Guyana Review

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 .

Education: Single sex or co-ed? Wrong question!

By Sam Lochan Reprinted from the Trinidad & Tobago RevviewThere are no more “boy schools” left in Trinidad and Tobago .

Sport: Purple Patch

Sport: Purple Patch

An ugly brawl between two local welterweight boxers, disgruntled over the outcome of their Friday May 28th bout on the Pro Am Fight Card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall provided a painful reminder of the periodic violence among athletes and spectator alike that blights some local sports .

Politics: Running men

Politics: Running men

Several men might run for the presidency in the general elections due in 2011 The race for the presidency is bringing out the serious and the devious in political parties and civil society alike .

External Relations: Live from Washington, DC

External Relations: Live from Washington, DC

The United States Department of State disseminates three annual reports which the Government of Guyana never fails to repudiate The Government of the United States, through its Department of State in Washing-ton, DC now under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has become the Govern-ment of Guyana’s recurrent nightmare .

Regional Affairs – Food and folly:

Can CARICOM deliver a paradigm shift in food and nutrition security? The realization of yet another  draft Regional Policy For Food and Nutrition Security for the Caribbean is a small step on a road littered with challenges .

Society: Waking the dead

Society: Waking the dead

An amnesiac generation reawakens the pioneering spirit of its dead ancestors By David A GrangerNo month more than August evinces the patterns of challenge and response in the annals of the African-Guyanese experience .

The Hemisphere: Suriname’s strongman or statesman?

Suriname’s new president Désiré  Bouterse seeks to alter his image from one of military strongman to that of civilian statesman Former Master Sergeant Désiré Delano Bouterse ruled Suriname with an iron hand as its military strongman after staging a coup d’etat almost exactly 30 years ago in 1980 .

Culture: The material culture of African-Guyanese

Culture: The material culture of African-Guyanese

African-Guyanese, despite two centuries of enslavement, were able to create a distinctive creole culture By David A .

Education - We’re getting there:

Education – We’re getting there:

Responding to key challenges in the education system Following our interview with Education Minister, Hon Shaik Baksh in the April issue, The Guyana Review continues its examination of issues in the development of the national education system .

Books - PLAISANCE:

Books – PLAISANCE:

From Emancipation to Independence… and beyond The village of Plaisance, situated between Better Hope and Goedverwagting on the East Coast Demerara was purchased by 65 newly freed African slaves in the immediate post emancipation period for the princely sum of $39,000 .

Memoriam: Forbes Burnham remembered

Memoriam: Forbes Burnham remembered

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of Forbes Burnham, the first Prime Minister and Executive President of Guyana Forbes Burnham belonged to a talented generation of Guianese born in the decade of the 1920s .

Sport: Heading for NBA stardom

Sport: Heading for NBA stardom

By Orin Davidson Darren Collison, the son of Guyanese track stars June Griffith and Dennis Collison, is plotting his own path to the top of the world of sports…through basketball The Flatbush Bar exuded an unusual buzz one recent Sunday night .

Looking to 2010

Looking to 2010

Alliance for Change Leader, Attorney At Law  Raphael Trotman talks with The Guyana Review about the challenges and outlook of the party that seeks to enhance its national influence at the 2011 general elections On the Political Focus of the Alliance for Change[caption id="attachment_85082" align="alignleft" width="278" caption="Alliance for Change leader Raphael Trotman"][/caption]The AFC is still a young political party .

Slipping into darkness: The Guyana Police Force and the killing of Kelvin Fraser

Slipping into darkness: The Guyana Police Force and the killing of Kelvin Fraser

It took Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee more than a week after the killing of 16 year-old Patentia schoolboy Kelvin Fraser to concede that the policeman who fired the fatal bullet acted improperly .



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