In The Diaspora

Dawn of a New Era in Guyana: LGBT Youth in Focus for IDAHOT 2015

By Schemel Patrick   Schemel Patrick is the Advocacy and Communications Officer at Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) joined the rest of the world in observing the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17 to bring attention to the discrimination and prejudice faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. 0

The PPP’s theory of relativity as Einstein never imagined it

By Concerned Guyanese   Concerned Guyanese is a diverse group of young people and professionals, in Guyana and the diaspora, who have been steadily compiling information on the clear absence of a level playing field in Guyana As Guyanese go to the polls in three days, a recent report appeared in Kaieteur News (May 4, 2015), in which in an interview on Hard Talk, President Donald Ramotar defended his government against local and international accusations of corruption. 0

The PPP/C has been giving Guyanese the Ramsaran treatment for years


By Dr Arif Bulkan   Arif Bulkan lectures in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies     Under Guyana’s laws, Minister of Health Bheri Ramsaran’s attack on Sherlina Nageer at the Whim Magistrate’s Court, which included telling her to ‘F- off’, calling her a “little piece of shit” and threatening to have her stripped, qualifies as harassment if it occurred in the context of persons who are associated with each other. 0

On being Haitian


By Reginald Dumas Reginald Dumas is a retired Ambassador and Head of the Public Service of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2004 he served as Special Adviser on Haiti to former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan. 0

Only people power can save us!


By David Comissiong   David Comissiong is an attorney-at-law, and a former senator in the Parliament of Barbados. He is the current chairman of the Caribbean Pan-African Network (CPAN) and was the inaugural Director of the Barbados Government’s Commission for Pan-African Affairs. 0

“Human Imagination for a Sustainable Caribbean: Spaces for Creativity”


By Maya Trotz   Maya Trotz is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. This column is adapted from an article that was published in Signs of Competitiveness in the Americas, 2014: A contribution of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) to the Region/Executive Secretariat for Integral Development   “I want the smallest child or the untrained eye to reach an awareness of the beauty around them and to come to the realization of the miracle of nature in a simple rock, branch, pod and leaf.” Roslyn Watson, “Roslyn: A Retrospective Exhibition,” National Cultural Foundation, Barbados, December 2013. 0

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