The poor are always with us. In Guyana we are very conscious of the fact that many of our consumers are living from hand to mouth.
Last week we took a brief look at contemporary African poetry as illustrated by a selection from a poet resident in Britain, Nigeria born Ben Okri, who won the Booker Prize 1991 for his novel The Famished Road.
One of the interesting elements of African poetry is the way it has journeyed in Africa, in Europe and through the diaspora around the world through originality, imitation, modern, identity consciousness, back to imitation to become an influence on the originality of a major contemporary literary movement.
A consumer asked “Why have consumers been misled? We were told that the cost of living would not rise, that food prices would remain the same.
I did say last week that we would move into the discussion on tapeworms.
The debate was already raging when I joined the small group downtown, well-wishers of chess who enjoy discussing the literature of the game, and the people who play it.
I am often asked to give an opinion on the health of a fern called Polypodium aureum, popularly known as Breadfruit fern (because the shape of the leaves is similar to those of the Breadfruit tree).
Why do my eyes sometimes look red in photographs? The back of the eye contains two layers, the choroids, which is made up of blood vessels and is red, and the retina, which is made of nerve fibres and is much thinner and is transparent.
Last Monday in Washington, Jos
Introduction Following on from last week’s article I would like to highlight Nigel’s Supermarket for being the first supermarket I have visited since the implementation of VAT for which the majority of sticker prices were VAT inclusive.
I suppose it is inevitable that every person should drastically over-estimate his or her importance.
Wendy Rahamut Modern Caribbean Cuisine (Macmillan Caribbean, 2006) You may wonder what could be modern about the flavours in Caribbean food.
The year 2007 marks the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade by an act of the British Parliament.
Of all the intestinal worms infesting dogs, hookworms are the ones I fear the most.
During the latter half of the year 2006 I purchased a 110ml bottle of Optrex Eye Lotion for $890 and bathed my eyes in the eye bath.
A man’s limb, heavily casted and suspended overhead from elaborate contraptions and ropes tied to these casts pulling down gymnasium weights in a cramped hospital orthopaedic ward, is the picture which comes to mind when we think of visiting a friend who has unfortunately met with a recent accident involving a few broken bones.
If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.
I am pregnant. What can I do to ensure my baby’s eyes are healthy?
Introduction Seven days into the new year and seven days under the Value Added Tax system it is clear that there is widespread non-compliance with the requirements of the VAT Act, subsidiary regulations and the amending legislation.
Carbon trading, food miles, eat-the-view: the language of popular concern is changing and with it the way in which the Caribbean will have to engage with the world.
The nation breathed a collective sigh of relief when the general election in August 2006 was held in calm and peace.
The weather is very hot, but not surprisingly there is occasional rain along the coast.