Guyana Review

What Caricom is not

Dissecting CARICOM: Academic and St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves

By Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves (edited version)   The current status of CARICOM can be characterized by the twin and dialectically-connected processes of consolidation and progress within the terms of CARICOM’s design as crafted in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas of July 2001 and the subsequent decisions of the Conference of Heads and of other Treaty institutions.

Making the case for reparations

Seeking Reparations for Slavery
Professor Hilary Beckles

Address delivered by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, House of Commons, Parliament of Great Britain, Committee Room 14, Thurs-day, July 16, 2014 Madam Chair, the distinguished member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, other distinguished members of the House of Lords, and House of Commons, Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corp, colleagues at the head table, Ladies and Gentlemen.

University under pressure

Joshua Griffith

Guyana Review talks with newly elected President of the University of Guyana Students Society Joshua Griffith GR: Yours has been an inherited position since you were elected Vice President rather than President of the UGSS.

Shiv on the shore

Sweeping his way to a big score

Courtesy of The Cricket Monthly from ESPNcricinfo   By Rahul Bhattacharya   One day Khemraj “Cowfly” Chanderpaul got vexed. He was a fisherman and a talented cricketer living on the northern coast of South America near where the Mahaica river drains into the Atlantic.

Talking shop

The leader arriving for the Congress

Edited Address by Brigadier (rtd) David Granger, Leader, to the 18th Biennial Delegates’ Congress of the People’s National Congress Reform at Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown on July 25, 2014.

On leadership

Astell Collins

Guyana Review talks with youth leader Astell Collins   GR: When you look at the various challenges facing Guyana how do you see your own ideas on leadership making a difference?

The Secondary Schools Reform Project

Walter B Alexander

Ten years on: Have we left the Secondary Schools Reform Project behind?   By Walter B Alexander, A.A. During the conception of the Secondary School Reform Project (SSRP) in the early 1990s and during the life of the 1996-2004 Project, it was envisaged that initiatives undertaken in the twelve (12) Pilot Schools would be replicated throughout the secondary school system.

School and September

Ready to go (Ministry of Education photo)

September ought to be the most significant month in the lives of school children and in the entire school year. It is the start of everything; starting out at school; starting a new class; starting tertiary and university education.

Our splendid democracy

We vote then we step aside

Things have not been the same since the general elections in November 2011, though, as Guyanese would say, the outcomes – or at least the majority of them – were hardly anything to write home about, anyway.

Two nations

Bridging communities?

By David A. Granger Hinterland Guyana comprises over three-quarters of this country’s territory. The Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Essequibo-Upper Takutu (Rupununi) and parts of the East Berbice-Corentyne and Upper Demerara-Berbice Regions – might be most picturesque parts of the country but they are the poorest.

Caricom’s inertia: Who’s to blame?

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

Address by Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of CARICOM at the Opening of the Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government at Buccament Resorts, St.

Talking media

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Capitol News Director Enrico Woolford shares his views on media issues with the Guyana ReviewGR: When you think of media freedom what do you consider to be its key elements?