Guyana Review

Books-The British West Indies Regiment


Cedric L Joseph, The British West Indies Regiment, 1914-1918. Georgetown: Free Press, 2008. 46 pp. ISBN 978-976-8178-26-8. by David A Granger The West Indies were among the first British colonial possessions in the early 17th century.

Poetry-Edison Jefford’s Nobel ambition


Guyana Review Editor Arnon Adams talks to 2006 Guyana Prize for Literature Honorable Mention awardee Edison Jefford When I asked Edison Jefford where he felt his ambition as a poet would take him there was an arresting bluntness about his response.

International Affairs-Obama and the search for a new contract in America

James Baldwin

Reprinted from the Trindad Review – December 1st 2008 By Cary Fraser In 1963, the African American writer, James Baldwin, published My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation in which he wrote: “Please try to be clear, dear James, through the storm which rages about your youthful head today, about the reality which lies behind the words acceptance and integration.

Regional Affairs-The Debt is unpayable

Bharrat Jagdeo and Fidel Castro in Havana

La deuda es impagable Remarks at the Great Hall of the University of Havana on receipt of the degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences, Honoris Causa December 3, 2008 Norman Girvan I cannot begin to express the deep sense of honour that I feel on your bestowing upon me the degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences, Honoris Causa of the University of Havana.

Sport-The West Indies in New Zealand

Brendan Nash

Still stalled on the road to recovery The suggestion that the West Indies’ straight sets loss to Pakistan in last November’s three-match Limited Overs encounter in Abu Dhabi, was due in large measure to a euphoria hangover, at least among those members of the team who had just a few days earlier been the beneficiaries of cricket’s biggest ever payday – the Stanford Twenty-Twenty for twenty million US dollars encounter against England, is a reflection of the extreme cynicism that attends the outlook of analysts of the regional game.

Guyana’s gangs

Funeral of a policeman killed by gangsters

Guyana’s gangs have participated in diverse criminal activities − armed robbery, murder, narcotics-trafficking, gun-running and piracy − over the past decade.

Scanning the regional labour landscape

General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour Lincoln Lewis

General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour and former General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress Lincoln Lewis talks with the Guyana Review about the agenda of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the challenges facing labour in the Caribbean GR: In what respects does your role as General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour differ from your previous position as General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress?

The Marxist ideology of CLR James

CLR James

“I am not being pedantic. In these metaphysical matters you can misplace a comma and be thereby liable to ten thousand words of aesthetic damnation.” (Beyond A Boundary) What James writes of aesthetic theory is true of Marxism.

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Francis Dias

The British Guiana Centenary Year Book, 1831-1931, edited by E. Sievewright Stoby, was published in 1931 to celebrate the centenary of the unification of the colony of British Guiana in 1831.