Guyana Review

In an election year

Gail Teixeira

This is an election year with a difference…actually, several differences. By now, in previous election years, it would have already been patently clear who the presidential candidates for the major political parties were.

Good neighbours, good friends


Presidents Jagdeo and Bouterse

It appears that the remark by President Bharrat Jagdeo regarding his government’s disposition to either facilitating or actually executing the arrest of Suriname president Desi Bouterse made during the opening session of the conference of officers of the Guyana Defence Force was not meant for the ears of the media.

Descent into disgrace



The past year or so of cricket in Guyana has been one of woeful underperformance on the field and fierce conflict and crisis in the board rooms of its administration.

Labour and the budget


Assembled for the budget debate

Over the next few issues the Guyana Review has agreed to publish a succession of three articles by General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress Lincoln Lewis on public issues of his choosing.

Meeting Digital Students in a digital age

CXC Improves Cyberspace Presence

Students, teachers and CXC staff attending the launch of the new CXC website

By Cleveland SamQuestion Where is the best place to meet people? ANSWER Wherever they congregate. The young and the young at heart among us may even add, “duh, like that is so obvious” And where do the young and young at heart congregate?

Glimpses of Guyanese History

The 1962 and 1963 Constitutional Conferences

Duncan Sandys

The 1962 and 1963 Constitutional Conferences were the most controversial in the pre-Independence period.  Guyana Review reprints this official account that was first published in the book “Report on British Guiana for the Year 1963.” Constitutional Conference A motion was passed by the Legislature of British Guiana in November 1961 requesting the Secretary of State for the Colonies to fix a date during 1962 for the independence of the territory. 

Transforming Caribbean police forces

Book Review


Policing the Caribbean: Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice Ben Bowling Oxford/New York,Oxford University Press 2010 ISBN 978-0-19-957769-9 By PETER D FRASER This admirable book is a pioneering examination of the workings of the upper echelons of the policing family of the Commonwealth Caribbean in a comparative fashion.

Remembering Private Marks

Still waiting for answers: Julian and Denise Marks

A year after their son’s decomposed body was removed from the Ekereku River a week after his disappearance from the Guyana Defence Force border post at Eteringbang, Julian and Denise Marks talk with Guyana Review editor Arnon Adams about the still unexplained circumstances of Private Julian Machel Miquel Marks’ untimely death.

The high price of being on top

The Caribbean

David Thompson

Reprinted from the Trinidad and Tobago Review – October 2010By anka Price David Thompson, Prime Minister of Barbados who died of pancreatic cancer two Saturdays ago, was the 14th prime minister in the English-speaking Caribbean to die in office in the last 43 years.

David Thompson’s legacy

The Caribbean

The following editorial was published by the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. The untimely, if not entirely, unexpected death last weekend of Prime Minister David Thompson of Barbados robbed him of time to leave a distinctive and indelible mark on his country.

PANCAP and the HIV/AIDS challenge in the Caribbean

Regional Health Issues

Kofi Annan

Importance of partnerships and human rights in the global, regional and national response to hiv and aids: Address by he kofi a annan to the Tenth Annual General Meeting of the pan Caribbean Partnership against hiv and aids (pancap) 31 october 2010, st maarten Thank you for that warm welcome.