By Cedric L JosephAfrica’s first task was to establish that, like other societies, it had a past and was part of the known global community .
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In the “Ethics of Advocacy” by Lord Macmillan is to be found this passage:“The code of honour of the Bar is at once its most cherished possession and the most valued safeguard of the public .
If a panel of experts were to be required to name the ten Guyanese sportsmen who have accomplished the most in their respective disciplines over the past 25 years, the inclusion of the name Ransford Goodluck on that list would almost certainly be automatic .
Something quite significant happened in local football recently .
Presidential candidates’ perspectives? Following the naming of Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan and retired Guyana Defence Force Brigadier David Granger as presidential candidates for the Alliance for Change and the People’s National Congress Reform the Guyana Review has secured interviews with the candidates which are published in this issue of the newspaper .
Great societies grow out of the sacrifices of visionary leaders who stand up to fight against historical injustice .
Lest we be tempted to think that we are alone in our seemingly unending continuum of bothersome revelations arising out of President Bharrat Jagdeo’s One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project, we may – or perhaps not – be comforted to know that the President’s CARICOM colleague, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had to face her own demons last year arising out of accusations of bribes and kickbacks or what is commonly called ‘influence pedalling” at Hewlett Packard, the same United States company that secured the TT$83m allocation for the provision of 24,000 laptops for students entering secondary school at the start of the current academic year .
2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) March 3, 2011 GuyanaA .
By Professor Gordon ShirleyOne of the challenges the university faces is that the model of service to the region has to be adjusted to meet the realities of our times .
Following is an edited version of an address by Justice Roxanne George at the 44th Convocation of the University of Guyana delivered on November 20, 2010As graduands of the University of Guyana, you have had the opportunity of studying your chosen fields in the context of Guyana in a globalized world .
Is El Dorado “the lost city of gold” in Guyana? Is El Dorado “the lost city of gold” in Essequibo, the Cinderella county of Guyana? Throughout the centuries, many adventurers were driven by the passion that surrounded the enduring tale of a city of gold .
By Miriam WilliamsGender-based violence is a broad topic that requires focused attention on the most affected by this phenomenon .
Nicholas Laughlin on reading Martin Carter while following the Egyptian revolutionFor 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 .
We may not have expected the West Indies to lift the 2011 Cricket World Cup but the manner of their loss to Pakistan will long linger as a painful embarrassmentHaving tiptoed shamefacedly into the quarter finals of the 2011 Cricket World Cup the West Indies team wasted no time in conceding that they really did not belong in the auspicious company of the other seven combatants who had earned their places through consistently solid performances or else, like England, had clawed their way back from adversity to arrive in the hall of qualifiers safe if more than a trifle breathless .
This is an election year with a difference .
It appears that the remark by President Bharrat Jagdeo regarding his government’s disposition to either facilitating or actually executing the arrest of Suriname president Desi Bouterse made during the opening session of the conference of officers of the Guyana Defence Force was not meant for the ears of the media .
The past year or so of cricket in Guyana has been one of woeful underperformance on the field and fierce conflict and crisis in the board rooms of its administration .
Over the next few issues the Guyana Review has agreed to publish a succession of three articles by General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress Lincoln Lewis on public issues of his choosing .
Over the past 20 years, Caribbean education has been through several reforms and changes, most of which have sought to address perceived deficits or problems in the system .
By Cleveland SamQuestion Where is the best place to meet people?ANSWER Wherever they congregate .
By Earl BestIt wasn’t going to be the worst of teams but it also wasn’t likely to be the best of teams .
The 1962 and 1963 Constitutional Conferences were the most controversial in the pre-Independence period .
Policing the Caribbean: Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice Ben Bowling Oxford/New York,Oxford University Press 2010 ISBN 978-0-19-957769-9 By PETER D FRASER This admirable book is a pioneering examination of the workings of the upper echelons of the policing family of the Commonwealth Caribbean in a comparative fashion .
A year after their son’s decomposed body was removed from the Ekereku River a week after his disappearance from the Guyana Defence Force border post at Eteringbang, Julian and Denise Marks talk with Guyana Review editor Arnon Adams about the still unexplained circumstances of Private Julian Machel Miquel Marks’ untimely death .
Reprinted from the Trinidad and Tobago Review – October 2010By anka PriceDavid Thompson, Prime Minister of Barbados who died of pancreatic cancer two Saturdays ago, was the 14th prime minister in the English-speaking Caribbean to die in office in the last 43 years .
The following editorial was published by the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 .
Introduction The disputed Kenyan Presidential elections of 2007 sparked horrendous clashes among supporters of the incumbent President Mwai Kibaki and his losing challenger Raila Odinga .
Importance of partnerships and human rights in the global, regional and national response to hiv and aids: Address by he kofi a annan to the Tenth Annual General Meeting of the pan Caribbean Partnership against hiv and aids (pancap) 31 october 2010, st maartenThank you for that warm welcome .
The August 1961 general election – nearly fifty years ago – was one of the most significant in the pre-Independence period .
About Pauline Melville Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948 .
One swallow decidedly does not make a summer and we must be mindful that what, for the West Indies, was a commendable outcome to the just concluded first Test match against Sri Lanka does not engender a misplaced sense of euphoria .
Kashif Muhammad gives the signal that plans for the 21st annual K&S tournament are underway One doubts that the twenty first annual Kashif & Shanghai football tournament can match the spectacle of its immediate predecessor, though, over the years, the promoters have proven quite adept at springing surprises .
Two years before the end of what would have been his fourth five-year term as Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Edwin Carrington, the 72 year-old Trinidad and Tobago-born career diplomat, announced that he will step down from what is widely regarded as the foremost and arguably most demanding regional public service assignment, at the end of 2010 .
Guyana Review talks with Robert BadalRobert Badal is Chairman and CEO of Guyana Stockfeeds Inc of Farm, East Bank Demerara, a company with interests in the rice and edible oils sectors .
Time flies, and Ken Corsbie, arguably the most talented and versatile Guyanese creative artists of his generation turned eighty recently .
President Bharrat Jagdeo’s address to the Sixty-Fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 24, 2010Mr .