Daily Archives: 11/25/2013

Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy – video

Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy

Published on Nov 24, 2013 –   Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela Strengthens State Control Over Economy in Effort to Combat Inflation

The rot in West Indies cricket – commentary

The rot in West Indies cricket

West Indies cricket team logoNOVEMBER 22, 2013 · By Stabroek News

The West Indies team were the most accommodating of guests in the two Test series in India to mark the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, by allowing their hosts to dominate them as never before, losing twice by an innings and within three days. Apart from their gracious guard of honour to welcome the great man to the wicket, in what turned out to be his last Test innings, their pathetic display was the rudest possible farewell gift they could have given to a fellow professional and legend of the game; it was, moreover, an embarrassment to all followers of West Indies cricket, even when held up against the many embarrassments of the past 15 years or so.

In the first Test at Kolkata, only two West Indians appeared to be playing Test cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shane Shillingford; at Mumbai, they were belatedly joined by Denesh Ramdin. But, it has to be said, even Chanderpaul could not quite live up to his own lofty standards.          Continue reading

Lal Balkaran – “Bibliography of Guyana and Guyanese Writers”

Lal Balkaran – “Bibliography of Guyana and Guyanese Writers”

18 Portsmouth Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1C 5E1
Tel: 416-451-6075: Email: lalbalkaran@rogers.com
Dear Readers,

I am a Toronto-based based Guyanese author specialising in compiling reference books on Guyana. One such book of mine “Bibliography of Guyana and Guyanese Writers” with a Foreword written by the late Professor Jan Carew was first published in 2002 and revised in 2005 and 2009.

It is an invaluable literary reference covering a full spectrum of scholarship; from novels, poetry, and other literary anthologies, to scientific work. Over 5,000 copies have been sold worldwide.

This last edition contains 2000 titles and 1100 authors with the titles categorized into 73 subject areas: Afro-Guyanese; Agriculture; Amerindians; Amerindian Languages; Archaeology; Architecture; Art; Bibliography; Biography; Border Issues; Botany; Business; Caribbean; Cattle Ranching; Cheddi Jagan; Children; Chinese-Guyanese; Church History; Conservation; Cooking; Country Profile; Cultural Issues; Economic Development; Ecosystem; Education; El Dorado; Continue reading