Guyana Review

The literary talents of Pauline Melville

Guyanese Writers


About Pauline Melville Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such as Mona Lisa and British television programmes including the BBC Television comedy series ‘The Young Ones’.

An interlude of optimism



One swallow decidedly does not make a summer and we must be mindful that what, for the West Indies, was a commendable outcome to the just concluded first Test match against Sri Lanka does not engender a misplaced sense of euphoria.

We’re rolling!

Kashif Muhammad

Kashif Muhammad gives the signal that plans for the 21st annual K&S tournament are underway One doubts that the twenty first annual Kashif & Shanghai football tournament can match the spectacle of its immediate predecessor, though, over the years, the promoters have proven quite adept at springing surprises.

Innings Over! Edwin Carrington prepares to depart the Caricom crease

The Secretary General and colleagues

Two years before the end of what would have been his fourth five-year term as Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Edwin Carrington, the 72 year-old Trinidad and Tobago-born career diplomat, announced that he will step down from what is widely regarded as the foremost and arguably most demanding regional public service assignment, at the end of 2010.

Talking Business

A prime piece of real estate

Guyana Review talks with Robert Badal Robert Badal is Chairman and CEO of Guyana Stockfeeds Inc of Farm, East Bank Demerara, a company with interests in the rice and edible oils sectors.

Ken Corsbie is eighty

Ken Corsbie

Time flies, and Ken Corsbie, arguably the most talented and versatile Guyanese creative artists of his generation turned eighty recently. Ageing is not a phenomenon that you associate with Corsbie.

Climate change, persistent poverty and a global financial crisis

His Excellency The President

President Bharrat Jagdeo’s  address to the Sixty-Fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York,  September  24, 2010 Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues Distinguished Secretary General Ladies and Gentlemen: I bring to all delegates at this sixty-fifth United Nations General Assembly the warm greetings of my Government and people.

Man with a key to the internet:Building the elusive information society

Bevil Wooding

Part twoGERARD BEST continues his interview with Bevil Wooding, Programme Director for the Caribbean ICT Roadshow. Part One of this interview was published in the September 2010 issue of the Guyana Review Over the past several years there has been a lot of talk, in the region and around the world, about the need to build the “information society” and to develop “knowledge-based societies”.  

A brief history of radio in Guyana

Image of times past: The old Radio Demerara

The Ovaltine Programme was one of the best-loved children’s radio programmes in Guyana The origin of radio broadcasting in Guyana is located somewhere in the 1920’s and the first evidence of radio is credited to several local ‘buffs.’ The introduction of short wave broadcasts was preceded by a modest wired service that relayed broadcasts from the BBC over the telephone system in Georgetown.

Another fresh start

Ramnaresh Sarwan

Darren Sammy’s surprise appointment as West Indies captain appears to mark another ‘fresh start’ for Caribbean cricketSurprising though the decision may seem to appoint Darren Sammy captain of the West Indies cricket team, the selectors may well have felt that they had little choice.

Another story of underachievement

Team Guyana

One of the largest teams ever fielded by Guyana at the Commonwealth Games concluded their assignment in India with a single medal, a bronze plus the considerable embarrassment of the defection of its entire three-member boxing team.