Vilvoorden, Essequibo Coast is a small community of just more than 100 people, approximately nine kilometres from the Supenaam Jetty and between Middlesex and Fairfield.
Introduction Last week’s column highlighted my conviction that, even though there are model petroleum contracts, there are no perfect ones.
My intention was to write this week about whether Guyana can evade the resource curse, which is often associated with oil and natural resource extraction.
Anywhere we live, mankind has pressing issues to deal with – it’s not just Guyana – and everywhere as well, there are bright spots in the gloom.
Having spent 52 years of my life in the sugar industry, including working closely with governments and regional institutions along the way, if there is one thing I have learned it is the extreme frailty of all grand plans.
There are frequent, frustrated, refrains from observers that it is Guyana’s political parties that are mainly responsible for promoting the culture of ethnic dominance and without it, Guyana’s politics would not be dominated by race and instability.
President Castro could not have been clearer. Speaking before Christmas to the Cuban National Assembly about the US, he said that the country had in 2017 “witnessed a serious, irrational deterioration in relations”.
Last week we commented on the huge popularity of stand-up comedy on the Guyanese stage, and the way it sells tickets over and above all else in the local theatre.
The Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)is found in the Americas. The body and back are a smooth grey-blue, with a black scaled pattern on the wings.
Some of you readers have decided that sometime in 2018 you will start taking control of your health and fitness by eating right and incorporating exercises into your regimen.
2017 was a great year for world chess. The column highlighted whatever was of importance in chess locally and internationally.
For those among us who have resolved to cook more, at home, here is a dish that is fast and easy to put together – Shrimp Chow mein.
There are many types of pine trees and in Guyana some people tend to confuse the names and varieties.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Block 22 is situated in Wismar, Linden and although the village has approximately 1,500 residents, not many Guyanese have heard of it.
Many of you would have received potted plants as gifts and with the holiday season having ended, I have received many telephone calls on how to care for these new plants.
Freshly made cassava bread, toasted with a daub of butter, melting, adds flavour to every bite.
There are two slants to this missive today. The first is that over the years, starting with when I lived in Grand Cayman, I have developed a very productive connection, mostly by frequent email, with some pivotal persons in the Caribbean which has made for some interesting exchanges over time.
Like the Poor Boy’s sister, the princess did not want to be rescued, and the prince had no token with him by which she might have recognized him as her brother.
Congratulations! If you’re reading this then you’ve made it to 2018 and that’s something to be proud of.
The curtains closed on the theatre stage in Guyana for 2017 with the annual comedy show c, produced by Lyndon Jones and Maria Benschop.
The spectacular discoveries of oil in offshore Guyana, with promises of a glowing future, must be tempered with what that future really means and with the realities of today.
Chess grandmasters Viswanathan Anand and Ju Wenjun, and Magnus Carlsen and Nana Dzagnidze completed 2017 in fine style as they won the World Rapid Championships and the World Blitz Championships.
The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) remained unchanged during the first period of trading in January 2018.