Arts On Sunday

Testament: A fitting celebration of the Theatre Guild’s restoration By Al Creighton’s A theatrical production was performed on the weekend of March 14 to 16, 2008, which was exceptionally important for several reasons.

A Gardener’s Diary

Water before and after when planting By John Warrington Most gardeners use ‘space sowing’ to get their seeds into the ground, because it is so economical.

Guyana and the Wider World

EPA fall out: Governance in Caricom  By Dr Clive Thomas For the past two weeks, this column has been assessing the consultation process pursued by the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM) during negotiations leading up to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Business Page

On the Line – Annual Reports  Demerara Tobacco Company Limited and the Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry 2007  By Christopher Ram Introduction Over the course of the next two days corporate Guyana will come alive with annual general meetings scheduled to be held by two of the country’s public companies.

Pet Corner

Skin Tumours By Dr Steve Surujbally Angiomas This is a simple tumour formed by a mass of small blood vessels (or in spaces where blood or lymph circulates).

Chess with Errol Tiwari

Chess helps empower children to succeed The secret to success, happiness, achieving your desires, all of the things that we as humans do and aspire to be, comes down to one concept: the ability to accurately assess your position.

A Gardener’s Diary

Gardening is more probability than certainty  By John Warrington I am in England at present but I hope it’s only for the shortest while.

Obituary

David King, AA, 21 June 1944 – 25 March 2008 David Robert Lynch King, AA, managing director of King Advertising Limited, died on 25 March, aged 63.

The race for the White House

Endless, illusory dramaBy Wayne Brown (Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.

Through A Woman’s Eyes

Fit for children  By Cheryl Springer The Caribbean Community’s much vaunted special conference on children has come and gone.

Consumer Concerns

Pre-paid metering By Eileen Cox Continued from last week For the benefit of all customers of Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL), we publish the concluding paragraphs of the letter in which Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company Bharat Dindyal explained Pre-paid metering.

Health

Low backache: will I be pain free without surgery Dr Raghu Sudarshan Thota – MD (Anaesthesiology) We will start from where we left last week.

Al Creighton’s Arts on Sunday

The Women’s Day  By Alim Hosein (This week, Alim Hosein reviews the work of the Guyana Women Artists Association exhibited at a special show mounted in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8) 2008 at the Centre of Brazilian Studies in Georgetown.

Ian on Sunday

A Culture Valuable in the World  By Ian McDonald In 1991 and 1992 when I was working with the West Indian Commission a feature of many of the presentations made by scores of experts and academics and businessmen and educators was how often they cited other countries as influences we needed to recall or examples we should strive to emulate.

Understanding the EPA: rice

By David Jessop David Jessop is currently on leave for two weeks so his regular column will not be appearing in this space during that period.

The race for the White House

Waiting to exhale Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.

Ian On Sunday

The whisper in our ear By Ian McDonald When I was young I sometimes used to sit in the evening with an old aunt while she told her rosary beads.

Business Page

Recession in the US: impact on Guyana Introduction If nothing else President George Bush is an incorrigible optimist.

Ataturk International Women’s Masters Tournament

The Ataturk International Women Masters Chess Tournament was completed in Turkey yesterday. It attracted the world’s finest women players, including the current world champion from China and a former world champion from Sweden.

Consumer Concerns

Pre-paid metering For some time the Guyana Power & Light Company has been advising stakeholders of its intention to change to pre-paid meters.

Arts On Sunday

The holiday weekend:More than a convergence of calendar dates By Al Creighton Christianity, Hinduism and Islam are often described as three great religions, and they are certainly dominant across the contemporary world and specifically in the anglophone Caribbean where they have contributed considerably to the shape and colour of the cultural landscape.

Health

A weekly column prepared by Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital Inc. By Dr Raghu Sudarshan Thota, MD (Anaesthesiology) If you’ve ever groaned, “Oh, my aching back!” you are not alone.

Pet Corner

Cancer in our companion animals Dr Steve Surujabally Continued from last week Types of cancer We have been discussing cancer.

A Gardenner’s Diary

Ladybirds are the gardener’s friend By John Warrington It is hard to believe that despite promises from various friends I have still not acquired a plant of the Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, which used to be A communis).

A Gardener’s Diary

A cautionary tale By John Warrington  I mentioned fleetingly last week some of the dangers inherent in the hobby we have, and I will now tell you a cautionary tale.

Chess

There is a child prodigy out there somwhere What you can do or think you can do, begin it.

The race for the White House

Heading for the tunnel By Wayne BrownWayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Canada.

Pet Corner

Cancer By Dr Steve Surujbally  (Continued) Possible causes Last week we mentioned that although one, at present, cannot define with certainty the cause of cancer, there are certain possible considerations that enter any ’cause-of-cancer’ discussion.

Eye Issues

I got my new glasses and am feeling uncomfortable… high and low. The optometrist explained to me that the prescription has changed and I will take some time to adjust.

Health

Make a breast-screening programme By Dr Amrish Kamboj, MD Pathology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)  Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, with approximately one in nine women developing the disease in her lifetime.

The View From Europe

The message is implementation By David Jessop Some time before the end of June this year the Caribbean will sign in Barbados an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe.

Arts On Sunday

Deryck Bernard: A career of many achievements  By Al Creighton When the Macmillan Caribbean Writers Series published Going Home and Other Tales from Guyana (Macmillan Caribbean, 2002), it was a significant milepost artistic achievement for its author Deryck Bernard.

Ian On Sunday

By Ian McDonald  The hard duty of communicating clearly The importance of using clear, accurate language in explaining the problems that face a nation like Guyana cannot be too strongly emphasized.

Through a woman’s eyes

The writing on wall When someone says the writing’s on the wall you know that disaster is imminent.

Business Page

Spending those billions – conclusion Introduction Last week I began looking at the capital expenditure of the central government comparing it with the rate of growth over a five year period.

Consumer Concerns

A sustainable solution to Georgetown’s waste management programme Let us turn our minds to the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme.

Guyana and the wider world

Over the last two weeks I have sought to establish that it is incorrect to assume that there are specific binding pledges of EU assistance to underpin the development dimension of the EPA.

A Gardener’s Diary

Don’t panic about plant extinction Our most popular ornamentals, fruit and vegetables are changing, or are being changed almost beyond recognition since they were brought in from their wild state.

Health

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins occur elsewhere.

Chess

In Round 12 of the Linares tournament, the game of the day was the Norwegian teenager, 17- year-old Magnus Carlsen, versus former FIDE world champion Topalov.

A Gardener’s Diary

Our most popular ornamentals, fruit and vegetables are changing, or are being changed almost beyond recognition since they were brought in from their wild state.

Arts On Sunday

Time alone Oh, time will tell You think you’re in heaven But you living in hell You think you’re in heaven But you living in hell .

Eye Issues

I’ve been hearing about transitions lenses. What are they? Studies have found that people of all ages can benefit from protecting their eyes from the sun.

Consumer Concerns

On April 29, 2007, this column dealt with women’s cricket and carried the caption ‘All Stars Club had mastered women’s cricket.’ The article bemoaned the fact that nothing seemed to be happening in women’s cricket since the women’s group became affiliated to the Guyana Cricket Board of Control (GCB) on the recommendation of the International Cricket Council.

Pet Corner

So terrifying. We don’t even want to call it by name. We refer to it as ‘the big C’ or a ‘malignancy or a growth,’ or a ‘tumour.’ The very name ‘cancer’ tells you that when Rome ruled the world, they too preferred to allegorize the ailment by picturesquely calling it the ‘crab’ (‘cancer’).

Guyana and the wider world

The aid-for-trade scam Last week I initiated a discussion of one of the most contentious planks on which the EPA is based; that is, the supposition that its development dimension is securely rooted in assured EU development assistance.

Ian On Sunday

I have been reading a magnificent biography of that powerfully charismatic man of God and extraordinary historical figure, Pope John Paul II.