Guyana Review

Atkinson Field and World War II

A memoir 1943 to 1946

An aerial view of Atkinson Field

By Ivan O. Carew Having been born and having grown up in the capital city, Georgetown, in the county of Demerara, British Guiana, now called Guyana, I did have some knowledge of the villages on the Eastern bank of the Demerara River.

Saluting a champion

Few Guyanese sportsmen in any discipline can lay claim to the accomplishments of national rifle shooting champion Ransford Goodluck

Ransford Goodluck

If a panel of experts were to be required to name the ten Guyanese sportsmen who have accomplished the most in their respective disciplines over the past 25 years, the inclusion of the name Ransford Goodluck on that list would almost certainly be automatic.

Football’s fuzzy future

Has the myth of the Guyana Football Federation’s immunity from local sanction been shattered by the recent court injunction that put a brake on the holding of its elections?

Austin Warner

Something quite significant happened in local football recently. The Georgetown Football League (GFL) secured a court injunction that brought a halt to the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) plans to elect a new executive.

A platform for democracy, inclusivity

Our political culture is being made over

PNCR’s David Granger

Presidential candidates’ perspectives? Following the naming of Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan and retired Guyana Defence Force Brigadier David Granger as presidential candidates for the Alliance for Change and the People’s National Congress Reform the Guyana Review has secured interviews with the candidates which are published in this issue of the newspaper.

Healing the Burnham/ Jagan schism

Trotman is my brother in this fight

AFC’s Khemraj Ramjattan

Great societies grow out of the sacrifices of visionary leaders who stand up to fight against historical injustice. Today, a man harbours the ambition in his heart to join this elite group of outstanding, self-sacrificing leaders.

One laptop per family: State under scrutiny

T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Lest we be tempted to think that we are alone in our seemingly unending continuum of bothersome revelations arising out of President Bharrat Jagdeo’s One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project, we may – or perhaps not – be comforted to know that the President’s CARICOM colleague, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had to face her own demons last year arising out of accusations of bribes and kickbacks or what is commonly called ‘influence pedalling” at Hewlett Packard, the same United States company that secured the  TT$83m allocation for the provision of 24,000 laptops for students entering secondary school at the start of the current academic year.

Education, human rights and the rule of law

Justice Roxanne George

Following is an edited version of an address by Justice Roxanne George at the 44th Convocation of the University of Guyana delivered on November 20, 2010 As graduands of the University of Guyana, you have had the opportunity of studying your chosen fields in the context of Guyana in a globalized world.

Gender-based violence in the Guyanese society

By Miriam Williams Gender-based violence is a broad topic that requires focused attention on the most affected by this phenomenon. In this installation, I will attempt to define the issue, outline the general social acceptance of gender-based violence, highlight some issues women and men face with relevance to the topic, and discuss the impact on children, highlighting the cultural, religious, economic, media/music influence on this issue.

Tomorrow and the world

Caribbean review of books

Yesterday’s man: Hosni Mubarak

Nicholas Laughlin on reading Martin Carter while following the Egyptian revolution For most of the past eighteen days, I’ve kept Al Jazeera’s website open on my laptop and Martin Carter’s poems close at hand.

Humiliated in defeat

Otis Gibson:Our big players failed us

We may not have expected the West Indies to lift the 2011 Cricket World Cup but the manner of their loss to Pakistan will long linger as a painful embarrassmentHaving tiptoed shamefacedly into the quarter finals of the 2011 Cricket World Cup the West Indies team wasted no time in conceding that they really did not belong in the auspicious company of the other seven combatants who had earned their places through consistently solid performances or else, like England, had clawed their way back from adversity to arrive in the hall of qualifiers safe if more than a trifle breathless.

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