Let me stress that I appreciate the importance of metricating Guyana, if that is the right phrase.
Many years ago – almost longer ago than I care to remember (and indeed almost longer ago than I can probably remember) I developed an intimate acquaintance with the University Botanic Garden at Cambridge, and a long friendship with its then Director, John Gilmore, a Fellow of Clare College a taxonomist and a humanist of monumental repute.
Introduction The announcement by the Minister of Finance in his 2008 Budget speech that the government was embarking on consultations on making the country into an off-shore financial centre must have taken those with whom he did not consult with considerable surprise.
Central to many of the contentious planks that remain (especially 4-9) is the observation of Timothy Kondo (Alternatives to Neo-liberalism in Southern Africa) that the draft EPA, which formed the basis of negotiations for his region was prepared by the EU, (Third World Economics, October 1-15, 2007).
For much of the last week I have been speaking to smaller Caribbean companies about the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe.
In any given situation we assume that people, including ourselves, will act sensibly.
Of the several publications in literature and culture coming out of the Oxford University Press (OUP) for 2007 and 2008, there are many that are of particular interest.
Norway’s teenage sensation, 17-year-old Magnus Carlsen, is excelling on the world chess stage.
Skin ailments Very young puppies (before the eyes are opened) seem not to be affected by scabies or demodectic mange.
The recent launch of my docutext Nostalgias took me last October to Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) for a fascinating experience.
Packaging is important to consumers. We bring home eggs from the market in a plastic bag and invariably one or two are cracked when we open the bag.
Arthritis is a commonly used term among households to describe a painful condition of joints of the body especially among older persons.
Substantially-all-trade With the Doha Round of negotiations incomplete and benchmarks for WTO compatibility not yet determined, the EU interpretation of the hotly contested phrase: “substantially-all-trade,” at the WTO (shared by CARIFORUM negotiators) is that according to Article xxiv of the GATT, trade in goods must cover 80-90 per cent of all goods trade to qualify in a North-South EPA.
If only walls could talk, I thought, as I watched the Ethnic Relations Commission’s (ERC) recent valiant attempts to get past the stoicism that has now taken root among lower East Coast residents.
A little over ten days ago a privately owned British company, Edrington, acquired a majority shareholding in Brugal the leading rum producer in the Dominican Republic and one of the largest international rum brands after Havana Club and Bacardi.
We have not progressed at all. The ideology of world empires based upon the supposed superiority of each nation or race of empire-builders was succeeded by the ideologies of Communism and Fascism which have been succeeded by a new, all-powerful ideology – the god of the market-place and technology, its acolyte.
(Continued) Septicaemia in puppies Colloquially, we refer to ‘blood poisoning’ when we wish to project a septicaemic condition.
Deryck Bernard entered Queen’s College in September 1960 with classmates such as Tyrone Ferguson, Roger Luncheon and James Matheson, who were all to become prominent public servants.
Consumers International (CI) the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers, with over 220 member organizations, has furnished the following article for the edification of consumers.
Introduction It took the January 26 massacre in Lusignan to bring home to the government that it had to confront the situation on the lower East Coast.
Cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy substance present in all human beings. Cholesterol is vital for survival.
It is stating the obvious that most of us will be planting trees and shrubs to give us privacy, to hide something unsightly in our garden or in our neighbour’s garden, to reduce the effects of wind and particularly salt-laden wind as many of us live so near to the sea, to give us protection against the sun, and last but by no means least to give us pleasure.
It would be correct to say that Richard Younge has the Midas touch.
My son is starting to play sports. Do I need to get him special eye protection?
When I finally retired, bloodied but not completely bowed, after 52 eventful and even tumultuous years in the sugar industry, a passage from Shakespeare naturally came to mind.