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 .
(an extract from Schomburgk’s expedition to the interior .
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 .
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 was established sixty years ago in June 1948 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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Machinations towards Guyana’s Independence, May 1966In our September issue the Guyana Review inadvertently published part of this article rather than the full text .
There was a poignant symbolism to Carifesta’s homecoming, its return, thirty-six years later, to the place of its birth .
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 .
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 .
By Gregory Mc GuireWe have all come to the understanding that Prime Minister Patrick Manning abhors gambling .
Guyana’s periodical press has survived through resilience and resourcefulness for over two centuries .
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 .
For almost fifty years Arif Ali has immersed himself in the business of print media .
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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 .
MV Mc Rae is an animated Romanian woman with a Guyanese husband, a profession as a doctor and a passion for poetry .
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 .
Available research points to a number of gatherings of creative spirits in the region long before the genesis of CARIFESTA in 1972 .
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 .
At the start who would ever have thought that such a summit might be climbed? There has been nothing in the domain of private and public subscription which equals this .
Written by Cara Dunn-Gibson (The poet lives in the Royal County of Berkshire, England)What I see in Guyana Is a coconut tree swinging in the wind It’s trunk, brown and mild like a newborn foal .
Andrea Rohlehr-McAdam was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana .
Acceptance speech by Geoge Lamming on the occasion of the conferral of the Order Of The Caribbean Community At the opening of the 29th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community,1-4 July, 2008, Bolans, Antigua and Barbuda (edited copy)[caption id="attachment_20464" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="George Lamming"][/caption]I acknowledge that this is a moment of self -congratulation and I hope you will not think me subversive if I draw to your attention certain anxieties which I believe will also engage the attention of Professor Nettleford .
Some festivals of the Caribbean All nations celebrate sacred or secular festivals of one sort or another .
I did not know Folklorist Wordsworth Mc Andrew personally .
Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s accession to the top of the pile in the International Cricket Council’s best test batsman ratings takes its place beside CARIFESTA as a fitting tribute to the capacity of the Caribbean to achieve .
Historian Tommy Payne reflects on the origins of the Caribbean Festival of Arts and the reverberation of the inaugural event across space and timeThe song released for CARIFESTA X embraces the sentiments of pride, responsibility and determination .
Our revels now are ended .
The Caribbean Community and the global food frenzy Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries really ought not to have found themselves caught up in the current global food frenzy that has spawned gloomy predictions of widespread starvation unless the international community takes action now to increase food production significantly over the next decade or so .
Security sector reform and the Guyana Police Force Tuesday 3 December 2002 was an ordinary workaday morning at the start of the Christmas shopping season in Georgetown’s central business district .
Global action on mercury to project human health and the environment - WWF views Rickford Vieira, WWF-Guianas Regional Goldmining Pollution Abatement Coordinator, February 2008Between 2001 and 2007, UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (UNEPGC/GMEF) held several meeting to discussed the issue of global mercury use and human health and decisions were taken to further develop UNEP’s Mercury Program by initiating and disseminating a report summarizing supply, trade and demand information on mercury .
Schomburgk’s travels through British Guiana (An extract from Schomburgk’s expedition to the interior .