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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Endless, illusory dramaBy Wayne Brown (Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.
Fit for children By Cheryl Springer The Caribbean Community’s much vaunted special conference on children has come and gone.
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.
Low backache: will I be pain free without surgery Dr Raghu Sudarshan Thota – MD (Anaesthesiology) We will start from where we left last week.
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.
David Jessop is currently on leave so his regular column will not be appearing in this space during this period.
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.
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.
Waiting to exhale Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.
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.
Recession in the US: impact on Guyana Introduction If nothing else President George Bush is an incorrigible optimist.
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.
Pre-paid metering For some time the Guyana Power & Light Company has been advising stakeholders of its intention to change to pre-paid meters.
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.
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.
Cancer in our companion animals Dr Steve Surujabally Continued from last week Types of cancer We have been discussing cancer.
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 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.
There is a child prodigy out there somwhere What you can do or think you can do, begin it.
Heading for the tunnel By Wayne BrownWayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Canada.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The writing on wall When someone says the writing’s on the wall you know that disaster is imminent.
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.
A sustainable solution to Georgetown’s waste management programme Let us turn our minds to the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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’).
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.
I have been reading a magnificent biography of that powerfully charismatic man of God and extraordinary historical figure, Pope John Paul II.