Guyana Review

Our splendid democracy

Our splendid democracy

Things have not been the same since the general elections in November 2011, though, as Guyanese would say, the outcomes – or at least the majority of them – were hardly anything to write home about, anyway .

Two nations

Two nations

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Caricom’s inertia:  Who’s to blame?

Caricom’s inertia: Who’s to blame?

Address by Dr .

Implementing decisions: ‘The Secretariat is not CARICOM’

Implementing decisions: ‘The Secretariat is not CARICOM’

Once I had read and re-read Dr Ralph Gonsalves’s address to the opening of the Twenty Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government it was inevitable that it would be set aside for publication in this issue of the Guyana Review .

Talking  media

Talking media

Capitol News Director Enrico Woolford shares his views on media issues with the Guyana ReviewGR: When you think of media freedom what do you consider to be its key elements? E .

Memory and Prophecy, Illusion and Reality are mixed and made to look the same

Memory and Prophecy, Illusion and Reality are mixed and made to look the same

An essay on Gabriel Garcia MarquezBy Robert KielyTo speak of a land of enchantment, even in reference to a contemporary novel, is to conjure up images of elves, moonbeams and slippery mountains .

A remarkable life of magic  realism and urgent relevance

A remarkable life of magic realism and urgent relevance

Boyd Tonkin recalls a recent pilgrimage to the former home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena and marvels at a writer whose fantasies helped define a country and continentLast September, I might easily have died in Cartagena de Indias .

Goat milk ice cream

Goat milk ice cream

Evaluation of nutritional, chemical, textural and sensory characteristics of goat milk ice cream manufactured with three different levels of Caprine milk fatNew research has been launched at Fort Valley State University for development of goat milk ice cream and its quality evaluation .

Agro processing: Jobs, building communities and food security

Agro processing: Jobs, building communities and food security

For several years now the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organiza-tion (FAO) has been urging a more robust response by countries to what is widely believed to be an impending global food crisis .

CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin laRoque pays tribute to Professor Norman Girvan

CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin laRoque pays tribute to Professor Norman Girvan

He was an unstinting advocate for Caribbean integration, with a vision that encompassed the entire region as one civilization .

 Deborah Backer

Deborah Backer

Deborah Jan Osman-Backer, Attorney-at-Law, former Deputy Speaker and Member of the National Assembly, died on Friday March 21, 2014, at the age of 54 .

Terrence O Holder

Terrence O Holder

Veteran Guyanese broadcaster and media administrator, Terrence O .

Laurence Clarke

Dr Laurence Clairmonte Clarke

Born sixty-two years ago in the East Coast Demerara village of Plaisance, Clarke attended Queen’s College from 1962-1969 where he established a reputation as an outstanding student and a know sportsman .

Delivering education: Realizing  effective parent/teacher teamwork

Delivering education: Realizing effective parent/teacher teamwork

The vast majority of parents send their children off to school every day hoping that they would do well though a smaller number actually address the formal education of their children from the standpoint of a carefully laid out plan designed to – as far as possible - ensure that they do well .

Education: Something to celebrate

Education: Something to celebrate

The Caribbean Examinations Council marks 40

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) began its 40th Anniversary celebrations with a series of Interfaith and Thanksgiving Services across the region .

Politics: First timer Valerie Garrido-Lowe, MP,  talks with The Guyana Review about Parliament and her work as a parliamentarian

Politics: First timer Valerie Garrido-Lowe, MP, talks with The Guyana Review about Parliament and her work as a parliamentarian

GR:  As a newcomer to the National Assembly what was your immediate impression of the way in which the business of the House is conducted?V .

Politics: The political culture and the will of the people

Politics: The political culture and the will of the people

The significance of the outcome of the November 2011 general elections – at least as far as the electorate was concerned - reposed in what we  describe as the “one seat majority,” that is to say the single-seat numerical advantage which the parliamentary opposition holds over the executive in the National Assembly .

Education: The Caribbean Examinations Council at 40:

Education: The Caribbean Examinations Council at 40:

A Testament to regional assertiveness

By Dr Didacus JulesThis year marks the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), It is a significant watershed, perhaps insufficiently observed in the Caribbean .

Society: Apartheid in the Americas: Are you Haitian?

Society: Apartheid in the Americas: Are you Haitian?

The implications of the ruling of September 23 by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, stripping citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, where nationality is conferred jus soli, by place of birth, are only beginning to be understood by the international community with the OAS, Amnesty International, and the governments of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, openly condemning the violation of human rights it represents .

Education: A perspective on the performances of Guyana’s students at the CSEC examination

Education: A perspective on the performances of Guyana’s students at the CSEC examination

By Walter B AlexanderIn the same way that National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results are a reflection of the primary school system, so too,  the CSEC Caribbean Secondary Educa-tion Certificate (CSEC) results are a reflection of the secondary school system .

Gender: Entrapped

The concerns expressed by this teenaged victim of sexual harassment have led us to exclude her name from this story and to otherwise disguise our approach to the interview to protect her identity .

Books: Shipwrecked

Books: Shipwrecked

Amos Sarrouy’s conversation with 2013 winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature, Ruel Johnson

The records that were available to me indicate that the first book ever published about Guyana was The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Beautiful Empyre of Guiana (With a Relation of the Great and Golden Citie of Manoa (Which the Spanyards call El Dorado) and of the Provinces of Emeria, Aromaia, Amapaia, and Other Countries, with Their Riulers, Adjoyning by Sir Walter Raleigh, an Englishman in 1596 .

People: A Conversation with Ras Leon Saul

People: A Conversation with Ras Leon Saul

Guyana Review: Take us back to your formative years as a writer .

Art: Reconnecting with George Simon

Art: Reconnecting with George Simon

Prior to a few months ago I had not seen George Simon in quite as few years .

The Arts: Martin Carter: Enigma of Poetry and Transmission of Memory

Several weeks ago, I was invited to meet some students who had volunteered to serve as tutors for the recently established writing centre at the Belmopan campus of the University of Belize .

The Review Cartoon

The Review Cartoon

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Frontiers:Gunboat diplomacy

Frontiers:Gunboat diplomacy

Venezuela’s threat to Guyana’s fourth frontier

By David A Granger MP, Leader of the Opposition The expulsion of an unarmed, seismic survey vessel from Guyana’s exclusive economic zone by a Venezuelan naval corvette was a dangerous and egregious exhibition of gunboat diplomacy .

The Guyana Review story, 1993-2013

The Guyana Review news magazine celebrated its 20th anniversary in February 2013 and, in so doing, set a record for longevity in the local periodicals industry .

Guyana Review:   Keeper of the shrine

Guyana Review: Keeper of the shrine

“In discussing our contemporary shambles, almost every visitor to this country ultimately comes round to asking about local publications of the nature of this one .

A crisis of child abuse in Guyana

By Karen De SouzaMost adults in Guyana agree - without even thinking about it - on how to treat very young children .

What do the 2013 National Grade Six (Common Entrance) results really mean?

What do the 2013 National Grade Six (Common Entrance) results really mean?

Walter B AlexanderEver since the “Common Entrance” Examination replaced the former County Scholarship Examination in the 1960s there has always been much publicity about the ‘top’ performers .

An unlikely heroine

An unlikely heroine

It would not be altogether surprising if it transpired that the Government of Guyana finds it discomfiting the United States Secretary of State John Kerry has deemed Guyanese woman miner Simona Broomes a “hero” for her efforts to try to suppress the practice of Trafficking In Persons (TIP) in Guyana .

Fighting HIV/AIDS in our workplaces

Fighting HIV/AIDS in our workplaces

Launched in May 2005, the Guyana Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS continues to strengthen the foundation created under the first phase of the Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Programme. As part of its ongoing public awareness effort the coalition agreed to be interviewed by The Guyana Review about its thrust and its accomplishments over the years.

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What makes a convivial  investment climate?

What makes a convivial investment climate?

Address by Canadian High Commissioner David Devine at Guyana Investment Forum June 27, 2013[caption id="attachment_251128" align="alignright" width="216"] Canadian High Commissioner HE David Devine[/caption]Globally, the demand for investment dollars is becoming increasingly limited and competitive .

Jean Kingston: Talented Theatre Teacher

Jean Kingston: Talented Theatre Teacher

Long before she begun to attract wider attention for her work with schoolchildren participating in the Ministry of Education’s National Schools Drama Festival, Jean Kingston had been pursuing a love affair with the theatre .

Intimate partner violence in Guyana: Who cares anyway?

 There is something frighteningly repetitive about media reports regarding women… wives, paramours, girlfriends, all of whom   share the common fate of having been brutalized, abused and often slaughtered in the most heinous ways by intimate partners .

Lessons from our Tenth Parliament

After the results of the 2011 general elections and the consequences for the mathematics of the National Assembly had become clear, a fairly sizeable constituency of Guyanese roundly applauded the verdict of the electorate .



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