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Ebola: Africa is not that far away

Ebola: Africa is not that far away

By mid October the west - and America particularly- had conceded that it had completely underestimated the threat of Ebola .

On a global stage

On a global stage

Address by His Excellency Donald Ramotar, President of the Co-operative Repub-lic of Guyana at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014 in New YorkMr President, Mr Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I wish to congratulate you, Mr .

What Caricom is not

What Caricom is not

By Dr Ralph E .

Making the case for reparations

Making the case for reparations

Address delivered by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, House of Commons, Parliament of Great Britain, Committee Room 14, Thurs-day, July 16, 2014Madam Chair, the distinguished member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, other distinguished members of the House of Lords, and House of Commons, Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corp, colleagues at the head table, Ladies and Gentlemen .

University under pressure

University under pressure

Guyana Review talks with newly elected President of the University of Guyana Students Society Joshua GriffithGR: Yours has been an inherited position since you were elected Vice President rather than President of the UGSS .

Shiv on the shore

Shiv on the shore

Courtesy of The Cricket Monthly from ESPNcricinfo By Rahul Bhattacharya One day Khemraj “Cowfly” Chanderpaul got vexed .

Talking shop

Talking shop

Edited Address by Brigadier (rtd) David Granger, Leader, to the 18th Biennial Delegates’ Congress of the People’s National Congress Reform at Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown on July 25, 2014 .

On leadership

On leadership

Guyana Review talks with youth leader Astell Collins GR: When you look at the various challenges facing Guyana how do you see your own ideas on leadership making a difference?AC: It really is a matter of bringing another perspective to bear on tackling the issues .

The Secondary Schools Reform Project

The Secondary Schools Reform Project

Ten years on: Have we left the Secondary Schools Reform Project behind? By Walter B Alexander, A .

The Edge of Night

The Edge of Night

    By Ian McDonald Watchman by the seawall kokertwenty years I met him on my walksseawind and sunset I see recalling him .

The Caribbean Premier League

The Caribbean Premier League

After two seasons of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament, this particular version of the game is still on trial in our part of the world .

School and September

School and September

September ought to be the most significant month in the lives of school children and in the entire school year .

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

By David A .

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 .



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