• Private sector discusses GECOM chair, state assets bill with UK envoy

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    The Private Sector Commission (PSC) met on Thursday with British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, to discuss a number of matters which are of concern to the private sector. 0

  • Nandlall calls for reversal of sacking of Linden Town Clerk

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    Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has written Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan calling for a rescinding of the dismissal of Linden Town Clerk Jonellor Bowen. 0

  • BoG prepared to inject foreign currency into market

    Before the Central Bank commits to releasing some of Guyana’s foreign currency reserve into the market, it is asking commercial banks to help “weed out” illegitimate requests even as it considers closing foreign currency retention accounts of businesses it claims are “hoarding.” These statements were shared by Minister of Finance Winston Jordan and Bank of Guyana Governor Gobind Ganga at a press conference yesterday. 0

  • AG denies threatening judge’s life

    Attorney-General Basil Williams SC yesterday denied that he indirectly threatened the life of a judge as has been claimed by PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall and he signaled his intention to file legal action over the publicising of the claim. 0

  • Berbice man dead, son hospitalised after kero lamp explodes

    A man is now dead, while his 16-year-old son is being treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital for severe burn injuries after a kerosene lamp exploded in their home at Warren Plantation, located on the Number 19 road, Berbice, on Tuesday evening. 0

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  • Windies out to erase bad memories against Pakistan

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    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Following their chastening whitewash last September, West Indies are quietly hoping to return the favour on home soil, when they take on Pakistan in a the four-match Twenty20 International series starting at Kensington Oval here Sunday. 0

  • Economy expanding but growth slow, uneven

    Buoyed by “large increases” in gold production, Guyana’s economy has continued to expand, although growth has been slower than expected and uneven, according to the preliminary findings of a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission that visited earlier in the month. 0

  • Gov’t servicing Marriott loan

    he Government of Guyana is presently servicing the loan owed by Atlantic Holdings Incorporated (AHI) to Republic Bank Limited (RBL) of Trinidad for the construction of the Marriott Hotel. 0

What Walcott knew

“Biographies of poets are hard to believe,” warned Derek Walcott in an essay on Robert Lowell, for “[t]he moment they are published they become fiction, subject to the same symmetry of plot, incident, dialogue as the novel.” For close readers, however, there is always a more intimate account in the work itself; there we can watch the artist’s lonely toil in what TS Eliot called the “intolerable wrestle with words and meanings.” In Lowell’s case, for instance, Walcott noticed a persistent interest in the sheer labour of creation, the “pain of making poems.” Brilliantly, he observes that Lowell “doesn’t sweep the fragments off the floor of his study, or studio, and show you only the finished sculpture.” Recognised early for the prodigy that he was, Walcott proceeded quite differently to Lowell. 0

Haslington (Part 2)

(Continued from last week) In a yard filled with colourful flowers neatly displayed in pots lives Carlton Dornick and his wife.

Uploading videos of office confrontations

Kevin Thomas `I would not upload to social media my colleagues fighting or arguing because, first thing first, it can damage the company’s integrity, and also an investigation could come about and it could also affect my job.  

  • Lower Corentyne Secondary crowned 2017 National Secondary Schools champs

    -Anderson’s knock the difference

    By Royston Alkins A lower order fightback by West Demerara Secondary School’s batsmen was unable to stop Lower Corentyne Secondary from winning the Guyana Cricket Board/Ministry Of Education/Demerara Mutual Limited Life Assurance Society, National Secondary Schools cricket league by four wickets at the Georgetown Cricket club (GCC), Bourda ground, yesterday. 0

  • ‘Jay’: Model and aspiring entrepreneur

    Parmanand ‘Jay’ Ramcharran is trending in Guyana’s modeling circles; it is unlikely that there is a renowned modeling agency or designer in Guyana who has never heard of him. 0

  • Diplomatic noises on Guyana’s two most contentious borders

    Even at a time when the attention of Guyana’s coalition government is focused on energizing the country’s underperforming economy, the administration still cannot afford to allow its attention to wander from a foreign policy agenda that includes managing relations with two neighboring countries with which separate territorial controversies loom large.