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.

A tribute to Anthony Downes

When I first met J A (Tony) Downes, he was the youngest recruit, as a Booker cadet, into the early ranks of personnel officers of the then Bookers Sugar Estates.

Obituary

By any measure, William de Weever Wishart (1873-1955) was one of this country’s most outstanding citizens.

Ian On Sunday

T he Last of the Redmen by Michael Gilkes will take its place, with The Legend of Kaieteur and Miriamy, at the summit of Guyanese cultural achievement on the stage.

Consumer Concerns

In the concluding paragraph in his article entitled ‘Competition in the CSME needs a National Quality Infrastructure’ Dr Chatterpaul Ramcharan referred to the need for Guyanese manufacturers to overcome their reluctance and resistance and implement a quality management system which complies with the ISO 9001 international standard for the smaller enterprises which cannot reach the quality management system demanded of larger enterprises.

Arts On Sunday

One of America’s most interesting and most modernist playwrights, Edward Albee, wrote a drama called The American Dream in which he directs one of his characteristic satirical gazes at the great ideal that he names in his title.

The View From Europe

Being able to see though the fog of war and to think forward to a future beyond, is what sets apart great statesmen and women.

Business Page

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited September 30,2007 Annual Report It comes as somewhat of a shock that Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited’s (RBL) full year earnings increased just $59M over the $1,036M earned in the first three quarters of the financial year.

Health

Life-style changes are an important part of any treatment regimen for the prevention of heart disease.

Eye Issues

My baby looks as if he has crossed eyes. Will he grow out of it?

A Gardener’s Diary

It is hard to believe that the rain forests of the Amazon can be very dry places.

Chess

The National Chess Champion-ships come to a close today with the final two rounds being played at the Ocean Spray Hotel on Vlissengen Road.

Pet Corner

We have reached the stage where the pups have been born, and we must now care for them during this harrowing period of their first few weeks of life.

Chess

This weekend, the National Chess Championships of Guyana will be decided. Kriskal Persaud and myself are ahead of the field, but we must keep on winning to maintain our chances of becoming the champion.

Ian On Sunday

The economic powerhouses of the world are still hoping to revive the DOHA round of WTO trade negotiations.

The View From Europe

One of the most difficult aspects of writing about the negotiations with Europe for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is that events at a government level that are shaping their outcome may well have moved on by the time this appears in print.

Business Page

Despite the cost of living increasing 2.7 times since 1992 – the US$ exchange rate has only increased 1.6 times Increase in the cost of living since 1992 A Stabroek Business article “Our purchasing power has fallen” (2 November 2007) prompted me to investigate the cost of living in Guyana.

Guyana and the wider world

Torture, misplaced allegiance and recent police revelations Last week I announced that I had concluded my reassessment of the criminalisation of the state in Guyana.

Pet Corner

This week’s article is a collaborative effort be-tween myself and wife, the latter at one time in her achievement filled life being an animal nutritionist.

Eye Issues

Why should children get their eyes checked? Studies have found that nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems of which neither they nor their parents are aware.

Health

BIntroduction A heart attack is an injury to the heart muscle caused by a loss of blood supply.

Consumer Concerns

Last week in this column we carried the first five paragraphs of an article entitled ‘Competition in the CSME needs a national quality infrastructure.’ The article by Dr Chatterpaul Ramcharran continues: “The GNBS (Guyana National Bureau of Standards) is actively providing continuous technical assistance to three (3) separate clusters of Public Sector Agencies, that is, a range of inspection Bodies, Testing Laboratories and Certification Authorities, so that they can become accredited to the respective international Standards System.

Arts On Sunday

(Akima McPherson is a painter and a member of the Division of Creative Arts in the Department of Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Guyana.) On Saturday, November 3 at the Umana Yana an important exhibition was opened: The Guyana Women Artists’ Associa-tions’ (GWAA) Retro-spective 1987-2007 Exhibition.

Jonathan Power interviews

Cold War JP: Was the Cold War necessary? ZB: It certainly took place -that’s part of the answer.

A Gardener’s Diary

Compost is as important to your garden as the air you breathe. It is the stuff of life and improves the structure of your soil no end.

Consumer Concerns

A s the years go by consumers show a marked preference for processed foods rather than homemade foods.

Guyana and the wider world

All forms of the state have operated in a world context. Since the development of capitalism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the creation of a ‘world system’ as expressed in a world market for goods, services, finance, capital and labour, state forms have been in large measure the product of the international environment or conjuncture prevailing at the time.

Ian On Sunday

It has been a lifetime highlight to serve, along with Sir Alister McIntyre, on the Governance Committee on West Indies Cricket chaired by former Prime Minister PJ Patterson.

Arts On Sunday

A black widow is a common American spider with a characteristic that attracts much interest and curiosity: the female of the species is deadly.

A Gardener’s Diary

Today is Remembrance Day. A very sad day for older people. Youngsters might well be asking ‘what are we remembering’?

Eye Issues

I am confused. What is the difference between an optician and an optometrist?

Pet Corner

Over the last few weeks we have been discussing the difficulties bitches could have before, during and after puppy birth.

Health

Surgery is a common reason for you to be in hospital. The first step in having a safe surgery is to understand about anaesthesia.

Chess

Memories are being refreshed for scores of Guyanese who took an interest in the chess of yesteryear now that the National Chess Championships are being contested following a lapse in activity of well over a decade.

The View From Europe

In the next two weeks European and Caribbean ministers and their trade negotiators are going to have to explain clearly to business in particular where the negotiating process for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the region has reached and what happens next.

A Gardener’s Diary

Some of you may have found certain plants difficult to root from hardwood cuttings, such as certain mussaendas.

Arts On Sunday

Some years ago Caribbean writer and cultural commentator Ian McDonald caused a minor stir when he criticised today’s popular music, in particular dancehall and soca, calling it mindless, shallow and mechanical.