Iman Khan is a graduate of the York University BA (Hons) programme in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the MA programme in Political Science and International Development Studies at Guelph University, Canada.
By Savitri Persaud and D. Alissa Trotz
Savitri Persaud is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto, Canada, whose research looks at disablement, mental health, and violence in Guyana and the Caribbean.
By Nigel Westmaas
Nigel Westmaas teaches
at Hamilton College
On May 16, 2015 Brigadier David Granger became President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana as head of a coalition of six political parties.
By Hollis France
Hollis France teaches at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina
For many homeland and diasporic Guyanese the euphoric dynamic of the election of a representative government projects great rays of hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Sherlina Nageer
Sherlina Nageer is a Guyanese feminist, activist, educator, and writer who pens a bi-weekly Friday column. This week’s column is dedicated to the memory of Courtney Crum-Ewing, and is about the health and wellness of the Guyanese nation.
We, women of the Caribbean Regional Network of Organizations and our allies, form part of a global movement dedicated to ensuring that our Governments and other actors respect, protect and guarantee the full enjoyment of the human rights of all women and girls.
Editor’s note: This week’s column, by two contributors, pays tribute to Trinidadian born intellectual-activist Claudia Jones. The first is by Carole Boyce-Davies, Professor of English and Africana Studies at Cornell University, and author of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (2008).