In The Diaspora

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 .

On the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal ruling

On the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal ruling

By Arturo VictorianoArturo Victoriano, Ph .

Jessica Huntley 1927-2013 An appreciation

Jessica Huntley 1927-2013 An appreciation

By Peter Fraser Peter Fraser, currently at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London University,previously taught at the University West Indies,St .

Eldorado Verde: Guyana’s Biocapacity

Eldorado Verde: Guyana’s Biocapacity

Rory Fraser is Professor of Forest Economics and Policy at Alabama A & M University, and has spent 36 of the last 40 years in the UK, Canada, Jamaica, USA, and Guyana either attending or teaching at universities and working in forestry related fieldsBy Rory Fraser.

Colombia Campesino Farmers Popular Strike – A Challenge to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Colombia Campesino Farmers Popular Strike – A Challenge to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

By Andy HigginbottomAndy Higginbotham is Secretary of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Principal Lecturer at Kingston University, LondonEditor’s Note: This is an adapted version of an essay that was carried on the 1804 Caribvoices blog (http://1804caribvoices .

Travelling from the diaspora: Moving past the misconceptions of Guyana

Travelling from the diaspora: Moving past the misconceptions of Guyana

Suzanne Narain – is first generation Canadian, born in Toronto of Guyanese parents .

The constitutional challenge to the cross-dressing law

The constitutional challenge to the cross-dressing law

Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora ColumnThis column is dedicated to the memory of Dwayne Jones, murdered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in July of this year .

Educating for the 21st Century: Notes of a Native Son

Educating for the 21st Century: Notes of a Native Son

By Ewart Thomas (Professor of Psychology and former Dean of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, California, USA, Thomas teaches a large introductory Statistics course and graduate-level Statistics and research methods courses .

UG’s Road Map: Are we missing the way?

UG’s Road Map: Are we missing the way?

By Rory Fraser, PhDProfessor of Forest Economics and Policy, Alabama A&M UniversityRory Fraser has spent most of the last 40 years in academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Jamaica, and Guyana .

Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda

Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda

With the support of the UN Women Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean, this Joint Statement was generated by high level government officials and civil society representatives from CARICOM countries, with inputs from regional inter- governmental bodies and international partners in the Caribbean .

“Fair & Lovely”: It’s about the race to win

“Fair & Lovely”: It’s about the race to win

Toronto-based professional Ruchika Arora is an aspiring non-fiction writer with a particular interest in examining contemporary issues through a social-political lens .

Eyes Under The Glass Floor

Eyes Under The Glass Floor

By Sunity Maharaj Editor’s Note: In this week’s diaspora column, first carried in the Trinidad Express Newspaper on August 10,2013, columnist and social activist Sunity Maharaj reflects on the struggle to recognise domestic employees as workers .

 Hunger for Justice: Support the California Prisoners Hunger Strikers & Justice for Trayvon Martin

Hunger for Justice: Support the California Prisoners Hunger Strikers & Justice for Trayvon Martin

By Margaret PrescodEditor’s Note: This week’s column is being carried because of its subject matters .

Emancipate: (present  continuous) a process

Emancipate: (present continuous) a process

By Stephanie Leitch Stephanie Leitch is an independent gender and equality advocate and a postgraduate student at the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, St .

Fathermen: An Open Anthropological Platform

Fathermen: An Open Anthropological Platform

 Adom Philogene Heron is a doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology and associate of the Centre for Caribbean, Latin American and Amerindian Studies (CAS) at the University of St .

The Grounding(s) Must Continue: Tribute to the revolutionary leader Walter Rodney

The Grounding(s) Must Continue: Tribute to the revolutionary leader Walter Rodney

By Kimalee Phillip An African woman born and raised in Grenada, Kimalee Phillip is an anti-colonial labour and community organizer and independent researcher .

From madness to mainstream - “Gay rights” in Guyana (part 2)

From madness to mainstream – “Gay rights” in Guyana (part 2)

By Vidyaratha Kissoon2013 is an interesting year in the Caribbean for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality .

SASOD at 10: Coming Full Circle

SASOD at 10: Coming Full Circle

By Joel SimpsonJoel Simpson is one of the Founders and current Co-Chairperson of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) in GuyanaAs SASOD marked its 10th anniversary on June 7, it seems an opportune time to reflect on where we are as a nation in achieving human rights and equality for all Guyanese – especially lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens of this country .



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