Health

What is pterygium? A pterygium is a wedge-shaped fibro vascular growth of the conjunctiva (the surface tissue of the white of the eye) that extends onto the cornea.

Chess

It was on Sunday, March 18, that two chess players took a daring step and announced a chess tournament; the first for well over a decade.

The Business Page

Introduction This will be my last column as a regular writer for these pages.

Ian On Sunday

It is reported that as many as 20,000 politicians, officials, international functionaries, journalists and activists attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as the Bali Conference.

Ghettoizing Identity

PARIS – Once, as I picked up the Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen at his hotel, the receptionist asked me if I was his driver.

Guyana and the wider world

Last week I exposed several of the myths and fallacies surrounding money laundering operations in Guyana.

Arts on Sunday

One of the significant things to be noted about social traditions is that the ancient ones are fading and tend to be somewhat cryptic.

Guyana and the wider world

Last week’s column intimated that at least three items we have been discussing for some time now, are directly related to the significant roles played by two of the World Economic Forum’s “problematic factors,” namely, “crime and theft” and “corruption” in the poor results obtained by Guyana in the 2007-2008 Global Competitiveness Report.

The View from Europe

At around 1.30am on the morning of Sunday, December 16, weary Caribbean and European negotiators finally initialled the text of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Europe and Cariforum.

Ian on Sunday

I have been reading in our garden of flowers and old trees favourite Christmas poems collected over the years and for this column nearest Christmas Day I share a few of them.

Business Page

Introduction Guyana was ranked 104th out of 131 countries for “ease of access to loans” in the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competiveness Report 2007-2008.

Consumer Concerns

Lest we forget, let me remind the GWI and consumers of Order No 3 of 2005 made by the Public Utilities Commission in the matter of the application by Guyana Water Inc for an increase in rates.

Eye Issues

I got a copy of my spectacle prescription and it’s a lot of numbers.

Pet Corner

Today, on the threshold of the festive season, we’ll deal with food intake, or rather, what not to feed your pet(s) at Christmas.

A Gardener’s Diary

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and in the town there will be one mad rush to get all the essentials bought and of course a lot of non-essential things as well.

Chess with Errol Tiwari

‘I have always held the view that we must invest in our young people, and must be able to develop their potential and channel their youthful enthusiasm into productive ventures’ -President Bharrat Jagdeo.

Christmas traditions

Every family has its Christmas traditions. These are manifested in the way the tree is trimmed, who trims it and with what; how and when the house is decorated; and whether new curtains are bought or old ones recycled.

How to choose Christmas clothes for real people

During the Christmas season one of the main things besides shopping for presents and coming up with menus is what to wear for those various functions and parties you may have to attend.

The View From Europe

As the Caribbean struggles to conclude an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe, a matter has emerged which is just as likely to challenge regional thinking about governance, the economy and international relations.

Ian On Sunday

The Saturday before last Godfrey Chin’s book Nostalgias was launched at the Sidewalk Caf

Pet Corner

Over the last two weeks we spent some time discussing the care of orphaned pups.

Guyana food fare

Cook-shop-fly has finally found his true calling. I tried previously gigolo, pimp, epicurean!

Consumer Concerns

It is customary at the end of the year to turn our thoughts to the New Year and the expectations that are in our minds.

Arts On Sunday

The Poems Man Look, look, she cried, the poems man, running across the frail bridge of her innocence.

A Gardner’s Diary

I have measured the rainfall in a particular part of my garden for about five years, and have been very surprised at the amount the garden has received.

Eye Issues

I am very nearsighted and wear ‘coke-bottle’ glasses. Can I get thinner lenses that look better?

Chess

India dominated the Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championships which concluded on Monday with a sweep of 44 of the 45 medals which were available in the various age-group categories.

Guyana and the wider world

Following last week’s reporting of the main results of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index for 2007-2008, several readers have requested me to provide further information.

Ian on Sunday

Instantaneous, computer-driven communication is becoming a curse, not a boon. It was supposed to free us; it is enslaving us.

Guyana and the wider world

In this week’s column I evaluate the 2007-2008 results in the Global Competitiveness Index provided by the World Economic Forum (WEF), paying particular attention to those for Guyana and other Caricom countries.

The View From Europe

‘Past performance is no guarantee of future results’ reads the ‘health warning’ on many financial products sold in the United Kingdom.

Eye Issues

I recently got my eyes examined and the optometrist says I have astigmatism.

Pet Corner

Re (3): The feeding schedule It is better to underfeed orphaned puppies. In hand-feeding, it is a good policy to underfeed slightly during the period when the puppy is most susceptible to digestive disturbances.

Arts on Sunday

Continued from last week Eugene O’Neill re-entered university in 1912 and studied Drama, this time at Harvard and with success.

Consumer Concern

In the island of Bali, Indonesia, at this time, the fate of this world and consumers in this world is being decided.

Chess with Errol Tiwari

Lots of chess is being played around the world and now we have serious online tournaments.

Citrus enjoy a light spraying in hot weather

Well over a century ago the British Admiralty required all naval vessels to carry stocks of limes as part of the food intake for sailors to prevent them suffering from scurvy, a nasty disease related to Vitamin C deficiency which could immobilise an entire ship’s company.

Business Page

Introduction Mergers and acquisition activity is often said to be the life blood of the stock market.

Arts On Sunday

The age of modern drama in the Western world was ushered in some 130 years ago and we are still in that ‘age’ today.

Pet Corner

Over the years, during every whelping season, I am confronted with requests from anxious pet owners, whose mother dogs have deposited litters which they have abandoned soon after birth.

Consumer Concerns

Recently a question was asked as to why it was that residents in West Indian Islands usually praised their countries while Guyanese were in the habit of ‘bad talking’ Guyana?

Chess with Errol Tiwari

During the expiring moments of the National Chess Championships, Kriskal Persaud needed to win both of his games on the final day to establish beyond doubt that he would capture Guyana’s most prestigious board-game title.

A Gardener’s Diary

M any of you will now have poinsettias in the home or the office .

Ian on Sunday

How is a great poem created? It is mystery. It is like asking for an explanation of a square cut by Gary Sobers or a cover drive by Rohan Kanhai.

Guyana and the wider world

Last week I listed the 12 different pillars on which the Global Competitiveness Index is based.

The View from Europe

One of the more striking developments over the last eighteen months or so has been the rise and rise of investment interest in the Caribbean region.