Guyana Review

Gender: Entrapped

The concerns expressed by this teenaged victim of sexual harassment have led us to exclude her name from this story and to otherwise disguise our approach to the interview to protect her identity.

Books: Shipwrecked

Amos Sarrouy’s conversation with 2013 winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature, Ruel Johnson

Ruel Johnson

The records that were available to me indicate that the first book ever published about Guyana was The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Beautiful Empyre of Guiana (With a Relation of the Great and Golden Citie of Manoa (Which the Spanyards call El Dorado) and of the Provinces of Emeria, Aromaia, Amapaia, and Other Countries, with Their Riulers, Adjoyning by Sir Walter Raleigh, an Englishman in 1596. 

People: A Conversation with Ras Leon Saul

Ras Leon Saul

Guyana Review: Take us back to your formative years as a writer. Ras Leon: I was first a primary school teacher, then an Accounts clerk in the Ministry of Health before becoming an Information Officer in the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Frontiers:Gunboat diplomacy

Venezuela’s threat to Guyana’s fourth frontier

Venezuelan PC 23 Yekuana

By David A Granger MP, Leader of the Opposition   The expulsion of an unarmed, seismic survey vessel from Guyana’s exclusive economic zone by a Venezuelan naval corvette was a dangerous and egregious exhibition of gunboat diplomacy.

An unlikely heroine

Simona Broomes                              US Secretary of State John Kerry

It would not be altogether surprising if it transpired that the Government of Guyana finds it discomfiting the United States Secretary of State John Kerry has deemed Guyanese woman miner Simona Broomes a “hero” for her efforts to try to suppress the practice of Trafficking In Persons (TIP) in Guyana.

Fighting HIV/AIDS in our workplaces

Launched in May 2005, the Guyana Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS continues to strengthen the foundation created under the first phase of the Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Programme. As part of its ongoing public awareness effort the coalition agreed to be interviewed by The Guyana Review about its thrust and its accomplishments over the years.

Back row from left: 2013 awardees representing National Milling Company of Guyana Inc, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Edward B Beharry and Company Ltd, Scotiabank and the GRA. Seated from left: Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony, NAPS Programme Manager Dr Shanti Singh; Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr Jennifer Webster and UNAIDS Country Coordinator Dr Roberto Campos

Q. Have you been able to measure the impact which the Coalition has had on employer responses to HIV/AIDS at the workplace?

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