Guyana Review

Slippery slope

Clinging to power? Colin Klass

Colin Klass’s refusal to step down as President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in the face of the rejection of his leadership by the  players whom he purports to represent  may have plunged local football into its most serious crisis ever.

Nervous neighbours: Guyana and Suriname

Guyana’s team prepares for abitration

With the ink barely dry on the historic maritime jurisdiction ruling by the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Guyana and Suriname are at it again, this time, following the October 14, 2008 seixure by Suriname navel vessels of the Lady Chanrda, a privately –owned Guyanese boat on the Corentyne River.

Address by H.E. President Bharrat Jagdeo at the sixty-third session of the United Nations General Assembly – New York

The 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly - New York, USA

Mr President of the General Assembly, Mr Secretary General, Distinguished Represen-tatives Ladies and Gentlemen. I join with those who have spoken before me, Mr President, in congratulating you on your election to guide the work of this 63rd Assembly, and in commending your predecessor for his stewardship of the Assembly over the past year.

Green Jobs

Chimneys billowing out industrial pollution into the air. (Muxan-UNEP/Still Pictures)

Guyana Review reports on a recent environmental conference in Manhattan which focuses on the creation of jobs that can help in the global fight against the potentially cataclysmic consequences of climate change As the global agenda becomes increasingly preoccupied with the issue of climate change and its likely implications for the quality of life on the planet, people the world over are seeking to fashion a multi-disciplinary response to the challenges posed by the threat of cataclysmic environmental change.

The Guyana People’s Militia

Militiamen on weapon training while blindfolded

As Dave Martins’s popular, patriotic ballad “Not A Blade of Grass” pervaded the airwaves to find acceptance as Guyana’s second national anthem,  the sonorous slogan “Every Citizen a Soldier” signalled the establishment of the Guyana People’s Militia in December 1976.

James the writer

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By Peter Fraser James started as a creative writer; here I shall concentrate on the literary stage of his career which ended in 1936 with his play Toussaint L’Ouverture, his history of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins, concentrating on its qualities as a work of history, and then the three works that might be described as cultural studies: American Civilization, Mariners, Renegades and Castaways, and Beyond A Boundary.

Linden’s Loss

Guyana and Suriname in action at the National Stadium.

Guyana Review examines the issues surrounding the decision by the Kashif and Shanghai Organization to depart from an 18-year old practice by shifting the Finals of its annual football tournament from the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground to the National Stadium at Providence The decision by the Kashif and Shanghai Organization to relocate the Finals of its 19th Annual Football Tournament from its customary venue, the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, to the National Stadium at Providence is the latest in a series of troublesome issues to descend on a sport already besieged by its own fair share of controversy.

Scanning the global horizon

Caricom heads

A conversation with Sir Shridath Ramphal During a recent visit to Guyana former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Shridath Ramphal granted The Guyana Review an extensive interview covering a wide range of issues embracing aspects of Caribbean diplomacy, the role of the United Nations and evolving issues in the development of the international system.