Guyana Review

Under Scrutiny: The scars of child abuse

By Stephen AlleyneOutwardly, Jennifer (whose real name has been withheld to protect her identity) has a body most women her age would spend a pretty penny to acquire and maintain – petite, curvaceous, unblemished .

Villains, victims and  partnership politics

Villains, victims and partnership politics

Is the People’s National Congress Reform a vehicle of political transformation, a manipulative villain or a hapless victim of circumstance?

The ‘green wave’  that followed the formation of A Partnership for National Unity last June, the results of the general and regional elections in November 2011 and the current configuration of   .

Holding on to Henry Greene

Holding on to Henry Greene

Just how divided public opinion on the allegation of rape made against Police Commissioner Henry Greene has become is evidenced in the view expressed recently by Education Minister Priya Mannickchand that the controversial 57-year-old ‘top cop’ should no longer occupy public office .

Chinese values?

Chinese values?

Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice-chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader in the German Green Party for almost 20 years .

Guyana’s new  political landscape

Guyana’s new political landscape

By far the most significant outcomes of Guyana’s 2011 general elections was the loss of its parliamentary majority by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/CIVIC and the emergence of the Alliance for Change (AFC) as a critical power broker in the National Assembly .

Managing public examinations in a regional collaboration construct

By Susan Giles, Senior Assistant Registrar – Examinations Administration & SecurityCaribbean Examinations CouncilExtract from a Paper presented at the 37th International Association for Educational Assessment Conference, 23 – October 23-28, 2011, Manila, PhilippinesBackgroundThe Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a regionally funded non-profit examining board established in 1972 .

How much should sex matter?

How much should sex matter?

Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne .

“Reds” Perreira’s “dream”

“Reds” Perreira’s “dream”

The man widely regarded as Guyana’s most accomplished sports commentator, launched his book Living My Dream on Monday March 19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines .

Rohee’s riot act

Rohee’s riot act

Home Affais Minister Clement Rohee is nothing if not the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) lightning rod for controversy .

Seeking Justice for Gayle

Seeking Justice for Gayle

WICB and Arbitrary Power

By Retired Judge Romain Pitt Ontario Supreme Court of JusticeEven those who hold power legitimately ought not to exercise such power arbitrarily .

Darren Sammy: Under pressure to shine

Darren Sammy: Under pressure to shine

One doubts that there is any international cricketer who has been more maligned than West Indies captain Darren Sammy though from the way he handles his critics you might think that they simply do not exist .

Playing to the West  Indies’ weaknesses

Playing to the West Indies’ weaknesses

Australia’s seemingly somewhat risky declaration on the penultimate day of the first test match in the current series against the West Indies was reflective of a belief that not much had changed in Caribbean cricket at least as far as the will to win was concerned .

Ramotar rises

Ramotar rises

Guyana’s Seventh Executive President takes office

Long before Donald Ramotar was eventually chosen by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to be its presidential candidate at the 2011 general elections, there was talk that a way was being sought to have Bharrat Jagdeo circumvent the constitutional provision which he himself had signed into law in order to have a third presidential term .

An unchanged political landscape

An unchanged political landscape

What Guyanese usually become preoccupied with whenever the country goes to the polls – apart from who will win the elections, of course  – is whether or not the outcome will be attended by violence, race on race violence .

Who gets the Speaker’s job

Who gets the Speaker’s job

The political row over the choice of a Speaker of the National Assembly may well have raised concerns over the likely effectiveness of the parliamentary opposition

A mere of two months after the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) polled sufficient votes to secure a single seat more than the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in the National Assembly, questions have arisen as to just how effective a parliamentary opposition they are likely to be .

Promoting democracy, preventing abuse, protecting people’s interests

Promoting democracy, preventing abuse, protecting people’s interests

Opposition Leader David Granger talks with The Guyana Review

Guyana Review: Is A Partnership for National Unity now satisfied that the controversies that arose out of last November’s general elections are behind us?  Granger: APNU’s sole demand has been for the ‘Statements of Poll’ to be used as the sole bases for the computation and declaration of the results of the elections .

A moment of political truth

A moment of political truth

A conversation with Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman

Raphael Trotman readily concedes that the political tumult that preceded his belated emergence as the Speaker of the National Assembly makes his eventual accession to office a wholly unexpected turn of events .

Tomorrow and the world

Tomorrow and the world

Nicholas Laughlin on reading Martin Carter while following the Egyptian revolution

For most of the past eighteen days, I’ve kept Al Jazeera’s website open on my laptop and Martin Carter’s poems close at hand .

Elson Brown-Low: Youth not wasted on the young

Elson Brown-Low: Youth not wasted on the young

One of the pressures of conducting a newspaper interview reposes is pursuing a line of questioning that elicits responses that allow for the creation of a logical order in which you set down what you are told .

The brain-drain panic returns

The brain-drain panic returns

By Jagdish BhagwatiJagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently edited, with Gordon Hanson, Skilled Migration Today .

Who cares about Guyana’s cricket, anyway

Who cares about Guyana’s cricket, anyway

That the Government of Guyana ascribes an altruistic motive to its intervention in the feuding among the rival factions in the struggle for control of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which had placed local cricket in an even more perilous state than it had been previously, does little to disguise the fact that the intervention was “political,” initiated as it was by President Bharrat Jagdeo during his last few months in office .

Five Lessons from Lara

Five Lessons from Lara

In October, West Indian cricket legend and former team captain, Brian Charles Lara spoke to the UWI graduating class of 2011 .

WICB v Gayle

WICB v Gayle

By Romain W M PittThe issue is: what is more likely to cause long term harm to West Indies cricket? The toleration by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) of public pronouncements disrespectful of it by players, or arbitrary decision-making by or on behalf of the Board, resulting in the exclusion of the best cricketers from teams selected to represent the region? I respectfully submit that the answer, using either or both the deductive and inductive method, is arbitrary decision-making .

Picking a Winner

Picking a Winner

David Granger APNU The quality of life for the majority of Guyanese has deteriorated under the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s 19-year administration .

Political sketch: Raphael Trotman

Political sketch: Raphael Trotman

Up to the time that this issue of the Guyana Review was published, Raphael Trotman was still the only named Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2011 General Elections A friend Raphael Trotman’s remarked recently that he felt that while the law was his profession politics was his “real calling .

Can it be business as usual for Caricom

Can it be business as usual for Caricom

An Opinion From the Jamaica Observer, July 24, 2011A 56-year-old civil servant from Dominica where he served in several ministries .

TUF returns to the political affray

TUF returns to the political affray

To many people’s surprise The United Force (TUF) announced earlier this year that it would contest the 2011 general elections .

Celebrating Victoria

Celebrating Victoria

The Indaba, and the Future of the Village Economies in Guyana

By Leyland Lucas, PhD, Donald Ainsworth, MA, Rawle Lucas, MA, CPA, Sheranne Doorgasingh Wickham, M .

Court of Appeal (Amendment) Act 2008: A different perspective

Court of Appeal (Amendment) Act 2008: A different perspective

An edited address in the National Assembly 24th July 2008 by K Ramjattan (AFC Chairman) re Debate on the Court of Appeal Amendment Bill 2008Sometime ago in this Assembly, I had argued the case that there must be in place a Law Reform Commission .

WikkiLeaks: Another Perspective

WikkiLeaks: Another Perspective

Media freedom is by no means the first issue that would have arisen in the minds of Guyanese with the advent of the WikkiLeaks phenomenon .

Remembering Dag Hammarskjold

Remembering Dag Hammarskjold

My search for reflections on the life and work of Dag Hammarskjold emanating from Caribbean thinkers and institutions concerned with International Relations may well have been less than vigorous, though, even if it was, I doubt that a great deal was written in the region about the man who is still thought of by many as the best Secretary General the United Nations ever had .

St Barnabus Anglican, Bourda, 1884-2011: A church re-aligned from North-South to East-West

St Barnabus Anglican, Bourda, 1884-2011: A church re-aligned from North-South to East-West

Lennox J HernandezBroken and spartan, the Anglican Church of St Barnabas, located at Regent Street & Orange Walk, Bourda, Georgetown, opened as a relatively small building in 1884 in a north-south orientation with the main altar at the northern end, and, after a series of grand additions and alterations, consecrated in 1938 with an east-west orientation and the main altar at the east end, is no more .

Searching for life after Warner

Searching for life after Warner

LASANA LIBURD says despite the recent damage done to the CFU, Caribbean Football is moving forward on a stronger footing .

Football and the politics of the perverse

Football and the politics of the perverse

Football of yesteryear flourished in the urban working-class communities that border Georgetown to the east and to the south .

Elections and the media in emerging democracies

Elections and the media in emerging democracies

A STRONG CORRELATION EXISTS between a free media environment and the degree that we can call an election democratic .

Campaigning  on continuity

Campaigning on continuity

Guyana Review Editor Arnon Adams talks with PPP/Civic presidential candidate Donald Ramotar

On a Donald Ramotar presidential agendaDonald Ramotar cannot be separated from the PPP and the PPP/C Government .



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