Chess

But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep.

Consumer Conserns

Last Sunday this column carried a portion of the text of Mr Cassian Mittleholzer’s broadcast in November 1971 which spoke of Aflatoxin and its dangers.

Ian On Sunday

Toronto is a calm, clean, well-ordered, cosmopolitan, peaceful city. If one long weekend in this city of two-and-a-half million people there are a couple of murders it is an alarming law and order crisis.

The View From Europe

Pity poor Thomas Shannon, the US State Department’s Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Guyana and the wider world

Methods of rule I have been at pains to point out in the current series of columns, which are assessing my earlier thesis of four years ago about the state in Guyana being transformed into a vehicle for criminal enterprise that the “methods of rule” of a particular state do not exemplify its intrinsic essence.

Consumer Concerns

Recently there was a new brand of Peanut Butter on sale in our markets.

Guyana and the wider world

SMALL ARMS A critical subtext to last week’s discussion on globalization, governance and the criminal state in Guyana is the role that “small arms weaponry” as defined by the United Nations continues to play in both the consolidation of the criminal faction within the ruling elite and the wider criminal violence daily evident in the society.

Arts On Sunday

The long history of cultural contact between the United States of America and the developing world is interesting, varied, colourful, and often charged with controversy.

Ian On Sunday

Any practical person in charge of anything periodically asks the question: “How do we get things done most effectively?” In asking such a question what is not required is a theoretical discussion about which model of organization, say socialist or capitalist, is better or whether Private Enterprise can do a better job than Public Administration.

Pet Corner

So, now mom has delivered her litter of energetic, squirming, squealing (when they are awake) puppies.

Eye Issues

What is a cataract? In our eye we have a lens, and when we are young, the lens is clear, like clear glass.

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Aging in women is associated with the menopausal transition. At the menopause a child-bearing woman has to cope with cessation of her periods and many changes both physical and mental.

The View From Europe

On October 23 the European Commission published a new Communication (policy paper) on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).

Chess

Following a regrettable hiatus of well over a decade, the National Chess Championships are back.

A Gardener’s Diary

Some time ago I visited the garden of an old and dear friend and I only wished then that everyone could see it.

Business Page

Introduction Demerara Bank Ltd (DBL) kicks off the full year reporting season for those companies with September 30th year ends.

Business Page

Demerara Distillers Limited 30 June 2007 Interim Report Demerara Distillers Limited’s 2006 financial statements showed that cash and cash equivalents stood at an all time low.

The View From Europe

The gap between the Caribbean and Europe over the text of a regional Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is narrowing.

Ian On Sunday

Of all the expressions of unconsolable loss I have read concerning the death of anyone greatly loved, the following lament by Henry James, the novelist, when his older brother, William James, the scientist and philosopher, died is the most heartfelt: “I sit heavily stricken and in darkness – for from far aback in dimmest childhood he had been my Elder Brother; and I still, through all the years, saw in him, even as a small timorous boy yet, my protector, my backer, my authority and my pride.

Arts On Sunday

Oswald Hussein staged a sensationally dramatic entry into the top echelons of Guyanese art when he achieved a memorable victory in the National Visual Arts Exhibition of 1989.

Health

Breast cancer is a cancer of the glandular breast tissue. Worldwide, breast cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death (after lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer).

Eye Issues

I noticed recently I can’t see clearly up close. Why is that? Some people can go along with good distance vision (with or without glasses) most of their life until they get close to 40, and then they notice they can’t see up close as well as before.

Consumer Concerns

The month of October is designated Credit Union Month. October 15 is designated Credit Union Day.