Business Page

Recession in the US: impact on Guyana Introduction If nothing else President George Bush is an incorrigible optimist.

Ataturk International Women’s Masters Tournament

The Ataturk International Women Masters Chess Tournament was completed in Turkey yesterday. It attracted the world’s finest women players, including the current world champion from China and a former world champion from Sweden.

Arts On Sunday

The holiday weekend:More than a convergence of calendar dates By Al Creighton Christianity, Hinduism and Islam are often described as three great religions, and they are certainly dominant across the contemporary world and specifically in the anglophone Caribbean where they have contributed considerably to the shape and colour of the cultural landscape.

Consumer Concerns

Pre-paid metering For some time the Guyana Power & Light Company has been advising stakeholders of its intention to change to pre-paid meters.

Health

A weekly column prepared by Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital Inc. By Dr Raghu Sudarshan Thota, MD (Anaesthesiology) If you’ve ever groaned, “Oh, my aching back!” you are not alone.

Pet Corner

Cancer in our companion animals Dr Steve Surujabally Continued from last week Types of cancer We have been discussing cancer.

A Gardenner’s Diary

Ladybirds are the gardener’s friend By John Warrington It is hard to believe that despite promises from various friends I have still not acquired a plant of the Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, which used to be A communis).

A Gardener’s Diary

A cautionary tale By John Warrington  I mentioned fleetingly last week some of the dangers inherent in the hobby we have, and I will now tell you a cautionary tale.

Chess

There is a child prodigy out there somwhere What you can do or think you can do, begin it.

The race for the White House

Heading for the tunnel By Wayne BrownWayne Brown is a well-known Trinidadian writer and columnist who now resides in Canada.

Pet Corner

Cancer By Dr Steve Surujbally  (Continued) Possible causes Last week we mentioned that although one, at present, cannot define with certainty the cause of cancer, there are certain possible considerations that enter any ’cause-of-cancer’ discussion.

Eye Issues

I got my new glasses and am feeling uncomfortable… high and low. The optometrist explained to me that the prescription has changed and I will take some time to adjust.

Health

Make a breast-screening programme By Dr Amrish Kamboj, MD Pathology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)  Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, with approximately one in nine women developing the disease in her lifetime.

The View From Europe

The message is implementation By David Jessop Some time before the end of June this year the Caribbean will sign in Barbados an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe.

Arts On Sunday

Deryck Bernard: A career of many achievements  By Al Creighton When the Macmillan Caribbean Writers Series published Going Home and Other Tales from Guyana (Macmillan Caribbean, 2002), it was a significant milepost artistic achievement for its author Deryck Bernard.

Ian On Sunday

By Ian McDonald  The hard duty of communicating clearly The importance of using clear, accurate language in explaining the problems that face a nation like Guyana cannot be too strongly emphasized.

Through a woman’s eyes

The writing on wall When someone says the writing’s on the wall you know that disaster is imminent.

Business Page

Spending those billions – conclusion Introduction Last week I began looking at the capital expenditure of the central government comparing it with the rate of growth over a five year period.

Consumer Concerns

A sustainable solution to Georgetown’s waste management programme Let us turn our minds to the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme.

Guyana and the wider world

Over the last two weeks I have sought to establish that it is incorrect to assume that there are specific binding pledges of EU assistance to underpin the development dimension of the EPA.

A Gardener’s Diary

Don’t panic about plant extinction Our most popular ornamentals, fruit and vegetables are changing, or are being changed almost beyond recognition since they were brought in from their wild state.

Health

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins occur elsewhere.

Chess

In Round 12 of the Linares tournament, the game of the day was the Norwegian teenager, 17- year-old Magnus Carlsen, versus former FIDE world champion Topalov.

A Gardener’s Diary

Our most popular ornamentals, fruit and vegetables are changing, or are being changed almost beyond recognition since they were brought in from their wild state.