Guyana Review

Rekindling the El Dorado dream?

Rekindling the El Dorado dream?

- Claude Lemasson, Chief Operating Officer

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 .

Gender-based violence in the Guyanese society

By Miriam WilliamsGender-based violence is a broad topic that requires focused attention on the most affected by this phenomenon .

Tomorrow and the world

Tomorrow and the world

Caribbean review of books

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 .

Humiliated in defeat

Humiliated in defeat

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 .

In an election year

In an election year

This is an election year with a difference .

Good neighbours, good friends

Good neighbours, good friends

Politics

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 .

Descent into disgrace

Descent into disgrace

Sports

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 .

Labour and the budget

Labour and the budget

Labour

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 .

Rethinking education in the Caribbean

Rethinking education in the Caribbean

Education

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 .

Meeting Digital Students in a digital age

Meeting Digital Students in a digital age

CXC Improves Cyberspace Presence

By Cleveland SamQuestion Where is the best place to meet people?ANSWER Wherever they congregate .

A tale of Sillies

A tale of Sillies

Those IPL contracts including Lara’s

By Earl BestIt wasn’t going to be the worst of teams but it also wasn’t likely to be the best of teams .

Glimpses of Guyanese History

Glimpses of Guyanese History

The 1962 and 1963 Constitutional Conferences

The 1962 and 1963 Constitutional Conferences were the most controversial in the pre-Independence period .

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 .



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