Guyana Review

Waging war on women: domestic violence in Guyana

Waging war on women: domestic violence in Guyana

Some men seem to be waging war on women who, overwhelmingly, have been the victims of domestic violence .

1979 CSEC Experience  – The Registrar’s Perspective

1979 CSEC Experience – The Registrar’s Perspective

By Wilfred BecklesI am grateful to CXC for the invitation to join in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and am happy to respond .

Caribbean Diplomatic Training Programme for Mid-Career Diplomats

Caribbean Diplomatic Training Programme for Mid-Career Diplomats

Caribbean diplomacy Presentation by Sir Shridath Ramphal Georgetown, 20 May 2009I want to begin by congratulating the CARICOM Secretariat on the mounting of this Workshop .

The Indian presence in Guyana

The Indian presence in Guyana

The descendants of indentured Indian immigrants and settlers who came to British Guiana between 1838 and 1928 constitute the largest group in the population .

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Kyk-Over-Al is one of this country’s oldest and most respected literary journals .

Policing the region

Policing the region

Professional Caribbean police officers believe that serious social problems are propelling crime in the region .

Ignorance on the periphery

Ignorance on the periphery

The indigenous people of the Guianas are largely ignorant of their governments’ intentions for the environment and of their inalienable rights .

Flour Milling and Fortification

By Jillian DewarWhen one looks at a simple grain of wheat it is hard to imagine the culinary wonders that result from its processing into the flour products we enjoy everyday! Wheat is a type of grass grown all over the world for its highly nutritious and useful grain .

More gloom

More gloom

To say that the future of the West Indies as a test-cricketing region is in a state of deep uncertainty would be to indulge in considerable understatement .

Janet Jagan:  politics, party and the pursuit of power

Janet Jagan: politics, party and the pursuit of power

Janet Jagan was a household name in this country for over six decades .

Everybody’s Obama

By Arnon AdamsI can still remember the sense of anticipation that preceded the swearing in of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America on January 20th .

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Kyk-Over-Al is one of this country’s oldest and most respected literary journals .

The People’s Progressive Party: A break with the past

The People’s Progressive Party: A break with the past

With their hands in a three-fingered salute pointing at the ceiling and the stirring lyrics of the battle song “Oh Fighting Men” on their lips, delegates to the People’s Progressive Party’s triennial congresses renew the vows and reenact the rites of an  anachronistic creed .

A House Divided: Ethnicity and Security in Guyana

A House Divided: Ethnicity and Security in Guyana

The Report on Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development by the United Nations Expert on Minority Issues has ignited a firestorm of controversy .

The civic legend

The civic legend

The formation of the People’s Progressive Party-Civic alliance was a useful political expedient in 1992 .

CSEC – the Jewel in CXC’s Crown

CSEC – the Jewel in CXC’s Crown

This is the third in a series of articles provided by the CXC Secretariat for exclusive publication in the Guyana Review to mark the 30th anniversary of the CSEC examinations .

Janet Jagan the: last Immigrant

Janet Jagan the: last Immigrant

In the early forties in then British Guiana when Mrs Janet Jagan as a young bride of a young Guianese Dentist came to this colony of migrant workers as it then was, she was in fact an immigrant from the United States .

Cricket calamity

Cricket calamity

By Troy PetersGuyana’s cricket,  once the admiration and envy of most of the regional territories  for its astute leadership and sound developmental programmes because of its domination of regional cricket especially at the U19 level over the past years now finds itself reeling towards a stage of destruction never experienced before .

Our Own Olympics

Our Own Olympics

The significance  of the Inter Guiana Games reposes both in its importance as a symbol of friendship among the three Guianas and in the opportunity that provides for healthy competition among young people .

 Society-Torture

Society-Torture

Questions about torture in the Guyana Defence Force have still not been answered satisfactorily .

Politics-The point of no return?

Politics-The point of no return?

Four successive electoral defeats have badly weakened the People’s National Congress Reform party .

 Foreign Policy-How the foreign service lost its way

Foreign Policy-How the foreign service lost its way

For the foreign service to fulfill its mission of promoting friendly relations, fostering conditions for economic development and protecting the country from adversaries it must find its way out of the wilderness of mediocrity and return to the path of professionalism .

“Small states in stormy weather”

“Small states in stormy weather”

Feature address by the RT .

The Region-The CL Financial debacle

The Region-The CL Financial debacle

Big companies should not be allowed to run small countries By Professor Norman GirvanThe drama over the CL Financial debacle continues .

 Media - The war over memory: the President and the media

Media – The war over memory: the President and the media

How will President Bharrat Jagdeo’s ten-year tenure of office be remembered? A war is being waged to ensure that the media’s record justifies the president’s policies .

International Economy-The global financial crisis and the collapse of the neo-liberal paradigm

The following is the text of an address delivered by Sir Courtney at a tribute held in honour of Dr Trevor Farrell by the Economics Department , UWI, St Augustine on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 .

Education-CXC Strategic Repositioning

Education-CXC Strategic Repositioning

By Dr Didacus JulesThe Caribbean Examinations Council has embarked on a process aimed at producing and implementing a strategic plan for the next three to five years .

Periodicals-Transition Number 38

Periodicals-Transition Number 38

Consociationalism and Governance in Guyana Edited by Rishee Thakur Institute of Development Studies, University of GuyanaA review by Christopher RamThe immediate reaction of the reader to the topic Consociationalism in the Guyana context would be one of at least mild surprise, if not boredom .

History-The language we speak

History-The language we speak

Kyk-Over-Al, one of this country’s oldest and most respected literary journals, first appeared in December 1945 and sold for one shilling (24 cents) .

Sport-Salvaging sport

Sport-Salvaging sport

When compared with what has been accomplished in much of the rest of the Caribbean there is no doubt that the development of sport in Guyana has failed to match that of other countries which  are, neither economically or in any other respect, better positioned to create a strong national sport infrastructure .

US State Department Human Rights Report Card In

The controversial Annual United States State Department Report on Human Rights Practices around the world has come to be regarded in some quartets as an index for measuring the political preferences of the world’s most powerful state rather than as a reliable ‘report card’ on respect for human rights in those countries that are assessed .

Hope, hype and human rights

Hope, hype and human rights

The annual United States Department of State Report on Human Rights Practices usually triggers selective interpretation and hype from the state media and angry reactions from the Government of Guyana .

Jagdeo’s choices?

Jagdeo’s choices?

As President Bharrat Jagdeo prepares to celebrate the tenth anni-versary as Guyana’s longest-serving head of state, the manner in which he selects and rejects persons to fill the seats of power in the cabinet will determine the destiny of the country .

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

A muted but intense rivalry is raging between Guyana’s two telecommunications service providers The arrival of DIGICEL in Guyana two years ago after the company had, more or less, swept aside most of the competition in the rest of the Caribbean, heralded the dawn of a brand new era in national telecommunications .

Dangerous decade

Dangerous decade

President Bharrat Jagdeo came to power nearly 10 years ago .

Caribbean security challenges

Caribbean security challenges

Opening address by his Excellency Edwin W Carrington, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, on the occasion of the Ministerial Conference on Security, Drug Trafficking , Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism as challenges for development in the Caribbean, 19 February 2009, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic .

Thirty years of CSEC examinations

Thirty years of CSEC examinations

2009 marks the 30th year since the Caribbean Examinations Council offered the first ever indigenous examination to students in the region .



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