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.