Guyana Review

The Guyana National Service

The Guyana National Service

Born in controversy in 1974, the Guyana National Service was dismantled in controversy in 2000 .

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Glimpses of Guyanese History

The British Guiana Centenary Year Book, 1831-1931, edited by E .

Criminalizing HIV

Criminalizing HIV

- Edwin Cameron is a Justice of South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal .

The Triumphant Return of John Maynard Keynes

The Triumphant Return of John Maynard Keynes

By Joseph E .

The search for quality on the Web

- Riza Berkan is a nuclear scientist with a specialization in artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, and information systems .

Schomburgk’s travels through British Guiana

(an extract from Schomburgk’s expedition to the interior .

Slippery slope

Slippery slope

Colin Klass’s refusal to step down as President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in the face of the rejection of his leadership by the  players whom he purports to represent  may have plunged local football into its most serious crisis ever .

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Glimpses of Guyanese History

The unitary colony of British Guiana was brought into existence by Royal Proclamation on 21st July 1831 .

From New World to Guyana Review

From New World to Guyana Review

– A passion for periodicals David de Caires spent more than half of his life immersed in his passion for raising literary and intellectual standards in Guyana through reading .

Nervous neighbours: Guyana and Suriname

Nervous neighbours: Guyana and Suriname

With the ink barely dry on the historic maritime jurisdiction ruling by the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Guyana and Suriname are at it again, this time, following the October 14, 2008 seixure by Suriname navel vessels of the Lady Chanrda, a privately –owned Guyanese boat on the Corentyne River .

The Militia and its Parade Ground

The Militia and its Parade Ground

This essay – The Militia and its Parade Ground – has been extracted from James Rodway’s The Story of Georgetown .

Address by H.E. President Bharrat Jagdeo at the sixty-third session of the United Nations General Assembly – New York

Address by H.E. President Bharrat Jagdeo at the sixty-third session of the United Nations General Assembly – New York

Mr President of the General Assembly, Mr Secretary General, Distinguished Represen-tatives Ladies and Gentlemen .

Green Jobs

Green Jobs

Guyana Review reports on a recent environmental conference in Manhattan which focuses on the creation of jobs that can help in the global fight against the potentially cataclysmic consequences of climate changeAs the global agenda becomes increasingly preoccupied with the issue of climate change and its likely implications for the quality of life on the planet, people the world over are seeking to fashion a multi-disciplinary response to the challenges posed by the threat of cataclysmic environmental change .

The Guyana People’s Militia

The Guyana People’s Militia

As Dave Martins’s popular, patriotic ballad “Not A Blade of Grass” pervaded the airwaves to find acceptance as Guyana’s second national anthem,  the sonorous slogan “Every Citizen a Soldier” signalled the establishment of the Guyana People’s Militia in December 1976 .

 James the writer

James the writer

By Peter FraserJames started as a creative writer; here I shall concentrate on the literary stage of his career which ended in 1936 with his play Toussaint L’Ouverture, his history of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins, concentrating on its qualities as a work of history, and then the three works that might be described as cultural studies: American Civilization, Mariners, Renegades and Castaways, and Beyond A Boundary .

Schomburgk’s travels in British Guiana

(an extract from Schomburgk’s expedition to the interior .

Linden’s Loss

Linden’s Loss

Guyana Review examines the issues surrounding the decision by the Kashif and Shanghai Organization to depart from an 18-year old practice by shifting the Finals of its annual football tournament from the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground to the National Stadium at ProvidenceThe decision by the Kashif and Shanghai Organization to relocate the Finals of its 19th Annual Football Tournament from its customary venue, the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, to the National Stadium at Providence is the latest in a series of troublesome issues to descend on a sport already besieged by its own fair share of controversy .

Scanning the global horizon

Scanning the global horizon

A conversation with Sir Shridath RamphalDuring a recent visit to Guyana former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Shridath Ramphal granted The Guyana Review an extensive interview covering a wide range of issues embracing aspects of Caribbean diplomacy, the role of the United Nations and evolving issues in the development of the international system .

The British Guiana Volunteer Force

The British Guiana Volunteer Force

The British Guiana Volunteer Force was established sixty years ago in June 1948 .

Caribbean Scholarship

Caribbean Scholarship

CLR James: An outstanding Caribbean intellectIntroductionCLR James, the Trinidadian scholar, writer, Marxist ideologue and internationalist who spent much of his life abroad in the United Kingdom is not well known to Guyanese and Caribbean people .

Welcoming each other

Welcoming each other

Cultural transformation of the Caribbean in the 21st CenturyWelcoming Each Other: Cultural transformation of the Caribbean in the 21st Century was presented in the Andres Bello Auditorium of the Inter-American Development Bank on January 22, 1998, as part of the IDB Cultural Centre’s Lecture Programme .

Restoring the reading habit

Restoring the reading habit

The surfeit of book exhibitions and book launches that were  part of the CARIFESTA X programme would have been a nostalgic  treat for Guyanese book lovers  whose passion for reading has for so long been frustrated by the  difficulties associated with the acquisition of good reading material in Guyana .

On Federation

On Federation

(West Indies and British Guiana) (Reprinted by permission of the estate of C .

Whose freedom at midnight?

Whose freedom at midnight?

Machinations towards Guyana’s Independence, May 1966In our September issue the Guyana Review inadvertently published part of this article rather than the full text .

Carifesta Ten... and then?

Carifesta Ten… and then?

There was a poignant symbolism to Carifesta’s homecoming, its return, thirty-six years later, to the place of its birth .

The Carifesta dream

The Carifesta dream

By Barrington BraithwaiteIdeas and Ideals do not always determine realization in the lifetime of they who spend the tortured nights struggling to shape and define the images that will grab our attention and stir our imagination to be likewise inspired and to  respond, transcending what we have already accepted as the epitome of our general ideas of self definition, the concept that fired the many creative souls around the Caribbean and from Guyana that nurtured and contributed to the creation of the lofty manifestation of the Caribbean Festival Of Arts [ CARIFESTA ] in 1972, did not want only to create a four year Arts Expo tradition, but to expand into a Caribbean  Arts Industry, The Political leaders no doubt believed in it and envisaged a block of cultural products that would eventually earn its own economic independence, what many of them did not understand was that their  political guidance and preferences would  be the undoing of this splendid idea .

Retraining the police

Retraining the police

By David GrangerOnlookers at the Guyana Police Force’s169th anniversary parade last July must have been astonished at the sight of some Britishers in typical beachcombers’ gear marching amidst their differently attired Guyanese counterparts .

Reading the signs right

Reading the signs right

By Gregory Mc GuireWe have all come to the understanding that Prime Minister Patrick Manning abhors gambling .

Guyana’s periodicals

Guyana’s periodicals

Guyana’s periodical press has survived through resilience and resourcefulness for over two centuries .

Reflections: “The Guyana National Service: Burnham’s Vision -35 years after”

Reflections: “The Guyana National Service: Burnham’s Vision -35 years after”

Remarks by Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh at the commemoration of the 23rd Death Anniversary of President LFS Burnham, OE, SC, Wednesday, August 06, 2008 Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh Chairperson, Ms Genevieve Allen, National Secretary, National Congress of Women, Leader of the Opposition and of the PNCR, Mrs Corbin, General Secretary PNCR, Chairman PSC, Distinguished Invitees and particularly members of the Late President’s family-Kamana, President Burnham’s close colleagues and supporters, I am honoured to have been invited to give some reflections in keeping with the chosen theme for the observance of the 23rd death anniversary of President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, OE, SC .

A lifetime in publishing: Arif Ali and the Hansib story

A lifetime in publishing: Arif Ali and the Hansib story

For almost fifty years Arif Ali has immersed himself in the business  of print media .

On Federation (West Indies and British Guiana)

On Federation (West Indies and British Guiana)

(Reprinted by permission of the estate of C .

Whose freedom at midnight?

Whose freedom at midnight?

Machinations towards Guyana’s Independence, May 1966By Clem SeecharanProfessor of Caribbean History and Head of Caribbean Studies, London Metropolitan University (forthcoming in Round Table October 2008)Guyana (formerly British Guiana), the only British colony on the mainland of South America, became independent at midnight on 26 May 1966 .

Listening to the wind: A conversation with MV Mc Rae

Listening to the wind: A conversation with MV Mc Rae

MV Mc Rae is an animated Romanian  woman with a Guyanese husband, a profession as a doctor and a passion for poetry .

Clamouring for change!

Clamouring for change!

Do persistent calls for an end to the tenure of Guyana Football Federation President Colin Klass mark an emerging awareness among stakeholders of the potential of football as a vehicle for fostering national pride? Guyana Football Federation President Colin Klass The current clamour for an end to the long tenure of President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Colin Klass is not without precedent .

Contemplating ’72: the origins and significance of CARIFESTA

Contemplating ’72: the origins and significance of CARIFESTA

Available research points to a number of gatherings of creative spirits in the region long before the genesis of CARIFESTA in 1972 .

Arts

Arts

Houses of culture: Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown Francis Quamina Farrier reflects on three of Georgetown’s wooden buildings and their impact on the shaping of contemporary Guyanese culture .



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