Guyana Review

Books-The British West Indies Regiment

Books-The British West Indies Regiment

Cedric L Joseph, The British West Indies Regiment, 1914-1918 .

Poetry-Edison Jefford’s Nobel ambition

Poetry-Edison Jefford’s Nobel ambition

Guyana Review Editor Arnon Adams talks to 2006 Guyana Prize for Literature Honorable Mention awardee Edison Jefford When I asked Edison Jefford where he felt his ambition as a poet would take him there was an arresting bluntness about his response .

International Affairs-Obama and the search for a new contract in America

International Affairs-Obama and the search for a new contract in America

Reprinted from the Trindad Review – December 1st 2008By Cary FraserIn 1963, the African American writer, James Baldwin, published My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation in which he wrote:“Please try to be clear, dear James, through the storm which rages about your youthful head today, about the reality which lies behind the words acceptance and integration .

Regional Affairs-The Debt is unpayable

Regional Affairs-The Debt is unpayable

La deuda es impagable Remarks at the Great Hall of the University of Havana on receipt of the degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences, Honoris Causa December 3, 2008Norman Girvan I cannot begin to express the deep sense of honour that I feel on your bestowing upon me the degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences, Honoris Causa of the University of Havana .

 Literature-James and politics

Literature-James and politics

The following is the final part of a four-part series on CLR James by Peter Fraser By Peter FraserJames’ politics falls into two phases .

Sport-The West Indies in New Zealand

Sport-The West Indies in New Zealand

Still stalled on the road to recovery The suggestion that the West Indies’ straight sets loss to Pakistan in last November’s three-match Limited Overs encounter in Abu Dhabi, was due in large measure to a euphoria hangover, at least among those members of the team who had just a few days earlier been the beneficiaries of cricket’s biggest ever payday – the Stanford Twenty-Twenty for twenty million US dollars encounter against England, is a reflection of the extreme cynicism that attends the outlook of analysts of the regional game .

History-Glimpses of Guyanese History

History-Glimpses of Guyanese History

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

David de Caires: Man, mission and the media

David de Caires: Man, mission and the media

David de Caires was one of the most outstanding Guyanese newspaper editors of the 20th century .

Guyana’s gangs

Guyana’s gangs

Guyana’s gangs have participated in diverse criminal activities − armed robbery, murder, narcotics-trafficking, gun-running and piracy − over the past decade .

Scanning the regional labour landscape

Scanning the regional labour landscape

General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour and former General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress Lincoln Lewis talks with the Guyana Review about the agenda of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the challenges facing labour in the CaribbeanGR: In what respects does your role as General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour differ from your previous position as General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress?[caption id="attachment_32305" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour Lincoln Lewis"][/caption]LL:Obviously, the end objective is the same; to serve as an advocate for workers’ rights and to work with employers to secure those rights .

Remembering Jonestown

Remembering Jonestown

On November 17, 1978 Neville Annibourne flew to Jonestown in his capacity as an Information Officer with the then Government Information Service .

The Marxist ideology of CLR James

The Marxist ideology of CLR James

“I am not being pedantic .

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 .



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