Guyana Review

Policing troubled communities

Policing troubled communities

Security Community policing has the potential to contribute measurably to human security and public safety .

Honouring the Members of the ‘CXC Class of ‘79’

Honouring the Members of the ‘CXC Class of ‘79’

Education By Cleveland SamOver the last two weeks the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has honoured just over 100 persons from across the region who are dubbed “Members of the CXC Class of ’79 .

PNCR’s permanent insurgency

PNCR’s permanent insurgency

Politics Forbes Burnham’s death nearly twenty-four years ago created a chronic crisis of confidence in the leadership of the People’s National Congress .

Arson central

Arson central

Society No other poor Caribbean country can equal Guyana’s extraordinary record of destruction of government buildings by arson .

The University of Guyana, the private sector and the knowledge economy

The University of Guyana, the private sector and the knowledge economy

Education Address to the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association by Professor Lawrence Carrington, Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009 Thank you for this opportunity to speak to your association so soon after my appointment to the University of Guyana .

Let’s Learn About Cilmate Change

Let’s Learn About Cilmate Change

Book Review Paulette Bybie and Denise SymmonsInfusing Climate Change into the schools curriculum is one of the important challenges that the country’s education system will have to confront in the years ahead as Guyana, the region and the international community as a whole seek to pay greater attention to the impact of Climate Change on life as we know it .

Strike!

Sport Is the decision by The West Indies cricket to ‘down tools’ a mercenary attempt to hold the game itself to ransom?Speaking to the man in the street it is clear that in the current battle between the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the very control of West Indies cricket, the players enjoy the greater share of sympathy and support .

River transport

River transport

Tranportation Guyana, the land of many waters, will always be a challenging country to traverse .

ST Frances de Sales Anglican church Kamarang, Upper Mazaruni

ST Frances de Sales Anglican church Kamarang, Upper Mazaruni

Historic edifices Lennox J HernandezThe St Francis De Sales Anglican Church at Kamarang is nestled in a picturesque setting of trees with a grand view of the mountain ranges on its west .

Charmaine Blackman Celebrating Twenty years on the entertainment industry

Charmaine Blackman Celebrating Twenty years on the entertainment industry

Entertainment Charmaine Blackman talks about her years as a public entertainer with a sense of quiet but intense pride in her accomplishments .

Caribbean Cricket’s calumny

Sport Bangladesh will doubtless celebrate its first ever victory in a test series without much concern for the fact that the landmark has come at the considerable expense of Caribbean pride and the exposure of our own cricket to further, unbearable humiliation .

Doin’ dem Bajan back

Doin’ dem Bajan back

There is probably some measure of validity to  the point made by President Bharrat Jagdeo that the  current travails of Guyanese residing illegally in Barbados may well have a great deal to do with a measure of earned eye pass arising from the fact that many of us are inclined to run down our own country to ‘outsiders .

Brazil’s hemispheric geopolitics

Brazil’s hemispheric geopolitics

The HemisphereThe Federative Republic of Brazil used the occasion, nine years ago in 2000, to celebrate the historic 500th anniversary of its discovery which coincided with the start of the new millennium .

Caribbean insecurity in the age of apathy

Caribbean insecurity in the age of apathy

Regional securityThe euphoria of Cricket World Cup has evaporated .

The class of 1979 - Pre-tested, tested, proven!

The class of 1979 – Pre-tested, tested, proven!

EducationBy Astrid WatermanWhen I walked up the steps of the Caribbean Examinations Council on that first day of November 1977, I knew what I was going to do .

Caribbean judiciaries in an era of globalization:Meeting the challenges of the time

Caribbean judiciaries in an era of globalization:Meeting the challenges of the time

The Paradox of heritage and hesitancyLaw & SocietyAddress by Sir Shridath Ramphal at the Inauguration of the Caribbean Association of Judicial OfficersPort-of-Spain,  June 25, 2009(The salutations have been edited from this presentation) From the time we lost the Federal Supreme Court in 1962, I had dreamed of the creation of this Court as the Court of final jurisdiction in our Region, the fountain head of our jurisprudence .

NAMILCO – ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Certification

NAMILCO – ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Certification

Industry“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives .

When writers meet

When writers meet

LiteratureAl CreightonEvelyn O’Callaghan writes in the Editorial of the Journal of West Indian Literature (JWIL) Vol .

Six outstanding men in British Guiana’s history

Six outstanding men in British Guiana’s history

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

St James-the-Less Anglican church

St James-the-Less Anglican church

Historic EdificesLennox J HernandezSt James-the-Less Anglican Church in David Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was described by its designer, Rev George Fox, as “… an ideal model of what a church in the tropics should be .

Richard Allsopp: words, work and willpower

Richard Allsopp: words, work and willpower

ReflectionInspired by a lifelong love of words, his exceptional capacity for work and an indomitable will, Richard Allsopp created the monumental Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage – a priceless asset to the nation and region .

Ranji Chandisingh: The enigma of a trilemma

Ranji Chandisingh: The enigma of a trilemma

ReflectionRanji Chandisingh’s motivation for his resignation from the People’s Progressive Party and his affiliation with the People’s National Congress was the greatest political enigma of the 20th century .

Strengthening Guyana’s road network the Romix way

Strengthening Guyana’s road network the Romix way

(A farewell to potholes)Infrastructure DevelopmentRomix, a South African company known for research into road construction technology believes it can  play a role in improving Guyana’s coastal  and interior road networks, including the  road link between Guyana and Brazil .

Face of Fear

I met Paula through a friend of a friend .

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 .

Face of fear

Face of fear

I met     Paula through a friend of a friend .

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 .



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