Guyana Review

Villains, victims and partnership politics

Is the People’s National Congress Reform a vehicle of political transformation, a manipulative villain or a hapless victim of circumstance?

The ‘green wave’  that followed the formation of A Partnership for National Unity last June, the results of the general and regional elections in November 2011 and the current configuration of

Holding on to Henry Greene

Just how divided public opinion on the allegation of rape made against Police Commissioner Henry Greene has become is evidenced in the view expressed recently by Education Minister Priya Mannickchand that the controversial 57-year-old ‘top cop’ should no longer occupy public office.

Chinese values?

Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice-chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader in the German Green Party for almost 20 years.

Guyana’s new political landscape

By far the most significant outcomes of Guyana’s 2011 general elections was the loss of its parliamentary majority by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/CIVIC and the emergence of the Alliance for Change (AFC) as a critical power broker in the National Assembly.

Managing public examinations in a regional collaboration construct

By Susan Giles, Senior Assistant Registrar – Examinations Administration & Security Caribbean Examinations Council Extract from a Paper presented at the 37th International Association for Educational Assessment Conference, 23 – October 23-28, 2011, Manila, Philippines Background The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a regionally funded non-profit examining board established in 1972. 

How much should sex matter?

Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, and The Life You Can Save.

Rohee’s riot act

Home Affais Minister Clement Rohee is nothing if not the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) lightning rod for controversy. Generally regarded as one of the administration’s toughest adherents to an uncompromising party political line Rohee was appointed Foreign Affairs Minister in 1992 on the back of the PPP/C’s elections victory and a promise by the late President Cheddi Jagan to curb the excesses of the Ministry.

Playing to the West Indies’ weaknesses

Australia’s seemingly somewhat risky declaration on the penultimate day of the first test match in the current series against the West Indies was reflective of a belief that not much had changed in Caribbean cricket at least as far as the will to win was concerned.

Ramotar rises

Guyana’s Seventh Executive President takes office

Long before Donald Ramotar was eventually chosen by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to be its presidential candidate at the 2011 general elections, there was talk that a way was being sought to have Bharrat Jagdeo circumvent the constitutional provision which he himself had signed into law in order to have a third presidential term.

An unchanged political landscape

What Guyanese usually become preoccupied with whenever the country goes to the polls – apart from who will win the elections, of course  – is whether or not the outcome will be attended by violence, race on race violence.

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