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Patois in Trinidad and Tobago

Patois in Trinidad and Tobago

From John Jacob Thomas to Lawrence D Carrington

Dr Jo-Anne S Ferreira Many popular myths surround Patois (known to linguists as French Creole or French-lexicon Creole), one of which, is that it is not a ‘real’ language, or that it lacks a ‘real’ grammar, or that it cannot be written, or that it is ‘simplified’ French .

Recollecting Courtney Gibson

Recollecting Courtney Gibson

It surprised me considerably that the turnout at the St .

Archibald Moore – A CXC Architect

Archibald Moore – A CXC Architect

“The history of the Caribbean Examina-tions Council cannot be written without the name Archibald Moore occupying a stellar position .

Towards a local  publishing house

Towards a local publishing house

 By Barrington BraithwaiteThe issue of publishing and the national ethos has never been treated with deserving seriousness .

A wanderer’s tale

A wanderer’s tale

Canadian traveller Amos Sarrouy who is visiting Guyana as part of his journey of discovery writes about his soujourn in South America

When I first came to South America I wasn’t sure what to expect .

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Cartoon

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Guyana calypso:  cool or critical?

Guyana calypso: cool or critical?

Musical tradition has decided that Trinidad and Tobago is the “home” of the Calypso, that art-form that once outsiders defined as “a West Indian Song .

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Cartoon

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Sixty years of cabinet government in Guyana

Sixty years of cabinet government in Guyana

Guyana, in April 2013, celebrates its 60th anniversary of cabinet government .

Policing under scrutiny: The 2013 Linden protests and the Guyana Police Force

Policing under scrutiny: The 2013 Linden protests and the Guyana Police Force

The professionalism of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the practices that attend policing in Guyana have long been the subject of intense public discourse .

Caribbean Examinations Council

Caribbean Examinations Council

40th Anniversary Celebratioins Commemorative Address by CXC Registrar Dr. Didacus Jules

Forty years ago on the 11th January 1973, the inaugural meeting of the Caribbean Examinations Council was held in Barbados .

Is official indifference  fuelling violence in schools?

Is official indifference fuelling violence in schools?

After all of the official fuss and public anxiety that has been expressed over the issue of violence among schoolchildren and in schools in recent years, we were more than a little surprised that both the Chief Education Officer and the General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers’ Union passed up the offer made to them by The Guyana Review to publicly pronounce on these issues and even to say what, individually or together, their respective institutions are doing in order to seek to remedy these problems .

Women Speak

Women Speak

Public discourse over gender issues and more particularly the issue of violence against women rivals and in many cases, exceeds most other items on the national agenda .

Meet the GNCPP – Guyana’s civil society forum

Meet the GNCPP – Guyana’s civil society forum

The elections, the CCJ and the Constitution

Today, the Guyana National Council on Public Policy (GNCPP) wishes to launch its print media initiative to introduce itself to the Guyanese (reading) public .

Not a leg to stand on

Not a leg to stand on

It does no harm for the labour movement to get the occasional reminder about its threatened drift into irrelevance even though fears that it sometimes interprets those reminders quite incorrectly .

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana..... Roraima shares the significance of the centenary occasion

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana….. Roraima shares the significance of the centenary occasion

From the pioneering work of aviation stalwarts like Arthur James “Art”Williams and Colonel Herman Edgar “Harry” Wendt to the current initiative to transform the Ogle aerodrome into the country’s second international airport, the aviation sector in Guyana owes its growth and development to the cumulative contributions of groups and individuals who   .

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana...  Air Services Ltd:  An aviation pioneering legacy

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana… Air Services Ltd: An aviation pioneering legacy

Guyana’s economic improvement over the past 20 years, has seen a striking parallel in the aviation sector where Air Services Limited, has grown to become  Guyana’s  largest domestic aviation operator in the country .

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana... Trans Guyana Airways

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana… Trans Guyana Airways

 Our Mission: To provide safe and reliable air transport services to our customers in Guyana and around the regionOriginating in 1956 from a single float plane air service, Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) has grown into Guyana’s premier and   .

100th Anniversary of Aviation in Guyana ... Ogle Rising: Guyana is journeying towards its second  international airport

100th Anniversary of Aviation in Guyana … Ogle Rising: Guyana is journeying towards its second international airport

Ogle International Airport is a general aviation Regional Class Airport with a Class2C runway catering to commercial and private operators of aircraft .

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana... ‘Investing in your future….’

100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana… ‘Investing in your future….’

The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School, which is housed in the Hangar of Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services Ltd .

‘Steady’ CAPE

‘Steady’ CAPE

Steady appears to be the best word to describe the Carib-bean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE), both in terms of its growth and the performance of candidatesThe Encarta Dictionary describes ‘steady’ in these terms: steady: fixed, stable, or not easily moved .

A call for action to address performance in English and Mathematics

A call for action to address performance in English and Mathematics

The performance of candidates in the May/June 2012 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) on English A and Mathematics examinations has resulted in a call for action in the region to address deficiencies in the two core subjects .

Cuba 2.0

Cuba 2.0

These impressions of contemporary Cuba were penned by Guyanese, Dr .

Carnegie School of Home Economics at eighty

Carnegie School of Home Economics at eighty

Some institutions in Guyana, for reasons associated with their longevity and the contribution to the growth and development of the Guyanese society engender a special sense of history .

Dreaming political pipe dreams

Dreaming political pipe dreams

One has to wonder whether the hope expressed late last year that the outcome of the November general elections that had given the combined opposition a one-seat majority in the National Assembly would bring ‘some good’ to our political landscape was more of a pipe dream than an earnest hope .

The killing of our women

The killing of our women

The little that we do is not nearly enough If there is something profoundly sickening about the monotonous regularity with which domestic violence is claiming the lives of our womenfolk, what is even more disturbing is the sense one gets that the decibel level of public protestations notwithstanding, we are, on the whole, indifferent to the carnage .

Integrate or Perish

Integrate or Perish

Challenges of the Caribbean Community Keynote address at Dies Natalis Anton de Kom University of Suriname By Sir Shridath RamphalThe Treaty of Chaguaramas of 1973 - itself an emanation from the CARIFTA Agreement of 1965 - began with words which are fundamental to the economic integration commitments which followed .

The PNC at 55:

The PNC at 55:

Ideology, identity and the destiny of the PNCR The People’s National Congress Reform celebrated its 55th anniversary a few weeks ago in October at the centre of a five-party political partnership .

Rumbling over Rohee

Rumbling over Rohee

Whatever the extent of political and public criticism of his tenure as Home Affairs Minister the ruling PPP/C is unlikely to let go of Clement Rohee Clement Rohee has become used to questions being raised about his suitability to serve as a Cabinet Minister .

Breaking the Silence

The fight against child sexual abuse By Margaret WalcottMore often than not societies resist change .

Cooperatives rising?

Cooperatives rising?

The Kuru Kuru Cooperative College In Guyana,  Cooperatives have survived the passage of time and the emergence of a full-blown economic culture that gave the lie to the professed beliefs of both the People’s National Congress and the ruling People’s Progressive Party in a state-driven economy .

A conversation with Magda Pollard

A conversation with Magda Pollard

At eighty Magda Pollard remains mentally alert, enlightened, a keen conversationalist and seemingly always inclined to engage in discourse on important issues .

Transitioning to Citizen Security: The Challenge for the Police in the Caribbean

Historically, in nations under colonial rule, formal social control of the population was undertaken by a security force that had the mission of maintaining the status and prerogatives of the colonizers and their political and social elites .

Roraima: Twenty and counting

Roraima Airways plays a significant role in the growth of the Guyanese economy, as a provider of travel services to tourists and commercial clients – offering foreign businessmen a convivial environment within which to do business in Guyana .

Fixing West Indies cricket

Fixing West Indies cricket

Sport

What has changed in Caribbean cricket apart from the fortunes of the Westindies team is the extent to which issues relating to what one might call the politics of the game surface in the mass media and in public discourse .

The Making of A President

The Making of A President

President Donald Ramotar is the first Guyanese Head of State ever to have to compete for the presidential candidature .



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