Guyana Review

Politics: Can David Granger alter the PNC/R’s political fortunes

Politics: Can David Granger alter the PNC/R’s political fortunes

It will be some time before a definitive determination can be made regarding the real significance of the leadership change that occurred a matter of days ago inside the People’s National Congress/Reform .

Putting the PNC/R  back together again

Putting the PNC/R back together again

Long after the contest between David Granger and Carl Greenidge for the PNC/R’s presidential candidature had passed and gone, Party insiders were alluding to what they claimed was a lingering division between the rival camps that wasn’t going away .

Issues:Setting Moral Boundaries…In a world where all ah we t’ief

By Sam LochanThis move to emphasize citizenship and values education in schools in Trinidad and Tobago, we are told, is motivated by the high incidence of murderous crimes by young males and the anti-social behaviour of our children .

Education: CAPE - The Post-Secondary Advantage

Education: CAPE – The Post-Secondary Advantage

By Cheryl StephensThrough the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), the Caribbean Examinations Coun-cil (CXC) and its stakeholders have created a post-secondary system that is seamless, inclusive, democratic, socially responsible, developmentally focused and internationally recognised .

Society: Making the violence go away

The sense of shame that I feel cannot easily be explained; nor can it be wished away .

Guyana Review Cartoon

Guyana Review Cartoon

Guyana Review Cartoon  .

Regional Integration: President Donald Ramotar’s address to the Thirty Third Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, Gros Islet, St. Lucia, July 4, 2012

Regional Integration: President Donald Ramotar’s address to the Thirty Third Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, Gros Islet, St. Lucia, July 4, 2012

I feel privileged to join my Colleague Heads of State and Government here in St Lucia at this Thirty Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community and I am pleased to reaffirm Guyana’s commitment to the integration process .

Books:  Bridging The Artificial Division Of Race

Books: Bridging The Artificial Division Of Race

By George LammingThe following statement titled “Rodney and the Concept of Labour” was delivered via skype at the re-launch of Walter Rodney’s seminal work “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” which took place on June 13, 2012 at the CLR James Auditorium at Cipriani Labour College .

The Woodside Choir turns Sixty

The Woodside Choir turns Sixty

Guyana’s longest surviving secular choir, The Woodside Choir, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year .

Religion: A history of Kingston Methodist church

Religion: A history of Kingston Methodist church

This year, Kingston Methodist Church is commemorating the One Hundred and Eighty First Anniversary of its establishment .

Sport: Darren Sammy: Between a rock and a hard place

Sport: Darren Sammy: Between a rock and a hard place

For as long as he remains captain of the West Indies team Darren Sammy’s credentials as a cricketer deserving of a permanent place in the Caribbean side, far less the distinction of being its leader, will probably always be in question .

CARICOM: A failure of  effective leadership

CARICOM: A failure of effective leadership

Byron Blake

Leadership - political, institutional and business - has failed the Caribbean integration process and people over the last decade in the thrust to move from common market to single market and economy and to cope in an unsympathetic global environment .

President Ramotar’s hopes  for the National Assembly

President Ramotar’s hopes for the National Assembly

There was little that was extraordinary or even either eye-catching about President Donald Ramotar’s February 10th address to the National Assembly though it never seemed as though the Republic’s seventh Executive President set out to deliver a rousing speech to the Parliament anyway .

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 .



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