A few days after my recent column on some good news items for Guyana, I was hit with another example as I found myself as an observer at the National Toshaos Conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendaal.
On Friday last, the New York Times (NYT) published a report, headlined ‘The $20 Billion Question for Guyana.’ It was a lengthy review of Guyana and the impact that the oil discovery by Exxon and its partners in its offshore Guyana venture is likely to have.
Having retired years ago after 52 years in the sugar industry, including working closely with governments and regional institutions along the way, if there is one thing I have learned it is the extreme frailty of all grand plans.
“I could remember vividly that as a child I would run from him because he would always try to touch my privates.
The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will host a dinner at the Promenade Gardens, Middle St, on Saturday, July 28, from 7 pm, the first of a series of fundraisers to facilitate a team travelling to the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, in September.
The word ‘cakeism’ has yet to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary. Used recently by several British publications, it is intended to express the view of some in Britain that the UK can have everything it wants in relation to leaving the European Union (EU), merely because it wants it.
The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) lives in fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world; North and South America from Canada as far south as northern Argentina and Chile, in the Falkland Islands, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Tucked away in the district of Mahaica some 20 miles from the city is the village of Unity, which is divided into three sub-villages: Unity, Lancaster and Mosquito Hall.
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.
United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid an official visit to the UK on Thursday and Friday last week.
The ruckus created by some dogs awakened Gloria Fernandes in the dead of the night and what caught her attention immediately was the pitiful cry of one dog that was barely audible above the din.
Life in Guyana can bring us so many traumas that it is easy to lose sight of the fact that there are bright spots, as well, and indeed part of the process of dealing with the days here, as so many of my friends the likes of Ian McDonald and George Jardim are wont to tell me, is to focus on those bright spots, indeed, lean on them or turn to them in the bleak moments.
Introduction Today’s column wraps up my discussion of the Resource Curse. This is the second of the top ten development challenges, which I have said the Government of Guyana’s (GoG) spending of fiscal take from its oil wealth has to navigate in the coming years.
Till Ah Find A Place 2 by Ronald Hollingsworth, directed by Sheron Cadogan-Taylor and recently performed at the National Cultural Centre was the latest in a long series of successful productions by the Hollingsworth-Taylor team.
As the world becomes an increasingly challenging place to live in, we need to find new insights and new tools to manage ourselves within it.
Most politicians connect with their electorate, but few have the capacity or charisma to be able to encapsulate complex ideas in a manner that makes disinterested and disaffected individuals, irrespective of political persuasion, stop and think about what might be possible.
Waiakabra is a village on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. Not many people are familiar with it as it is often mistaken to be part of Kuru Kururu, which is situated opposite; others think it is called Ideal owing to the name of the road.
Charles Ramson (Jr) recently announced that he would seek the PPP’s nomination to be its presidential candidate for the 2020 general elections.
I have said before, and will keep on saying until my strength gives out, that there is nothing more important in society than teaching the growing generations to express themselves in good, clear, concise, forceful English.
“When my daughter write she get the lowest school in Georgetown. I couldn’t believe it, is like I went in shock…,” she said quietly.
Hardly a week goes by in the Caribbean without some disappointed West Indies cricket fan bemoaning the slide of the team that was once at the top but now is bouncing around at the bottom.
Addressing the opening session of the just concluded CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, both Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, and Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua, spoke about the need to radically improve inter-regional travel.
Introduction Today’s column considers the second topic in my list of the top ten developmental challenges, which the spending of Guyana’s significant estimated Government Take from the petroleum sector must navigate.
Callistemon Subulatus is commonly called ‘Dwarf Bottle Brush’ and originated in Australia. In 1789, this tree was introduced by Joseph Banks to Kew Gardens and it has adapted well in the Caribbean and in Florida.
‘Summer’ or the July/August holidays as we know it is here. It’s that time of year where there are more pool, creek and beach parties.
Adventure on the Linden/Soesdyke High-way is a mixed community with a large percentage of Amerindians.
In a social situation recently, I heard one of our senior citizens relate an incident early in her life where she gained, as she described it, “a lesson I never forgot.” It set me thinking how that applied to me.
I recently visited the women’s psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital and I felt that were it not for the Grace of God I could have become mentally ill from just the appearance of the area and the depressing conditions under which its two patients were housed.
Introduction: Top Ten Last week’s column wrapped-up my evaluation of Open Oil’s financial modeling of Guyana’s 2016 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) with the local ExxonMobil subsidiary and its partners.