A Tribute

Wordworth McAndrew passes on By Oscar Ramjeet Guyana has lost one of its greatest cultural and folklorist icons who died at the South Orange Hospital in New Jersey.

Guyana and the wider world

Do the interim EPAs create opportunities for Caricom? By Dr Clive Thomas We saw last week that as the WTO-waiver deadline approached at the end of last year, the stratagem that might best describe the process of hasty initialling of interim EPAs was “the aversion of disaster at all costs, with agreement reached nowhere.” As a consequence the interim EPAs lacked careful thought and therefore reflect no clear economic rationale.

Ian On Sunday

Freedom for the collision of views By Ian McDonald  Whatever happened to the National Broadcasting Authority Bill?

On the street where you live

Nostalgia 373 By Godfrey ChinDuring 2003, I encouraged the Guy-Aspora to record ‘the street where they lived’ in Guyana.

Consumer Concerns

Illegal disconnections: GPL should put its house in order By Eileen Cox The Guyana Power & Light Inc wastes no time when it wishes to disconnect a customer but takes its time when a reconnection is to be done.

The View From Europe

The region needs a unified position on the global debate over climate change By David Jessop New international fault lines are emerging at the point where concerns about climate change, agriculture, food and energy meet.

Arts On Sunday

Masquerade is an appropriate form for Carifesta By Al Creighton Carifesta X has been launched in Georgetown. 

Pet Corner

Roundworms By Dr Steve Surujbally  Roundworm infections in dogs and cats occur pretty frequently.

A Gardener’s Diary

Go easy on the chemicals By John Warrington I briefly talked about using chemicals towards the end of last week’s column.

Health

Epilepsy: The brain’s ‘electrical storm’ Continued By Dr Santosh Mhetre  (Paediatric consultant) What to tell your doctor Most doctors will never see your child have a seizure; they don’t happen often in the doctor’s office.

Chess

Chess develops decision-making skills With Errol Tiwari ‘Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny’Making those critical and irreversible decisions over the chessboard determines the outcome of our game.

Guyana and the Wide World

The challenges of the interim EPAs By Dr Clive Thomas This series of Sunday columns assessing the CARIFORUM-EU, EPA started on January 20 and after fourteen weeks it remains incomplete without an appreciation of some key issues surrounding the several interim EPAs, which were initialled in Africa and the Pacific at about the same time.

The View from Europe

The Caribbean can learn from Iceland By David Jessop It is hard to imagine nations less like one another than the islands of the Caribbean and Iceland.

Ian on Sunday

Miracle By Ian McDonald My sister, Gillian Howie, who lives with her husband Doug in a beautiful house on a cliff overlooking the ever-changing, blue-green, coral-shadowed sea on the north coast of Antigua, is a lover of West Indies cricket.

A Gardener’s Diary

Always remember our feathered friends By John Warrington The trouble with an automatic watering system starts when you take your plants off it and start watering by conventional ways, say using fresh water in a watering can.

Chess with Errol Tiwari

Making chess friendships stronger On Sunday, some unlikely chess players from grassroots Berbice began a cultural intercourse with the Guyana Chess Federation.

The rights of the executive and the responsibility of the National Assembly over financial charges and debts

By Ralph Ramkarran, Speaker of the National Assembly In March 2008, Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh objected to a motion moved in the National Assembly by Mr Winston Murray, the Shadow Finance Minister, which sought to impose a limit of $10 million on the aggregate of debt obligations that may be forgiven, postponed or reduced by the minister without the approval of the National Assembly in any fiscal year.

The race for the White House

Obama stumbles (Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.

Health

Epilepsy: The brain’s ‘electrical storm’  Part I By Dr Santosh Mhetre, MD  (Paediatric consultant) (Dr.

Pet Corner

Worms By Dr Steve Surujbally Sorry folks! From one gruesome topic to another.

Consumer Concerns

GPL guide for estimating consumption under question By Eileen Cox We are not convinced.

Pet Corner

Canine cancers – conclusion As promised in our last week’s column, we will have a look today at some other assorted cancers that affect our companion animals.

The race for the White House

‘The Walls of Babylon’ Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.

Al Creighton’s Arts on Sunday

Marcus Garvey’s latest biography appeals to general audiences [Suzanne Francis-Brown and Jean-Jacques Vayssières, Marcus Garvey, Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2007. 

Chess with Errol Tiwari

Swiss system blitz on at Port Mourant today “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only an interest.”-   John Stuart Mill (1806—-1873)  Philosopher, political economist.

Through a woman’s eyes

Making memories By Cheryl Springer I recently became reacquainted with a dear friend I had lost contact with several years ago after she migrated.

Health

Tuberculosis: The tough bug to debug Dr Soumyaroop Dash – MD, DNB (Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician) Dr.

Consumer Concerns

We would do well to pay attention to edible leaves By Eileen Cox If you are driving going East on Lamaha Street you will see a small Saijan tree laden with flowers.

A Gardener’s Diary

Citrus give a most gorgeous scent to a house By John Warrington Here in Guyana we enjoy occasional periods where the weather is chronically dry with only the occasional drop of rain.

Ian on Sunday

The truth about life By Ian McDonald At the ripe old age of seventy-five, when one is increasingly aware that it is time to make sense of what has happened in one’s life, I have become convinced about two major things.

Understanding the EPA: the exclusions list

This is part four of a ten-part series by David Jessop, explaining the provisions of the Economic Partnership Agreement, which the Cariforum countries will sign with the European Union in June.

Business Page

China and India – Reshaping the world economy – conclusion By Christopher Ram Introduction Not a day goes by without something being written about the miracle of China and India and the inevitability of these great countries graduating to superpower status.

Guyana and the Wider World

Explaining the Global Europe concept By Dr Clive Thomas Last week’s article showed that in the instances of Government Pro-curement and the Most Favoured Nation stipulations of the EPA one should not accept the claim that when negotiating these the EU was dispassionately concerned about promoting the development goals of Cariforum, even at the expense of its self interest.

The View from Europe

Food woes should spark Caribbean agri revolution By David Jessop On April 7 in Port-au-Prince five people died when thousands of Haitians tried to storm the presidential palace to protest against the high price of staples such as rice, corn, beans and cooking oil that in some cases had virtually doubled over the last six months.

Business Page

China and India – Reshaping the world economy By Christopher Ram  Introduction To be honest, this article was prompted by China’s harsh treatment of the people of Tibet who would just like to live in peace, free from the heavy hand of Beijing and to practice their Buddhist lifestyle.

Guyana and the wider world

‘Global Europe’, Government rocurement and MFN By Dr. Clive Thomas As we approach the end of this analysis of the CARIFORUM-EU, EPA it is becoming clearer that to appreciate its full significance an understanding of the Global Europe project, which underlines and motivates the European Commission’s actions is necessary.

Understanding the EPA: tourism

This is the third part of a ten-part series by David Jessop explaining the provisions of the Economic Partnership Agreement, which the Cariforum countries will sign with the European Union in June.

Ian On Sunday

By Ian Mc Donald Pilgrims on the golden road Nearly every one of us is quite content with whatever ordinary small successes we are able to achieve in life without too much sweat, risk, or expenditure of time and effort.

Chess

Teachers from around Guyana introduced to chess With Errol Tiwari The newly established Guyana Chess Federation scored an imperceptible victory last week towards the promotion of the ancient board game when it lectured to teachers from 16 sporting districts throughout the country.

The 1762 revolt in Berbice

While there is nothing in this country to compare with the two great risings of 1763 in Berbice and 1823 in Demerara, they were not the only ones to have taken place here.

Health

A Weekly column prepared by Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital Inc Dr Soumyaroop Dash – MD, DNB (Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician)What is TB?

Consumer Concern

Think metric By Eileen Cox Guyana changed from the imperial system of measurement to the metric system on 1 January, 2002.

The race for the White House

When the machine breaks down By Wayne Brown Wayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Jamaica.

Bookshelf

Ramcharan’s foreign policy study: more historical fantasy than scholarly writing Robin Ramcharan, The National Security of Guyana: A Study in Foreign Policy.

Pet Corner

By Dr. Steve Surujbally Canine cancers continued Breast Cancers/Tumours So far we have been dealing with surface tumours/cancers (e.g.

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.