Amos Sarrouy’s conversation with 2013 winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Q. Have you been able to measure the impact which the Coalition has had on employer responses to HIV/AIDS at the workplace?
Long before she begun to attract wider attention for her work with schoolchildren participating in the Ministry of Education’s National Schools Drama Festival, Jean Kingston had been pursuing a love affair with the theatre.