In The Diaspora

Commemorating the 100th birthday of Claudia Jones 21 February 1915 – 24 December 1964

Commemorating the 100th birthday of Claudia Jones 21 February 1915 – 24 December 1964

Editor’s note: This week’s column, by two contributors, pays tribute to Trinidadian born intellectual-activist Claudia Jones .

Clive Thomas the intellectual and activist

Clive Thomas the intellectual and activist

By Nigel WestmaasNigel Westmaas teaches at Hamilton College Any attempt to analyze or summarize the vast repertoire of Clive Thomas’s work in a single article is a daunting task .

Only people power can save us!

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 .

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

When did we become so inhuman? Gang rape, shock treatment, and the brutality of “life pon de dam”

By Savitri Persaud Savitri Persaud was born in Guyana and spent part of her childhood in Moblissa, off the Linden Highway, and in Bellevue, West Bank Demerara .

Haiti: Five years after

Haiti: Five years after

By Myriam J .

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

“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 .

Cuba-US Diplomatic Opening

Cuba-US Diplomatic Opening

By Anton L .

Ganja and Globalization in St. Vincent

Ganja and Globalization in St. Vincent

By Kevin Edmonds Kevin Edmonds is a PhD student, at the University of Toronto and is affiliated with the Center for Critical Development Studies and the Caribbean Studies Program .

Anil Nandlall: A visceral  embodiment of the post-Jagan PPP

Anil Nandlall: A visceral embodiment of the post-Jagan PPP

By Dr Arif Bulkan In the six weeks since the mask slipped, providing an insight into Attorney General Anil Nandlall in his unguarded moments, our battered nation has been subjected to the arrogant response of both the AG himself and the ruling party in respect of the disclosures, followed closely by the prorogation of Parliament, and then yet another debilitating flood in Georgetown and along the coast after only a few hours of rain .

Marriott should give pause to even the PPP stalwarts

Marriott should give pause to even the PPP stalwarts

By Kevin De Silva Kevin De Silva, Guyanese, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is currently engaged with issues related to Guyana and its diaspora .

President Donald Ramotar:  Re-convene Parliament immediately and return to the path of democracy

President Donald Ramotar: Re-convene Parliament immediately and return to the path of democracy

By Diana Abraham, Andaiye, Arif Bulkan, Janette Bulkan, Ronald Burch-Smith, Mellissa Ifill, Leila Jagdeo, Jean La Rose, Joy Marcus, Christopher Ram, Fr Malcolm Rodrigues, Iana Seales, Alissa Trotz On Monday November 10, 2014, President Donald Ramotar prorogued the 10th Parliament of Guyana by proclamation .

A Salute to Fighting Soldiers

A Salute to Fighting Soldiers

By Gabrielle Hosein Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is a feminist, activist, poet and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and also writes a column in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Diaspora Column Editor’s Note: Our October 6th column reported on Dr .

Connecting University and Community to promote gender equality

Connecting University and Community to promote gender equality

By Vidyaratha Kissoon Vidyaratha Kissoon is a Guyanese who hopes that Diwali 2014 would inspire people to remember the divine light is in every being without discrimination .

Suicide prevention is everybody’s business

Suicide prevention is everybody’s business

By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 .

Solidarity with Dr.Wayne Kublalsingh and the HRM

Solidarity with Dr.Wayne Kublalsingh and the HRM

Editor’s Note: Nineteen days ago, on September 17th, Dr .

‘Yuh head good?’: Suicide, domestic violence, and a culture of disablement

‘Yuh head good?’: Suicide, domestic violence, and a culture of disablement

By Savitri PersaudSavitri Persaud was born in Guyana and spent part of her childhood in Moblissa, off the Linden Highway, and in Bellevue, West Bank Demerara .

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 .



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