Guyana Review

Transforming Caribbean police forces

Transforming Caribbean police forces

Book Review

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 .

Remembering Private Marks

Remembering Private Marks

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 .

 The high price of being on top

The high price of being on top

The Caribbean

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 .

David Thompson’s legacy

The Caribbean

The following editorial was published by the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 .

 The new constitution of Kenya An analysis by Christopher Ram

The new constitution of Kenya An analysis by Christopher Ram

Democracy

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 .

PANCAP and the HIV/AIDS challenge in the Caribbean

PANCAP and the HIV/AIDS challenge in the Caribbean

Regional Health Issues

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 .

British Guiana’s 1961 general elections

British Guiana’s 1961 general elections

Politics

The August 1961 general election – nearly fifty years ago – was one of the most significant in the pre-Independence period .

 The literary talents of Pauline Melville

The literary talents of Pauline Melville

Guyanese Writers

About Pauline Melville Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948 .

 An interlude of optimism

An interlude of optimism

Sport

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

We’re rolling!

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 .

Innings Over! Edwin Carrington prepares to depart the Caricom crease

Innings Over! Edwin Carrington prepares to depart the Caricom crease

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 .

Talking Business

Talking Business

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 .

Ken Corsbie is eighty

Ken Corsbie is eighty

Time flies, and Ken Corsbie, arguably the most talented and versatile Guyanese creative artists of his generation turned eighty recently .

Climate change, persistent poverty and a global financial crisis

Climate change, persistent poverty and a global financial crisis

President Bharrat Jagdeo’s  address to the Sixty-Fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York,  September  24, 2010Mr .

Mahadeo Shivraj - The actor  most Guyanese don’t know

Mahadeo Shivraj – The actor most Guyanese don’t know

In the world of local theatre Mahadeo Shivraj is perhaps one of the least known of the outstanding pool of local creative talent .

Man with a key to the internet:Building the elusive  information society

Man with a key to the internet:Building the elusive information society

Part twoGERARD BEST continues his interview with Bevil Wooding, Programme Director for the Caribbean ICT Roadshow .

A brief history of radio in Guyana

A brief history of radio in Guyana

The Ovaltine Programme was one of the best-loved children’s radio programmes in GuyanaThe origin of radio broadcasting in Guyana is located somewhere in the 1920’s and the first evidence of radio is credited to several local ‘buffs .

Another fresh start

Another fresh start

Darren Sammy’s surprise appointment as West Indies captain appears to mark another ‘fresh start’ for Caribbean cricketSurprising though the decision may seem to appoint Darren Sammy captain of the West Indies cricket team, the selectors may well have felt that they had little choice .

Another story of underachievement

Another story of underachievement

One of the largest teams ever fielded by Guyana at the Commonwealth Games concluded their assignment in India with a single medal, a bronze plus the considerable embarrassment of the defection of its entire three-member boxing team .

Fear and loathing in Bartica

Fear and loathing in Bartica

Bartica is much more than the ‘gateway to the hinterland .

Donald Ramotar – last man standing

Donald Ramotar – last man standing

Donald Ramotar, bar the shouting, seems to be the last man standing in the race for the nomination as the People’s Progressive Party’s presidential candidate .

Remedying the ills of the  Georgetown municipality will be a challenging process

Remedying the ills of the Georgetown municipality will be a challenging process

Head of the Commission of Enquiry into the Operations of City Hall, Keith Burrowes talks with The Guyana ReviewKeith Burrowes is altogether unsurprised over the fact that the outcomes of the 2008 Commission of Enquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality have not, so far, brought the citizenry bountiful returns .

Man with a key to the internet

Man with a key to the internet

Gerard Best goes one on one with Bevil Wooding, the Caribbean’s very own technology ambassadorBevil WoodingSince news broke in the international media that a Trinidad and Tobago technology evangelist was one of only seven persons in the world trusted with keys for the Internet, the spotlight has turned to this tiny Caribbean state and to Bevil Wooding, the man with a key to the Internet .

Amazon Conquerors in Africa

Amazon Conquerors in Africa

What happened to the Amazon Conquerors in South Africa was a considerable and predictable humiliation .

The Guyana Missionary  Baptist Church – Lott Carey

The Guyana Missionary Baptist Church – Lott Carey

The Guyana Missionary Baptist Church (GMBC-Lott-Carey) is currently celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its founding[caption id="attachment_95705" align="alignright" width="192" caption="Rev .

Dr. Vincent Adams…A Guyanese engineering giant

Dr. Vincent Adams…A Guyanese engineering giant

A motor accident several years ago may have cut short a promising cricketing career; life, however, is full of ironies, and when one door was closed to Vincent Adams another threw itself open for him to step in[caption id="attachment_96259" align="alignleft" width="72" caption="By Orin Davidson"][/caption]Even as the Guyana twenty/20 cricket team reflects on its failures at the just concluded Champions League tournament in South Africa, a former Guyanese cricketer continues to climb the ladder of success in an entirely different field .

Taking on the politicians: The case of Sergeant Raymond Wilson

An outspoken Caribbean policeman has chosen to tackle what he believes to be corrupt practices by the political administration in his country .

Celebrating Caribbean writers

Celebrating Caribbean writers

Trevor RhoneBeginning with this issue The Guyana Review seeks to shine a spotlight on Caribbean Writers whose works are widely felt to have made a significant impact on the literature and culture and in an understanding of the West Indian condition .

Yes, Two  Can Play

Yes, Two Can Play

By JAMES LEE WAHI first saw Trevor Rhone’s Two Can Play in the 80s when, if my memory serves me right, Trevor himself brought his production, I believe to The Little Carib Theatre .

Politics: Dinner with the President

Politics: Dinner with the President

Once again, a political battle for Buxton appears to be brewing .

Democracy: Daring to disagree

Democracy: Daring to disagree

For an administration that says it sets much store by freedom of thought and expression, the Government of Guyana gradually earned a well-deserved reputation for frowning harshly on public utterances that either challenge or contradict its own point-of-view .

Death by murder

Death by murder

What does the current murder rate and motives tell about living in Guyana? A country’s murder rate is an infallible indicator of the value that its people place on human life .

Law & Order: The future of Guyana’s Police Complaints Authority

Law & Order: The future of Guyana’s Police Complaints Authority

The Police Complaints Authority is still the fittest institution to function as a watchdog to detect misconduct by members of the Guyana Police Force .

Security: Making communities safer?

Security: Making communities safer?

The wave of criminal violence that erupted on the East Coast was the most severe and sustained spell of murder in the country’s history .

The Region: Gangsters, politicians, cocaine and bankers

By Horace Campbell Reprinted from the Trinidad & Tobago ReviewEdward SeagaThe arrest of Christopher “Dudus” Coke in a road block in Jamaica on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 opens the possibility once and for all to reveal the full extent of the corruption of the politics of Jamaica and the Caribbean by the rulers in collaboration with the intelligence, commercial and banking infrastructures of the United StatesFrom the streets of West Kingston to the hills of Port of Spain, Trinidad to Guyana and down to Brazil, gunmen (called warlords) allied and integrated into the international banking system had taken over communities and acted as do-gooders when the neo-liberal forces downgraded local government services .

Frontiers: Why should Guyana trust Suriname?

Suriname’s President Désiré Bouterse has an opportunity to change the course of Suriname’s relations with Guyana .

Frontiers: The curse of Ankoko

Venezuela’s illegal occupation of Ankoko Island has poisoned relations with Guyana for 44 years .



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