Ian On Sunday

There have been a handful of men who have made a deep and unforgettable impression on me: my father, first and always; Jock Campbell, Chairman of Bookers in the 1950s and ’60s; Martin Carter, whose poetry time as it passes burnishes to a yet brighter gleam.

Guyana and the wider world

Introduction This is the first of a series on forestry policies and current practices in Guyana.

The View From Europe

St Lucia’s new Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Allen Chastenet, has a refreshingly different perspective on government.

A Gardener’s Diary

The simplest way to raise trees and shrubs is from cuttings. There are several types of cuttings you can use, but the simplest and most economical are hardwood cuttings.

Health

Pain is a universal human experience. It is an unpleasant sensory experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.

Pet Corner

Tapeworms, though not as lethal as hookworms can be equally debilitating in the long run.

A Gardener’s Diary

One of the greatest pleasures I have is talking about plants. A few nights ago I had a very nice time talking to a friend in Barbados about the plants that she now has, and once had in her garden.

Through A Woman’s Eyes

When my daughter began nursery school about six years ago, she came from school one day so anxious to relate what had occurred, the words were tripping over each other.

Eye Issues

My wife is trying to get me to stop smoking and she says it can damage my eyes.

The View From Europe

Listening to Barbados Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley, speak in Aruba one could not but have sympathy with her and the difficult hand that she has been given to play over Caricom’s new visa regime.

Ian On Sunday

There is no connection between sexual mores and job performance. Many of the greatest leaders in history were unbridled lechers.

Chess With Errol Tiwari

Continued from last week Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, was the location for the encounter between Fischer and Spassky.

Consumer Concerns

The poor are always with us. In Guyana we are very conscious of the fact that many of our consumers are living from hand to mouth.

Arts On Sunday

Last week we took a brief look at contemporary African poetry as illustrated by a selection from a poet resident in Britain, Nigeria born Ben Okri, who won the Booker Prize 1991 for his novel The Famished Road.

Business Page

Introduction Last year this publication ran a story regarding a potential reform being considered by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to replace the current pay as you go system with a system whereby benefits are set with reference to the amount of contributions paid into the scheme (‘NIS eyes contribution-based pensions proposal as part of reform,’ Sunday Stabroek, November 5, 2006).

Arts On Sunday

One of the interesting elements of African poetry is the way it has journeyed in Africa, in Europe and through the diaspora around the world through originality, imitation, modern, identity consciousness, back to imitation to become an influence on the originality of a major contemporary literary movement.

Consumer Concerns

A consumer asked “Why have consumers been misled? We were told that the cost of living would not rise, that food prices would remain the same.

Pet Corner

I did say last week that we would move into the discussion on tapeworms.

Chess

The debate was already raging when I joined the small group downtown, well-wishers of chess who enjoy discussing the literature of the game, and the people who play it.

Business Page

Introduction Following on from last week’s article I would like to highlight Nigel’s Supermarket for being the first supermarket I have visited since the implementation of VAT for which the majority of sticker prices were VAT inclusive.

Ian On Sunday

I suppose it is inevitable that every person should drastically over-estimate his or her importance.

A Gardener’s Diary

I am often asked to give an opinion on the health of a fern called Polypodium aureum, popularly known as Breadfruit fern (because the shape of the leaves is similar to those of the Breadfruit tree).

Eye Issues

Why do my eyes sometimes look red in photographs? The back of the eye contains two layers, the choroids, which is made up of blood vessels and is red, and the retina, which is made of nerve fibres and is much thinner and is transparent.

Bookshelf

Wendy Rahamut Modern Caribbean Cuisine (Macmillan Caribbean, 2006) You may wonder what could be modern about the flavours in Caribbean food.

Pet Corner

Of all the intestinal worms infesting dogs, hookworms are the ones I fear the most.

Consumer Concerns

During the latter half of the year 2006 I purchased a 110ml bottle of Optrex Eye Lotion for $890 and bathed my eyes in the eye bath.

Health

A man’s limb, heavily casted and suspended overhead from elaborate contraptions and ropes tied to these casts pulling down gymnasium weights in a cramped hospital orthopaedic ward, is the picture which comes to mind when we think of visiting a friend who has unfortunately met with a recent accident involving a few broken bones.

Eye Issues

I am pregnant. What can I do to ensure my baby’s eyes are healthy?

Arts On Sunday

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.

Business Page

Introduction Seven days into the new year and seven days under the Value Added Tax system it is clear that there is widespread non-compliance with the requirements of the VAT Act, subsidiary regulations and the amending legislation.

The View From Europe

Carbon trading, food miles, eat-the-view: the language of popular concern is changing and with it the way in which the Caribbean will have to engage with the world.

Ian On Sunday

The nation breathed a collective sigh of relief when the general election in August 2006 was held in calm and peace.

A Gardener’s Diary

The weather is very hot, but not surprisingly there is occasional rain along the coast.