By Colin Rickards
Colin Rickards is an author, journalist, broadcaster and Caribbeanist with long connections to Guyana and its authors.
The 24 novels and two works of non-fiction by the late Guyanese writer Edgar Mittelholzer (1909-65) — the majority of them published in a 15-year period — was a remarkable achievement.
By Kevin Edmonds
Kevin Edmonds is a freelance journalist and graduate student at McMaster University’s Globalization Institute
in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Editor’s Note: Next week we will return with the concluding column
on Edgar Mittelholzer
The upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Haiti on November 28th highlight the complexities and difficulties of intergovernmental organizations which seek to chart foreign policy positions outside of the umbrella of American regional power and influence.
By Colin Rickards
Colin Rickards is an author, journalist/broadcaster and Caribbeanist with long connections to Guyana and its authors.
The republication of four of the early novels of the late Guyanese author Edgar Mittelholzer (1909-1965), and the intended republication of six more, along with his autobiography, and a detailed evaluation of his work, as well as a full scale biography, is giving a fresh lease of life, and a whole new readership, to a near-forgotten author who died more than half a century ago.
Megan Rivers-Moore did her doctoral work on sex tourism in Costa Rica. She is currently a research fellow at the Institute for Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto
By Megan Rivers-Moore
Latin America and the Caribbean are characterised by a long history of migration into, out of, and within the region.
This week features Christian Campbell, a young writer of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage, an Oxford Rhodes Scholar and member of the teaching Faculty of the Department of English at the University of Toronto.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora column
For the past two weeks the Caricom Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (Impacs) has been featured in the Diaspora column, in which Arif Bulkan brought to public attention the organisation’s requirement that prospective employees undergo HIV tests in clear contravention of international best practices.
Dr Arif Bulkan teaches human rights law at the University of the West Indies in Barbados
The purpose of my diaspora column of Monday, September 6 was to highlight the current practice of Caricom Impacs, in which HIV screening is carried out at the recruitment stage of its employment process.
Arif Bulkan lectures in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies
The following story was brought to my attention almost two years ago, involving a CARICOM national who was offered employment within a CARICOM agency, but which offer was subsequently withdrawn.
In The Diaspora
Terry Roopnaraine is a Guyanese social anthropologist with research interests in Amazonian ethnology. He currently works as an independent consultant in the social development and poverty alleviation sector
By Terry Roopnaraine
“…if networks had lengths, they would stop themselves” (Marilyn Strathern)
A few months ago, I caved in and joined Facebook.
As Caribbean nationals (a group of women and men) whose stays in Guyana have in the past ranged from two decades to two years, we are constantly surprised by how differently Guyana sees itself compared to how the rest of the Caribbean sees it, yet how similar we all are in a wider sense.