Guyana Review

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 .

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

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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 .



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