The Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas) is found in wooded habitats in eastern and northern South America, from Colombia to Uruguay.
Moldovan Chess Grandmaster Viktor Bologan paid a brief courtesy visit to Guyana last week to examine ways of enhancing the development of the game.
In this week’s edition of In Search of West Indies Cricket, Roger Seymour begins to examine an oft overlooked aspect of the West Indies streak of not losing a Test series from the summer of 1980 to February 1995 Recently I was rummaging through my library when I stumbled across Edmar Mednis’ How to beat Bobby Fischer.
A new play celebrates the 17th-Century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi, who defied her rape and torture through masterful paintings (BBC) – “The works shall speak for themselves.” So wrote Artemisia Gentileschi in 1649, in a letter to a patron acknowledging her rare position in the art world at that time: a painter, and a woman.
Tucked between Lima and Danielstown on the Essequibo Coast is the tiny village spanning a hundred rods in length called Coffee Grove. The village, which now thrives mainly on rice farming, was previously a coffee plantation and this is where it got its name.
Samuel Johnson, that great man of letters and heavyweight of good sense in eighteenth century England, commonly said the people whom we should most beware in the world are those who constantly insist on finding fault, those whose clouds are never lit by silver linings, those who everlastingly “refuse to be pleased.” I am often reminded of Sam Johnson’s suspicion of such people and their moanings and gnashing of teeth when I read the newspapers or look at the news and commentaries and interviews and panel discussions on our TV channels.
For the first version, I’m going back in time quite a stretch, back to the early 1950s in my youthful years in West Demerara, first at Hague and then at Vreed-en-Hoop.
Ivor Archie has been the Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago (TT) for ten years and is a prominent judicial personality in the Caribbean.
Everyone wants to get rid of fat and there are varied opinions about how best to achieve that goal.
“When my mother left I was small. My father use to beat her up and she left me and my sister and took the three boys.
Introduction This week, I conclude my discussion on the requirements for avoiding the perils of enclave-type development in Guyana’s economic structures.
Ulysses by the Merlion (For Maurice Baker) I have sailed many waters, Skirted islands of fire, Contended with Circe Who loved the squeal of pigs; Passed Scylla and Charybdis To seven years with Calypso, Heaved in battle against the gods.
Whether it is the sensational Olympic games or the lesser idolized chess Olympiad, the participants’ wish is to fully realize they have the undeniable support of an entire nation.
The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajaneus) lives primarily in the forests, mangroves, and swamps of Central and South America.
The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) rose 2.90 percent during the third period of trading in August 2018.
Lonsdale Village located on the upper East Bank Berbice may be one of the most populated villages on that end, although it houses just about 100 persons.
A recent article in The Economist calls attention to the retreat of democracy in the world.
A report on the cost of food for each sitting of Parliament being $700,000 has triggered a particularly sharp debate about the cost and the alleged supply of alcohol.
“Sometimes I remember it like yesterday, when he touch me…. At first like I didn’t understand what he was doing but looking back even though I was small I know it was not a good thing, I know it was not the right thing,” she said almost forcibly.
We are seeing it starkly demonstrated once again this week: the power of popular music in our lives, and in particular that of the American music format with a product that is embraced all over the world, even in countries where English is not the national language.
If you are someone who works out but imbibes habitually or even just now and then, keep reading.
Introduction Today’s column wraps-up my consideration of absorption capacity. This is the fourth on the list of top-ten development challenges, which spending Guyana’s expected significant Take (petroleum revenues) has to navigate in coming years in order to achieve sustained development.
“The Performance 10 – Mixed Emotions” is a significant production announced to be presented at the National Cultural Centre on Tuesday, August 28.
American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura emerged triumphant at the elite Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz leg of the Grand Chess Tour, which has become one of the world’s foremost chess events.
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is found almost everywhere in the world except for the polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia, and some Pacific islands The plumage on head and back is a mottled shade of grey or brown, the underparts vary from white to brown and are sometimes speckled with dark markings.
Allamanda originated in the Caribbean and tropical Americas. It has several different varieties, which in turn have different common names.
Eighty-one kilometres from the city sits the village of Ross between Brahan and Yeoville on the West Coast Berbice.
I have said it before and often, but some things need repeating: particularly in a time when we see so much to fix in Guyana, we should be also taking time on the obverse to champion what is of value among us in our people.
Professor Clive Thomas stimulated much discussion last week when he proposed the idea of a US$5000 per year cash transfer to Guyanese families.
The AFC declared on Monday last that it would be contesting the November 12 local government elections on its own.
Some time ago I was seated in my parked car on Camp Street with my two sons when I overheard a ruckus.
Always someone who is willing volunteer his service, Devon Beckles, the 18-year-old newly appointed Linden Youth Mayor, is calling on his peers to become more involved in volunteerism since it would not only give them much-needed experience, but they would be involved in the development of the mining town.
I find it hard to understand why most people never, literally never, read poetry.
Introduction Today’s column continues the discussion on absorption capacity. This is on my list of top-ten development challenges, which spending of Guyana’s expected significant Government Take from first oil and first gas will have to contend with, starting 2020.
Adenium commonly called Desert Rose originated in Africa, specifically in the desert, hence the common name.
Ever since the early development of human civilisation there has always been a very close relationship between religion and theatre, or at least between theatre and spiritual belief and ritual.
This week, in keeping with the weight loss theme I have been addressing, I will discuss flexible dieting and protein shakes.
The executive committee of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF), led by its President James Bond, created an exquisite show for its fundraising dinner three Saturday evenings ago at the Promenade Gardens.
The Plain-crowned Spinetail (Synallaxis gujanensis)is found in the Guianas and much of Amazonia.
Loo Creek spans a vast area on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway but is sparsely populated.
At the ripe old age of eighty-five, when one is very aware that it is time to make sense of what has happened in one’s life, I have become convinced about two major things.
Living in Guyana again and becoming caught up in grumbling about this or that like most folks, it has begun to occur to me of late (partly from seeing a variety of video footage and still photographs) that we don’t seem to take the same note of the positives that exist here, right under our noses, along with the other stuff that rightfully draws our indignation.
An extensive debate is currently raging in the media on the Government’s lethargic approach in preparation for the oil industry.
I was planning to write this week about the recent parliamentary debates over the role of the Bank of Guyana in the financial system and foreign exchange market.
“When I see she face, I know something wrong right away. Me heart drop to me foot and is like I didn’t know what to do.
Depending on how hard you trained, you could have lost anywhere from half to a couple of pounds during your workout.
Introduction Today’s column starts my discussion of the fourth of the top-ten development challenges that spending of Guyana’s expected significant “Government Take” will have to navigate in the coming years of oil and gas production and export.
Two Saturdays ago, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF), hosted a successful dinner at the Promenade Gardens to support its future chess endeavours.
Angelonia angustifolia,commonly called Angelonia or Summer Snapdragon,originated in Mexico and the Caribbean. Angelonia is a tropical outdoor perennial which grows upright and bushy.