Guyana Review

The civic legend

The formation of the People’s Progressive Party-Civic alliance was a useful political expedient in 1992. The creation of the Civic Group fostered the notion that the majority party could abandon the winner-take-all style of politics which could lead to authoritarianism.

Janet Jagan the: last Immigrant

In the early forties in then British Guiana when Mrs Janet Jagan as a young bride of a young Guianese Dentist came to this colony of migrant workers as it then was, she was in fact an immigrant from the United States.

Cricket calamity

By Troy Peters Guyana’s cricket,  once the admiration and envy of most of the regional territories  for its astute leadership and sound developmental programmes because of its domination of regional cricket especially at the U19 level over the past years now finds itself reeling towards a stage of destruction never experienced before.

Our Own Olympics

The significance  of the Inter Guiana Games reposes both in its importance as a symbol of friendship among the three Guianas and in the opportunity that provides for healthy competition among young people.


Questions about torture in the Guyana Defence Force have still not been answered satisfactorily. The President, who has ministerial responsibility for defence, must assure the public that those guilty of the crimes will be punished and that appropriate measures have been taken to prevent a recurrence.

Politics-The point of no return?

Four successive electoral defeats have badly weakened the People’s National Congress Reform party. The present leader Robert Corbin has been roundly blamed for the last one in 2006 and many of his own party members are convinced that, unless the party changes him, it will face a fifth defeat.

“Small states in stormy weather”

Feature address by the RT. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, M.P. former Prime Minister of Barbados at Rotary World Understanding Day Dinner Pegasus Hotel georgetown, Guyana  February 27, 2009 In reflecting on his very many crises, Richard Nixon was moved to observe that: “You do not become the finest steel, until you have gone through the hottest fires.” The response of the Caribbean to the enormous challenge with which it is confronted as a result of the dangerous instability in the global economy will very much determine whether that outcome becomes the region’s destiny.

Periodicals-Transition Number 38

Consociationalism and Governance in Guyana Edited by Rishee Thakur Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana A review by Christopher RamThe immediate reaction of the reader to the topic Consociationalism in the Guyana context would be one of at least mild surprise, if not boredom.

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