In The Diaspora

The University of the West Indies: Challenges and Leadership

The University of the West Indies: Challenges and Leadership

A few weeks ago, Sir Hilary Beckles, Principal of the Cave Hill (Barbados) Campus of the University of the West Indies was named as the incoming Vice-Chancellor (replacing Guyanese Professor Nigel Harris who will be retiring) .

Umana Yana: More than just a building

Umana Yana: More than just a building

By Maya TrotzMaya Trotz teaches environmental engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa In Environmental Engineering we usually say that there are 5 pillars of sustainability for projects: Environment, economic, socio-cultural respect, political cohesion, and community participation .

Forgetting Is Not An Option comes to life

Forgetting Is Not An Option comes to life

By Kimalee Phillip, Director and Project Coordinator with Groundation Grenada Groundation Grenada is a social action collective which focuses on the use of creative media to assess the needs of our communities, raise consciousness and act to create positive radical growth .

Bai Shan Lin and the  Great Guyana Giveaway

Bai Shan Lin and the Great Guyana Giveaway

By Janette Bulkan Janette Bulkan is  Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B .

Emancipating the free: Haiti shines at the OAS

Emancipating the free: Haiti shines at the OAS

By Tiffany Barry Tiffany Barry is the Social Change Coordinator at the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), based in Georgetown, Guyana .

Citizenship, Dominican Republic-style

Citizenship, Dominican Republic-style

By Reginald DumasReginald Dumas received his academic education at the Chaguanas Government School, Queen’s Royal College, Cambridge University, and the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Graduate Institute of International Studies), Geneva, Switzerland .

From Guyana to the Caribbean, to the World

From Guyana to the Caribbean, to the World

Editor’s Note: Last week we carried Hilbourne Watson’s response to a recent essay in which Prime Minister of St .

On Ralph Gonsalves’ Idea of Barbados as a model for the Caribbean

On Ralph Gonsalves’ Idea of Barbados as a model for the Caribbean

By Hilbourne Watson Barbadian Hilbourne A .

At the Rendezvous of History: Walter Rodney, March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

At the Rendezvous of History: Walter Rodney, March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, June 13th, was the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Walter Rodney .

Determining property rights of cohabiting gay couples: A lesson from The Bahamas

Determining property rights of cohabiting gay couples: A lesson from The Bahamas

Prince Neto DCB Waite is a Doctoral Candidate at the New York University School of Law .

Female resilience and fortitude in Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture

Female resilience and fortitude in Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture

Born in Port Mourant, Guyana and living in the US since 1985, Dr .

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

By Harry T .

A Luta Continua: Tribute to Norman Girvan

A Luta Continua: Tribute to Norman Girvan

David Abdulah is an economist by training, labour and political activist committed to social justice .

Dirty hands and local elections in Guyana

Dirty hands and local elections in Guyana

By Kevin De SilvaKevin De Silva is a co-creator of the Caribbean Studies Students’ Union (CARSSU) and former president and editor of its annual journal .

We will not take this sitting down

We will not take this sitting down

Tonya Haynes is a founding member of CODE RED for Gender Justice and CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network .

Ending rape culture in Guyana

Ending rape culture in Guyana

Zenita Nicholson is a Guyanese advocate for sexual rights and gender justice .

The First Conference of Amerindian Leaders: Forty- Five Years Later

The First Conference of Amerindian Leaders: Forty- Five Years Later

By Shenella Charles Shenella Charles is Guyanese of Afro-Guyanese and Indigenous parentage, who currently resides in Canada .

Equal Rights and Justice for All Guyanese

Equal Rights and Justice for All Guyanese

Tiffany Barry is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and the Women’s Studies Unit, both in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana .

Economic Crisis and the Caribbean:  The Challenges Facing Barbados

Economic Crisis and the Caribbean: The Challenges Facing Barbados

By Hilbourne WatsonHilbourne A .

Muslims, Domestic Violence is Our Issue Too

Muslims, Domestic Violence is Our Issue Too

By Fatimah Jackson-Best Fatimah Jackson-Best is a Muslim woman, a researcher, and a writer .

‘The Beauty of Integrity  and the Zeal to Learn’

‘The Beauty of Integrity and the Zeal to Learn’

By Lakshmi Persaud Trinidadian writer Lakshmi Persaud was one of six persons who recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St .

Richard Hart  August 13, 1917 - December 21, 2013. A life well lived and in service to the peoples of the Caribbean

Richard Hart August 13, 1917 – December 21, 2013. A life well lived and in service to the peoples of the Caribbean

Diaspora Column Editor’s Note: Jamaican Richard Hart, historian, trade unionist, lawyer and teacher, died in the UK on Saturday at the age of 96 .

Dengue in our backyard:  A Caribbean challenge

Dengue in our backyard: A Caribbean challenge

By Maya Trotz Dr .

Challenging the Constitutional Tribunal Ruling in the Dominican Republic: Where is CARICOM Leadership?

Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora ColumnEditor’s Note:  November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women .

A critique of the ruling of the  Dominican Republic Constitutional Court

A critique of the ruling of the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court

By Miguel Ceara-HattonMiguel Ceara-Hatton is a professor and researcher in economics from the Dominican Republic .

Censoring the popular art movement: The police and the street murals in Jamaica

Censoring the popular art movement: The police and the street murals in Jamaica

By Honor Ford-Smith Honor Ford-Smith is Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Art in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto, Canada .



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