopus) is a small shorebird. It is a long-distance migrant, wintering mainly in northern South America.

Lucas stock index

Last Update:      481.77                                   Movement: -0.43% Current Update: 479.71                                YTD Movement: 63.00%                                                    LUCAS STOCK INDEX The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) declined 0.43% during the first period of trading in December 2018.

Swallow-tailed Kite

The Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) is a pernine raptor which breeds from the southeastern United States to eastern Peru and northern Argentina; North and Central American breeds winter in South America where the species is resident year round.

It’s a noisy world now

The matter of music being played at a volume that triggers public clamour is again in the news, and clearly needs attention from the powers that be, but whoever sets about to tackle this issue needs to be aware that it is not simply a case of “turn down the volume” as has been suggested and this is not just of a case of some “inconsiderate people” as has also been mentioned.

Valiant effort from Caruana, but Carlsen is the greatest

“Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen, World Champion once more! Valiant fight from Caruana. Pushed Magnus to show his best, and, unfortunately for Caruana, today he did!” – A tweet from Garry Kasparov,  a previous World Chess Champion World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen retained his title in London, England, on Wednesday last, as he outplayed his worthwhile challenger Fabiano Caruana.

LUCAS STOCK INDEX

Last Update: 478.73                              Movement: -0.64%                  Current Update: 481.77 YTD                  Movement: 63.70% The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) rose 0.64 per cent during the fourth period of trading in November 2018.

Christmas ferns

As we welcome the Christmas season, no home is complete without a couple of potted ferns for indoors and hanging baskets for the patio and around the house.

Di way we does talk

This week, on the ground in Guyana, I ended up in an online conversation with my friend George Jardim (East Coast businessman and erstwhile musician) that involved our various dialect pronunciations or creations across the Caribbean. 

Valuing Ringbang and Eddy Grant’s contribution to Guyanese literature

Electric Avenue    Down in the street there is violence  And a lot of work to be done  No place to hang out our washing  And I can’t blame all on the sun, oh no    We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher  Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher    Workin’ so hard like a soldier  Can’t afford a thing on TV  Deep in my heart I’m a warrior  Can’t get food for them kids, good God    We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher  Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher    Oh no  Oh no  Oh no  Oh no    Who is to blame in one country  Never can get to the one  Dealin’ in multiplication  And they still can’t feed everyone, oh no    We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher  Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher    Out in the street  Out in the street  Out in the daytime  Out in the night    We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher  Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher    Out in the street  Out in the street  Out in the playground  In the dark side of town    We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher  Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue  And then we’ll take it higher    Eddy Grant    Edmond Montgomery Grant, more widely known to the world as Eddy Grant, was in the news recently because he was conferred with the degree Doctor of Letters by the University of Guyana at the institution’s 52nd Convocation. 

A woman’s work

TIFF 2018 - Part 3 of 3

Sara Colangelo establishes the central motif of her film, “The Kindergarten Teacher” from the opening scene, which is ostensibly unassuming but slowly devastating.

Stock index

Last Update: 496.19                                                                    Movement: -3.52% Current Update: 478.73                                                              YTD Movement: 62.67%LUCAS STOCK INDEX The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) declined 3.52% during the third period of trading in November, 2018.

Southern Lapwing

The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a common and widespread resident throughout South America.