By D. Alissa Trotz
Alissa Trotz is editor of the
In the Diaspora Column.
In the last two weeks, there has been a robust and outraged response by individuals and various organizations (SASOD, Citizens Against Rape, Help & Shelter, GRPA, Red Thread, ChildLink Inc., GAWL) to the abysmal lack of gender representation on the newly formed boards.
By Krystal Ghisyawan
Krystal Ghisyawan holds a Double Honours B.A. in Anthropology and South Asian Studies, from York University, Toronto, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine in the field of Sociology, doing multi-disciplinary research with same-sex loving women in Trinidad.
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.