Yellow-headed Caracara

The Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) is a bird of prey. It is found in tropical and subtropical South America and the southern portion of Central America.

Annuals and perennials

This week I had a few visits and calls from gardening friends and new customers, who are still confused about the difference between annual and perennial plants.


Last Update: 506.88                                                          Movement:-0.00%         Currebt Update: 506.88                                                    YTD Movement: -1.55%The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) remained unchanged during the third period of trading in January 2019. 

The inequality and distribution problem

In my previous two columns before the one last week, “Dr. Politics Redux,” I made the point that if one political party gets most of its votes from one ethnic group, then the logic of clientelism or patronage means that the leaders must disproportionately reward its base.

Inclinations towards music

I often get questions about advice on starting out in music but I usually try to abstain; the path in each case is different, and when one considers the thousands of factors involved, it’s not surprising that the process would itself vary wildly and advice is, therefore, a tangle. 

Lucas stock index

Last Update: 510.29                                                             Movement: -0.67% Currebt Update: 506.88                                                       YTD Movement: -0.55%                                                       LUCAS STOCK INDEX The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) declined 0.67% during the second period of trading in January 2019.

Women, discover your worth!

“I don’t think I’m attractive enough.” “I’m exhausted from looking after the kids.” “I’m stuck between having a baby and putting it off to pursue my career further.” Thoughts like these are what make women unconsciously discredit themselves.

Exploiting the sentiments of the electorate

In a lengthy article, “Countries at the Crossroads 2011: Guyana,” written for “Freedom House” before the general elections of that year, Assistant Professor Joan Mars, of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice of the University of Michigan-Flint, said: “Elections are constitutionally due to be held in 2011.

Value we often don’t notice

As I get older, I have come to realize, time and again, that we are often oblivious to things of great value in the culture we inhabit, and I have to admit that I didn’t come to this position on my own. 


Last Update: 514.87                           Movement:0.89% Currebt Update: 510.29                         YTD Movement: 0.89% The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) declined 0.89% during the first period of trading in January 2019.

Venezuela will continue to divide the hemisphere

Speaking on January 10 after being sworn in for a second six-year term as Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro declared that his country was “a democracy under construction,” that it would “construct twenty first century socialism,” and he pledged to “promote the changes that are needed in Venezuela.” Although uncompromising, his remarks contained no detail as to how his government intends remedying the food shortages, hyperinflation, deteriorating medical services, crime, and arbitrary decision making that have become the norm for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans.

Unlawfully holding on to office

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland, having declined to reverse his declaration on December 21, 2018, that the no confidence motion against the Government had been carried on a vote of 33-32 in favour, has shifted the arena of contest to the Court.

Modulate, Daddy, modulate

I said in a song somewhere once “I’ve been a lot of places, I’ve seen a lot of faces, and now and then a woman smiled at me” and though I didn’t mention it in that song, as I travel about, I’m often asked about my favourite music.

The significance of Twelfth Night

Journey of The Magi                                                                   A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.