Guyana Review

Who gets the Speaker’s job

The political row over the choice of a Speaker of the National Assembly may well have raised concerns over the likely effectiveness of the parliamentary opposition

A mere of two months after the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) polled sufficient votes to secure a single seat more than the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in the National Assembly, questions have arisen as to just how effective a parliamentary opposition they are likely to be.

A moment of political truth

A conversation with Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman

Raphael Trotman readily concedes that the political tumult that preceded his belated emergence as the Speaker of the National Assembly makes his eventual accession to office a wholly unexpected turn of events.

Tomorrow and the world

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.

The brain-drain panic returns

By Jagdish Bhagwati Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently edited, with Gordon Hanson, Skilled Migration Today.

Who cares about Guyana’s cricket, anyway

That the Government of Guyana ascribes an altruistic motive to its intervention in the feuding among the rival factions in the struggle for control of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which had placed local cricket in an even more perilous state than it had been previously, does little to disguise the fact that the intervention was “political,” initiated as it was by President Bharrat Jagdeo during his last few months in office.

Picking a Winner

David Granger APNU The quality of life for the majority of Guyanese has deteriorated under the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s 19-year administration.

Political sketch: Raphael Trotman

Up to the time that this issue of the Guyana Review was published, Raphael Trotman was still the only named Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2011 General Elections A friend Raphael Trotman’s remarked recently that he felt that while the law was his profession politics was his “real calling.” The commentator was quick to add that the remark was not intended to call Mr.

TUF returns to the political affray

To many people’s surprise The United Force (TUF) announced earlier this year that it would contest the 2011 general elections. Up until the announcement the general feeling among the electorate was that the party’s best moments were behind it, that its time had come and gone.

Celebrating Victoria

The Indaba, and the Future of the Village Economies in Guyana

By Leyland Lucas, PhD, Donald Ainsworth, MA, Rawle Lucas, MA, CPA, Sheranne Doorgasingh Wickham, M. Sc. Background In November 2009, The Friends of Victoria Diaspora Inc., an organization made up of Victorians and descendants of Victorians based in the New York area, held the 170th Commemorative Anniversary of the purchase of the village by the 83 Ancestors.

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