Guyana Review

Theatre lives!

Theatre lives!

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 .

Poem

Poem

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 .

Fashion Focus

Fashion Focus

Andrea Rohlehr-McAdam was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana .

anxieties about the Caribbean condition

anxieties about the Caribbean condition

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 .

Celebrating our culture:

Celebrating our culture:

Some festivals of the Caribbean All nations celebrate sacred or secular festivals of one sort or another .

    The question of Carifesta and cultural emancipation

The question of Carifesta and cultural emancipation

I  did not  know Folklorist Wordsworth Mc Andrew personally .

Chanderpaul, CARIFESTA and Caribbean pride

Chanderpaul, CARIFESTA and Caribbean pride

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 .

CARIFESTA... again!

CARIFESTA… again!

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 .

Not quite full circle

Not quite full circle

Our revels now are ended .

Short story

Carifesta .

Repositioning agriculture

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 .

Reforming policing

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 .

The Environment

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 .

History

Schomburgk’s travels through British Guiana (An extract from Schomburgk’s expedition to the interior .

The Environment

The Environment

The Forestry Sector and the WWF Guianas Sustainable Natural Resources Management Programme Stabroek Business has agreed to publish occasional features submitted by the Office of the World Wildlife Fund in Guyana that address environmental and other critical issues in the mining and forestry sectors .

Edgar Austin Mittelholzer: A Caribbean voice (Part 2)

Edgar Austin Mittelholzer: A Caribbean voice (Part 2)

Juanita Cox is a PhD student writing her thesis: 'Edgar Mittelholzer and the Shaping of his Novels' at the University of Birmingham, UK .

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

When the Sun and Streets Exploded Part 1 Calypso and World Politics Converged in British Guiana, 1962 By Geoffrey DunnAnd I was with them all, When the sun and streets exploded, And a city of clerks turned a city of men .

Guyana’s Indigenous peoples: Still languishing on the periphery

Guyana’s Indigenous peoples: Still languishing on the periphery

David James is an Amerindian, an Attorney-At-Law and an informed, passionate and articulate advocate of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Guyana .

Sir Arthur Lewis

Sir Arthur Lewis

Lewis and the New World Economists This is the second of a lecture delivered by Professor Norman Girvan on February 20 at the UWI St Augustine campus to launch the year of Sir Arthur Lewis in commencement of the Caribbean’s first Nobel Laurette .

The Arts in the 90s

The Arts in the 90s

By Barrington Braithwaite To fully give an informative and honest description of the position of any discipline, requires a case study plus the variables and conditions that influence positively or negatively the results of the particular study in question .

Edgar Austin Mittelholzer: A caribbean voice

Edgar Austin Mittelholzer: A caribbean voice

By Juanita CoxJuanita Cox is a PhD student writing her thesis: ‘Edgar Mittelholzer and the Shaping of his Novels’ at the University of Birmingham, UK .

Free individual (A book review)

Free individual (A book review)

By Brendan de CairesC .

Remembering Roy Heath

Remembering Roy Heath

During his terminal illness several years ago I had a conversation with the late Aubrey Williams .

Living dance!

Living dance!

Saluting the distinguished career of Linda Griffith People like Linda Griffith sometimes never really get their fair share of either recognition or reward for their selfless and unstinting contribution to nation-building; and people like her never seem to stop to measure the magnitude of their contribution against the paucity of the reward .

Bajan Breakthrough

25 years of legal abortions Reprinted from T&T Review, March 3, 2008By Sanka PriceAs a politician there are some issues that no matter what decision you make, you are certain to anger a significant segment of the population .

Sir Arthur Lewis

Yes, he did! This is the first of a lecture delivered by Professor Norman Girvan on February 20 at the UWI St .

The weakest link in regional security

The Government of Guyana was gratified at the outcome of the recent special meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government on crime and security held in Port-of-Spain which set out to design a regional strategy to stem violent criminality in the Caribbean .

Restructuring the Guyana stage

The inaugural Hugh Desmond Hoyte memorial lecture was delivered in Georgetown by Rt .

Remembering “Scouter” Mac

Allan Fenty reflects on the life and times of one of Guyana’s revered cultural icons .

No requiem for Bourda

I thought that our cricketing sentimentalists could at least have been afforded a requiem for Bourda, some dignified tribute to bring closure to those whose sense of cricketing history have left them with a deep understanding of Bourda’s service to test cricket and of what we must now leave behind; there could have been some grand or even less than grand ‘sendoff,’ some occasion for reminiscences and reflections on Bourda’s past glories, its unique place in this region’s cricketing history .

The Cartoons of Paul Harris

The essence of Paul Harris' consummate skill as a cartoonist derives from his appreciation of the unique role of the cartoon as a vehicle for communication .

Crime conundrum

Once again, feuding between Guyana's two major political parties is proving a major obstacle to a cohesive response to a national emergency As much as the two recent shocking mass murders at Lusignan and Bartica have cast a pall of gloom over Guyana, the responses of the country's political leaders to these appalling crimes have added much insult to the injury inflicted by the killers .

Mangroved forests of South America

VEGETATION AND SPECIES COMPOSITIONMangrove forests in South America are found on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the bays and estuaries of eight countries .

Guyana’s fight against the global drug menace

Nothing to shout about Guyana Review publishes the main body of the US State Department's 2008 Inter-national Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Guyana .

The contraband economy and the crimes associated with it continue to flourish

News of the recent arrest of three Guyanese ? Isaac Sarjoo, Richard Sarjoo and Roy Arjune ? in Suriname with approximately 35 pounds of gold said to be worth about US$500,000, seemed so commonplace that it hardly caused a stir in legal, financial or political circles .

Schomburgk’s travels in British Guiana

(an extract from Schomburgk's expedition to the interior .

A more perfect union

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama at the Constitution Center on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy .



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